Aloha & Welcome!

From: Director of Research
Subject: Aloha & Welcome!
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Welcome to Akamai Consulting Group. I would like to personally welcome each of you to our ohana!

We are very excited to be able to hire a team of new market research analysts. In your first months here, you will learn about the quantitative research process and statistical analysis methods. You will be required to gather and analyze market data; devise methods and procedures for obtaining data, and make recommendations to clients based on data analysis. These assignments may take you out of your comfort zone and push you to think in new ways. However, we are certain that the excitement of solving these challenges will more than make up for the difficulties you might encounter.

We expect each of you to make the client’s needs your priority by contributing to your team and producing quality, finished products on time. We have worked hard to develop a reputation for excellence. We are currently the industry leader in market research. We hope to be the industry leader in the Asia Pacific region within the next five years. I hope you will be an integral part of helping us reach that goal.

About Our Consulting
We are a premier market research full service provider. We specialize in providing market research consulting services for public education lobbying groups. The company is dedicated to providing clients with the most reliable data to support their efforts in advocating for public education in the state of Hawaii. We are committed to personal and professional integrity, honesty, and open communications with our clients.  We seek long-term relationships with our clients. 

Your Role
Our excellent reputation is spreading. As a result, within the last year, we have seen a surge in the number of new clients seeking our services. In turn, this has allowed us to hire new employees such as you to help us to deliver these services. You have been assigned to be primarily responsible for providing market research consulting services for public education lobbying groups. We are dedicated to providing these clients with the most reliable data to support their efforts in advocating for public education in the state of Hawaii. 
 
Before you begin
It is imperative to stay in close contact with your manager.  Work with your manager; seek feedback on each task so your team can produce the highest quality product.

Before you begin work, visit the Orientation to learn how to succeed here. You will be working in teams throughout your affiliation, so take the time to learn how to do it the right way.

  • Explore Working with Tasks to better understand why and how we define and solve problems and tasks.
  • Work your way through the information in Working in Teams to get your team off to a better start.
  • Plan to check back regularly -- New material is added to the Orientation section as needed.

Your project manager will assign specific Tasks & Assignments for you or your team to complete. Follow the task link on the left to discover the details of the tasks. Be certain to review the Requirements section for each task or subtask before you embark on your solution.

Our R&D assistant has gathered Resources for you to reference as you complete the Tasks assigned. If you have suggestions for additional resources, please post them to the Forums area.

After you have completed each task, review Debrief questions to confirm your learning and understanding of the task.

This is a fast-paced working environment. I hope you will enjoy and be up to the challenge. Welcome aboard!