Through Powerpoint, Mr. McCarthy informed us a list of significant points to keep in mind in a professional or business setting, yet they also proved to be worthwhile in people's daily lives. Amongst these key items included the need of being efficient and effective. Above all, a form of standardization must be implemented. Standardization was deemed a broad term because it could range from small to large, depending on people's expectations.
After that, group A and group B dispersed in different directions. Group A (I'm a member!) stayed in the main classroom, so Ms. McCarthy could lecture us on the incoming project: the CHESS Simulation. A computerized simulation, CHESS could provide students the chance to practice the principles of maximizing or yielding profit, applying them to the exercise. One of the main purpose of this project in my eyes was to teach students how to be good-decision makers--whether it is in business or in personal life--in a competitive and fast-paced environment.
Also, we had the chance to meet Kate Bronfenbrenner, the Director of Labor Education Research. Working at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, she had been increasingly active in terms of working with unions. It was refreshing to greet her.
Oh by the way, I was incredibly industrious, hence my completion of my homework assignments. I was able to get through all my homework for the day, while I was at the mandatory study hours session. Think of it this way...it was more like study hall, an excellent chance for driven students to work (plus, teacher assistants were right there if anyone needed any assistance).