Mastering the Critical Skills You Need for School, Work, and Life
Author: Thomas R. Klassen,John A. Dwyer
Publisher: UBC Press
Going to university is exciting, but it can also be stressful. What courses should I take? What program should I choose? Will I get a job after graduation? This book shows that the best preparation for success on the job, and in life, is succeeding at university. Teamwork, meeting deadlines, overcoming challenges, writing well, and dealing with people are essential in any professional job. These same skills are also vital to becoming a strong student. This practical guide shows you how to master the critical skills and strategies for success at school, work, and in life.
An Essential Guide to Academic Skills, Personal Development & Employability
Author: Bob Smale,Julie Fowlie
Category: Study Aids
Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here Achieve all your goals for university – whatever they are! How to Succeed at University provides straightforward, practical advice for anyone experiencing university life. Introducing the personal, academic and life skills you need to succeed - both at university and in today’s competitive job market – you’ll find help with managing your time and budget, and guidance on a range of study skills including skills for research and examination success. You’ll also learn how to identify and develop key transferable skills that will stay with you throughout your professional life. Discover how to: Improve your employability prospects and give yourself the advantage in the job market Benefit from other students' experience, with top tips and insider advice on succeeding in your studies Explore the uses of digital technologies in learning and assessment Use what you learn right away, with handy downloadable checklists and worksheets. Pragmatic, up-front and sympathetic, this is an essential companion for all undergraduate students, as well as anyone preparing for study at university. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
Practical Advice Based on My University Experience
Author: Aly Madhavji
Publisher: Aly Madhavji
Category: Study Aids
How to succeed in university or college? Every student wants to know; every student tries to discover his/her own strategies to succeed - some work, some don't. Becoming successful in university sometimes feels like trial and error - with potentially serious consequences for failures. The goal of this guide - Your Guide to Succeed in University - is to help students in university and college to become confident, well-rounded and successful in their overall education experience. This guide aims to equip you - the students - with the necessary tools for success in university and college. This guide will help students with topics such as building a solid foundation in the first few weeks, efficient techniques for studying and preparing for exams, getting involved, finding the right mentors, networking, job searching with potential employers and preparing for a successful career. ---- Do you ever wonder why most alumni or adults say, “University was the best years of my life”? Regardless of what age you start university, when you finish, you should look back and share that similar feeling. University is about learning to explore, discovering who you are and who you want to be and creating the foundation for a lifetime of successes. University is the place where I learnt to make the most of opportunities and became who I wanted to be. It made me aware that just attending university isn’t a silver bullet to success, not unless you take control. The university experience will provide endless possibilities and opportunities, but it’s up to you to take the first step. You will face a roller coaster of emotions. You’ll feel excited and scared, challenged and stimulated, but when all is said and done, YOU determine how you want to look back on this experience. Starting university can be the most sensational experience of your life, but it can also be the most overwhelming. In fact, it can be downright scary if you do not equip yourself with a plan on how to navigate through university. That is why I wrote this guide. My goal is to not only share my experience and lessons learned, but, to channel this into a helpful guide that may help you adapt rapidly and efficiently to ensure that you make the most of your higher education experience. This guide will not define success for you. You define success and you can start by creating personal goals. Take some time and think about where you want to be in a couple of years, when you graduate, and 10 years from now. You could have educational goals, career goals, salary aspirations, a list of activities to learn, family and other types of goals. Try writing these goals down and revisit them every couple months to see how you’re doing. By taking the first step of writing them down, it shows that you are committed to making these goals a reality. This guide will discuss topics ranging from what you’ll experience in your first few weeks of university, finding a mentor, networking, and post-graduation. At the end, there is a summary of the main takeaways and the top 10 themes. This guide will help you get through the tough times and excel in the good times of university to achieve your definition of success; it may even become your survival guide.
A Professor's Inside Advice
Author: Jon B. Gould
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
After years of preparation and anticipation, many students arrive at college without any real knowledge of the ins and outs of college life. They’ve been focused on finding the right school and have been carefully guided through the nuances of the admissions process, but too often they have little knowledge about how college will be different from high school or what will be expected of them during that crucial first year and beyond. Written by an award-winning teacher, How to Succeed in College (While Really Trying) provides much-needed help to students, offering practical tips and specific study strategies that will equip them to excel in their new environment. Drawing on years of experience teaching at a variety of campuses, from large research universities to small liberal arts colleges, Jon B. Gould gives readers the lay of the land and demystifies the college experience. In the course of the book, students will learn how to identify the best instructors, how to choose classes and settle on a major, how to develop effective strategies for reading and note taking, and how to write good papers and successfully complete exams. Because much of the college experience takes place outside of the classroom, Gould also advises students on how to effectively manage their cocurricular activities, work obligations, and free time, as well as how to take advantage of the typically untapped resources on every campus. With candid advice and insights from a seasoned insider, this guide will leave students better prepared not only to succeed in college but to enjoy it as well.
Author: Linda L. McCabe,Edward R.B. McCabe
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Business & Economics
“With great wisdom from personal experience and cumulative knowledge, the McCabes have now written the sina qua non of comprehensive guides to the complexities of an academic career. This book should be in the hands of every new faculty member and is poised to serve this next generation in fulfilling the excitement and richness of their careers.”—Jonathan D. Gitlin, MD, Vanderbilt University "This monograph addresses the complex topic of career development in a fashion that is remarkably accessible to the student at almost any stage. The use of realistic and concise examples of common experiences will engage the reader on a personal level. The book should have a permanent place on the shelf of the mentor as well as the student."—George Lister, MD, Pediatrician-in-Chief, Children's Medical Center Dallas “The 2nd edition of How to Succeed in Academics, a unique resource for the fellow and budding medical faculty, thoroughly demystifies the steps needed to succeed in academics. Besides its comprehensive coverage of issues related to faculty development, it comes replete with many relevant, real-life examples of critical decision-making. This book is just what the doctor-in-training ordered.”—B U.K. Li, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
The Art of Learning
Author: Daniel R. Schwarz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
How to Succeed in College and Beyond is an insightful, inspired guide to the undergraduate experience that helps students balance the joy of learning with the necessity of career preparation. Features a wealth of advice for getting the most from an undergraduate education, especially inthe areas of arts and humanities, written by an experienced educator and mentor Covers the entire undergraduate experience, from high school preparation, applications,financial aid, each undergraduate year from freshman to senior, junior year abroad course selection, and extra-curricular activities, to independent study, honors essays, graduate school, dissertations, and career searches Discusses the benefits of pursuing an arts and humanities degree including how to write effectively, speak articulately, and think critically and discusses how to balance the joy and practicality of education in terms of getting vocationally-focused qualifications. Packed with information that is as helpful to students as it is to their parents, teachers, and advisors, this guide is a indispensible resource for prospective and present undergraduates
What to Say, How to Say It. The Secrets of Getting Ahead.
Author: Jodi Glickman
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Category: Business & Economics
A much-needed "people skills" primer and master class in all facets of workplace communication Do you know how to ask for help at work without sounding dumb? Do you know how to get valuable and useful feedback from your colleagues? Have you mastered your professional elevator pitch so that every time you meet someone, they remember and are impressed by you? If you answered "no" to any of these questions, you need Great on the Job. In 2008, Jodi Glickman launched Great on the Job, a communications consulting firm whose distinguished client list includes Harvard Business School, Wharton, The Stern School of Business, Merrill Lynch, and Citigroup. Now, Glickman's three-step training program is available in book form for the first time. With case studies, micro strategies, and example language, readers will learn communication skills that can be practiced and implemented immediately. In today's economy, it's not typically the smartest, hardest working or most technically savvy who succeed. Instead, the ability to communicate well is often the most important precursor to success in the workplace. So whether you're a star performer or a struggling novice, Great on the Job will give you the building blocks you need for every conversation you'll have at work.
How Smart Students, New Graduates and Young Professionals can Launch BRAND YOU
Author: Catherine Kaputa
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
This is the most important moment in your career. Branding guru Catherine Kaputa will show you how to get it right.In today's job market, competition is fierce. After college many graduates fall back to earth with a bump and struggle to launch a career in their chosen field. But what if you changed the way you thought about applications? What if, instead of getting bogged down in the search process, you approached your resume like a marketer launching an exciting new brand?Marketing guru and brand strategist Catherine Kaputa is an expert in personal branding and knows exactly how to make an application sizzle. Drawing on her years of experience, insightful case-studies of recent graduates, and fascinating insider details from companies like Nike, Volvo, and Google, Kaputa will help you to navigate the career landscape as she shares her strategy for standing out from other applicants, in even the most competitive industries. Graduate to a Great Career will give you the tools you need to surviveand show you how to thriveby creating "Brand You."Catherine Kaputa, award-winning author and founder of SelfBrand, a personal branding and development company, is a Harvard graduate who learned brand strategy under Ali Ries and Jack Trout at Trout & Ries Advertising. A successful branding strategist and speaker, Catherine later led the "I Love NY" campaign at Wells, Rich, Greene. She lives in New York City.
What It Really Takes for Students to Succeed and What We Can Do to Get Them Ready
Author: David T. Conley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Describes the cognitive skills and subject area knowledge a student needs to succeed in college and includes ways high schools can prepare students for college.
Your Path to Success After College
Author: Chris Palmer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This book will teach students the things they need to succeed in the real world.
How to Get a Job, Succeed in It, and Get Promoted-What Employers Look For
Author: Alex Groenendyk
Why do some people quickly land a job and then skyrocket to the top of the corporate ladder while others take months to find a job they hate, only to lose it a short time later?"THIS Is Who We Hire!" covers every essential skill you need to help you get a job you love and negotiate a high salary and great benefits. However, while most books only go as far as guiding you to your dream job, this book goes on to show you how to make sure your boss raves about your performance and how to line yourself up for the promotions of your choice. It covers the following activities, which you can repeat over and over again--all the way to the top! - Build critical interpersonal skills to optimize your instant likeability and relationship-building capabilities- Build a network of influential connections that can help you find your direction, find a job, coach you, and even hire you- Create relevant and high-impact resumes, profiles, achievement portfolios, and references- Succeed in the interview by making the interviewer believe 3 important things about you- Learn the when, what, and how of negotiating to maximize your pay and other compensation- Get your job off to the best possible start by building the right relationships with the boss, colleagues, and customers- Get the job done well on a consistent basis by learning processes to solve problems and make sound decisions- Become recognized as leadership and management material- Learn key strategies to get promotedEven if you are already in your career today, the skills in this book will be highly relevant to you. They provide help for your immediate needs and ensure long-term sustained success.
A Practical Guide for Trustees, Faculty, Administrators, and Policymakers
Author: Brian C. Mitchell,W. Joseph King
Publisher: JHU Press
Rejecting the notion that American colleges are holdovers from a bygone time, How to Run a College shows instead that they are centers of experimentation and innovation that heavily influence higher education not only in the United States but worldwide.
A Real World Look at How to Succeed in and After College
Author: Patrick S. O'Brien
Offers advice for achieving success in college and after graduation that covers the classroom, extracurricular activities, work experiences, and future job searches.
The Skills You Need to Succeed
Author: Bill Coplin
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Category: Study Aids
A handy, straightforward guide that teaches students how to acquire marketable job skills and real-world know-how before they graduate—revised and updated for today's economic and academic landscapes. Award-winning college professor and adviser Bill Coplin lays down the essential skills students need to survive and succeed in today's job market, based on his extensive interviews with employers, recruiters, HR specialists, and employed college grads. Going beyond test scores and GPAs, Coplin teaches students how to maximize their college experience by focusing on ten crucial skill groups: Work Ethic, Physical Performance, Speaking, Writing, Teamwork, Influencing People, Research, Number Crunching, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving. 10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College gives students the tools they need to prepare during their undergraduate years to impress potential employers, land a higher-paying job, and start on the road to career security and satisfaction.
From Postdoc to Professor
Author: Barbara J. Gabrys,Jane A. Langdale
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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.
Strategies for Effective Learning
Author: Kevin J. Fandl,Jamie D. Smith
This book is a practical guide for any student considering enrollment in, currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from an online course. The authors, both with substantial online teaching and learning experience as well as seasoned professionals, deliver concise guidance to make the online learning journey enjoyable, productive, and most of all, worthwhile. Major topics include how to identify the best online program; comparing online with traditional education programs; finding an ideal work-life balance; managing time and staying organized; how to form good habits to maximize your chances for success; getting the most out of an online learning environment; and using your online education to succeed in your career. As the singular guide to success as an online learner, this practical book serves as the essential desk reference for every online student.
Simple Rules For Success From Star Students
Author: Cal Newport
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Category: Study Aids
Draws on firsthand interviews with outstanding students at universities across the country to examine the secrets of a successful college career, introducing seventy-five simple rules designed to assist students ace their classes, assume leadership positions, build a superb résumé, define their life goals, and have fun at the same time. Original. 17,500 first printing.
Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World
Author: Lindsey Pollak
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Business & Economics
Get Ready for the Real World How do you get a job without experience and get experience without a job? It’s the question virtually every college student or recent graduate faces. Now newly revised and updated, Lindsey Pollak’s Getting from College to Career is the definitive guide to building the experience, skills, and confidence you need to succeed in the job search, offering action-oriented tips and strategies ranging from the simple to the expert. Learn how to: Get the best tools for career prep and job hunting E-mail like a professional Go global Practice the eight essentials of internship achievement Perform five minutes of stand-up Overprepare for interviews Persist without being a pest Getting from College to Career gives you the essential information and guidance you need to get your foot in the door of the real world. Don’t start your first job search without it!