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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.

Surviving Your Stupid Stupid Decision To Go To Grad School

Author : Adam Ruben
ISBN : 9780307589453
Genre : Humor
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This is a book for dedicated academics who consider spending years masochistically overworked and underappreciated as a laudable goal. They lead the lives of the impoverished, grade the exams of whiny undergrads, and spend lonely nights in the library or laboratory pursuing a transcendent truth that only six or seven people will ever care about. These suffering, unshaven sad sacks are grad students, and their salvation has arrived in this witty look at the low points of grad school. Inside, you’ll find: • advice on maintaining a veneer of productivity in front of your advisor • tips for sleeping upright during boring seminars • a description of how to find which departmental events have the best unguarded free food • how you can convincingly fudge data and feign progress This hilarious guide to surviving and thriving as the lowliest of life-forms—the grad student—will elaborate on all of these issues and more. www.facebook.com/stupiddecisiontogogradschool From the Trade Paperback edition.

So What Are You Going To Do With That

Author : Susan Basalla
ISBN : 9780226038995
Genre : Reference
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Graduate schools churn out tens of thousands of Ph.D.’s and M.A.’s every year. Half of all college courses are taught by adjunct faculty. 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 he really leave academia? Can a non-academic job really be rewarding—and will anyone want to hire a grad-school refugee? With “So What Are You Going to Do with That?” Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius—Ph.D.’s 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 translating 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 revised and up-to-date edition will be indispensable for any graduate student or professor who has ever glanced at her CV, flipped through the want ads, and wondered, “What if?” “I will absolutely be recommending this book to our graduate students exploring their career options—I’d love to see it on the coffee tables in department lounges!”—Robin B. Wagner, former associate director for graduate career services, University of Chicago

The Dash Between The Numbers

Author : Michael Kurardian
ISBN : 9781465370303
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 37. 57 MB
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"The Dash Between the Numbers" is a powerful story of love, romance, heartbreak and dealing with adversity. It sheds light on one important addiction that exists in our society that is mostly ignored or swept under the rug: Mens sex addiction. This powerful story takes us on a journey that chronicles the birth and progression of sex addiction, which started fairly innocently with our Hero (Michael) and his struggle to overcome it by being in love with a woman whom he loved very passionately. The story has a couple of twists to it that take the reader in an unexpected direction.

Quick And Dirty Tips For Life After College

Author : Mignon Fogarty
ISBN : 9781466821750
Genre : Reference
File Size : 59. 4 MB
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Graduating college is a momentous achievement. But once the diploma is awarded and the parties are over...now what? What's the next step? How do we bridge the gap between our college days and the "real world"? That's where the experts at Quick and Dirty Tips come in. Their wisdom and experience will turn your uncertainty into confidence, your ineptitude into skill, and your questions into answers. In this essential guide for life after college, 12 experts from the Quick and Dirty Tips network tackle the most important issues facing every recent grad. Including: - How do I get a job? - Should I go to law school? - How do I lose the weight I gained in college? - Can writing become a career? - Is my resume causing my unemployment? - How do I stock a healthy kitchen on a budget? - How can I use math to land my dream job? And many others! Incorporate this insightful advice into your post-college life and you'll cruise straight to real life success!

Brace For Impact

Author : Dorothy Firman
ISBN : 9780757313578
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 32. 14 MB
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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.

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105115075173
Genre : Motion pictures
File Size : 53. 22 MB
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Life After College

Author : Andy Masters
ISBN : 0975461001
Genre : College graduates
File Size : 90. 80 MB
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You Buy The Peanut Butter I Ll Get The Bread

Author : Kirsten Poe Hill
ISBN : 1101022388
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 31. 88 MB
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Best friends and business partners, two remarkable women share their secrets to starting and succeeding in your own business Part inspiring business story and part insider’s how-to, You Buy the Peanut Butter, I’ll Get the Bread shares the lessons two best friends learned while making their business dreams come true. The co-founders of Noelle-Elaine Media, Inc.—a New York City–based event management, media relations, video and technical production firm with many notable corporate and celebrity clients—Kirsten and Renée give aspiring small-business starters the real deal on what it takes to succeed and endure, both professionally and personally. With refreshing honesty and sisterly counsel, they offer an up-close look at the daily highs and lows of starting, managing, and maintaining a business in the midst of developing and losing friendships, dating, falling in and out of love, and getting married—as well as the particular challenges women business owners face. Despite some peanut butter sandwich dinners, Kirsten and Renée made it happen, and their story will empower entrepreneurs everywhere that they can too.

Publish And Prosper

Author : Nathaniel M. Lambert
ISBN : 9781136335785
Genre : Education
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Intended to help readers succeed in academia by increasing their scholarly productivity, this book provides strategies for getting articles published quickly in reputable research journals. Rather than focusing on the basics of writing about results, this unique guidebook provides tips on how to approach research, maintain motivation, maximize productivity, and overcome common pitfalls so as to become productive scholars. The strategies reviewed will help readers successfully navigate through graduate school, get a good job, receive grants and promotions, and make important contributions to their field. Written in a breezy style, this book offers case studies, examples, and personal experiences that illustrate the themes of the chapters. Introductions and summaries and key points help to highlight the most critical concepts reviewed in each chapter. Chapter exercises encourage self-reflection and/or the application of the strategies introduced in that chapter. Self-assessment questions in Appendix A help readers pinpoint their strengths and weaknesses.A tracking chart, referred to throughout, provides an effective way to follow the progress of several manuscripts that are at different stages. An interactive version of the chart is available at www.pepstrategies.com along with the time diary and the chapter and self assessment exercises. Although a young scholar, Nathaniel Lambert has an impressive track record. He already has over 50 papers published in research journals. This book reviews winning strategies practiced by the author and additional insights based on conversations with top producing scholars. By diligently applying this book’s core strategies, you too can publish and prosper! Part 1 describes issues related to prioritizing one’s research such as the importance of selecting the right topic and how to use goals and deadlines to enhance motivation. Tips for enhancing efficiency are provided in Part 2 including how to improve writing efficiency, juggle several projects simultaneously, reduce wasting time, and select the best collaborators. Part 3 explores productivity pitfalls and how to avoid them. Tips on how to avoid burnout and distractions and handle rejection are explored. Part 4 provides unique tips to apply at various stages of one’s academic career: undergraduate, graduate, and professional. Practical appendices provide an opportunity to determine one’s strengths and weaknesses keep track of projects, and expand one’s knowledge using the recommended reading list. Intended as a reference for students who are planning to attend graduate school and/or pursue an academic career, this book is ideal for professional development and/or research methods courses taught in the behavioral, social, health, and life sciences and for researchers and professionals looking to increase their publication productivity.

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