The Chicago Guide to Landing a Job in Academic Biology

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Author: C. Ray Chandler,Lorne M. Wolfe,Daniel E. L. Promislow

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226101312

Category: Science

Page: 176

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The Chicago Guide to Landing a Job in Academic Biology is an indispensable guide for graduate students and post-docs as they enter that domain red in tooth and claw: the job market. An academic career in the biological sciences typically demands well over a decade of technical training. So it’s ironic that when a scholar reaches the most critical stage in that career—the search for a job following graduate work—he or she receives little or no formal preparation. Instead, students are thrown into the job market with only cursory guidance on how to search for and land a position. Now there’s help. Carefully, clearly, and with a welcome sense of humor, The Chicago Guide to Landing a Job in Academic Biology leads graduate students and postdoctoral fellows through the perils and rewards of their first job search. The authors—who collectively have for decades mentored students and served on hiring committees—have honed their advice in workshops at biology meetings across the country. The resulting guide covers everything from how to pack an overnight bag without wrinkling a suit to selecting the right job to apply for in the first place. The authors have taken care to make their advice useful to all areas of academic biology—from cell biology and molecular genetics to evolution and ecology—and they give tips on how applicants can tailor their approaches to different institutions from major research universities to small private colleges. With jobs in the sciences ever more difficult to come by, The Chicago Guide to Landing a Job in Academic Biology is designed to help students and post-docs navigate the tricky terrain of an academic job search—from the first year of a graduate program to the final negotiations of a job offer.

BIG Jobs Guide

Business, Industry, and Government Careers for Mathematical Scientists, Statisticians, and Operations Researchers

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Author: Rachel Levy,Richard Laugesen,Fadil Santosa

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN: 161197528X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 141

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Jobs using mathematics, statistics, and operations research are projected to grow by almost 30% over the next decade. BIG Jobs Guide helps job seekers at every stage of their careers in these fields explore opportunities in business, industry, and government (BIG). Written in a conversational and practical tone, BIG Jobs Guide offers insight on topics such as: - What skills can I offer employers? - How do I write a high-impact résumé? - Where can I find a rewarding internship? - What kinds of jobs are out there for me? The Guide also offers insights to advisors and mentors on topics such as how departments can help students get BIG jobs and how faculty members and internship mentors can build institutional relationships. Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student or a job seeker in mathematics, statistics, or operations research, this hands-on book will help you reach your goal—landing an internship, getting your first job or transitioning to a new one.

Choosing a Career in International Development

A Practical Guide to Working in the Professions of International Development

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Author: Donovan Russell

Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing

ISBN: 9781621373636

Category: Education

Page: 252

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For those considering a career in International Development, this book gives down to earth information and advice. It is an intriguing look at the field from top to bottom. What is International Development, its specialties and careers? How can one prepare? The book describes operations, challenges, and personal rewards through real life accounts.

The Compleat Academic

A Practical Guide for the Beginning Social Scientist

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Author: Mark P. Zanna,John M. Darley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780898599497

Category: Psychology

Page: 225

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This volume is a collection of information about the concerns and problems of the beginning social scientist in the academic and nonacademic world. Covering topics from the senior graduate student's job search to the assistant professor's research and teaching experiences, this book serves as an official introduction to the "rules of the academic game."

How to Succeed as a Scientist

From Postdoc to Professor

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Author: Barbara J. Gabrys,Jane A. Langdale

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139504282

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This unique, practical guide for postdoctoral researchers and graduate students explains how to build and perfect the necessary research tools and working skills to build a career in academia and beyond. It is based on successful training workshops run by the authors: first, it describes the tools needed for independent research, from writing papers to applying for academic jobs; it then introduces skills to thrive in a new job, including managing and interacting with others, designing a taught course and giving a good lecture; and it concludes with a section on managing your career, from how to manage stress to understanding the higher education system. Packed with helpful features encouraging readers to apply the theory to their individual situation, the book is also illustrated throughout with real-world case studies to enable readers to learn from others' experience. It is a vital handbook for everyone seeking to make a successful scientific career.

The Art of Being a Scientist

A Guide for Graduate Students and their Mentors

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Author: Roel Snieder,Ken Larner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107268680

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This is a hands-on guide for graduate students and young researchers wishing to perfect the practical skills needed for a successful research career. By teaching junior scientists to develop effective research habits, the book helps to make the experience of graduate study a more efficient and rewarding one. The authors have taught a graduate course on the topics covered for many years, and provide a sample curriculum for instructors in graduate schools wanting to teach a similar course. Topics covered include choosing a research topic, department, and advisor; making workplans; the ethics of research; using scientific literature; perfecting oral and written communication; publishing papers; writing proposals; managing time effectively; and planning a scientific career and applying for jobs in research and industry. The wealth of advice is invaluable to students, junior researchers and mentors in all fields of science, engineering, and the humanities. The authors have taught a graduate course on the topics covered for many years, and provide a sample curriculum for instructors in graduate schools wanting to teach a similar course. The sample curriculum is available in the book as Appendix B, and as an online resource.

Environmental Careers

A Practical Guide to Opportunities in the 90s

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Author: David J. Warner

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780873715249

Category: Law

Page: 288

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Environmental Careers presents a broad-based, yet concise survey of employment opportunities in the environmental field. The book stresses the need for students to develop a strong technical background in the sciences to be effective in understanding and solving complex environmental problems. It also emphasizes the importance of developing relevant work experience through internships or volunteer work to help find entry-level employment in the environmental field. Environmental Careers includes opportunities in natural resources management, environmental protection, environmental health and safety, environmental education, allied environmental careers, and non-degree technical careers. Important issues for students, guidance counselors, and mid-career changers, such as salaries, characteristics of employers, and the latest trends in demands for environmental professionals, are addressed. The book also presents the 10 best career prospects for the 1990s and offers guidance on developing and implementing a personal action plan for pursuing an environmental career.

Life After...Biological Sciences

A Practical Guide to Life After Your Degree

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Author: Sally Longson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134126182

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Thousands of students graduate from university each year. The lucky few have the rest of their lives mapped out in perfect detail – but for most, things are not nearly so simple. Armed with your hard-earned degree the possibilities and career paths lying before you are limitless, and the number of choices you suddenly have to make can seem bewildering. Life After Biological Sciences has been written specifically to help students currently studying, or who have recently graduated, make informed choices about their future. It will be a source of invaluable advice and wisdom to business graduates, covering such topics as: Identifying career paths that interest you Seeking out an opportunity that matches your skills and aspirations Staying motivated and pursuing your goals Networking and self-promotion Making the transition from scholar to worker The Life After University series of books are more than simple ‘career guides’. They are unique in taking a holistic approach to career advice - recognising the increasing view that, although a successful working life is vitally important, other factors can be just as essential to happiness and fulfilment. They are the indispensable handbooks for students considering their future direction.

The Career Guide to the Horse Industry

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Author: Theodore A. Landers

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766848498

Category: Education

Page: 192

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For individuals already employed in the horse industry or for those seeking equine employment for the first time, the guide is a must read for anyone searching for an equine career. It not only informs readers of up to 70 interesting and rewarding occupations within the horse industry, but it covers the basic skills from preparing and conducting a job search, to accepting a job offer. Tips on answering ads, writing resumes and cover letters, researching, and handling personal interviews provide readers with strategies for reaching their career goals and help them cope successfully with situations that defeat so many job seekers. Time and resource management techniques are included with other practical ways to maintain employment by those experienced in equine professions. Including abundant reference information and photos, this guide is the start to finish for getting your equine career on the right track.

The Librarian's Career Guidebook

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Author: Priscilla K. Shontz

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810850347

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 565

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Are you trying to break into a career in library science or improve your current position? In The Librarian's Career Guidebook, 63 information professionals from diverse positions, workplaces, and regions discuss a variety of career issues and offer advice to prospective librarians, M.L.S. students, and librarians in various stages of their careers, from entry-level to the highly experienced.

Graduate Research

A Guide for Students in the Sciences

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Author: Robert V. Smith,Llewellyn D. Densmore,Edward F. Lener

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128037911

Category: Science

Page: 308

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Graduate Research is an all-in-one resource for prospective and matriculated graduate students in the sciences. The newly revised edition includes updates to every chapter. Graduate Research covers a range of topics including writing and preparation of research proposals, developing and refining teaching skills, and ethics and compliance areas such as research involving human subjects and animals. Graduate Research helps readers navigate the multidimensional and interdisciplinary world of scientific research and it is an invaluable resource for graduate researchers as well as those in advising or mentoring roles. Discusses a broad range of topics including time management, library and literature work, and grant support Includes a new chapter on career planning and development with advice on careers in academia, government, and the private sector Contains chapters that promote the development of a varied set of communication skills Greatly expanded treatment of graduate study and research in international settings

Big Data and Social Science

A Practical Guide to Methods and Tools

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Author: Ian Foster,Rayid Ghani,Ron S. Jarmin,Frauke Kreuter,Julia Lane

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498751431

Category: Mathematics

Page: 376

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Both Traditional Students and Working Professionals Acquire the Skills to Analyze Social Problems. Big Data and Social Science: A Practical Guide to Methods and Tools shows how to apply data science to real-world problems in both research and the practice. The book provides practical guidance on combining methods and tools from computer science, statistics, and social science. This concrete approach is illustrated throughout using an important national problem, the quantitative study of innovation. The text draws on the expertise of prominent leaders in statistics, the social sciences, data science, and computer science to teach students how to use modern social science research principles as well as the best analytical and computational tools. It uses a real-world challenge to introduce how these tools are used to identify and capture appropriate data, apply data science models and tools to that data, and recognize and respond to data errors and limitations. For more information, including sample chapters and news, please visit the author's website.

Practical Guide to Clinical Computing Systems

Design, Operations, and Infrastructure

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Author: Thomas Payne

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0127999191

Category: Computers

Page: 242

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Although informatics trainees and practitioners who assume operational computing roles in their organization may have reasonably advanced understanding of theoretical informatics, many are unfamiliar with the practical topics - such as downtime procedures, interface engines, user support, JCAHO compliance, and budgets - which will become the mainstay of their working lives. Practical Guide to Clinical Computing Systems 2nd edition helps prepare these individuals for the electronic age of health care delivery. It is also designed for those who migrate into clinical computing operations roles from within their health care organization. A new group of people interested in this book are those preparing for Clinical Informatics board certification in the US. The work provides particular differentiation from the popular first edition in four areas: 40% more content detailing the many practical aspects of clinical informatics. Addresses the specific needs of the Clinical Informatics board certification course – for which it is presently recommended by the ABPM Focus on new tech paradigms including cloud computing and concurrency – for this rapidly changing field. Focuses on the practical aspects of operating clinical computing systems in medical centers rather than abstruse theory. Provides deepened and broadened authorship with a global panel of contributors providing new wisdom and new perspectives - reflecting inclusion of the first edition on the clinical informatics study guide materials. Presents a practical treatment of workday but often unfamiliar issues – downtime procedures, interface engines, user support, JCAHO compliance, and budgets.

A Man's Guide to a Nursing Career

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Author: Chad O'Lynn, RN, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106862

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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Named a 2013 PROSE Award Honorable Mention in Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Winner of the Dr. Gene Tranbarger Writing Award from the American Assembly for Men in Nursing "Though O'Lynn emphasizes a male perspective on becoming a nurse, this book should be required reading for anyone thinking about entering the nursing profession....The section on nursing education from the perspective of both students and instructors is worth the price of the book....Highly recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries “I love this book. It has inspired and motivated me to continue to do something for men in nursing at the college where I teach as well as for men in our delivery rooms and postpartum units. We need to move beyond women and children and include men as fathers to truly promote wellness for families.” --Janet Ierardi, MSN, RNC, CNE Assistant Professor Family Focused Nursing Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing Program This is a nuts and bolts guide to a career in nursing--from the earliest consideration of a nursing career through education and clinical practice--designed specifically for men. Written by the author of Men in Nursing: History, Challenges and Opportunities, it was created at the request of numerous colleagues for a book that addressed the practical needs and concerns of men throughout their nursing career journey. The text presents the numerous career paths available in nursing along with a consideration of their financial benefits, job security, personal fulfillment, and the need for nurses who are adept at information management and high tech-skills. The history of nursing is discussed through biographies of nine remarkable male nurses, offering much needed historical role models. The guide discusses strategies for dealing with a rigorous nursing curriculum compounded by the challenges of anti-male sentiment that is sometimes present. It takes the reader from day one of nursing school through the licensing exam and also addresses the specific needs of second-degree and accelerated program students. The book discusses the obstacles that may result from cross-gender nursing communication and relationships with a focus on teamwork. Also covered are professional development and leadership concerns in light of criticism from some women that men advance for self-serving reasons or “on the backs” of women colleagues. Key Features: Discusses how to navigate the rigors of nursing school along with strategies for success Explains how cope with anti-male sentiment Describes how to create an application that stands out from the pack Helps male students to boost caring skills and touch patients in ways that reflect professionalism, empathy, and skill Includes helpful advice for landing a first job

Digging It Up Down Under

A Practical Guide to Doing Archaeology in Australia

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Author: Claire Smith,Heather Burke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387352635

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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This field manual provides essential background information for those interested in undertaking archaeology in Australia. Professional archaeologists provide their personal tips for working in each state and territory, dealing with a living heritage, working with Aboriginal peoples, and coping with Australian conditions. Grounded in the social, political and ethical issues that inform Australian archaeology today, this book is also packed with practical advice.

Choosing Democracy, A Practical Guide to Multicultural Education

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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478425229

Category: Education

Page: 54

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Choosing Democracy, A Practical Guide to Multicultural Education. In this book, you will learn topics such as Racism and Schools, With Liberty and Justice for Some: Democracy, Class Relations, and Schools, How Society and Schools Shortchange Girls and Boys, and Human Relations and Multicultural Education plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Presentation Skills for Scientists with DVD-ROM

A Practical Guide

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Author: Edward Zanders,Lindsay MacLeod

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521741033

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 68

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A practical guide to preparing and delivering scientific presentations using digital media to illustrate key points.

Durchstarten zum Traumjob - Das Workbook

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Author: Richard Nelson Bolles

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593391112

Category: Law

Page: 92

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Wer auf der Suche nach seinem Traumjob ist, sollte ganz genau wissen, welche Talente und Fähigkeiten er hat – denn nur dann lässt sich herausfinden, welcher Job wirklich zu einem passt. Das Workbook kann begleitend zu dem Bestseller »Durchstarten zum Traumjob« von Richard Nelson Bolles durchgearbeitet werden, es lässt sich aber auch unabhängig davon als eigenständiges Übungs- und Arbeitsbuch benutzen. Jetzt komplett überarbeitet und in neuer Übersetzung.

Supporting Student Diversity in Higher Education

A practical guide

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Author: Michelle Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113591124X

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Supporting Student Diversity in Higher Education is a working manual that is designed to help managers, academics and members of the professional service teams within universities, recruit and support a diverse student body across the student lifecycle at the same time as delivering a quality student experience in a challenging and pressured environment. Using the Student Experience Practitioner Model as a framework, this book helps colleagues responsible for improving the student experience navigate their way through the maze of student diversity across all levels of study, determining what to deliver, how to deliver it and to whom. It interlinks academic, welfare and support activities at faculty department, school, course and university level to support the student in their university journey. Containing 40 practical and innovative undergraduate UK and international case studies from across 12 countries spanning four continents, this book provides practical examples of recruiting and supporting a diverse student body. It includes initiatives to support: mature students (e.g. academic re-engagement); students with special needs (e.g. dyslexia and other disabilities); international students (e.g. language support requirements); students at risk (e.g. lower socio-economic groups, care leavers, male learners); Transfer and direct entry students (e.g. supporting students through this transition); individual learners and their learning needs (impact of personality on learning); students who support students (e.g. peer support). This book will be of great use to senior and middle administrative managers and academics involved in the recruitment, retention and progression of students; and also to anyone involved in education policy and students aiming to work in higher education.