Critical Thinking Questions
1. “Building a network of contacts to find jobs seems selfish. It involves acquiring friendships
just to use them for one’s personal benefit.” Discuss this view. (LO1)
This argument can be supported, for one can “use” people in building a network of contacts. A
2. Do employers who offer unpaid internships take unfair advantage of students’ knowledge
and skills? Under what circumstances might it be a good idea to take an unpaid internship?
When might it not be a good idea? (LO1)
The argument that some employers who offer unpaid internships take advantage of students can
be supported. Some less ethical organizations will justify hiring students for free labor under the
3. Maryann Brennan followed a broad program of study in college and received a degree in
She did her best work in English, especially in the writing courses. She also did well in
history, managerial leadership, organizational behavior, and psychology. As much as she
could, she avoided math and computer courses.
Her overall grade point average of 3.7 (4.0 basis) placed her in the top 10 percent of her
class. What advice would you give her as she begins her search for a career job? (LO1, LO2,
LO3, LO4 , LO5)
Although she has serious limitations in today’s job market, Maryann has marketable skills.
Especially marketable are her writing skills. She also has a broad liberal background and a good