Final Thoughts

Ethical Issues in My Profession:

The business field tends to have some ethical issues. Some include hostile environments and data sharing. There is a pressure in business to advance to the top, thus a hostile, unwelcome environment could be formed. It is important to keep a safe, happy, and friendly workplace to ensure workers stay happy. Also throughout the plus3 program, I learned many companies sell data, which in most cases it is their main form of revenue. Many consumers may not know that data, that involves them and their purchases, can be used for personalized ads.

Educational Breadth as Professional Development:

I am a strong believer in education and strengthening one’s knowledge to go above an beyond in one’s intended field. I think many, including myself, should go to college maybe even graduate school to learn as much as possible. On the other hand, some people are naturally smart and don’t need as much schooling to learn what they need and want. In that case, school may be a waste of time, money, and energy. In my case, I want to go to school to enhance my knowledge of business and my other interests.

Lifelong Learning, Continuing Education as Professional Development:

I believe in learning something new everyday so it is not surprising that I believe in lifelong learning. Everybody can learn something learn no matter how old or experienced they are. When I am in the business field, I plan to continue to learn to enhance my professional development. I never want to stop learning but rather go above and beyond which may make a difference in promotions and such.

The Social Environment of Professional Life:

The social environment of professional life is a key component of a business. People love to have a happy and friendly environment. We saw quite a few firms over our plus3 trip to China and they each had a different type of social environment. For example, Cheetah Mobile had a very open layout for people to collaborate. However some companies like Du Ponte had a more closed setting that was not as open for collaboration.

Functioning on Multi-Displinary Teams:

This trip consisted of the business and engineering school. It was difficult at times but overall I had a great experience. I felt that we had many different perspectives. For example, during company visits, most business students would ask questions regarding things like marketing and research whereas the engineering students would ask a lot about manufacturing and types of product. It helped me learn a lot about not only my field but another field. Also, in our groups we learned different perspectives which helped develop our app for our final project. I loved the experience and would love to take another multi-disciplinary class.

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