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Life After Grad School

Author : Jerald M. Jellison
ISBN : 019975277X
Genre : Business & Economics
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Most of the 2.5 million graduate students in the U.S. are in programs designed for a career in academics. But the unspoken truth is that less than five percent will realize their dream of becoming a professor. The rest have little idea how to begin making a living in the business world. Life After Grad School is for students in all academic disciplines, with or without a Ph.D. This book illuminates the transition from academia to a satisfying and well-paying job with a company, government agency, or not-for-profit organization. Realistic and reassuring, it helps students structure their decision about leaving academics, and orients them to the culture of business. Readers learn how to adapt the knowledge and skills developed in grad school for business applications. Written for intelligent, mature students, the book provides practical tools and generates the confidence to find fulfilling alternative careers. Jerald Jellison, an authority on personal change, presents a clear, concrete roadmap that thoughtfully explains how to: identify "good" starter jobs, move from a CV to a compelling resume, present academic experience as a plus to interviewers, find businesses that are compatible with graduate training, and much, much more. He illustrates how to craft a winning "elevator pitch" (a quick way to advance your cause with business people), create a contact network, locate free job search resources, search and apply for jobs, and handle difficult interview questions. The book includes advice on landing a job, negotiating an optimal work agreement, and positioning yourself for future career advances. The only such book in print, Life After Grad School provides invaluable guidance for graduate students facing this most challenging career move.

Jump Start Your Career In Bioscience

Author : Chandra B. Louise
ISBN : 0966179005
Genre : Science
File Size : 55. 26 MB
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Life After College

Author : Hundreds of Heads
ISBN : 9781933512181
Genre : Business & Economics
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Need a job? An apartment? Insurance? A plan to pay for it all, without going into debt? Know how to cook and iron? And what ever happened to the weekend keg party? It seems like only yesterday that you were tossing your graduation cap in the air. Now, youOCOre confronted with challenging real-world questions. ThereOCOs no need to stress. HereOCOs help. Hundreds of graduates help you navigate the real world with hard-won wisdom, tips, and advice. ItOCOs an orientation guide to becoming a successful, semi-mature adult. "Life After College" is the roommate every new college grad needs. Topics covered include: OCo Finding and Keeping Your Dream Job OCo Working Well with Bosses and Coworkers OCo The Perfect Place to Live OCo and How to Get There OCo Off-Campus Love OCo Cooking, Clothing, Etiquette OCo and Other Grown-Up Stuff OCo Is Grad School for You? OCo Savvy Advice on Budgeting OCo and Getting By with Less With a special financialOC how-toOCO guide from the American Institute for Economic Research. "

Surviving Graduate School In Psychology

Author : Tara L. Kuther
ISBN : UCSC:32106017433167
Genre : Psychology
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What happens after you've been accepted onto a psychology graduate programme? How can you best prepare for the challenges ahead and make the most of your graduate school career? This book offers step-by-step advice for new graduate students, covering practical issues such as money, as well as getting to grips with the academic side.

Brace For Impact

Author : Dorothy Firman
ISBN : 9780757313578
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Collects the stories and life lessons learned by the survivors of US Airways Flight 1549 after its crash in the Hudson River in 2009, and celebrates the values of love, family, trust, and faith.

So What Are You Going To Do With That

Author : Susan Basalla
ISBN : 9780226200378
Genre : Education
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Graduate schools churn out tens of thousands of PhDs and MAs every year. Yet more than half of all college courses are taught by adjunct faculty, which means that the chances of an academic landing a tenure-track job seem only to shrink as student loan and credit card debts grow. What’s a frustrated would-be scholar to do? Can she really leave academia? Can a job outside the academy really be rewarding? And could anyone want to hire a grad-school refugee? In this third edition of “So What Are You Going to Do with That?”, thoroughly revised with new advice for students in the sciences, Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius—PhDs themselves—answer all those questions with a resounding “Yes!” A witty, accessible guide full of concrete advice for anyone contemplating the jump from scholarship to the outside world, “So What Are You Going to Do with That?” covers topics ranging from career counseling to interview etiquette to how to translate skills learned in the academy into terms an employer can understand and appreciate. Packed with examples and stories from real people who have successfully made this daunting—but potentially rewarding—transition, and written with a deep understanding of both the joys and difficulties of the academic life, this fully updated guide will be indispensable for any graduate student or professor who has ever glanced at his or her CV, flipped through the want ads, and wondered, “What if?”

Lives Of Promise

Author : Karen D. Arnold
ISBN : UOM:39015031732103
Genre : Psychology
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This important book is based on the findings of the Illinois Valedictorian Project, the first systematic research study of high school valedictorians. Lives of Promise examines the question of what doing well in school actually means. The study follows the academic and nonacademic lives of eighty-one high school valedictorians for fourteen years after graduation. The author, Karen D. Arnold, documents not only a generation who began their adult lives in America during the 1980s and 1990s, but also the viability of some of our fundamental assumptions about what our schools measure and reward. Written in accessible, jargon-free language, the book explores the obstaclesincluding those of gAnder and racethat hinder our presumed future leaders.Using illustrative examples, the author provides lessons about the nature of success, the consequences of academic achievement, and the conditions that foster attainment in early adulthood. The book addresses head-on the urgent national debates on the failure of American education to develop future leaders from our pool of increasingly diverse youth. Some of the study's findings include the following: ** at all levels of education, hard work, perseverance, and focus, as opposed to natural ability, are the most important factors for academic success** committment and involvement of faculty are key to the academic and career success of women, minorities, and first-generation college students** minority valedictorians struggle with obstacles such as financial problems, lack of support by faculty, and isolation in predominantly white universities.Social scientists, psychologists, high school and college administrators, educators of the talented and gifted, school counselors, student development scholars, college admissions professionals, and parents will find this book an invaluable resource if they are to chart the course for valedictorians of the future

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