Friday, May 22, 2020

English-German Glossary House and Apartment

What do you call the different parts of your home and its furnishings in German? If you are moving into a house or apartment in a German-speaking country, you will need to become familiar with these terms. You will see the English term and the matching German one. If there is an abbreviation that is often seen in classified ads, it is included in parentheses. Terms for Dwellings What do you call a house, apartment, or flat?  You will need these terms when you refer to where you live, as well as for looking for a living space. apartment, flat  die Wohnung  (-en)apartment share/roommates  die Wohngemeinschaft  (WG)communal apartment  die Wohngemeinschaft  (WG)condo, condominium  die Eigentumswohnung3-room apartment  das 3-Zimmerwohnungstudio apartment/flat, bedsit  das Atelier,  das Apartment/Appartement,  das Wohnschlafzimmer,  die Einzimmerwohnungbedsit (BE), studio apartment/flat  das Apartment/Appartement,  das Atelier,  das Wohnschlafzimmer,  die Einzimmerwohnungflat, apartment  die  Wohnung  (-en)floor (story)  die Etage,  der Stockground floor  das Erdgeschoss,  die Parterre  the 1st floor (Brit.)  der erste Stockthe 1st floor (US)  das Erdgeschoss  (ground floor)on the 4th floor  im vierten Stockon the 4th floor  im 4. OG  (Obergeschoss)on the 4th floor  in der vierten Etage  (eh-TAHJ-ah) Kultur:  Everyone but Americans numbers building floors by calling the first floor above the ground the first floor (der erste Stock). If youre American, when dealing with German or European floors, remember that an American second floor is the first - and so on. Same thing applies to elevator buttons! (E is the ground floor -  das Erdgeschoss, or sometimes P for French  Parterre, or 0  null.) floor plan  der Grundriss  (eines Stockwerks)house  das Haus  (Hà ¤user)at my/our house  bei mir/unsto my/our house  zu mir/unshouse and home  Haus und Hofhousing  die Wohnungnen  (pl.), (shelter)  die Unterkunftland, property  das Grundstà ¼ckneighbor  der Nachbar  (-en),  die Nachbarin  (-nen)renovated, remodeled  renoviert,  saniertrow house, attached house  das  Reihenhaus  (-hà ¤user)vacant, available  freiyear of construction  das Baujahr   Parts of a House From roof to basement, know what to call different rooms and elements of a house. attic  der Dachboden,  der Speicherattic apartment, mansard flat  die Mansardeattic floor, level  das Dachgeschoss  (DG)balcony der Balkon (-s or -e)basement, cellar der Keller (-)bath, bathroom das Bad, das Badezimmer (-)WC, toilet  das WC  (-s),  die Toilette  (-n) Kultur: A Bad or Badezimmer is strictly that, a BATH room (for bathing, washing up). If you actually want the toilet, ask for die Toilette, not das Badezimmer. Germans may wonder why you want to take a bath if you ask for the bath room. bedroom  das Schlafzimmer  (-)built-in cabinets  die Einbauschrà ¤nkebuilt-in closets  die Einbaugarderobenbuilt-in kitchen  die Einbaukà ¼cheelevator  der Aufzug,  der Fahrstuhl,  der Lift Kultur:  Dont be surprised if your German apartment house has no  Aufzug, even if your apartment is on the 5th or 6th floor! Older German apartment complexes of six floors or less may have no elevator. entrance, entry  der Eingangseparate entrance  eigener Eingangentry hall  die Diele  (-n),  der Flurfloor (surface)  der Fußbodenwood floors, parquet  der Parkettfußbodenfloor tile  die Fliese  (-n)flooring, floor covering  der Fußbodenbelaggarage  die Garage  (of a house)garret, mansard flat  die Mansardehalf-basement, basement flat  das Souterrain  (-s)hall, hallway  der Flurinsulation  die Isolierung,  die Dà ¤mmungsound insulation, soundproofing  die Schalldà ¤mpfungpoorly insulated (for sound), lacking soundproofing  hellhà ¶rigkitchen  die Kà ¼che  (-n)kitchenette  die Kochnische  (-n)living room  das Wohnzimmer  (-)office  das Bà ¼ro  (-s)office, workroom  das Arbeitszimmer  (-)parking space  der Stellplatz  (-plà ¤tze)patio, terrace  die Terrasse  (-n)laundry room  die Waschkà ¼che  (-n)room  das Zimmer  (-),  der Raumshower  die Duscheshower room  der Duschraumstorage room  de r Abstellraum  (-rà ¤ume)underground parking (garage)  die Tiefgarage  (-n)window  das Fenster  (-)workroom, office, study  das Arbeitszimmer  (-) Household Furnishings Be aware that some German apartments are sold bare - with no light fixtures or even the proverbial kitchen sink! Read your  Kaufvertrag  (sales contract) carefully to avoid having to wash the dishes in the bathroom by candlelight after you move into your new apartment. furnished  mà ¶bliert Note:  Furnished apartments are rare in Germany.bath towel das Badetuchbed das Bett (-en)carpet, carpeting der Teppich (-e)carpeted floors der Teppichbodenfitted carpet/wall-to-wall carpeting der Teppichbodenchair der Stuhl (Stà ¼hle)chaise lounge/longue, lounge chair, deck chair  der Liegestuhl (-stà ¼hle)(clothes) closet, wardrobe der Kleiderschrank (-schrà ¤nke), die Garderobe (-n) Kultur: German houses and apartments rarely have built-in closets (Einbaugarderobe). They are usually free-standing pieces of furniture that must be bought, just as a bed or any other furniture. couch  die Couch  (-en  or -s) - in Swiss German  Couch  is masc.curtain  der Vorhang  (-hà ¤nge),  die Gardine  (-n)lace/net curtains  die Gardinencurtain rod/rail  die Vorhangstange  (-n),  die Gardinenstange  (-n)desk  der Schreibtisch  (-e)kitchen sink  das Spà ¼lbecken  (-)lamp  die Lampe  (-n),  die Leuchte  (floor lamp)light  das Licht  (-er),  die Leuchte  (-n) (lamp)lighting  die Beleuchtungmedicine chest  der Arzneischrank,  die Hausapothekeplug, elec. outlet  die Steckdoseplug (elec.)  der Steckershelf, shelving  das Regal  (-e)bookshelf  das Bà ¼cherregalsink (kitchen)  das Spà ¼lbecken  (-)sink, wash basin  das Waschbecken  (-)sofa  das Sofa  (-s)telephone  das Telefon  (-e)television set  der Fernseher  (-),  das Fernsehgerà ¤t  (-e)tile  die Fliese  (-n)tile(d) floor  der Fliesenbodentoilet, WC  die Toilette  (-n),  das WC  (-s)toilet seat  die Toilettenbril le  (-n)towel  das Badetuch  (bath towel),  das Handtuch  (hand towel)towel rack  der Handtuchhaltervase  die Vase  (-n)wash basin, sink  das  Waschbecken Household Appliances These appliances and pieces of equipment may not come with your dwelling. Be sure to check your purchase agreement. clothes washer, washing machine die Waschmaschinedishwasher  die Spà ¼lmaschine,  der Geschirrspà ¼lerfreezer  der Tiefkà ¼hlschrankfreezer chest  die Tiefkà ¼hltruherefrigerator  der Kà ¼hlschrankgas heat  die  Gasheizungheat, heating  die Heizungstove (heat)  der Ofenkitchen stove, range  der Herdoven (baking, roasting)  der Backofenmower, lawn mower  der Rasenmà ¤her  (-) Financial Terms These words will be important when you are making the deal or paying for your housing. deposit die Kaution (KT)down payment die Anzahlunglandlord der Vermieter, die Vermieterinrenter, tenant der Mieter (-), die Mieterin (-nen)

Thursday, May 7, 2020

John Donne’s Holy Sonnets Analysis Essay - 511 Words

John Donne’s Holly Sonnet, as found in any English sonnet, there is a rhyme scheme and a standard meter. Although the rhyme differs a little from the usual Petrarchan sonnet it is still categorized as one, consisting of ABBA ABBA CDDC AE. Throughout existence, there have been many theories regarding exactly what role Death plays in the lives of humans. Some think Death is the ultimate controller of all living things, while others believe it is nothing more than the act of dying, once your time has come. Donne, on the other hand, has his own philosophy. The entire Sonnet, Donne speaks directly to Death. He starts off by saying â€Å"Death be not proud† meaning that even if other people think Death is dreadful and mighty, death isn’t†¦show more content†¦Death is ridiculed and dishonoured, given an impression of being homeless and poor. Donne claims that death has no power over him or anybody else. The tone is daring and he seems to challenge death. â€Å"Mighty and dreadful, for thou are not so† (line 2) the person is obviously fearless and confident about what he is saying about death. Death is shown a sense of insecurity in line three when the speaker says, â€Å"For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow, die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.† He gives Death life, and therefore makes it mortal, exposing it to pain, torment and eventually defeat. In line nine, the speaker goes against that to say that Death is a slave to fate and chance. Next, in line 10 he says â€Å"And dost with poison, war† and sickness dwell,† Therefore, not only is Death a slave, but it is also dependent on people in order to survive. By referring to Death as a person, he makes it easier for the reader to bring Death down to a level of a weakness, allowing us to examine it to see what Death really is. 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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Living with My Parents vs. Living Independently Free Essays

Living With My Parents vs. Living Independently I always thought that moving out of my parents’ house would be an exciting new start to life. Apparently nobody thought to explain to me how stressful and cost-consuming life really is outside the comfort of mommy and daddy’s embrace. We will write a custom essay sample on Living with My Parents vs. Living Independently or any similar topic only for you Order Now Living with my parents and living independently differ exponentially, but living with my parents isn’t nearly as dreadful as I thought it to be as a teenager. The first upsetting difference between living alone rather than with my parents is the food. When I lived with my parents, it was easy to eat a healthy, home cooked meal and not have to worry about preparing it. It usually just appeared on the table as an alluring plate of deliciousness without having to lift a finger. On the other hand, trying to make a meal is much more complicated when living alone. The freezer is normally stocked full of microwavable foods that taste like plastic and the refrigerator maybe has some five-day-old milk. Gaining weight is easier than ever when the only cuisine available is fatty and nutritionally deficient. The second depressing part of living alone is the money, or more precisely, the lack thereof. When residing at my mom and dad’s house, wasting money on luxuries was the most exciting part. Not to mention my parents’ seemingly endless amount of money to help pay for anything and everything was always a plus. Saving money was even possible at the time. But now, living independently definitely has its drawbacks. How many bills can possibly come in one month? With barely enough money to pay the bills, how is a girl supposed to shop for anything other than frozen goodies and Ramen? And forget about trying to save any cash, rummaging through my coin jar has become my favorite new hobby. Furthermore, who knew that cleaning didn’t just magically happen? Coming home from work and school to a clean house was definitely a convenience, though it went unnoticed at the time. I was previously unaware that so many things in the house could get dirty. The cleaning never stops! Piles of laundry lay scattered across the floor of the house because apparently not every house comes equipped with a washer and dryer! Living with my parents might have been intolerable at times, but it made life so much easier. Not having to worry about food, money, and cleaning probably doesn’t seem like a big deal to most people, but it’s definitely a luxury. I appreciate how easy and carefree life was while living with my parents because I now realize how arduous life can really be. How to cite Living with My Parents vs. Living Independently, Papers

Monday, April 27, 2020

The positive and negative effects of shopping malls upon communities Essay Example

The positive and negative effects of shopping malls upon communities Essay â€Å"Matthew Bailey, a PhD candidate in the Department of Modern History, is currently researching the economic, social and political history of consumerism in Australia. For his case study, he is looking at the history of large Westfield-styled shopping centers and how they have become influential forms of social and economic infrastructure, as well as the profound impacts they have had on the local communities they exist in.† (Crawford, 2006)The major shopping centers market themselves as icons of modernity, only offering consumers the newest of goods, he says. All of the big shopping centers present themselves as new, continually being refurbished and updated. They appeal as modern and stylish, offering a clean, safe, middle-class environment where people feel comfortable to be and to spend. Everything possible is done to remove impediments to consumption and to actively promote expenditure. (Crawford, 2006)In other words, these are places where people can go to be comfort able, to find everything they need, to do everything they want. A person can go to do grocery shopping, do business at the post office, buy second hand books, and go to the movies, all in one building. There are also benefits for the retailer. In days gone by when shops stood alone and drew consumers on their own merit, the owner of a small science retail outlet, for example, may not have done as well as he does now that his shop stands next to a large chain store branch.Bailey also enumerates a number of drawbacks.While its true that shopping centers offer safe meeting places for people to get together, they do so in an intensified commercial environment, he says. There are implications for the kind of interactions people have in shopping centers as opposed to interactions in a more genuine public space. The lighting, music and temperature are all very consciously designed to encourage spending. Unregulated space differs from regulated space in ways that need to be appreciated. ( Crawford, 2006)In an online review, Joel Makower urges us to â€Å"Save the Buyosphere†:According to him, massive, impersonal retail outlets in giant shopping malls what Americans glibly refer to as big-box stores foment low wages and large environmental footprints, and can displace independent merchants. All of which is being viewed with increased scrutiny in some communities, as seen by the growing tide of voter initiatives, city council measures, and legal wranglings intended to slow, or stop, these stores steady march across the landscape. (Makower, 2006)The same article continues in the following vein:While real problems may be lost amid such contretemps concern over the environmental, economic, and social impacts of the stuff offered at these stores may take a back seat to the impacts of the stores themselves Satterthwaite makes a convincing case that todays retailers have a far, far different impact on communities than their predecessors of, say, a half-century ago . Back then, stores were community gathering spots, a source of daily contact, however small, with merchants, neighbors, and veritable strangers. In many communities, stores were the only means people had of regular interaction with other humans. Today, mega-super centers, cloned strip malls, and e-commerce have largely removed the social component of shopping. (Makower, 2006)There are other drawbacks too – including the fact that in some countries shopping centers are prime areas to which criminals are attracted, knowing that large sums of money are stored on the premises and that young children are left alone there.We can see that there are both benefits and drawbacks to shopping malls.Works CitedCrawford, Fiona The rise and rise of the shopping mall 4 Jan 2007, Joel. Save the Buyosphere – Consumer Behavior By the Book† 4 Jan 2007 ;;;

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Definition of a physical geology term Sedimentary Rock

Definition of a physical geology term Sedimentary Rock Introduction Rocks are divided into three major types, viz. sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic. The geologic reactions occurring on the Earth only cause minute alterations to the landscape in a given lifetime. The changes become evident after millions of years. Though gradual, the geologic processes can reduce a mountain to a plain.Advertising We will write a custom research paper sample on Definition of a physical geology term: Sedimentary Rock specifically for you for only $16.05 $11/page Learn More The geologic processes lead to the erosion of debris, which is then transferred to form deposits of sedimentary rock. In essence, sedimentary rocks exist at the cost of other rocks that break down through weathering and they are carried by various agents such as wind and deposited to form the rock. Sedimentary Rocks: overview Sedimentary rocks can form a string of layers, which can total up to thousands of meters in breadth. By examining these rock layers, g eologists can retrieve information about the background of the Earth. The magnitude of information about the Earth’s background is tremendous. Every rock layer marks an age of geological process. Moreover, the information retrieved in line with its texture, formation, and remnants is crucial for global modification, thus revealing the nature in which the earth changes from the past, present, and future. For a geologist to study the sedimentary data properly, s/he should comprehend the contemporary sedimentary structures, their sources, mode of transit, and areas or regions where the sediments are currently settling (Stille 56). A research on the ongoing sediment formation and depositing will help one to have a clear view. The nature of the fossil recorded in the sedimentary rocks gives a glimpse on surrounding where the sediments settled and the process and timeline of how the Earth developed and transformed over time. Other than the scientific importance, sedimentary rocks a lso play a great role in industrial and social development. Sedimentary can be used to make various tools that are useful in accomplishing a variety of tasks. This aspect was recorded as early as in the Neolithic Age when early man made tools such as axes and arrowheads using sedimentary rocks.Advertising Looking for research paper on geology? Let's see if we can help you! Get your first paper with 15% OFF Learn More Some of the statues include those designed during the Renaissance and art in ancient Greek. Notably, about 90% of the known minerals are found within sedimentary rock layers. Oil, coal, cement (sand, limestone, and gravel) and fertilizer is all but a product of sedimentary rocks. Moreover, sedimentary rocks store a lot of water that people depend on for survival. Indeed, the significance of sedimentary rocks cannot be ignored. Nature of Sedimentary Rocks The constitution of sedimentary rocks is derived from mechanical and chemical breakdown of ot her rocks. The deposit is compressed to solid rock layers made up of organic substances, chemical remains, and pieces of minerals. One can have a good observation of sedimentary rocks by visiting the Grand Canyon in Arizona. One of the common characteristics is that they have distinct layers known as strata measuring about 100m thick with each layer having disparate and unique texture coupled with internal and external construction. Fig 1: a sedimentary rock.  Source: (â€Å"Civil† par. 6) The texture is often composed of minerals and pieces of rocks implying that abrasion must occur during its formation. The bedding planes (which separate the different layers) often have ripple marks as well as other facts that show that there were water deposition stored along the bedding plane. Sedimentary rocks are present throughout the world and they form about 75% of the entire world (Tucker 56). The ocean floor is often covered with sedimentary rock layer.Advertising We wil l write a custom research paper sample on Definition of a physical geology term: Sedimentary Rock specifically for you for only $16.05 $11/page Learn More Types of Sedimentary Rocks There are two types of sedimentary rocks with a distinction on their texture and composition. These two groups include clastic rocks and chemical rocks. Clastic sedimentary rocks refer to rocks that were formed out of fragmental materials that were transferred and subsequently deposited in the environment of deposition. Essentially, clastic is derived from a Greek word klastos, which means broken. The clastic rocks are further classified by considering the nature of grains. They are of three types, viz. conglomerate, sandstone, and mudrock with grain size descending respectively. The size of grain in clastic is always determined by the size of the preexisting rock as well as the capability of the transport agent (wind and water). Deposition occurs when the velocity of the transporting r educes. If the transporting agent were moving fast, then it is anticipated that particles deposited will be coarser than those being moved slowly. Fig. 2: the formation of a sedimentary rock. Source: (â€Å"Rock Hounds† par. 1) Conglomerate is made up of large grains with sand particles and mud occupying the spaces created by the grains. Naturally, they are smooth and coarsely stratified. They are currently found in the bases of most mountains as well as stream paths. Sandstones are popularly known by most because they are easily observable and are anti-weathering.Advertising Looking for research paper on geology? Let's see if we can help you! Get your first paper with 15% OFF Learn More They made up of almost anything and they appear in a range of colors (Sohn and Wright 49). Mudrocks are composed of very small grain particles and they are the most dominant in the family of clastic rocks. Due to their smoothness of the grains, they break down easily and create slopes and they are commonly deposited along deltas as well as river floodplains. Chemical Sedimentary Rocks Chemical sedimentary rocks develop when chemical reactions lead to the removal of ions from water to form solid substances. Unlike clastic rocks, chemical rocks are grouped according to the composition. Some of the popular chemical sedimentary rocks include limestone, dolostone, and chert. Limestone is the most common and dominant chemical sedimentary rock. Its constituents include calcium carbonate and it is formed via both chemical and biochemical procedures. The disparate textures of limestone have led to its further categorization to include skeletal, oolitic, and microcrystalline limestone. Skelet al limestone includes chalk, which is made of plants, and animals remain (Tucker 105). Dolostone closely resembles limestone. It has a light gray color and it can be formed through precipitation and chemical reaction between water having magnesium components and calcium carbonate present in limestone. A third type of chemical and biochemical sedimentary rock is chert ,which is made up of microcrystalline quartz. It has a granular texture and it breaks like a glass. It has an array of colors and the different colors are often given specific names. For instance, a red chert is referred to as jasper. Its characteristic nature to break and form sharp edges inspired many traditional artists to use it to design arrowheads, spears and other tools (Sohn and Wright 78). Conclusion Geological processes are incessantly taking place in various places. Inasmuch as one cannot notice the effects ongoing processes, millions years later, another generation will be living in a new world with differen t sedimentary structures. As noted in the discussion, sedimentary rocks are formed from weathering of rocks both chemically and mechanically. The nature of this formation leads to a further classification to clastic and chemical sedimentary rocks. Most of the essential minerals such as diamonds and limestone that people rely on for survival and luxury are found within these rocks. The significance of sedimentary rocks shows how vital people should be imparted with geological knowledge and in particular that of rocks. Civil: Sedimentary rocks 2011. Web. Rock Hounds: How sedimentary rock is formed 2013. Web. Sohn, Emily, and Pam Wright. Earth Materials: The Mystery Rocks. Chicago: Norwood House Press, 2011. Print. Stille, Darlene. Sedimentary Rocks: A Record of Earths History. Chicago: Capstone, 2008. Print. Tucker, Maurice. Sedimentary Rocks in the Field: A Practical Guide. London: John Wiley Sons, 2011. Print.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The 13 Best Campus Jobs for College Students

The 13 Best Campus Jobs for College Students SAT / ACT Prep Online Guides and Tips There are a lot of benefits to having a job while you’re a college student (besides just the extra cash, of course). Some of the most convenient jobs available are located right on campus. In this article, I’ll do a deep dive into the benefits of having a job in college before talking about exactly what you should look for to find good jobs for college students.Then I’ll get to the good stuff: a list of the best jobs out there and how to get one for yourself. Read on to learn more! Why Should You Have a Student Job, Anyways? So maybe you’re still on the fence when it comes to deciding whether a student job is right for you. It’s not a decision to be taken lightly - getting a job while you’re a full-time student isn’t for everyone - but there are definitely a ton of benefits to working while you’re in college. Here are the main benefits of finding a side gig. Make That Cash Perhaps the most obvious benefit that comes with a student job is, well, a paycheck. This money can help cover your personal expenses, pay for textbooks and transport, or even go towards tuition, room, and board. This can ease the financial burden of attending college, and maybe reduce the amount of money you owe in loans in the long run. The amount you can make will vary depending on a few important factors, including: Your hourly rate. Some jobs may start at minimum wage, but other positions that require more specialized work (think lab jobs, tutoring, etc.) could pay much more. The number of hours you work. You don’t want your schoolwork and extracurriculars to suffer, but you likely want to maximize the number of hours you work when possible. It'll take some trial and error to figure out how often you want to work. The average working student puts in about 19 hours a week,but you don't necessarily have to work as many hours to reap the benefits of a job. No matter your hourly salary or average number of hours per week, you’ll still be bringing in extra money (which is much better than no money). It’ll be up to you to figure out the balance between your school work and your job. You can read more about this balance by checking out our post on deciding whether to get a student job. Meet New People This is an especially relevant benefit for first-time college students who are looking to make new friends. If you get a job on campus, you’re likely to meet all sorts of people who you already go to school with.Depending on where you work, you may even get to meet university faculty, staff, or grad students. This could be a great opportunity for professional networking. I had a pretty awesome cafe job in college where I met a lot of new friends. I also interacted with professors, TAs, and graduate students regularly. It’s unlikely I would have been able to meet these people in any other setting. Build Your Resume College is the time when most people start to think about building professional experience.Good jobs for college students will help you develop skills and establish a professional reputation. You could start by looking for jobs that align with your professional goals and/or interests - for example, working in a lab in your academic department.If this isn’t a good option, don't worry! You can still build marketable skills for your resume with almost any job. Any leadership, management, or technical skill experiences, in particular, can help you get jobs in the future. Do Better in School This seems counterintuitive - how could a part-time job help you do better in school? It turns out that students who work about 12-15 hours a week do just as well or even better in school than those who don’t have a job. It may be that students who have student jobs are more ambitious or organized to begin with, which could explain why they tend to have better grades.Conversely, getting a job might force you to schedule your time a bit more wisely. There’s an old saying - if you want something done, ask a busy person to do it - that might apply in this case. Have Fun Not all good jobs for college students might be a blast, but if you’re working with a bunch of your peers, you’ll probably have a pretty good time while you work. A student job can serve as a great opportunity to socialize, and even to get away from schoolwork for a while. Back to my collegejob - not only did I have fun working with friends, but we also had parties and other get-togethers with co-workers after we’d closed up shop. Campus jobs can be pretty casual work environments, so it’s often appropriate (depending on the setting, of course) to take advantage of that in order to have a little fun. The Best On-Campus Student Jobs Nowthat we've talked about reasons to get a job, we can get to the list you've been waiting for: the best jobs you can find on campus.Although this list includes the most common positions available at schools, it isn't exhaustive - if you find a job you like that isn't listed here, it doesn't mean it's not a good opportunity! If you are interested in getting a student job, check out these greatpositions to look for. Administrative Assistant There are so many different places for a student to work as an admin assistant on campus. You find these jobs in places like libraries, academic departments, and admissions offices. Some busy professors might also seek personal admin assistants. These jobs probably won’t be very high-paying, but they tend to be low-stress and pretty casual. Ifyou work in an academic department that you’re interested in, you'll have the opportunity to develop some valuable professional connections. Barista I know this is the stereotypical college student job, but hear me out! If you’re a coffee lover (or even if you aren’t), working as abaristaat a college cafe can be a fun, rewarding, and social job. Working as abaristais good training if you want a supplemental part-time job after you graduate. Also, you might even get free coffee at work - it doesn’t get much better than that. Who doesn't want to learn to make a latte like this? Fitness Instructor Many colleges and universities have on-campus fitness centers that offer different types of classes, including yoga, pilates, Zumba, spin, and more. If you’re certified to teach any of these classes, and you enjoy exercise to begin with, you should definitely check this out. Fitness instructor jobs tend to pay a lot per hour, although you may not have the opportunity to work many hours per week. A huge benefit of a job like this? You can kill two birds with one stone: get your exercise in while you work! IT Assistant Schools always need IT help for students and faculty. You’d need some pre-existing skills in order to get a job like this, but if you’re good with computers or have even done IT work in the past, this would be a great fit. Check out your school's IT center for more info. Library Assistant Working in a library may not be very exciting, but it’s generally quiet and low-stress. Downtime is common, which means you can do homework and reading. There are also opportunities to interact with new and interesting people, especially if you chat with students and professors who are working on research.I worked in a library in college and made friends with an elderly librarian who liked to teach me words in Japanese!As "boring" as the library might be, you never know who you'll meet and what you'll learn. Lifeguard If you’re certified as a lifeguard, it’s a no-brainer to check out lifeguarding jobs. This suggestion only applies, obviously, if your school has pools on campus. Becauselifeguarding is a pretty specialized skill, you can expect these jobs to pay a bit more than your average student job. Mail Room Assistant Mail rooms areusually located very close to student dorms, which also makes them conveniently located if you need to run to work after you sleep through your alarm. But there are other benefits to working in the mail room - it's agreat way to meet other people on campus, for one. You also may have down time to work on other stuff, like catching up on your reading for classes. Museum Assistant Many colleges and universities have museums on campus, ranging from small specialized collections to huge, well-known galleries. If you're interested in any museum at your school - whether it's a museum of art, Semitic studies, natural history, Egyptology, or comparative zoology (the list goes on and on) - I would recommend stopping by to see if there are any available positions. I can't think of a cooler place to work! Research Assistant Research assistant jobs are great if you want to develop relationships with professors and/or grad students in your department. They're also a good way to explore interests in research and academia. A research assistant job might be very social (i.e. if you’re running research in the social sciences) or pretty solitary (i.e. if you’re working on an independent project in a chem lab). You may also have opportunities to develop very specialized skills, like using particular software programs or running special data analyses. These could serve you well when you apply to jobs in the future, even if they're just interesting things that set you apart from other applicants. Residential Advisor A residential advisor position is a good option for students who feel comfortable interacting with new people, solving social problems, and serving as part of a support network for their peers. Perks and benefits vary from school to school. You might not get paid in cash, but it’s common forresidential advisors to get free housing. In general, working as a residential advisor isn't a huge time commitment. Teaching Assistant (TA) Certain departments (most oftenmath and computer science departments) sometimes hire experienced upperclassmen to work as teaching assistants. This is obviously great teaching experienceand is a good option for students who are looking for a social, high-responsibility job in a subject that they like. It's also a great way to forge professional connections in your field. TAs responsibilities vary widely depending on their experience and the policies of the department and school - some might just grade papers whereas others might hold office hours or lead small classes. Teaching is a big responsibility, but it can also be a lot of fun. Tour Guide This is a very social job and is great for those who want to develop interpersonal and public speaking skills. If you work for the admissions office, you’ll get to interact with hundreds of students and parents that are interested in your school. There’s often summer work available, which is great if you want to take classes over the summer. It tends to pay pretty well, and many tour guides get to keep tips! Tutor Depending on what sort of organization you work for, this job may be one of the most lucrative options on this list. My only caveat? Freshmen don’t tend to have a ton of tutoring opportunities (because they’re at the bottom of the academic totem pole), but as students get older and take more classes, they develop more expertise in theirparticular majors. The more experience you have, the more in demand you'll be, the more money you can make. Because of this, tutoring tends to pay off even more if you stick with it through college (and even after you graduate). How Do You Find Campus Jobs? Excited to start working yet? Like I mentioned earlier, campus jobs tend to be a bit more casual than your average post-grad gig. That being said, there are a lot of things you should know about the process if you’re serious about seeking out a job. Here, I’ll go over the key things you should know about looking for jobs on your campus. These tips will get you started on the right track. Don't worry, the search won't be this hard. Use Your Personal Connections Your friends, classmates, and peers are all resources. They will be able to offer info on what jobs to check out (and what jobs to stay away from). If you're taking a class with a professor you like, don’t be afraid to approach them about lab or administrative openings. If they don’t have anything available, they could direct you to other professors that may need help. Familiarize Yourself With Campus Resources Chances are your school will have some sort of jobs database available. These databases tend to list both on-campus and off-campus jobs that would be appropriate for students. If you’re not sure how to access this, ask friends or classmates if they know where to find it. If you can’t get good info out of them, reach out to your school’s career center for more info. Check this database regularly - jobs on campus fill up fast, so if you see a job listing that interests you, pounce on it! Start the Process Early Campus jobs tend to hire pretty early in the semester, sostart looking for openings a few weeks before the semester starts. If you’re looking at something more specialized - a research assistant position, for example - don’t be afraid to reach out to professors and/or lab managers via email four to sixweeks before the start of the semester. Know Your Work Study Status Many jobs on campus prefer or require students to have federal work-study awards. You can check out your financial aid package to see if you have a work study award, and if so, how much you have available. If you don’t know how to access your financial aid award, call or email your financial aid officer. For more information on federal work study, check out ourcomplete guide to the program. Locking Down the Job You Want So you've checked out somejobs and found a listing that works for you. The next step is actuallygetting the job, right? The following tips will help you get the job you want if you're offered an interview on campus. Your default should be a professional demeanor and business casual attire.You may be able to dress down a bit depending on where/with whom you’re interviewing - for example, if you’re interviewing at a casual cafe with a student manager. Take your cues from your interviewer. If he or she is more personable and casual, you can let your guard down a bit. If he or she is maintaining a very professional distance, you should do the same. Prepare for the standard interview questions, as well as any specialized questions that apply to that specific job. Examples include: Why are you interested in this job? Why do you think you'd be a good fit for this position? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Be prepared for strange interview questions as well. Casual interviewers sometimes ask more unexpected questions as a way to gauge your personality and fit.When I interviewed for an on-campus cafe in college, I was asked some funny questions, including â€Å"If you were a pastry, which onewould you be and why?† If someone asks a creative question, feel free to get creative with your answers. Don't reveal information that's too personal in an interview, no matter how friendly or casual the setting. Topics that you should steer clear of include significant others, complaints about past job experiences, and family issues. Conversely, don't ask your interviewer about personal information- this can be very off-putting. The more practice you can do before an interview - whether you practice with friends or roommates, or you talk to yourself in the mirror - the better. And if you don't get your dream job after your first interview? Don't let that get you down. Almost everyone has experienced at least one professional rejection - sometimes, certain positions have too many qualified applicants. Think of each interview you complete as great practice for the next one you schedule! Interviews, a.k.a. an excuse you'd have to change out of your collegiate sweatpants. What's Next? If you're considering getting a job in college,you're also probably thinking about balancing your budget. Start by learning more about the federal work study program and the sorts of jobs you can get with a work study award. If you're using your campus job money to help fund your college expenses, we have a lot of great guides for you to check out. 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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Strategic Analysis of Regent Hotel Singapore Research Paper

Strategic Analysis of Regent Hotel Singapore - Research Paper Example Strategic Analysis of Regent Hotel Singapore For example, the firms that existed before Regent Hotel were a major threat. Major potential factors that expose an industry or a company to overcome such challenges may include; a sustainable competitive advantage through innovation. For this case, Regent Hotel established renewable sources of energy, which indeed was a great challenge to existing industries. However, Porter argues that competition between offline and online companies is also a factor need for consideration Secondly, Porter comments profitable markets that yield good profits will attract new industries. This results in many new competitors, which eventually will decrease profitability for all firms in the industry. The following factors can have an effect on how much of a threat new competitors may pose: the existence of barriers to entry for example patents, rights, etc. The most attractive segment is one in which entry barriers are high and exit barriers are low. Here, new firms can enter and non-performing firms can exit easily due to high competition. The following factors have indeed helped Regent Hotel, as a company to sail through government policy not affects Regent Hotel to expand its business. All suppliers of raw materials, components, labor, and services to the firm can be a cause of power over the firm when there are few substitutes. For example if you are making loaves of breads and there is only one person who sells flour, then you have no substitute but to buy it from them.