Miami Herald’s 20 leaders under 40

April 30, 2010

Successful young locals…check them out:


S.W.O.T. Analysis

March 25, 2010

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats

Business majors often need these reports for their assignments, but they have other uses as well.  Whether you are looking for a solid bank, planning to invest, or have an upcoming interview, you can quickly find a lot useful information about a company if there is a S.W.O.T. analysis available.

We now have two databases with these reports:

Business & Company Resource Center (All Campuses)
on campus  |  off campus

TIP: Enter the name of your company as a company search. Select the best match after looking at the company location (headquarters) and revenue. After clicking on your company, look for a DOWNLOAD S.W.O.T. link above the company name.

Business Source Complete (All Campuses)
on campus  |  off campus

TIP:  Click on SWOT Analyses in the sidebar on the right. In the Browse for box, enter the name of your company. Click on the name of the company in the results (if there is one—there are SWOT reports for a lot of companies, but not every company has one). Under the All Issues column, choose the most recent report.

Business Dictionaries & Glossaries Online

February 23, 2010

When you need a quick definition of a business or investment term, try these sites:

Internship Fair Prep

February 6, 2010

Attending the College Of Business Internship Fair on Feb 9?

Want to have an edge when you meet with the companies and organizations when they are here?

Check out the Internship Fair LibGuide:

On the guide, you’ll see a list of participating companies & organizations, tips on how to research them using JWU resources, resume & interview help, and more.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.  We’re here to help!

World Economic Outlook – Sustaining the Recovery (IMF)

January 6, 2010

Good Day!

The full text of this October 2009 publication can be found on the site for the International Monetary Fund:

On the site, you can download the report in its entirety (226 pages), or download each chapter individually (for faster access).

Here’s a brief blurb (from the IMF site) that describes the WEO…
…WEO presents the IMF staff’s analysis and projections of economic developments at the global level, in major country groups (classified by region, stage of development, etc.), and in many individual countries. It focuses on major economic policy issues as well as on the analysis of economic developments and prospects…

Financial Crisis One Year Later (NY Times)

December 16, 2009

The New York Times site has a special feature that includes articles, video, audio, and interactive files showcasing the financial crisis and related developments over the past year:

Holiday Gift Giving Dilemma: What to Do with Used Electronics

December 14, 2009

A great gift idea often times involves an electronics product. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection encourages the reuse and recycling of electronics in order to protect our environment from toxins contained in most of these items. Recycling centers, located throughout the State, can be found using the map on the FDEP site.

Miami Dade County has several locations  where residents can drop off televisions and computer monitors, personal computers, keyboards, hard drives, printers, VCRs, audio and video equipment, cell phones and hand held radios.

More environmentally friendly information can be found in the Environmental Science and Going Green! LibGuides. These guides provide links to resources about current research on environmental issues, sustainable development, energy use, and the connection between the green/sustainable culture and the Business, Hospitality and Culinary Arts majors offered here at JWU.

May Your Holidays be Happy…and Green!