Internet Office Projects / Edition 2

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This technology-based product is designed to teach the user how to use the Internet as a research tool for gathering information. It offers a hands on project-based approach to using the Internet to accomplish realistic tasks such as searching for jobs, planning vacations and business travel, retrieving investment and financial information, marketing a business and designing Web pages. The projects are designed to be used in a variety of settings with tasks focused on real-life applications that will increase the user's knowledge of the Internet and enhance employability.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538727471
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/24/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Susan Evans Jennings' experience in the office technology field is extensive. Her teaching experience includes over 17 years at the high school and university levels. She is currently an Assistant Professor of General Business at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Dr. Jennings' research interest is the Internet used as an educational resource and online teaching and learning tool. She has presented many workshops at the state, regional, national, and international level concerning the use of the Internet and online learning. She holds an A.A.S. in Office Occupations, a B.S.E and M.Ed. in Business Education, and an Ed.D. in Developmental Education—Instructional Systems and Technology. Her past experience in the office includes working nine years in a number of office positions for an oil company. In addition to teaching, Dr. Jennings served as business education/general cooperative education coordinator, and FBLA sponsor at Parkers Chapel High School in El Dorado, Arkansas. She was an Assistant Professor of Vocational Education at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia.

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Table of Contents

Project 1 Career Decisions and Job Search 1-1. Research Career Possibilities 1-2. Research Qualifications and Positions Available 1-3. Locate Electronic Resume (E-Resume) Guidelines 1-4. Post Electronic Resumes 1-5. Find Temorary Employment Project 2 The Insurance Office 2-1. Prepare Location Maps 2-2. Obtain Telephone Numbers 2-3. Determine Postal Rates for Packages 2-4. Find ZIP Codes + 4 2-5. Locate Insurance Information 2-6. Prepare Highway Map Project 3 The Education Office 3-1. Find Professional Certification Requirements 3-2. Find College Admissions Testing Requirements 3-3. Obtain Information on Government Financial Aid for Students 3-4. Obtain Specific Information from Colleges and Universities 3-5. Locate Scholarship Information Project 4 The Medical Office 4-1. Locate Medical Information on Anthrax 4-2. Locate Adult Immunization Schedule 4-3. Locate Corporate Headquarters for Health Insurance Provider 4-4. Locate Prescription Drug Information 4-5. Locate Physicians Project 5 The Accounting Office 5-1. Locate Department of Labor Regulations 5-2. Locate Employment Data 5-3. Locate Federal Regulations 5-4. Determine Proper Mailing Address for Tax Filing 5-5. Gather State Income Tax Information 5-6. Find CPA Exam and Test Date Information Project 6 The Legal Office 6-1. Locate Expert Witnesses 6-2. Locate the Names of Elected Officials 6-3. Locate U.S. Court of Appeals Districts 6-4. Obtain Information on Federal Agencies 6-5. Locate Citizenship Information 6-6. Research Minimum Wage Laws Project 7 The Radio Station 7-1. Locate the Weather Forecast 7-2. Locate Current Movie Reviews 7-3. Locate Events Happening on This Day in History 7-4. Find Birthdays for Today's Date 7-5. Find Horoscope for Today's Birthday Project 8 Financial Investment Office 8-1. Obtain Stock Symbols 8-2. Obtain Stock Names 8-3. Obtain Stock Prices 8-4. Obtain Price/Earnings (P/E) Ratio 8-5. Obtain Mutual Fund Prices 8-6. Obtain Stock Price Trends Project 9 The Human Resources Office 9-1. Locate OSHA Reporting Standards 9-2. Locate Employment Data 9-3. Locate Social Security Retirement Guidelines 9-4. Determine Allowances on W-4 Forms 9-5. Determine FICA Withholdings Project 10 The Fleet Department Office 10-1. Determine Dates 10-2. Determine the Current Value of Present Fleet 10-3. Locate Replacement Vehicles (with same features) 10-4. Find Cost of Purchasing Vehicles After Trade-In 10-5. Calculate Total Payments and Interest on New Cars Project 11 The Travel Office 11-1. Locate Airline Schedules and Fares 11-2. Locate Hotel Accommodations 11-3. Obtain Business Travel Expenses 11-4. Compare Car Rentals 11-5. Locate Businesses 11-6. Locate Restaurants Project 12 The Purchasing Office 12-1. Locate Office Planning Services and Products 12-2. Locate and Compare Paper Shredders 12-3. Locate Name Tag Source 12-4. Compare Prices of Common Office Supplies 12-5. Research Gold Information Project 13 The Credit Office 13-1. Determine Current Fed Funds Rate 13-2. Determine the Prime Lending Rate 13-3. Determine U.S. Personal Savings Rate 13-4. Locate Credit Card Interest Rates 13-5. Locate Credit Bureaus Project 14 Moving and Living Independently 14-1. Compare Salaries 14-2. Research Crime Occurrences 14-3. Compare Other Living Factors 14-4. Make a Decision 14-5. Locate Living Accommodations Project 15 Planning a Vacation 15-1. Obtain a Passport 15-2. Locate U.S. Embassy 15-3. Locate Public Transportation 15-4. Locate Accommodations 15-5. Research Sightseeing Attractions 15-6. Exchange Foreign Currency Project 16 Web Page Design 16-1. Identify Tags in Hypertext Markup Language 16-2. Define Tags 16-3. HTML Headings 16-4. HTML Paragraphs 16-5. HTML-Required Elements 16-6. Design a Web Page

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