jueves, 17 de julio de 2008

My Final Project

Hi friends! I'm going to finish the course very soon. For the end I'm making a project with my boyfriend and we are talking about Industrial Waste and how can we give Industrial Solutions for the problem, so we are working. Right now we did our group name's logo, we are called.

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING ROBOTS:

Our Slogan Is: "The world is in our hands" "The more contamination we cook today, the better disaster we eat tomorrow"
Also we have our own page, you have to check it out:




Group 2 Industrial Solution's Robots



As you can see I'm the leader (The leader is the responsable person that manage the group. It does not mean that the leader do the work alone but in last case he/she decides what to do. The leader has to make the workers comfortable to do the best work. Also he/she has to know clearly what to do and where to go before others tell), so I'm doing hard work, but don't worry, with my boyfriend, we are making a very good job.


THE PROBLEM:

Everything we eat, drink and wear, as well as our housing and all the refined products of our current civilization, spring originally from our basic natural resources and we are contiminating them.


METHODOLOGY

3 STEPS TO FIND A SOLUTION FOR INDUSTRIAL WASTE:
  • -FIND SOME INFORMATION AND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS ABOUT INDUSTRIAL WASTE IN VENEZUELA AND SHARE IT IN ALL THE BLOGS WE CAN.
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  • -WE ARE GOING TO MAKE A VIDEO TO CREATE CONSCIENCE IN THE INDUSTRIES, IN THEIR LEADERS AND IN ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD ABOUT THE PROBLEM OF INDUSTRIAL WASTE, AND THE VIDEO WILL BE SENT LIKE A PROPAGANDA.
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  • -WE WOULD LIKE TO OFFER , FOR CONSIDERATION, A FEW SUGGESTIONS TO FELLOW INDUSTRIALIST.

OUR ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS:

1. Recognize pollution.

It is necessary that industry recognize pollution (as defined by law and good practices) when and where it exists and act in a positive manner toward abatement.

2. Control potential pollution before it happens.

It is necessary to educate the industries about the current contamination issues before they work.

3. Planning.

Each plant should know the waste load of each of its unit processes and its plant as a whole. Old processes in existing plants should be studied and remedial changes made if waste losses are excessive.

4. Cooperation within the industry.

Create a community between industries to try solving their common contaminations problems.

5. Community interest.

The workers must be interested in helping to reduce pollution during the job.

6. Personal Solution.

Make our video famous to industries and all the World.


POWER POINT PRESENTATION

Read this document on Scribd: FINAL PROYECT

THE MIND MAP OF THE PROJECT


THE PROPAGANDA

WE MADE A VIDEO TO CREATE CONSCIENCE IN THE INDUSTRIES, IN THEIR LEADERS AND IN ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD. ENJOY IT.


video


miércoles, 9 de julio de 2008

JOB INTERVIEW TIPS

Hi mates! Here are some job interview tips, they are very important, so check them out.


A
job interview is a few minutes of small talk, meet and greet chatting and then getting into the meat of the interview which is, what is your background, education experience, how can you be of benefit to a company. The problem is, that some people get very nervous or they do not know what to do. I give you some tips:

· Always dress very professionally for every interview, it does not matter what position you want.

·The first thing you can do in an interview is to make a great impression, make eye contact, smile, and give a nice, firm handshake to your interviewer, nd don't forget to ask for the job before you leave.

· When more than one person is interviewing you, it's important to make sure that you adapt your communication style to both of those individuals, it is like giving a presentation or a speech to many people.

· The interviewer clearly knows what's not working in the interview. You can ask some question about how can you support your ideas for them.

· Employers are not allowed to ask any questions relating to ethnicity, family status, childbearing status, anything that relates to culture, gender, family status, anything like that.

· The end of the interview is where you really have the oppurtunity to shine, and the best way is to wait for that employer to ask you some questions, and you can answer giving them another question about taking the job because they won’t be waiting for something like that, but that is a perfect oportunity to make sure that you are taking the job.

· If an employer doesn't call you back after an interview, don't be shy about calling them. It's very important for you to be proactive about your career search. Don't wait. You have to be very sure at the interview that they remember your name.

JOB INTERVIEW

HI FRIENDS! I WENT TO JDG ASSOCIATES AND THIS IS MY JOB INTERVIEW.



video


Good Morning Miss Jessica Vergara, welcome to JDG Associates, I am Joseph DeGioia (President), I will ask you some questions because as I can see you are very interested in working with us.

1) How are you today? Tell me about yourself.

My name is Jessica Vergara, I’m really fine today, I’m from Valera Venezuela. I’m 21 years old. I graduated from “Ignacio Martin Burk” High School in Valera, and right know I’m studying the 8th trimester of Industrial Engineering at the Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacín University (URBE) in Maracaibo.

2) What type of position are you looking for? Why you chose Consultant Manager?

I'm looking for a position in which I can improve my experience. I chose Consultant Manager because that was the position that match with me very well.

3) What experience do you have in this field?

I have no experience in big companys, but I have been studying The Six Sigma Methodology for 4 years, and that is what you look the most.

4) What is your greatest strength?

I love to be independent, I can do my work without supervision. I’m very very responsable. I always say: Don’t worry because when you come to supervise, I will have the work done.

5) Are you a team player? How do you work as a group?

Of course I am a team player, I love to work with big understanding groups where any member of the team do their very constructive work to reach the best result for the company and for us too.

6) What irritates you about co-workers?

The only thing that bothers me is when they are not responsable. I don’t like when people have to tell them what to do everytime.

7) Tell me about a time when you helped resolve a dispute betweenothers.

I made a SHA Manual for San Onofre’s Church on a team, but they were not responsable at the end and I did my best doing all the work to help myself and also I help them too.

8) Are you interested in a full-time or part-time position?

I am more interested in a full-time position. However, I would also consider a part-time position.

9) What is more important to you: the money or the work?

I think their both are important to me, but the most important is the work, because if you work hard, you will earn money.

10) When can you begin?

Immediately.

domingo, 29 de junio de 2008

VIDEO RESUME

video

Hi my name is Jessica Vergara, I’m from Valera Venezuela. I’m 21 years old. I graduated from “Ignacio Martin Burk” High School in Valera, and right know I’m studying the 8th trimester of Industrial Engineering at the Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacín University (URBE) in Maracaibo.

I’m looking for a job as a Manager Consultant at JDG Associates in McLean, Virginia. I found the job very interesting.

I have the Ability of define problems, Collecting data, Establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions, The Ability to interpret technical information.
Also I have high skills in working with the family of standards for quality management and with the Six Sigma methodology.

My work experience was making a SHA manual for San Onofre’s Church in Maracaibo.

I hope I could be helpful to take the employment, thank you for your time and I wish I had early response.

sábado, 28 de junio de 2008

RESUME

NAME: Jessica Vergara
ADDRESS: 68th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues, Maracaibo
PHONE NUMBER: +58261-6159019
CELL: 0424-6651495

EMAIL: jessi.chiquita@gmail.com
AGE: 21
NATIONALITY: Venezuelan


OBJETIVE: To obtain a challenging position as a management consultant that allows me to develop myself in the quality, applying knowledge about consulting, marketing, and with family of standards for quality management systems.


EDUCATION

2008: 8th trimester of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacín University (URBE).

1999 – 2004: “Ignacio Martin Burk” School, High School Graduate.


SKILLS

Computer:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows.
Design: AUTOCAD, VISUAL FOXPRO.
General:
Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Publisher.

Language:
Fluent in Spanish and Basic English.

Family of standards for quality management systems:
Working with: ISO 9000-9004, LOPCYMAT, INSAPSEL

Other Skills:

  • Ability to define problems
  • Collecting data
  • Establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Experience

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

  • SHA (Safety, Hygiene and Environment) Manual for San Onofre Church. Maracaibo.

domingo, 22 de junio de 2008

COVER LETTER

Hi friends! Remember my dream job? I really liked it and I want to apply for it, so I wrote a cover letter for the company. Check it out.


June, 16th 2008

Tiffany McCarty
Manager of Human Resources
JDG Associates, Ltd.
McLean, Virginia


Dear Ms. McCarty:

I am writing with reference to your advertisement in Yahoo Hot Jobs for the position of Management Consulting. I consider that my credentials and interests match with your requirement and want to apply for the same.

Recently I graduated as an Industrial Engineer and my academic background makes me a very qualified candidate. I am very responsable, outgoing, I love working as a team and I have the ability in helping develop improvement initiatives, giving solutions for any problems with the industry or costumers (specially emotional), and the initiative in finding ways to improve the management. Also I have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

On the other hand, I have knowledge about Six Sigma concepts and methodologies. I have been studying Six Sigma since I started my career, thaat is for 5 years, and I have high skills in working with the family of standards for quality management systems like: ISO 9000-9004, LOPCYMAT, INSAPSEL, and I made a SHA procedure manual for the San Onofre Church in Venezuela. I am very interested in the position, and it seems that my career goals match a lot with your job requirements.

I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss how my education and experience will be helpful to you. If you should have any questions or require clarification on any information prior to that please contact me at the next telephone numbers: 0261 – 6159019. Thank you in advance.

Sincerely,

Jessica Vergara


If you want to learn how to write cover letters, check out my links.

domingo, 15 de junio de 2008

My Dream Job

Hi community friends! I already found my DREAM job, I hope I can make it, check it out and I will tell you some things later.

Company Name: JDG Associates, Ltd.

Company History: JDG Associates, Ltd., founded by Joseph DeGioia, has been serving the executive recruitment needs of Fortune 1000 companies, associations and non-profits, the Federal government, research and consulting organizations and defense contractors since 1973. JDG has established itself as one of the premier providers of human capital solutions, with services ranging from middle-management recruitment to senior-level executive search across a wide variety of industries and disciplines.

With more than 4,000 placements since its inception, JDG has developed an extensive network of contacts on which to draw for future searches. Our professional consultants average 15 years in the executive search industry. JDG has the knowledge and experience to successfully identify qualified professionals and match their talents with the needs of your organization, resulting in a successful, long-term relationship.

Job Category: Management Consulting

Location: Mclean, VA

Position Type: Full-Time, Employee

Salary: $90,000 to $120,000 per year

Experience: 15+ Years Experience

Desired Education Level: Master of Science

Job Responsibilities


- Function as a technical coach and subject matter expert emphasizing Lean Six Sigma concepts, methods and tools.

- Analyze client requirements and research findings to develop and recommend solutions to business challenges.

-Help develop improvement initiatives using Lean Six Sigma concepts and methodologies.
-Plan and execute actions needed to implement approved solutions across the client organization.

-Communicate with client headquarters, field organization and other personnel on the status of planned and implementing activities.
-Research and understand client challenges and issues related to implementing a corporate management approach and related business problems.
-Conduct independent research to bring new ideas and solutions to the client's attention.
-Member of a team conducting studies and analyses on a variety of processes relating to installation management and construction management. These studies and analyses support policy development, capital budgeting and related resource allocation decisions, business process reengineering and improvement efforts in installation, public works, and construction management.
-Assist in effectively communicating the results of the studies and analyses to clients through written reports and oral presentations.

Job Qualifications

-Certified Master Black Belt (ASQ certified preferred) with 2 or more years experience.
-Superior communications skills, oral and written.

- BS in Civil, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering, Management Science, Operations Research, or other similar disciplines; Masters degree preferred.



Officers: Joseph DeGioia (President); Paul Belford (Director); Darren DeDioia (ChiefFinancial Officer); Tiffany McCarty and Jennifer Moss (Communications)



I think this is the perfect job for me, I’ve been studying Six Sigma for 5 years and if I get all the experience I need, I will do the job the best I can. I love the area and I’m very responsible. I think I could do a ver good work there.

If you want to look for a job, you can visit:

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/

Job Opportunity

Hello friends! I learned in unit 3 how to look for a job and actually I found one. Check it out.

Company Name: Waterford Wedgwood USA, Inc. Headquartered in Wall, NJ (Monmouth County), Waterford Wedgwood USA is the U.S. subsidiary of Dublin, Ireland-based Waterford Wedgwood plc. Waterford Wedgwood is the world's largest luxury crystal and ceramics company that includes the following premium lifestyle brands: Waterford Crystal, Wedgwood, and other leading brands.

Job: Category Manufacturing/Operations; Manufacturing/Operations

Location: Wall, NJ

Position Type: Full-Time, Employee

Salary: $50,000 to $55,000 per year

Experience: 0-1 Years Experience

Desired Education Level: Bachelor of Arts

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER

Job Description

They are looking for someone to develop and maintain labor standards and to support process improvement through work measurement, analyses and recommendations for our pack out lines. Key duties will include:

  • Develop and maintain labor standards
  • Evaluate operating methods
  • Evaluate facility design and layout
  • Assist in operations audits
  • Develop and implement efficiency measurements

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering
  • Experience in time study/labor management preferable
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project
  • Strong written, oral and communication skills
  • Familiar with economic evaluation and justification

I found this job opportunity very interesting because it is something that I can do right now. I think I can improve my knowlege in the areas that I like: Methods, manufacturing, operations; and I am sure that I have the skills to work on it.

If you want to look for a job, you can visit:

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/

domingo, 1 de junio de 2008

Six Sigma Video

Hello! I found a ver interesting video about the article I was talking about "Six Sigma" check it out, it is very complete.



If you want to know more you can join

www.youtube.com or just leave me a comment.

sábado, 31 de mayo de 2008

Six Sigma Summary

Hello! I found a very interesting article about Six Sigma. Hey! This is important for engineering. So, come and learn.

Six Sigma Summary

The goal of Six Sigma is to increase profits by eliminating variability, defects and waste that undermine customer loyalty.

Six Sigma is a methodology that provides businesses with the tools to improve the capability of their business processes. This increase in performance and decrease in process variation leads to defect reduction and vast improvement in profits, employee morale and quality of product.

In few words, a company or organization use the Six Sigme when they need a complete process: define, measure, analyze, design, and verify. That process is to get near perfection of an activity or product and eliminates defects.

This is a little information about the author of the article.

The article writter is Craig Tonner. He is a member of the Six Sigma official web page. He wroted and posted the first articles and he gave the opportunity to other autors to modify them. The last modify of this articles was on Sep. 3, 2003.


If you want to read the entire article please join:
http://www.isixsigma.com/sixsigma/six_sigma.asp

Hey! I almost forgot! I did the same activity from the last post ”Unit 1” and these are some words I found at answers.com

• Measure (meas'ur•er noun): Dimensions, quantity, or capacity as ascertained by attention or energy.
• Deviations (dē'vē-ā'shən noun): The comparison with a standard.
• Strives (strīv .verb): To exert much effort or energy; endeavor. To struggle or fight forcefully; contend
• Towards (prep. & adv): In the direction of.
• Current (kûr'ənt, kŭr'- . adj): Belonging to the present time.
• Overseen (ō'vər-sēn'. verb ): To watch over and direct; supervise
• Accomplished (ə-kŏm'plĭsht. adj): Skilled; expert
• Focus (fō'kəs. Noun-verb): To concentrate act of deviating or turning aside.

If you want to know more, don't forget to leave me a comment.

lunes, 26 de mayo de 2008

Unit 1: Online Dictionaries

Hello friends! Here is a very interesting text. This article is about reengineering business processes.

Reengineering

This article is about reengineering business processes

Reengineering (or re-engineering) is the radical redesign of an organization's processes, especially its business processes. Rather than organizing a firm into functional specialties (like production, accounting, marketing, etc.) and looking at the tasks that each function performs, we should, according to the reengineering theory, be looking at complete processes from materials acquisition, to production, to marketing and distribution. The firm should be re-engineered into a series of processes.

In this unit (online dictionaries) we learned how to use the dictionary and we also used online’s dictionaries. Here is an example of two words from the last article.


Accounting: (ə-koun'tĭng).noun. To provide a record such as funds paid or received for a person or business. (From www.answers.com)

From
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accounting

Main Entry:
ac·count·ing

Pronunciation:
\ə-ˈkau̇n-tiŋ\

Function:
noun

The system of recording and summarizing business and financial transactions and analyzing, verifying, and reporting the results; also : the principles and procedures of accounting

Acquisition:(ăk'wĭ-zĭsh'ən). noun. Act of obtaining ownership of an asset through purchase, trade, or gift. Also, the asset that was acquired.
Example: Purchasing the apartment house when the market was depressed turned out to be a timely acquisition for the company. A portfolio of similar acquisitions has performed well over recentyears.

From http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acquisition

Main Entry:
ac·qui·si·tion

Pronunciation:
\ˌa-kwə-ˈzi-shən\

Function:
noun

Something or someone acquired or gained acquisitions>

If you have a doubt about how to use a dictionary, you can leave me a comment.

miércoles, 21 de mayo de 2008

GOKIN CHIN AND MY BOYFRIEND´S OPINIONS ABOUT ENGINEERING

Hi friends... Do you remember the last interview? Well, I asked the same questions to one of my classmates and my boyfriend, and here are their aswers.

GOKIN

He thinks that an engineer is someone who is trained or professionally engaged in branch of engieenering. He chose the computer science because he liked it and it is a very nice carrer. He said, to be a good engineer you have to like science and math, you need a tecnical knowledge and practical ability.



When he completes his education he wants a job where he can implement his knowledge of the career and learn about new technology. He thinks that being an engineering student does not have a difficult part. He recommend engineering because it is a nice career and you can learn about the technology.

VICTOR


He thinks that engineering is a complete profession, he said that it includes a lot of skills, professionals and individual skills like: creativity, knowledge. Victor chose electronics engineering because he loves technology and he wants to be part of it.



He thinks that to be a good engineer you have to be a very good student, very responsable, becuase if you really want to be an Engineer you will no have time for nothing more than study, then you will se the benefits in the future, you will improve your knolegde, you have to be very outgoing.



When he completes his education he wants to work for an international company where he can show and improve his skills. Also he wants to graduate with good grades and view the benefits of his scholarship. Victor wants to support his parents, help them, and of course have his own family working as an Engineer for an international company.



He recommends engineering because it is a carreer where you learn science, numbers, professional and individual skills, environment works. In his opinion Engineering is a complete career.



If you want to know more you can leave a comment or visit their blogs.
http://yhonnyblog.blogspot.com/
http://vcjenglish14.blogspot.com/

sábado, 17 de mayo de 2008

Interview




Name: Jessica Vergara
Date: May 17th
Questions:

1. Could you please define Engineering in your own words?
A: Engineering is the art of creativity, knowledge. It is a profession that only ingenuity people can handle.


2. What influenced you to pursue Industrial Engeneering?
A: Destiny of my life and also that I am good with numbers.


3. Could you please describe the educational process required to become an Engineer?
A: First of all people have to do a test in the university where they want to study, then they start the career and they have to pass and get good grades in all their subjects. The subjects includes numbers, professional and individual skills, environment works.


4. What are the skills you need to be a good engineer?
A: You need to be very responsable, outgoing, you have to know how to work as a group, be a leader. Also you have to have a good memory and be extremely good with numbers.


5. What job considerations were you looking for after you completed your education?
A: Work for an international company where I can show and improve my skills.


6. What's something of your school life that you enjoy the most?
A: Getting good grades at numbers.


7. From your perspective, what is the most difficult part of being an engineering student?
A: There are a lot of hard subjects and you need to learn a lot, but sometimes I have to handle teachers with no personality or enough knowledge.


8. What are your plans for the future?
A: I want to graduate with good grades and my scholarship, then I want to work for an international company.


9. Point out your most personally gratifying moment in Engineering school.
A: When I got my scholarship.


10. Why would you recommend Engineering as a carreer?
A: Because it is a carreer where you learn science, numbers, professional and individual skills, environment works. In my opinion Engineering is a complete career.