Meghan Nyberg graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Communication Studies. There, she developed a passion for event planning through her job as the Arts and Entertainment Coordinator. She has previously blogged while living in China through a summer internship. As a 21-year-old entering the M.S.C. program, she is looking for academic, personal, and professional growth. She believes that the things she will take away from the MSC program will infinitely benefit her as she enters the work force.
When I found out that we would be taking Communication, Management, and Ethics, I was expecting an ethics class. This, to me, was going to be a class teaching me how to enter the workforce with morals, and teach me what’s right and wrong. I was wrong.
First, we learned that morals and ethics are two [...]
Let’s be honest. Northwestern University doesn’t have a cheap price tag. So what makes it worth it? One of the things I thought of, and I feel like my peers did too, is the resources. This has proven to be extremely true. The M.S.C. program has provided us with so many incredible resources, I feel [...]
Innovation. It’s not only important, it’s necessary. No matter how hard companies work to stay on top, or stay alive at all, they need to have innovation to keep up with times that are constantly changing. When I think of innovation, I think of Apple. But how doesn’t a company like Apple keep this going? [...]
In one of my former jobs, we had to “process” everything. I was an Arts & Entertainment Coordinator, one part of a six part programming team. After every group activity, event, training, we had to sit down as a team and “process.” It sounds pretty self-explanatory. We would process what just happened. However, as I’ve [...]
As the saying goes, people may forget what you did to them and what you said to them, but they will never forget how you made them feel. This is a crucial thing to remember, and a theme that I have been seeing throughout studying communication in the M.S.C. program.
In Change Management, we learned about [...]
Earlier this year I wrote a blog entry about a particular practicum that was especially amazing to me. However, as the program is winding down, I want to touch on practicum seminars as a whole. As I mentioned in that previous blog entry, throughout the program you have to take four practicum seminars, although if [...]
A lot of people associate Northwestern University with Chicago, and while there is a campus downtown, I was kind of nervous to move to Evanston. I was over rural or suburban areas. However, Evanston has a culture of it’s own, providing a lot of key things that I was looking for.
First of all, the culture [...]
Every Sunday, The New York Times’ Adam Bryant talks with top executives about the challenges of leading and managing. This past Sunday, he talked with Cathy Choi, president of Bulbrite, a lighting maker and supply company. This interview is particularly interesting in light of ethics because the company is being passed down to her from [...]
I’m currently reading W. Brad Johnson and Charles R. Ridley’s “The Element of Ethics For Professionals” for our Communication, Management, and Ethics class. In chapter 10, they discuss the matters of excellence in the workplace. Now, while I consider myself an ethical person, and want to uphold that as I enter the workforce, there was one [...]
In our Communication, Management, and Ethics class, we are reading a book “The Cheating Culture.” In one chapter this week, David Callahan speaks about the process of cheating starting with the cheating taking place with parents to get their children into the right preschool, to cheating taking place to get a prevalent career.
I think what [...]