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.
A Practical Guide for the Beginning Social Scientist
Author: Mark P. Zanna,John M. Darley
Publisher: Psychology Press
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."
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.
A Practical Guide to Working in the Professions of International Development
Author: Donovan Russell
Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing
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.
C. Ray Chandler,Lorne M. Wolfe,Daniel E. L. Promislow
Author: C. Ray Chandler,Lorne M. Wolfe,Daniel E. L. Promislow
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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.
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.
Ian Foster,Rayid Ghani,Ron S. Jarmin,Frauke Kreuter,Julia Lane
Author: Ian Foster,Rayid Ghani,Ron S. Jarmin,Frauke Kreuter,Julia Lane
Publisher: CRC Press
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.
The Practical Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder One Rung at a Time
Author: Andy Teach
ABOUT THE BOOK Reviews "I recommend this book as a 'must read' for college graduates." -- Bettie Corbin Tucker-bookreviewers.org "Human Resources would do itself a favor by presenting each new hire with a copy of this book."--Edward Halebian, Television Executive "Following the advice in this book at the start of your career will give you a 'leg up' on your competition." -- Scott Braverman, former Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor "I would highly recommend this book as a resource to students who want to succeed in their future careers." -- Stanford University Senior This isn't just another book...it's one of the best handbooks to have when you get into trouble or need ways to improve in many contexts of corporate life.--NVS, Computer Scientist Product Description The second edition (2012) of the popular career advice book, From Graduation To Corporation, is a comprehensive guide to success in the workplace and is specifically tailored to college students and recent college graduates. It is an invitation to the "Millennials" (Generation Y) to go inside the head of a corporate veteran. By examining the thought processes of a senior executive and learning from his experiences, recent college graduates can be better prepared to narrow the gap between their expectations and the expectations of their supervisors. This edition contains additional information on job search websites, social networking websites, college career centers, career fairs, dining etiquette, and the different generations in the workplace. Other key areas to career success include tips on resumes/cover letters, networking, interviewing, dealing with difficult people, dating at work, how to act in meetings, dress codes, how to stay organized, how to ask for a promotion/raise, Internet/email/telephone etiquette, and Andy's 73 "Corporate Commandments." What makes this book unique is that the author not only gives us his refreshingly honest account of his climb up the corporate ladder, but also discusses his fall from the top rungs. After working for the same two bosses in the same department of a major television and motion picture studio for over twenty years, Andy Teach found himself on the unemployment line. Find out what he did right and what he did wrong so that you can reach the top rungs of the corporate ladder . . . and stay there!
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.
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.
Das ultimative Handbuch für Ein-, Um- und Aufsteiger
Author: Richard Nelson Bolles
Publisher: Campus Verlag
"Die Bibel der Jobsuchenden" Die Zeit Richard Nelson Bolles zeigt in seinem Weltbestseller, welche Methoden der Jobsuche wirklich zum Erfolg führen, wie man im Jobinterview und in Gehaltsverhandlungen punktet und vieles mehr. Diese komplett überarbeitete Ausgabe wurde um wichtige Kapitel zum Umgang mit Social Media und Online-Bewerbungen ergänzt. Das Buch enthält zahlreiche Übungen und einen Anhang mit weiterführenden Adressen, Tipps und Informationen für Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz. "Dieses Buch ist und bleibt der ultimative Ratgeber für Wechselwillige in der Lebensmitte ebenso wie für Hochschulabsolventen und Berufseinsteiger. " New York Post
This concise volume is the place to start for anyone considering a career in museums. Museum professional and author N. Elizabeth Schlatter outlines the nature of the profession as a whole, the rewards and challenges of museum work, types of museums, and jobs within museums, including salary ranges. She discusses options for education and training, and offers suggestions on how to secure a job and move up the career ladder. Interviews with museum professionals from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds demonstrate different career paths and offer unique and helpful advice. For novices in the field, students in museum studies programs, or anyone considering museums as a career choice, Schlatter’s book is an essential starting point.
Read this book before you write your thesis or journal paper! Communicating Science is a textbook and reference on scientific writing oriented primarily at researchers in the physical sciences and engineering. It is written from the perspective of an experienced researcher. It draws on the authors' experience of teaching and working with both native English speakers and English as a Second Language (ESL) writers. For the range of topics covered, this book is relatively short and tersely written, in order to appeal to busy researchers. Communicating Science offers comprehensive guidance on: Research reports: journal papers, theses, and internal reportsReview and publication processConference and seminar presentations: lectures and postersResearch proposalsBusiness plansPatentsPopular mediaCorrespondence, CV's, and job huntingWriting well: writing strategies and guidance on English composition and grammar Graduate students and early career researchers will be guided through the researcher's basic communication tasks: writing theses, journal papers, and internal reports, presenting lectures and posters, and preparing research proposals. Extensive best practice examples and analyses of common problems are presented. Advanced researchers who aim to commercialize their research results will be introduced to business plans and patents, so that they can communicate optimally with patent attorneys and business analysts. Likewise, advanced researchers will be assisted in conveying the results of their research to the industrial and business community, governmental circles, and the general public in the chapter on popular media. Researchers at all levels will find the chapter on CV's and job hunting helpful. The Writing Well chapter will assist researchers to improve their English usage in scientific writing. This chapter is oriented both at native English speakers, who have an intuitive command of English but often lack formal instruction on grammar and structure, and non-native English writers, who often have had formal instruction but lack intuitive grasp of what sounds good. Mentors will find the book a useful tool for systematically guiding their students in their early writing efforts. If your students read this book first, you will save time! Communicating Science may serve as a textbook for graduate level courses in scientific writing.
A Practical Guide to Graduate School in the Sciences and Engineering
Author: Joseph W Gangestad Ph D,Joseph W. Gangestad
Category: Graduate students in engineering
A graduate student in the sciences and engineering has to attend conferences, write journal articles, navigate collaborations, negotiate for lab equipment, mediate between squabbling lab mates, indulge eccentric professors, teach undergraduates, and secure funding every semester. Undergrad teaches you none of these skills, and no one warns you before you start grad school that you need them. "Good Grad " is a practical-and politically incorrect-guide for current and future grad students trying to unravel the mysteries of the master's degree and Ph.D. For most of your time in grad school, you're not worrying about looking good to an admissions committee or beefing up a resume. Instead, you're hoping that you'll get that teaching position next semester so you can pay the rent; you're working late into the night to get that conference abstract submitted before the deadline; you're wondering how to get forms signed when your advisor is out of town; you're hoping you won't have to spend the weekend feeding rats in the lab. "Good Grad " contains the hard-fought wisdom of those who have gone through these trials by fire and come out the other side. For budding scientists and engineers, "Good Grad " is an indispensable resource at every stage of a graduate career, from when you're deciding whether to attend grad school at all to when you're finally defending your thesis, and all the years in between. Table of Contents: Introduction Chapter 1: Going to Grad School Chapter 2: The Milestones of Grad School Chapter 3: Your Advisor Chapter 4: The Research Group Chapter 5: Your Research Chapter 6: Funding Chapter 7: Going to a Conference Chapter 8: Publishing a Journal Article Chapter 9: The Bureaucracy Chapter 10: Getting a Job Epilogue: Social Life
John Fetzer’s "Career Management for Chemists" provides ample, common-sense guidance on the key topics such as: Resumés and CVs, Staying Driven & Current, Personal Skills & Traits Networking, Teamwork & Leadership, Speaking & Listening Writing Research Papers, Mentoring, Behavior & Rewards The practical coverage reflects not only his long professional experience but also his insight that, especially in today’s changing workplace, expectations and strategies for career management require constant re-evaluation. Provides real, common-sense, and proven means to enrich and make more rewarding a technical career. Pre-publication comments from colleagues - "Not only the student who is taking his first steps in the scientific world would profit abundantly by mining this book for views and ideas on the different sides of his chosen career. Also the seasoned scientist will be stimulated to scrutinize his own habits and pick up new thoughts, thereby becoming a more skilled instructor of his younger colleagues." J. Andersson, University of Münster, Germany "As one of the international collaborators of Dr. John Fetzer, I want to warmly congratulate him. His efforts nicely summarize very important topics for all who work in scientific activities. But, at the same time, Career Management for Chemists also provides some real insights for many people who are not working in science. This is a nice guidebook on how to enrich our lives and help us to become more successful!! K. Jinno, Toyohashi University of Technology
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.
The must-have guide for anyone considering a career inconstruction management Becoming a Construction Manager explains everything aperson needs to know to become a Construction Manager—fromformal education to getting their first job. This practical guideis packed with useful information for anyone considering orbeginning a career in construction management, as well asprofessional construction managers seeking to work in a specificarea. From schedule and cost management to sustainability andtechnology implementation, all of the important career choices areexplained by successful construction managers at top internationalfirms. The only guide available on careers in this fast-growingfield Offers practical guidance in a concise, easy-to-use format,illustrated throughout In-depth profiles with construction managers of varyingspecialties give students and new architects an inside view of thereal-world, day-to-day experiences of a working builder Includes interviewing tips and up to date information on wherethe jobs are in the field, along with an extensive resource sectionon professional organizations and educational opportunities Introduction by Bruce D'Agostino, President and CEO of theConstruction Management Association of America Providing an overview of the profession, educationalrequirements, specialties, and the job search, this is a one-stopresource that supplies the inside track on this rapidly growingprofession.
Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years and Beyond
Author: Patricia Gosling,Lambertus D. Noordam
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book helps guide PhD students through their graduate student days. Filled with practical advice on getting started, communicating with your supervisor, staying the course, and planning for the future, this book is a handy guide for graduate students who need that extra bit of help getting started and making it through. It concentrates on critical skills and tactics that are overlooked by many other how-to guides.