Current Information about the Global Economy
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Current Information about the Global Economy
If an administrator used only the data from 1975 to 1980 to predict future engineering enrollment, how many first-year, full-time students would be expected in 2010? What would the percentage error have been?
What is the percentage increase in projected high school graduations in 2010 compared to those in 2000?
Using the data of Fig. 4.4, estimate the number of employed engineers in 2010.
Using the starting salary data from Table 4.3, and assuming an annual increase at the current cost of living (currently about 2%), calculate what you could expect to receive as a starting salary in your chosen field of study if you graduate three years from now.
Using the information from Figure 4.9 estimate your salary after 30 years, assuming you have: a) a bachelor’s degree, b) a master’s degree, and c) a doctoral degree.
Using the information from Figures 4.7 and 4.8, estimate your salary after 30 years, assuming you are: a) a supervisor, and b) a non-supervisor.
If you were a supervisor in the upper decile (10%) rather than a non-supervisor in the upper decile, what would be your percentage increase in salary 20 years after graduation?
Calculate the percentage increase of the highest paid Bachelor’s engineer in 2007 compared to the lowest paid Bachelor’s engineer in 2007.
Suggest at least one reason for the relatively low income in the West North Central Region of Table 4.5.
Suggest at least one reason for the relatively low income of government workers compared to those in the private sector.
Research some current articles about NAFTA at the library. Write an essay in which some of the current pros and cons of this Agreement are discussed.
Research some current articles about the evolving European Union. In an essay, discuss whether or not you feel that the EU has been a successful venture.
Find some current information about the global economy (stock markets, status of world currencies, general economic conditions, etc.). What is the state of the current world economy? Which regions of the world are doing well and which are struggling? What industries are prospering and which are having difficulty?
Visit your campus career planning or placement center and read the recruiting brochures of some employers in which you have an interest. Make a list of those who offer international opportunities in your field of interest. Write an essay describing which industry is of most interest to you in your career, and why.
Develop a list of your present international skills and abilities. Suggest how you can strengthen these skills in the next few years.
Attend a foreign study orientation session, if available, or visit your campus interna tional center, if one is available, to find out more about some of the opportunities that are available. List some of the advantages and disadvantages of these opportunities as they relate to your personal priorities.
Attend your campus career/job fair. Talk with at least three recruiters from different firms. Write an essay comparing their views concerning the opportunities for international work experiences such as co-ops and internships.
Visit with some upper-class engineering students who have studied abroad. Write an essay that compares and contrasts their experiences. Which students do you feel gained the most from their experience, and why?
Meet with your academic advisor and develop a long-range course plan. Modify this plan to include an opportunity for international experience. Write a short essay dis cussing the advantages and disadvantages of including this experience in your academic program.
Browse the web, exploring the sites of employers that are of interest to you. Many will have copies of annual reports and other operations information available for review. Develop a list of those firms that are expanding global operations. What factors are cited for this expansion? Does there seem to be a pattern among organizations? Does it appear that any of these organizations are reducing their global operations? If so why?
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