Kelly and Shelby

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Think Tank Fascination

In Uncategorized on July 29, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Today at lunch, we decided that we want to be a part of a think tank.  After doing a little research, we discovered that there are approximately 5500 think tanks worldwide with about 1800 in the United States.  350 of them are located in DC alone!  Think tanks shape US foreign and domestic policy as well as figure out how to solve a variety of other issues.  The only problem is that the funding for think tanks can cause the decisions they make to be biased.

How does one join a think tank? What qualifies you to be a member?


Blogging: A Learning Experience

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2010 at 9:13 pm

In our final week of blogging together (sad we know), the two of us have come to reflect on what we have learned from blogging.  As pretty harsh critics of the blogging world originally, we have come to LOVE blogs and blogging and the ability to reach people all over the world.  We’ve even customized our Google homepages with multiple blogs that we enjoy most and checking these particular blogs has become a favorite part of our day.   Blogging has also improved our writing skills and challenging us to think more critically about issues that we want to present to our readers.

At the end of the summer, we will each move on separately from this blog but will continue to blog on two separate ones! Our summer of blogging inspired us to continue to reach out through blogs and hopefully we will be able to continue to blog all year long.  Once we have built up some posts, we will post the links to our new blogs on here so you can continue to follow us if you so please.

LinkedIn or Linked-Out

In Uncategorized on June 22, 2010 at 8:10 pm

While spending some time viewing social media sites over the past couple of days, we learned that 90% of businesses are now recruiting off of LinkedIn!  We had no idea how severely the job recruitment process had shifted and immediately made ourselves part of the LinkedIn community.  We found it very interesting that less than 20% of the graduating classes at both of our universities were present on LinkedIn.  Are people scared to embrace social media, think its silly, or simply just don’t know about it?  After viewing the video we posted in our last update, we know that they all better get with it or risk being Linked-Out. Read the rest of this entry »