Discovery Project

Part 1 Company/Organization and Industry (For whom do you want to work?) (Each box must have a response to receive full credit!) 5 points

1. Organization Name| Microsoft Corp.|

2. Website (if available)| http://www.microsoft.com |

3. Industry| Software PublishersCustom Computer Programming ServicesAudio and Video Equipment ManufacturingAll Other Telecommunications|

4. Publicly/Privately Held| Publicly|

5. Product/Service| Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports software products for many computing devices. The company's key products and services include the following: Windows & Windows Live:

Windows 7 (Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate and 64-bit edi PC hardware products Server operating systems Consulting services Product support services Search advertising Display advertising Software Enterprise resource planning solutions Customer relationship management Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Gaming consoles Entertainment platforms| Part 2 Company/Organization Focus This is the information that “draws” you to the organization.

Try to capture any of the following points from the company’s website: mission, vision, philosophy, or set of core values/priorities. It is likely you will incorporate this information into your cover letter, application, and interview responses—in essence, your “brand.” Note: some organizations are intentional (specifically labeling “vision,” “values,” etc.) when placing this information on their websites. If you are having difficulty locating it, ask for help! Each response will be scored on a scale of 1 to 5 for this next section. 5 points (1-2=Needs Improvement, 3-4=Acceptable, 5=Excellent)

1. Write in, describe or copy and paste the mission/vision, philosophy, core values, etc.., in the text box below. 5 points Our ValuesAs a company, and as individuals, we value integrity, honesty, openness, personal excellence, constructive self-criticism, continual self-improvement, and mutual respect.

We are committed to our customers and partners and have a passion for technology. We take on big challenges, and pride ourselves on seeing them through. We hold ourselves accountable to our customers, shareholders, partners, and employees by honoring our commitments, providing results, and striving for the highest quality.|

2. Type in the text box why you believe this organization would be a good “fit” for you. Why do you want to work for it? 5 points I really like this company and I am an international student. The Microsoft is huge company. It is an international company. China is a big market for Microsoft. I can work for this company both in USA and China. I am a Microsoft fans. My major is Finance and Supply chain management.

I think this company needs me due to my majors. I can use my majors help company to get more profit. According it is a big company and it is an Innovative company, I think the young people will be more fit with Apple business. I study hard and work hard. The most important point is I am very interested in Microsoft. They need people.|

Part 3 Broadening the Spectrum by Identifying the Competition and Their Locations If you have determined one organization to pursue for employment, you need to identify a few more that are similar in their service or product delivery. You’ve got to know the competition so you can speak to your selected company’s competitive advantage, but also, to unveil other similar companies for whom you may like to work.

1. Using Business Source Complete and/or Business Insights from Gale, present your ability to locate your chosen company’s competition, location, and revenue. 9 points Note: Use your notes from our class meeting with Julia Martin from the Carlson Library. | Name| Location| Revenue|

1.| Hewlett-Packard Co.| 3000 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA| $127,245,000,000| 2.| McKesson Corp.| One Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 USA| $122,734,000,000| 3.| Apple Inc.| 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014 USA| $108,249,000,000|