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It seems like much of today’s business news revolves around companies that have cut corners to get ahead, or made financial mistakes that could have been avoided. Ethical decision-making has become increasingly important for companies who want to thrive in today’s competitive marketplace. Organizations want to know that their employees will make good choices and represent the company’s values. They want to hire people with integrity.

How You Might Build This Skill

  • Visit the library to learn how to properly cite materials in your research.
  • Read the University honor code and think about what it means to you.
  • Consider a course in ethics; options are available in philosophy, leadership, business, economics, and religion.
  • Meet with an advisor in Career Services to discuss ethical decision-making in the job or internship search process.
  • Consider a business etiquette workshop or program that takes place on campus or in the community.
Building Your Brand

Everything from your emails to class attendance shapes how faculty, staff, and potential employers view you. Here are Career Services resources to consider when presenting yourself.