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The Dynamics of Scheduling

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One of the common assignments during NYU Stern undergraduate classes is some kind of group project in the hopes that repeated group work will better prepare you for the corporate world.  Which makes sense.  It also allowes students to work on a more meaningful, larger project over the course of one semester than they would have been able to complete by themselves – such as developing an entire international marketing plan or creating a marketing strategy for a new product from scratch.  It’s also an opportunity to meet some people you might not have met otherwise. Yet for Stern students (and those of us non-Stern students lucky enough to beg/borrow/steal our way into Stern classes), these group projects come with one big disadvantage – having to schedule seemingly endless group meetings. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 6th, 2009 at 11:11 am

Slide Trackers and Organizational Communication

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Okay, so I’m a bit of a design freak.  Big surprise, right?  But one of the areas where I feel people often overlook design is in presentations.  As someone who has taken quite a few classes in the Stern School of Business at NYU, I’ve seen quite a few presentations as the result of group projects.  Most of them are created by students who have taken Organizational Communication (or Org Comm as it is often called).  In the interest of full disclosure, I’ve never taken Org Comm (thankfully).  That said, after seeing plenty of examples of the course concepts in action, I’ve come to one conclusion – Org Comm really doesn’t seem to help that much.  I don’t mean to be mean and I’m certainly not saying that taking Organizational Communication doesn’t add value to someone’s education (then again it is a required class at Stern, so they don’t have a choice).

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April 30th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

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