Assignment: Interviewing for the Job Your day has come. You are excited because at this point the consulting


Interviewing for the Job

Your day has come. You are excited because at this point the consulting company has invited you to an interview with a large midwestern university that is indeed interested in hiring you to be a consultant working on a two-year contract in helping the university drive new levels of growth and improvement. To prepare for this opportunity you are writing a brief synopsis to your boss in relationship to the topics you intend to cover with this much coveted client. To that end, be reminded that your goal will be to partner with this higher education institution in hopes of helping them to become much more contemporary, forward thinking, and successful. To do so you will talk about the following:

Component 1: Introduction: in the introduction you will articulate some of the modern-day challenges of higher education institutions.

Component 2: You will talk about some of the major hindrances associated with traditional higher education institutions.

Component 3: Discuss how the hindrances from component 2 are often times turned around and used as advantages and accelerators for improvement and how through strategic planning and innovation these old traditions can be repositioned in a way that leads to better outcomes.

Component 4: Conclusion: In this conclusion you’ll offer a synthesis of these main points.

Please ensure in executing this assignment that you make specific references to the readings provided as well as the utilization of at least five outside references which can be used to support your ideas presented. The use of outside sources is important because even though the materials provided for this course are excellent, as a graduate student you are expected to be able to consult a variety of sources regarding a given topic and synthesize that scholarly input into a thoughtful set of recommendations, conclusions, etc.

The essay should be 1800 – words and should include at least five (5) citations. The sections should be clearly marked with headings so that your instructor knows which points you are addressing. Follow the guidelines for APA writing style. The title page and references page do not count towards the minimum word amount for this assignment.

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