This project consists of an essay question with multiple components, all of which must be addressed in some form.
In this essay, in 800 words, you should answer:
– Why are ethics important when conducting oneself in a professional environment?
– Describe how you developed your professional set of ethics.
– Describe the process you may use to recognize ethical dilemmas. I recommend relating this to your job, or to your desired occupation, and providing at least one example of an ethical dilemma you may face.
– In a professional environment, what are the consequences, immediate or far-reaching, of unethical behavior? Who are potential stakeholders impacted by ethical/unethical behavior in a professional context?
You will need to use outside sources as support in your document and they must be cited within the document. I do NOT have a preference for the format of your citations (APA vs. MLA vs. Chicago-style). I recommend citing the author’s last name and year of publication, with page numbers included for direct quotations; your citation can look like this: (last name, year). If you have a thought that is not your own, you must give credit to the original source. I will run all essays through a software that checks for plagiarism; this is a form of cheating! Further, you must work on this on your own. Violations of these rules will fail to receive credit on for the essay.
When I grade the essay, I’m looking to see that careful thought and consideration went into your response. This should be a personal essay that relates to you and your unique experience.