Part I: Keyword search
- Click on the "Search"
button on your web browser to access an Internet search web site. Alternatively,
you may type the address of an Intenet search engine of your choosing (e.g.,
- Use the following automotive
tecnology terms, as Internet search keywords (hint: type the keywords within
quotation marks for a more precise search):
- Follow the on-screen
web site links or instructions produced from your search.
- Record the web site address
for each site you visit.
- Review the information
in the web site you visit. In your own words, summarize the web site information
provided for each search. Be sure to explain any other terms, concepts or
law enforcement vocabulary that appears in the content.
- Provide an example of
each term's use within automotive technology, including the environment (e.g.,
service stations, auto dealerships, etc.) or situations in which the term
- Discuss how the information
obtained from your search relates to the overall field of automotive technology.
- Based on your review
of the information, has your perception of automotive technology, or career
or academic goals changed? Explain.
- Advisement: Bookmark
the web page(s) resulting for each search you have conducted. Alternatively,
copy, paste, and save and the information in a word processor application.
Be sure to include the address for each web site in your document.
- Use e-mail communication
to discuss your findings and exchange ideas with your classmates.
- Arrange a time to discuss
the information and your responses with your course instructor. If necessary,
have hard copies (printouts) of the information available.
Part II: Planning
for work in the field
- Conduct three or more
Internet searches for organizations related to automotive technology. (If
appropriate, you may use results from your searches in Part I.)
- View listings or notices
of available positions within the organization on the web site. Describe the
- title of the position
- duties and responsibilities
of the position
- required academic
and professional experience
- Use the contact information
on one of the sites you have visited, and send an e-mail request for additional
information about the type of positions in the organization, relating to automotive
technology. Consider including your:
- current status within
the automotive technology program;
- area of emphasis
- career goals and
advanced study within the field.
- Include your course instructor's
e-mail address in the request, using the "cc:" field.
- Retain the e-mail response
from the organization, or notify your course instructor if a response has
not been received after a one week period.
- Plan your academic career.
- Hear from college students
and experts in this field.