Links

Here are some links to get you started on research. These are news articles, reports and other websites that will help inspire you to choose a topic for the final presentation.

Business and Professional Communication Topics and Links

Interview Communication

Help wanted, apply to the AI: Why your next job interview could be with a machine
https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/artificial-intelligence-job-applications-unconscious-bias-1.4802061

These job interview questions could land an employer in court
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/09/04/job-interview-questions-could-land-employer-court/

Emails do’s and don’ts
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2016-01-27/job-seekers-know-these-email-signature-dos-and-donts

Job interview mistakes
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellevate/5-interview-mistakes-most_b_8759464.html

The One Question You Should Ask Every Job
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/20/opinion/sunday/the-one-question-you-should-ask-about-every-new-job.html?mtrref=query.nytimes.com&gwh=CE32FEA6E5F42DF1D9F8211E64F8B8D4&gwt=pay&assetType=opinion

5 Job Interview Tips to Steal from Presidential Candidates
http://money.usnews.com/careers/articles/2016-02-17/5-job-interview-tips-to-steal-from-presidential-candidates

3 Tips to Help You Ace Your Next Job Interview
http://time.com/4206539/job-interview-advice/

Workplace Communication

Tips for how to handle a toxic workplace
https://www.marketplace.org/2018/08/08/business/handle-toxic-workplace

The guide to better work relationships
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellevate/the-ultimate-guide-to-bet_b_8630616.html

Workplace Conflicts? 4 Ways to Improve Communication
http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/8766-resolving-workplace-conflicts.html

Why women need to stick together
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/women-workplace-equality_us_56a79152e4b0b87beec5fb28?utm_hp_ref=business

How to Transcend Workplace Communication in the Emoji Era
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/how-to-transcend-workplace-communication-in-the-emoji-era/634209

Branding

The 10-Minute Guide to Personal Branding
https://www.influencive.com/the-10-minute-guide-to-personal-branding/

In 1 Simple Sentence, Warren Buffet Explains the Power of Personal Branding
https://www.inc.com/jt-odonnell/in-1-simple-sentence-warren-buffet-explains-power-of-personal-branding.html

Including a “branding statement” on your resume
http://www.floridatoday.com/story/money/business/2016/01/27/branding-statements-important-job-search/79397894/

How to brand yourself online
http://www.business.com/careers/not-just-linkedin-how-to-brand-yourself-online-when-job-hunting/

Leaving a Stable Job to Create Your Dream Career
https://hbr.org/2016/01/leaving-a-stable-job-to-create-your-dream-career

Making the workplace better

It’s time to give managers basic training in mental health
https://qz.com/work/1352382/management-101-should-include-basic-mental-health-training/

23 Ways to Create a Better Work Environment
http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/7932-create-better-work-environment.html

How to Turn Your Hellhole of a Company Into a Great Place to Work
http://lifehacker.com/5988849/how-to-turn-your-hellhole-of-a-company-into-a-great-place-to-work

Learning from Trader Joes
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trader-joes-treating-workers-well_us_566b438de4b0e292150df3d6?yl2tke29=

How Scandinavian countries compare to USA
http://www.thenation.com/article/after-i-lived-in-norway-america-felt-backward-heres-why/

Technology at work

Essential education: future jobs must be taught with tech
https://www.raconteur.net/technology/essential-education-future-jobs-tech

Cybersecurity’s insidious new threat: workforce stress
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611727/cybersecuritys-insidious-new-threat-workforce-stress/

Obama calls for computer Education
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/31/us/politics/obamas-budget-urges-a-deeper-commitment-to-computer-education.html?ref=business&_r=0

How internet access can help improve inequality
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sarita-nayyar-wef-davos-2016-interview_us_569fa6d0e4b0875553c26d00?utm_hp_ref=business

How The Growth Of Mixed Reality Will Change Communication, Collaboration And The Future Of The Workplace
http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/30/how-the-growth-of-mixed-reality-will-change-communication-collaboration-and-the-future-of-the-workplace/

Telecommunicating Can Make the Office a Lonely Place
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/03/business/telecommuting-can-make-the-office-a-lonely-place-a-study-says.html?mtrref=query.nytimes.com&gwh=A77B7E3EBAD5DA38118C8E32AF7D80B8&gwt=pay

Dressing for Success

What Is Business Casual?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/reneesylvestrewilliams/2012/05/09/what-is-business-casual/#41ec9af95d7d

Professional Looks for Women on Pinterest
https://www.pinterest.com/enccareerservic/professional-dress-for-women/

This is the perfect business casual outfit for summer
http://www.businessinsider.com/business-casual-outfit-summer-2016-6

Poised, Polished, Professional and Plus Size: Plus Size Wear to Work Tips
http://thecurvyfashionista.com/2012/01/poised-polished-professional-and-plus-size-plus-size-wear-to-work-tips/

Business Casual Can Be Complex, Especially for Women. Relaxed standards requires employees to use careful judgment
http://www.wsj.com/articles/business-casual-can-be-complex-especially-for-women-1464979973

10 reasons why thrift stores are awesome
http://www.treehugger.com/style/10-reasons-why-thrift-stores-are-awesome.html

The Top 10 Places To Buy Stylish, Yet Affordable, Work Clothes
http://www.splashresumes.com/2013/07/11/the-top-10-places-to-buy-stylish-yet-affordable-work-clothes/

Multilingualism at Work

The Bilingual Advantage
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/31/science/31conversation.html?_r=1

New Report on Economic Advantages of Multilingualism
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=multilingualism&tbm=nws

6 Multilingual Benefits That You Only Get If You Speak Another Language
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/02/multilingual-benefits_n_5399980.html

The 6 Best Things About Being Bilingual. You’ll have a leg up in the job market, for one.
http://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/news/a43469/benefits-of-being-bilingual/

Is Bilingualism Really an Advantage?
http://www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/bilingual-advantage-aging-brain

Millennials (the generation born in 1980s to late 90s)

One chart shows how millennials got screwed
https://www.businessinsider.com/how-chart-shows-how-millenials-got-screwed-2017-11

Why millennials want to quit their jobs
http://time.com/money/4199776/why-millennials-want-to-quit-their-jobs/

Millennials and Communication
http://www.forbes.com/sites/womensmedia/2016/01/14/what-matters-most-in-managing-millennials-communication/#29d143d27bca

The Millennials: A new generation of employees, a new set of engagement policies
http://iveybusinessjournal.com/publication/the-millennials-a-new-generation-of-employees-a-new-set-of-engagement-policies/

Mindful Communication

What Is Mindfulness?
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/topic/mindfulness/definition

How a Mindfulness Practice Can Calm Your Mind and Also Refresh Your Managerial Approach
https://www.adweek.com/agencies/how-a-mindfulness-practice-can-calm-your-mind-and-also-refresh-your-managerial-approach/

Mindful Communication my #1 Goal
http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterarvai/2016/01/26/mindful-communication-my-1-goal-for-2016/#66f945b116be

Four ways mindfulness will improve conversations
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellevate/four-ways-mindfulness-wil_b_8957450.html

Mindfulness At Work: 5 Tricks For A Healthier, Less Stressful Work Day
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/24/mindfulness-at-work_n_3475045.html

Family and Medical Leave

Paid Family and Medical Leave: An Overview
http://www.nationalpartnership.org/research-library/work-family/paid-leave/paid-family-and-medical-leave.pdf

The Wrong Way to Do Paid Family Leave (opinion)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/12/opinion/paid-family-leave-marco-rubio.html

It’s good to be a working parent in Europe
http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/17/pf/working-parents-paid-leave/

New York Just Passed America’s Best Paid Family Leave Law
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/new-york-paid-family-leave_us_5702ae75e4b0daf53af042b7

Inequality

Inequality.org
http://inequality.org/

50 years of rising income inequality has created a ‘new gilded age’ in the US, and in 5 states it’s now worse than ever
https://www.businessinsider.com/income-inequality-highest-united-states-2018-8?r=UK&IR=T

How Rising Inequality Has Widened the Justice Gap
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/31/business/rising-inequality-widened-justice-gap.html

An Economy For the 1%: How privilege and power in the economy drive extreme inequality and how this can be stopped
http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/an-economy-for-the-1-how-privilege-and-power-in-the-economy-drive-extreme-inequ-592643

9 US states with the highest income inequality
http://www.cbsnews.com/media/9-u-s-states-with-the-highest-income-inequality/

Neoliberal policies have led to inequality: IMF
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/31/neoliberal-policies-have-led-to-inequality-imf.html

Economy

U.S. economy seen strong in 2018, to slow in 2019: CBO
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-growth/u-s-economy-seen-strong-in-2018-to-slow-in-2019-cbo-idUSKBN1KY23R

The Outlook for Workers in 2018
https://money.usnews.com/money/careers/company-culture/articles/the-outlook-for-workers-for-this-year

10 best job websites
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2015/10/27/the-10-best-websites-to-find-jobs

Best and worst cities to find a job
https://wallethub.com/edu/best-cities-for-jobs/2173/#main-findings

US Economic Outlook for 2018 and Beyond: Experts Forecast Steady Growth
https://www.thebalance.com/us-economic-outlook-3305669

Discrimination

Wave of #MeToo workplace complaints strains human rights agencies
https://www.tampabay.com/news/business/Wave-of-MeToo-workplace-complaints-strains-human-rights-agencies_171483518

Closing The Wage Gap On Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Is A Win For Us All
https://www.forbes.com/sites/shelleyzalis/2018/08/07/closing-the-wage-gap-on-black-womens-equal-pay-day-is-a-win-for-us-all/#4f1c8d5e1013

Gender Inequality and Women in the US Labor Force
http://www.ilo.org/washington/areas/gender-equality-in-the-workplace/WCMS_159496/lang–en/index.htm

Working while brown: What discrimination looks like now
http://money.cnn.com/2015/11/25/news/economy/racial-discrimination-work/

Subtle Discrimination in a Male-Dominated Workplace
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lindsay-rosasco/subtle-discrimination-in-_b_9064902.html

The Crisis of Minority Unemployment
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/21/opinion/sunday/the-crisis-of-minority-unemployment.html?hpw&rref=sunday-review&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well

The Biggest Stories About Gender Inequality at Work
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/12/gender-equality-workplace-2015/422328/

21 Racial Microaggressions You Hear On A Daily Basis
https://www.buzzfeed.com/hnigatu/racial-microagressions-you-hear-on-a-daily-basis?utm_term=.yd0JO1WZG#.cf7P48W0X

New York City (Housing, job situation, etc.)

NYC’s housing crisis threatens the city’s future: report
https://therealdeal.com/2018/08/05/nycs-housing-crisis-threatens-the-citys-future-report/

NYC.gov Affordable Housing Page
https://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/service/1021/affordable-housing

What Airbnb Did to New York City
https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/03/what-airbnb-did-to-new-york-city/552749/

Gentrification in Brooklyn
http://www.thenation.com/article/how-a-gentrification-scam-threatens-new-yorks-community-gardens/

Five books to better understand gentrification
http://www.thenation.com/article/5-books-gentrification-blues/

NYC no longer runs credit checks on applicants
http://www.thenation.com/article/new-york-city-just-outlawed-running-credit-checks-job-applicants/

TOPICS ACCORDING TO MAJORS/ PROFESSIONS

Communication and Web Design

Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Before It Breaks Democracy?https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/09/17/can-mark-zuckerberg-fix-facebook-before-it-breaks-democracy

How to Communicate with Developers
http://sixrevisions.com/content-strategy/effective-communication-tips-for-web-designers/

Effective Communication Tips for Web Designers
http://sixrevisions.com/content-strategy/effective-communication-tips-for-web-designers/

Clear And Effective Communication In Web Design
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/02/clear-and-effective-communication-in-web-design/

HOW TO: Communicate Needs & Expectations to Web Designers
http://mashable.com/2010/09/22/communicate-web-designer/#O7zevWeagGqt

Communication and Construction (Health and Safety)

Effective Communication = Better Construction Management
https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/leecom3401/wp-admin/post.php?post=158&action=edit

10 Ways To Improve Communication in Construction – Infographics
https://geniebelt.com/blog/10-ways-to-improve-communication-in-construction-infographics

Building Safety Fines Quadrupled in NYC
https://ohsonline.com/articles/2016/02/15/building-safety-fines-quadrupled-in-nyc.aspx

Comptroller says deadly NYC crane collapse could have been prevented; investigation underway
http://pix11.com/2016/02/05/comptroller-says-deadly-nyc-crane-collapse-could-have-been-prevented-investigation-may-take-months/

US Building Boom Fuels Spike in Construction Worker Injury and Death
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/34572-us-building-boom-fuels-spike-in-construction-worker-injury-and-death

Communication in Engineering

Why Engineers Need Great Communication Skills
http://www.myrealvoice.com/blog/why-engineers-need-great-communication-skills/

Why effective communication is important for 21st century engineers
http://news.engineering.utoronto.ca/why-effective-communication-is-important-for-21st-century-engineers/

10 Ways to Better Communicate with Engineers
http://fastlane-mep.org/communicate-with-engineers/

5 Civil Engineering Failures and What They Taught Us
http://www.engineering.com/BIM/ArticleID/11533/5-Civil-Engineering-Failures-and-What-They-Taught-Us.aspx

Five Biggest Engineering Disasters
http://www.engineering.com/Library/ArticlesPage/tabid/85/ArticleID/5301/Five-Biggest-Engineering-Disasters.aspx

Communication and Technical/Professional Writing

DEFINING TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION
http://www.stc.org/about-stc/the-profession-all-about-technical-communication/defining-tc

Sentence Structure of Technical Writing
http://web.mit.edu/me-ugoffice/communication/technical-writing.pdf

Clear Communication, National Institute of Health
http://www.nih.gov/institutes-nih/nih-office-director/office-communications-public-liaison/clear-communication

Seven tips for talking with nontechnical people
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/seven-tips-for-talking-with-nontechnical-people/

10 Ways to Improve Your Professional Writing
http://quickbase.intuit.com/blog/10-ways-to-improve-your-professional-writing

Communication in Health Care

CDC Gateway to Health Communication & Social Marketing Practice
http://www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/index.html

Impact of Communication in Healthcare
http://healthcarecomm.org/about-us/impact-of-communication-in-healthcare/

Better communication between health care professionals
http://www.timesunion.com/tuplus-opinion/article/Michael-Brannigan-Health-care-is-plagued-by-too-6791191.php

Healthcare Terms and Communication should matter to patients
http://www.networkworld.com/article/3023342/healthcare/healthcare-terms-and-communication-should-matter-to-patients.html

Communication costs in dentistry
http://www.dentaleconomics.com/articles/print/volume-106/issue-1/practice/say-this-not-that.html

Foreign Language Translation Toolkit
http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/health-equity/appendix-f-language-audience-guides.pdf

Refugees In America’s Healthcare System: How Refugee Families Get The Care They Need To Build New Lives
http://www.medicaldaily.com/refugee-healthcare-371676

Millions of Americans Are Getting Lost in Translation During Hospital Visits
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/millions-americans-are-getting-lost-translation-during-hospital-visits-180956760/?no-ist

Communication in Hospitality Industries

5 Ways to Improve Hotel Internal Communications
https://blog.beekeeper.io/5-ways-to-improve-internal-communications-in-your-hotel/

4 tech trends that are changing the way guests and hotels communicate
https://medium.com/hijiffy/4-tech-trends-that-are-changing-the-way-guests-and-hotels-communicate-153602b811b5

Six marketing communication tips for hotels
https://www.freshfield.com/blog/fresh-thinking/six-tactical-marketing-communication-tips-for-hotels/

How to Communicate Effectively in Your Restaurant: 7 Suggestions
https://pos.toasttab.com/blog/how-to-communicate-effectively-in-your-restaurant

Communication is the basis of a food safety management system
https://www.foodengineeringmag.com/articles/91718-communication-is-the-basis-of-a-food-safety-management-system

The importance of communication in food recalls
https://www.foodservicedirector.com/managing-your-business/ensuring-food-safety/articles/importance-communication-in-food-recalls

Communication Skills for Chefs: How Can You Communicate Effectively in the Kitchen?
https://www.ecpi.edu/blog/communication-skills-for-chefs-how-can-you-communicate-effectively-in-the-kitchen