For this assignment, you are to conduct research for four companies that you are interested in working with either for an internship or upon graduation from Penn State. Specifically, you are to research and write a brief report addressing the topics listed below for each of the five companies. You may use a variety of sources, but you must research the company via Hoovers and find an article from a credible news source. All sources should be cited in APA format in a bibliography at the end of your paper. See the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) for APA specifics. You are also required to submit the original Hoovers fact sheet and the original article with your write up.
Key topics to address in your paper include:
Brief company history, background, and top management
Scope of operations
Estimated starting salary for an entry-level manager
A relevant news story from the last 12 months
Why you would like to work for this company
ABI/Inform (Business / Newspaper articles): http://j.mp/abi-inform (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Hoover’s Database: http://bit.ly/hooverinfo (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Pennsylvania Salary Information: http://bit.ly/pasalary (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
(remember to look at Occupational Wages / PA WorkStats)
Purdue OWL: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/10/