Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection

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2012 2017

Social media has evolved so quickly in the past two decades and continues to grow and change at a rapid pace. This way of connecting and communicating with others has become so ingrained in daily life and can have a major influence on people’s actions. Social media and social networking look vastly different today than it did in the past, and will continue to change for the future. The sports and travel industries are no exception to the integration of social media. Both entities understand the importance of being prominent in the online domain and connecting to the Millennial generation. ...

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Homes, Taylor, Larkin, Anna, Eaton, John, et al.
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2017-05

The ability to draft and develop productive Major League players is vital to the success of any MLB organization. A core of cost-controlled, productive players is as important as ever with free agent salaries continuing to rise dramatically. In a sport where mere percentage points separate winners from losers at the end of a long season, any slight advantage in identifying talent is valuable. This study examines the 2004-2008 MLB Amateur Drafts in order to analyze whether certain types of prospects are more valuable selections than others. If organizations can better identify which draft prospects will more likely contribute at ...

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Gildea, Adam Joseph, Eaton, John, McIntosh, Daniel, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

The objective of this paper is to give information that can assist Independent (indie) authors at every stage of the book process: development, promotion and distribution of their books. The book market is changing, and it’s changing today. As the market evolves it is essential for authors to evolve as well. Due to the market’s evolution, authors must question every stage of the book process, from beginning to end. It is due to these significant changes that my paper will be formatted more as a guide for newer indie authors or authors who are having trouble keeping up with the ...

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Collopy, Robert Edward, Ostrom, Amy, Eaton, John, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

Creating a strong brand enables companies to create a loyal customer base that leads to success and profitability. Companies can acquire this success through the right mix of marketing techniques and company strategies that consumers see as important. They may need to think outside of traditional marketing and focus on how they can create a unique experience that their customer will enjoy and only be able to receive from that specific company. The Starbucks Corporation has been able to create this experience that has created an astonishing customer base and loyalty to their brand. Through the initial research of various ...

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Singer, Fallon Alicia, Yu, Michelle, Machas, Melina, et al.
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2014-05

Incidents relating to professional/collegiate athletes and their use of social media have been a prominent topic in the news for the last several years. For collegiate athletes, a distasteful, offensive post can have a substantial impact on the rest of their lives, as he/she can have scholarships revoked, legal action taken upon them, and professional offers cut. An athlete’s poor actions will affect their brand image and that of the school whose uniform they wear. Outcry over these incidents have caused teams, themselves, to compensate in a variety of ways. The following thesis is a narrative representation of these incidents, ...

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Bornhoft, Holly Marie, Eaton, John, Mokwa, Michael, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

Do more diverse teams create better outcomes, creatively and fiscally? Why do heterogeneous groups think more innovatively and create products that reach a wider audience? Diverse teams bring unique perspectives that force individuals to reimagine their world views and question what they know. This thesis focuses on the benefits of increased racial and gender diversity in the workplace. There is a dramatic difference in the number of women and people of color in tech companies generally, in STEM roles, and in leadership roles. The benefits of diverse teams (along all axis) is indisputable, yet companies still fight diversifying their employee ...

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Robinson, Sasha Raquel, Mokwa, Michael, Eaton, John, et al.
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2016-12

Abstract Throughout my paper, I will discuss a few individuals from two different marketing industries, print and digital media, who chose to market themselves as ‘bossy’; people who gained momentum from a stand still by asserting themselves into seemingly untouchable opportunities, including RJ Orr, VP of Sales at bluemedia inc, and Jeff Herzog, Founder and CEO of ZOG Digital Media and Founder and former CEO of iCrossing. Through my study of these individuals, I will identify several leadership qualities that have aided them in their journeys to success, and then discuss the ways I have started to incorporate the characteristics ...

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Swift, Abigail, Eaton, John, McIntosh, Daniel, et al.
Created Date
2016-09-27

The following paper is a proposal for marketing materials advertising the W. P. Carey Leaders Academy and the experience of business students in Barrett, The Honors College. There is a distinct need for materials that market to and inform prospective students about the experiences and feeling of community that can be attained from being a student in the W. P. Carey Leaders Academy, which is “a community designed exclusively for premier students enrolled in the W. P. Carey School of Business” (W. P. Carey Leaders Academy). The challenge of successfully creating these materials was approached with various methods of data ...

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Herrold, Kelsey Jayne, Eaton, John, Desch, Tim, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

AZMagicPlayers.com is a website dedicated to the promotion of the Wizards of the Coast-trading card game Magic: the Gathering in Arizona. This paper details the business model that helps sustain the website and how that business model is designed specifically to help build the community and ultimately fulfill the mission statement of AZMagicPlayers.com.

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Abong, Jason, Abong, Jeffrey, Eaton, John, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

The definition of “beauty” can be interpreted in many ways but when defining it literally, it is considered as such: “a combination of qualities that pleases the intellect or moral sense” (Oxford Dictionaries). Beauty simply “pleases” the intellect; it does not say that intellect is a factor of beauty itself. Beauty is nice to look at, a mere pleasure to experience in the “moral sense.” It does not have anything to do with one’s actions, principles or intelligence, but instead the way one presents himself or herself. If someone is deemed as intellectual, does that mean they are not viewed ...

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Sanders, Samantha Kaye, Hibner Koblitz, Ann, Eaton, John, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

Barrett, the Honors College accepts high performing, academically engaged students and works with them in collaboration with all of the other academic units at Arizona State University. All Barrett students complete a thesis or creative project, supervised and defended in front of a faculty committee. The thesis or creative project allows students to explore an intellectual interest and produce an original piece of scholarly research. The thesis or creative project is a student’s opportunity to explore areas of academic interest with greater intensity than is possible in a single course. It is also an opportunity to engage with professors, nationally recognized in their fields and specifically interested and committed to working with honors students. This work provides tangible evidence of a student’s research, writing and creative skills to graduate schools and/or prospective employers.