Success - 776 words
"Success is counted sweetest/By those who ne'er succeed" Emily Dickinson Since the beginning of my life I have been studying. In the early years of my childhood I didn't quite understand what my role was all about. I always wondered why is it that I have to go to school everyday even on Saturday because my mom said that it is good to be around smart people. When I was growing up I found the answer by myself. I started to understand when I was eight years old. I began to see school as the place to get knowledge this that my parents cant teach me at home. I also saw (and actually see) School as a place to play, have positive thoughts and enjoy life without forget about class and what society i ...
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3 Goals - 303 words
Little Lessons I've learned on my way In his poem, The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost wrote, "Two roads diverge in the woods, and I took the one least traveled by/ And that has made all the difference." In this poem, the narrator had a choice of two roads. However, I've discovered that life is a little more complicated. Sometimes the path we embark on is not always the one we choose. Sometimes we are pushed or pulled in certain directions and we have to react to our environment. My path to a college education has been filled with bumps, potholes, detours and roadblocks. The signs often read "yield" and "do not enter." The path has not always been clear, but I've kept my eyes opened, focused on ...
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Black Americans - 1,224 words
... rks, a black woman, refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white person. Her arrest resulted in a series of meetings of blacks in Montgomery and a boycott of buses on which racial segregation was practiced. The boycott, which lasted for more than a year, was almost 100 percent effective. Before the courts declared unconstitutional Montgomery's law requiring segregation on buses, Martin Luther KING, Jr., a Baptist minister, had risen to national prominence and had articulated a strategy of non-violent direct action in the movement for CIVIL RIGHTS. Blacks in the United States today are mainly an urban people. Their shift from the rural South to cities of the North and West during the ...
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Peoples Bank And Porters Five Forces - 2,616 words
... annuities, and asset management accounts. Founded in 1983, and based in Bridgeport, People's Securities offers Internet trading and interactive video technology, through which customers can make long-range investment plans for retirement and a child's college education. The biggest commodity for banks and other financial institutions has to be the Internet. Companies have to learn to take full advantage of what the Internet can offer, which is a wide spectrum of ideas. The Internet, in its ever-evolving state, has become a serious method of business communication and data transfer. As such, banks are beginning to use the Internet as a new vehicle for doing business. The Internet allows ...
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Foreign Hightech Workers - 418 words
HIGH TECH COMPANIES SEEK TO HIRE MORE FOREIGN WORKERS Milwaukee Journal Business Section February 13, 2000 High technology companies that are asking congress to allow more foreigners to fill the labor shortage of skilled labor. Every year approximately 100,000 jobs for educated workers in the high-tech. industry are created. Currently there are 115,000 foreigners working in the United States with 6-year visas. These workers are college educated and some are paid over $60,000 per year. One of external forces of high-tech companies would be the limiting of number of visas by the government. In the last six months, the technology industry contributed $4 million dollars to federal candidates. Th ...
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Creating A Statement Of Vision - 1,045 words
... r time. As a manager plays favorites with employees, they unknowingly increase supervision on those they perceive as being weak. The weaker employee views this as a lack of trust and feels that his performance cannot live up to the expectations of the manager. Managers usually do not realize what they are doing and often believe they are helping by providing more supervision to the weaker employee. The employee often seeks comfort among co-workers who are more sympathetic, which in turn, tends to bring down the whole team. The strength of teamwork is an important asset to a company pursuing a shared vision. Studies have shown that, "teams can often leverage individual talents into collec ...
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Managing Diversity - 1,629 words
Managing diversity in the workplace is a subject that has gained increased attention among managers during the last two decades. After all, the impact of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity programs on the nation's work force is undeniable. Women and minorities were the first to dramatically alter the face of the economic mainstream, while gays, persons with disabilities and senior citizens followed not far behind. The result is a diverse American labor force representing a microcosm of our society - yet one that continues to struggle with its identity. Diversity as a social condition is not new to the U.S. Founded by immigrants, the nation has always been a merger of culture ...
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Problems In The United States Educational System - 1,586 words
Today, the way the educational system works in the U.S. concerns a large number of people in this country. "Only 25% of adults have a great deal of confidence in the people running education, according to the General Social Survey, down from 49% in 1974" (Russel 4). A lot of discussions have been held to find the best ways to improve teaching methods. At the same time, people recognize that a very valuable solution to increase the level of education in the United States is to look at some problems that cause difficulties and hamper the enhancement of the quality of education. The first step is to define these problems. As in every country, the U.S. wants to develop its national standards in ...
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Computers And Education - 1,246 words
There was no doubt that computers would change the world when they first came into existence. One of the major areas to be changed would be education, especially at the college level. Computers provide students with numerous benefits. They allow students to research classroom topics and can help improve classroom performance. However, they have negatively affected education and will continue if there are further advancements. It is important that education not lose the concept of personal touch between the teacher and the student. Thus far, the advancements computer technology have made in education have been beneficial for the most part; however, further It is very convenient for a student ...
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Literacy A Good Thing - 1,496 words
How many times do you remember saying to yourself, I dont want to go to school today., or seen commercials where children do whatever it takes to stay home? Well lets just say your not alone, however if you had the government on you, making sure you went, do you still think you wouldve said that, or even worried about anything else like a job or a family? Well when you have a communist government on you its no longer a choice but, a forced decision. Education is a priority in Cuban Society. And although we Americans think we are smarter, we need to retest our abilities. The Cuban Government provides free schooling from primary school to university or technical school. Education is mandatory ...
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Commentary On Battle Royal - 850 words
Ralph Ellisons short story, Battle Royal, takes place in any small town in the south. The main focus of this story is the reoccurring incidences of racial inequality. This is a story of several generations of an Afro-American family that dream about improving their lives in a racially segregated America. In the beginning of the story, a dying old man tells his son that he should keep up the fight. This was in reference to the fight for social equality. The grandfather also said to his son Live with your head in the lions mouth. I want you to overcomeem with yeses, undermineem with grins, agreeem to death and destruction, letem swoller you till they vomit or bust wide open. This meant that th ...
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Life Is But A Choice - 639 words
Beginning with the time of birth until the time of death, people have to make choices everyday on how to achieve the goals in their lives. One can imagine life as a long winding road with millions of other roads branching off in many directions. The only problem is that life is too short to explore every single road. In addition, the essence of time will not allow anyone to go back to a road that was passed. Everyone must choose his/her own roads through life regardless of what other people might think. Robert Frost wrote in The Road Not Taken, " I took the one less traveled by And that has made all the difference "(Frost 423). By managing ones time efficiently and making clear rational choi ...
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Liberal Lunch Hour - 534 words
The pungent smell of grease and bar-b-q sauce stings your nostrils as you longingly stare at the sports car that just pulled up outside your drive-thru window. Your eyes tear up, possibly from the thought that you will never be able to own a car like that working at a fast food joint for $5.15 an hour, but more than likely the tears are from the freshly cut onions sitting nearby. Your life doesnt have to be like this. A college education will increase your selected career success rate by 75%. What does this mean to you? It means freedom. Freedom to choose which sports car you want, where you want your in ground pool. Well maybe not, education does give you the right to an education. There ar ...
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1940s - 2,088 words
... t also helped increase survival rates for surgery. The first eye bank was established at New York Hospital in 1944. Unemployment almost disappeared, as most men were drafted and sent off to war. The government reclassified 55% of their jobs, allowing women and blacks to fill them. First, single women were actively recruited to the workforce. In 1943, with virtually all the single women employed, married women were allowed to work. Japanese immigrants and their descendants, suspected of loyalty to their homelands, were sent to internment There were scrap drives for steel, tin, paper and rubber. These were a source of supplies and gave people a means of supporting the war effort. Automobil ...
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Tim Obrien - 1,167 words
William Timothy O'Brien was born on October 1st, 1946 in Austin, Minnesota. He planned on having a good career, and to follow in the foot- steps of his parents. His father, William, was an insurance agent, and his mother, Tim graduated from high school, and then went on to college to continue his education. At the age of twenty-two, he was drafted into the United States Armed Forces to fight during the conflict in Vietnam. Tim was less than thrilled. Being a soldier in the Army was not something that he saw himself doing. He saw himself being a writer, trying to earn himself a good living. As he wrote in one of his stories in the book The Things They Carried, a week before he was supposed to ...
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Capital Punishment Misc - 1,625 words
From the beginning of time, crime has been evident in human existence, and from the first crime there has always been a punishment. And it came to pass, when they were in a field, that Cain rose up against his brother, Able, and slew him (Genesis 4:8). This for many people was seen as the first crime. This crime did not go unpunished. Cain was then ostracized from his colony and sent to wonder as a vagabond and a fugitive for his crime (Genesis 4:14). He was also branded with the mark of a murderer. Therefore, the presence of crime in human life is inevitable. Defined in Websters Dictionary, crime is, an act of violation against society and its laws. Punishment is the consequence of the crim ...
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College A Waste Of Time - 1,686 words
In her article College Is a Waste of Time and Money, Caroline Bird attempts to pursued her readers that colleges are overflowing with students who dont belong there. Her article first appeared in Psychology Today (May 1975). Since this material is outdated, I find it hard to believe that most of the responses by students and parents quoted in the article still hold true. The author has set out to pursue the readers that college is a bad and unnecessary choice for todays youth. Yet the author holds a bachelors and a masters degree from two different universities. I would think that if she thought college was really a bad choice and a waste of time and money, she would not have gone back to ge ...
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Anerobic Respiration - 1,397 words
... 7). Caps on accounts. A $4,000 limit exists on every IRA that is established for a couple. However, a new account can be established every year. In order to have a traditional IRA, one also must make under $61,000 per year, and under $161,000 per year for the Roth IRA. Mutual funds are yet another investment strategy for starting a retirement fund. The definition of a mutual fund is "a corporation which manages a diversified portfolio of investments for its shareholders" ("mutual" 389). Shareholders are the people who are gaining the most profits to put toward their child's college education or a retirement fund. Corporations such as Putnam A, Fidelity Investments, and John Hancock pool ...
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If I Were 25 - 373 words
I am currently into my third year of law school and I consider myself modestly successful. Despite my academic achievement, I attended a hockey program in CU where I earned my first four years of college education. It is the year 2011 and things have changed dramatically since my days in middle school. There are constant shuttles to the moon and the mach V airplane is dominating the world above the ground. There is a new cure for cancer and lab rats can now create cancer cells and further the testing of newly found drugs. On a military front, Germany and Russia have joined forces, quit the UN, and it is speculated that they are planning what the news media is calling World War III, which wou ...
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Survival In Auschwitz - 543 words
"Imagine now a man who is deprived of everyone he loves, and at the same time of his house, his habits, his clothes, in short, of everything he possesses: he will be a hollow man, reduced to suffering and needs, forgetful of dignity and restraint, for he who loses all often easily loses himself." This short quote is taken from Primo Levi's "Survival in Auschwitz". It depicts a true story of Primo Levi during the Holocaust, who was relocated to an extermination camp after beginning a great life after college. Primo was captured with a resistant group from Italy. He used his college education and degree in chemistry to stay alive. The above quote brings a similar quote to mind. "What does it p ...
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