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Saturday, December 8th, 2018

In my Legal Aspects of management class, we were assigned a Business Owner Interview project. All of us were allowed to interview business owners’ of our choice.

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Human Checkers in Ethics Class

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

On Thursday, in my Management Ethics class with Melissa Goodson and Kathy Modin, I along with the class participated in a Human Checkers Activity. It was exactly what it sounds like. Melissa, and Kathy laid down blue and white sheets of paper to make the board and had two different colored (pink and black) sheets for 12 players on each team to identify.

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Math or Magic?

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Earlier today, I attended a talk organized by the CSS Math Club. The talk featured Dr Guanshen Ren, Math professor at St. Scholastica and focused on how Mathematics can seem magical when applied in interesting ways to ordinary things. One of the activities that Dr Ren presented on was Chocolate Math wherein a participant could pick a random number between 2 and 9 inclusive, then carry out a number of operations until they would get a 3 digit number that would have the last two digits being the participant’s age and the first being the random number that they picked! Following the talk was a subway meal and chat with Dr Ren.

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Wrapping up CIS Capstone Project

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

This semester has been an interesting one for me because I am formally completing both my major requirements (Computer Science/Info Systems and Mathematics). It also means this semester I had to grapple with two capstone projects for each major. In an earlier post I wrote a little bit about my Math Capstone: https://www.scholasticastudents.com/blog/mmadondo/math-capstone-presentation/. Recently, I have been working with two other students to complete a systems project for Animal Allies Humane Shelter in Duluth. Our major task was to help them research and implement a new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to help them manage and run their operations smoothly. We are now wrapping up the project and have been presenting to both Animal Allies and to our Capstone Project class about our progress on the project.

Investment Class Presentation

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Today, I and three other finance students gave a presentation to the class about the Technology Industry in the stock market. We chose this industry considering the fact who rapid changes in technology is occurring and has a significant influence in day to day operation. In addition, the five top technology giants are worth $3.8 trillion. About 1/5 of U.S. GDP. As a group, we evaluated, Facebook, Amazon, and Google. Our strategy was to pick a growth  stock that has high returns despite the risk. Our presentation consisted of analyzing financial fundamentals, ratios, current news, and much more. This presentation was fun. I enjoyed learning more about the tech industry.