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A Survival Guide for Parents of Students Making a Career Choice
Author: Andrée Harpur
Publisher: Orpen Press
Category: Social Science
Written by two experienced career guidance counsellors in an honest and clear style, Sorted! helps parents and secondary school students to negotiate the tricky process of choosing a career. With the intention of removing the stress and complications of making career decisions, Sorted: Outlines all the different options upon leaving school – higher education, further education, studying abroad, apprenticeships and professional trainingExplains how to make informed decisions around key areas such as the CAO process and choosing school subjectsExplores how natural interests and abilities can lead to an enjoyable and successful career Sorted! is an essential guide to the world beyond school primarily for parents, but will also prove useful for students, teachers and career guidance counsellors. About the authors Andrée Harpur of Andrée Harpur and Associates is an established guidance counsellor. She writes columns on career development in the Irish Times and the Sunday Business Post and is on the staff of the Master's in Career Guidance in Dublin City University. Mary Quirke is a private guidance counsellor with Career Confidence and assistant director of the Association of Higher Education Access and Disability (AHEAD). "All in all it is a fine product with a clearly defined audience. For any parent of a Leaving Cert student this would make ideal reading. While a lot of information is shared on the parental network and grapevine it is often not always reliable information, and this very readable book along with an approachable Guidance Counsellor should help fill the information vacuum." Guideline - The Institute of Guidance Counsellors Newsletter, Vol 38, No. 1
Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything In Between
Author: Nora Bradbury-Haehl
Publisher: Hachette UK
A completely revised and updated values-based guide to navigating the first year of college that speaks to college students in their own language and offers practical tools that readers need to keep from drinking, sleeping, or skipping their way out of college. In the four years since its initial publication, THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE has helped thousands of first year students make a successful transition to college life. However, much has changed on campuses. The explosion of technology, ubiquity of social media, and culture changes have all added new layers of complexity to the leap from high school to college. THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE's updated edition features new research and advice on issues such as mental health, sexual assault, and finding balance. It also features expanded sections on dating, money management, and an increased focus on how the over 1.5 million incoming freshman can prepare themselves for the biggest change they've encountered in their lives: heading off to college.
the (self-)annihilation of modern scientific community
Author: Alexander Vapirev
A contemporary and detailed look at the reality behind the PhD degrees and postdoctoral fellowships in academia. The book explores some of the most pressing issues and unique challenges currently facing the doctoral and postdoctoral programs both on a local institutional level and on a global one where multiple complex factors influencing and governing the academic environment take place. The interrelated nature of these challenges together with discussions over certain historical trends and demographics offer a unique perspective on some often overlooked topics such as academic advisors and mentoring, increasing job insecurity, career prospects, mental issues, discrimination and women in science, ever growing need for funding, increasing pressure for high-profile research, internationalization of science, trends in university management, higher education dynamics, and government policies, backed with references to published research, national and international surveys, and census data. Today, most of the PhD programs have been accommodated to the benefit of the university with disregard to any sustainable demand-and-supply job market strategies, contrary to the original ideas behind their inception. The result is an over-flooded job market and huge underemployment rates among doctorate holders. Infused with a narrative of a rich mix of personal experiences, observations, and impressions, all dressed in humor (mostly dark), sarcasm, irony, disbelief, and often outright criticism, this text does not shy away from asking uncomfortable questions and even attempts to provide answers to some of them. At the same time it also offers practical advice for those considering and those who already have dared to tread the PhD path.
Here is expert advice on how to fight stress and win compiled from more than 15 years of intensive study, formal research, and hundreds of interactive workshops with thousands of participants. Includes a Personal Stress Test that pinpoints sources of stress and its effects, as well as 15 ways to reduce work-related stress.
Whether you are just beginning a job search, making a transition, working part time, or hoping to jump-start a stalled career, VGM's Complete Guide to Career Etiquette will serve as a valuable and concise guide to the rules of the game every step of the way.