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The Chief HR Officer: Defining the new role of human resource leaders by Through the insights of some of the country′s most successful CHROs, the authors reveal to current and aspiring CHROs what they should consider in the new and challengingly field of HR. It shows the next generation of leaders how to best prepare themselves for the top roles that they aspire to. In a version of, if I only knew then what I know now , this book provides real world insight and pragmatic suggestions that will improve the aspiring CHRO′s chances for success in one of the most demanding executive roles in the corporate world today.
Publication Date: 2011
Educating Scholars: Doctoral education in the humanities by Despite the worldwide prestige of America's doctoral programs in the humanities, all is not well in this area of higher education and hasn't been for some time. The content of graduate programs has undergone major changes, while high rates of student attrition, long times to degree, and financial burdens prevail. In response, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 1991 launched the Graduate Education Initiative (GEI), the largest effort ever undertaken to improve doctoral programs in the humanities and related social sciences. The only book to focus exclusively on the current state of doctoral education in the humanities, Educating Scholars reports on the GEI's success in reducing attrition and times to degree, the positive changes implemented by specific graduate programs, and the many challenges still to be addressed. Over a ten-year period, the Foundation devoted almost eighty-five million dollars through the GEI to provide support for doctoral programs and student aid in fifty-four departments at ten leading universities. The authors examine data that tracked the students in these departments and in control departments, as well as information gathered from a retrospective survey of students. They reveal that completion and attrition rates depend upon financial support, the quality of advising, clarity of program requirements, and each department's expectations regarding the dissertation. The authors consider who earns doctoral degrees, what affects students' chances of finishing their programs, and how successful they are at finding academic jobs. Answering some of the most important questions being raised about American doctoral programs today, Educating Scholars will interest all those concerned about our nation's intellectual future.
Publication Date: 2009
Getting a Ph. D. in Economics by Considering a graduate degree in economics? Good choice: the twenty-first-century financial crisis and recession have underscored the relevance of experts who know how the economy works, should work, and could work. However, Ph.D. programs in economics are extremely competitive, with a high rate of attrition and a median time of seven years to completion. Also, economic professions come in many shapes and sizes, and while a doctoral degree is crucial training for some, it is less beneficial for others. How do you know whether a Ph.D. in economics is for you? How do you choose the right program--and how do you get the right program to choose you? And once you've survived years of rigorous and specialized training, how do you turn your degree into a lifelong career and meaningful vocation? Getting a Ph.D. in Economics is the first manual designed to meet the specific needs of aspiring and matriculating graduate students of economics. With the perspective of a veteran, Stuart J. Hillmon walks the reader though the entire experience--from the Ph.D. admissions process to arduous first-year coursework and qualifying exams to armoring up for the volatile job market. Hillmon identifies the pitfalls at each stage and offers no-holds-barred advice on how to navigate them. Honest, hard-hitting, and at times hilarious, this insider insight will equip students and prospective students with the tools to make the most of their graduate experience and to give them an edge in an increasingly competitive field.
Publication Date: 2014
Graduate Programs in the Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Agricultural Sciences, the Environment, and Natural Resources 2014 (Grad 4) by Peterson's Graduate Programs in the Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Agricultural Sciences, the Environment & Natural Resources 2014 contains comprehensive profiles of more than 3,000 graduate programs in disciplines such as, agricultural & food science, astronomy & astrophysics, chemistry, environmental sciences & management, geosciences, marine sciences & oceanography, meteorology & atmospheric sciences, mathematical sciences, natural resources, and physics Up-to-date data, collected through Peterson's Annual Survey of Graduate and Professional Institutions, provides valuable information on degree offerings, professional accreditation, jointly offered degrees, part-time and evening/weekend programs, post-baccalaureate distance degrees, faculty, students, requirements, expenses, financial support, faculty research, and unit head and application contact information. Two-page in-depth descriptions provide information about specific graduate programs, schools, or departments, faculty members and their research, and more. There are also valuable articles on financial assistance, the graduate admissions process, advice for international and minority students, and facts about accreditation, with a current list of accrediting agencies.
Publication Date: 2013
Is Graduate School Really for You? by Landing a job in today's academic job market is no easy feat. Is graduate school the answer? This informed and candid book provides anyone thinking about pursuing an advanced degree-and those who support them-with the inside scoop on what to expect in graduate school. Amanda I. Seligman helps potential students navigate graduate study-not just how to get in but how to succeed once you are there and what to expect when you leave. She weighs the pros and cons of attending graduate school against achieving a sustainable work-life balance and explains the application process, the culture of graduate school, and employment prospects for academics. This book guides readers through the ins and outs of graduate school, and no topic is off limits, including - qualifications and admission guidelines- financial aid and graduate stipends- meeting expectations and residency requirements- coursework, theses, and dissertations- degrees, jobs, and academic careers- tenure, research, and peer review- social life (will you still have one?) Written in a question-and-answer format, Is Graduate School Really for You? eliminates the guesswork. Whether you are considering applying to graduate school, already enrolled, or would simply like to know more about continuing your education, this is the book for you.
Publication Date: 2012
Kellogg on Advertising and Media by In Kellogg on Advertising and Media, members of the world′s leading marketing faculty explain the revolutionized world of advertising. The star faculty of the Kellogg School of Management reveal the biggest challenges facing marketers today- including the loss of mass audiences, the decline of broadcast television advertising, and the role of online advertising- and show you how to advertise successfully in this new reality. Based on the latest research and case studies, this book shows you how to find and engage audiences in a chaotic media climate.
Publication Date: 2008
MBA Admissions Strategy: From profile building to essay writing by "Avi Gordon has achieved what most MBA admissions books strive for. In concise and clear prose he unravels the complexities of getting into a top business school... This second edition covers everything from GMAT preparation to knowing the needs of admissions committees better than they do while constantly asking the candidate to continually evaluate him or herself ... An essential new addition to the MB applicant's bookshelf." Ross Geraghty, Managing Editor, Top MBA "MBA Admissions Strategy is a no-nonsense, streamlined book that will be especially helpful to applicants of top 20 business schools. Gordon does a great job of thoroughly covering all topics of the MBA application process ... His advice is smart, savvy and written with a hands-on approach to successfully guide an applicant through their application process." Leila Pirnia, Founder, MBA Podcaster "Avi Gordon's newly revised guide to MBA admissions strategy is like a golden ticket for aspiring MBAs. The guide not only addresses the latest trends in MBA applications, it also provides can't-miss tips for students seeking admission to the most competitive business programs." Karen Schweitzer, the About.com Guide to Business School MBA Admissions Strategy is a bestseller that shows MBA applicants: What Admissions Committees value and how they work What to say in a b-school application, and how to say it well How to turn a good application into a great application It guides the reader through the four key aspects of competitive MBA admissions; navigating the admissions process; enhancing profile value; managing essay and interview communications; and writing better. The second edition updates and enhances all chapters, and contains new material on success in MBA admissions interviews.
Publication Date: 2010
Your Graduate Training in Psychology by Each year thousands of students are accepted into graduate training programs in psychology. After the excitement of this initial acceptance, however, these students are typically faced with a number of questions and concerns. How will graduate school differ from my undergraduate training? How can I develop all the new skills I will need to be successful in graduate school? What are comprehensive exams and how do I prepare for them? This book answers these questions and many more that students face after they enroll in graduate school. A carefully selected cadre of authors, all authorities in their respective areas, offer effective strategies and advice that directly address the major issues confronting graduate students, both masters and doctoral level, during their graduate training in psychology. The breadth of the chapters make this volume relevant to a correspondingly large and diverse array of graduate students and their advisors, including those in applied (e.g., clinical, counseling, school) and nonapplied areas. Organized by three developmental phases in a student's graduate career, Part I deals with issues related to Settling In to life as a graduate student. The next phase, Developing and Maturing, is the theme of Part II. Part III is organized around issues of Winding Down and Gearing Up (all at the same time), that time in graduate training when students are finishing up important requirements such as the dissertation and beginning to move toward their career after graduate school.
Publication Date: 2011
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Highly Effective Networking: Meet the right people and get a great job by Virtually all hob hunting experts agree that networking is the best way to find a great job. But most people don't have connections to the decision makers who do the hiring. Orville Pierson, a top expert in job hunting, tells you how to succeed by effectively using your current circle of contacts. He cuts through the myths and misunderstanding to shouw you how millions of job hunters have networked their way to great new jobs. Highly Effective Networking empowers you to: Use a small network to reach dozens of insiders and decision makers; get the right message to the right people; create a project plan to organize your networking efforts; speak effectively and comfortably with our networking contacts; and talk to decision makers before the job opening is announced.
Publication Date: 2009
Complete MBA for Dummies by Want to get an MBA? The Complete MBA For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is the practical, plain-English guide that covers all the basics of a top-notch MBA program, helping you to navigate today's most innovative business strategies. From management to entrepreneurship to strategic planning, you'll understand the hottest trends and get the latest techniques for motivating employees, building global partnerships, managing risk, and manufacturing. This fun, easy-to-access guide is full of useful information, tips, and checklists that will help you lead, manage, or participate in any business at a high level of competence. You'll find out how to use databases to your advantage, recognize and reward your employees, analyze financial statements, and understand the challenges of strategic planning in a global business environment. You'll also learn the basic principals of accounting, get a grip on the concepts behind stocks and bonds, and find out how technology has revolutionized everything from manufacturing to marketing. Discover how to: Know and respond to your customers' needs Handle budgets and forecasts Recruit and retain top people Establish and run employee teams Use Sarbanes-Oxley to your company's advantage Negotiate with the best of them Build long-term relationships with clients Avoid common managerial mistakes Improve cash flow Market your products and services Make the most of your advertising dollar Once you know what an MBA knows, the sky's the limit. Read The Complete MBA For Dummies, 2nd Edition, and watch your career take off!
Publication Date: 2011
Rethinking Information Work: A career guide for librarians and other information professionals by As the field of information science continues to evolve, professional-level opportunities in traditional librarianship especially in school and public libraries have stalled and contracted, while at the same time information-related opportunities in non-library settings continue to expand. These two coinciding trends are opening up many new job opportunities for LIS professionals, but the challenge lies in helping them (and LIS students) understand how to align their skills and mindsets with these new opportunities.The new edition of G. Kim Dority's "Rethinking Information Work: A Career Guide for Librarians and Other Information Professionals" gives readers helpful information on self-development, including learning to thrive on change, using key career skills like professional networking and brand-building, and how to make wise professional choices. Taking readers through a planning process that starts with self-examination and ends in creating an actionable career path, the book presents an expansive approach that considers all LIS career possibilities and introduces readers to new opportunities. This guide is appropriate for those embarking on careers in library and information science as well as those looking to make a change, providing career design strategies that can be used to build a lifetime of career opportunity."
Publication Date: 2016
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