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From Master Student to Master Employee

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780618951604

ISBN10:
0618951601
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/5/2008
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

Career readiness and workplace development are more important than ever to today's students. To be competitive and successful in today's job market, they need to learn how to continuously expand their knowledge and skills. Master Student to Master Employee helps your students discover what their skills are, what skills they already use in school are most applicable to the workplace, and how best to apply them. The Second Edition maintains the vision and proven content of the text while offering a cleaner, more sophisticated interior design to appeal to both traditional students and adult learners. The Second Edition focuses on transferable skills that promote success in the classroom and in a global, knowledge-based economy. Enhancements include a new Money chapter addressing money management during the college years as well as strategies for planning for the future; additional coverage of diversity in the Communication chapter; and updated Master Student Profiles focus on individuals who have made a successful transition from school to the workplace.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Mastering transitions From master student to master employee
Textbook reconnaissance
This book is worthless--if you just read it
This book is worth $1,000
Get the most out of this book
Commitment Link to the work world
The Discovery and Intention Journal Entry system
Rewrite this book Discovery and Intention Statement guidelines
Discovery Statement
The value of higher education
Making the transition to higher education
Connect to resources
Extracurricular activities: Reap the benefits
Succeeding in higher education--at any age
Discovery Statement Power Process: Discover what you want
Discovering yourself First Step: Truth is a key to mastery
Discovery/Intention Statement
Taking the First Step
The Discovery Wheel
Discovery/Intention Statement
Learning by seeing, hearing, and moving: The VAK system
Learning styles: Discovering how you learn
Discovery/Intention Statement
Using your learning style profile to succeed
When learning styles conflict, you have options
Claim your multiple intelligences
The meaning of mastery Motivation Ways to change a habit
Demonstrating Mastery Master
Student Profiles Power Process: Ideas are tools Master Student Profile: Jerry Yang
Discovering Careers Choosing who you want to be
Discovery/Intention Statement
You've got a world of choices
The world of work--an overview
It all starts with skills
What employers want 100 transferable skills
Inventory your skills
Use informal ways to discover yourself
Ways to learn about careers
Dig out the "life story" of a product
Create your career
Create a support team
Brainstorm career options
Sample formats for career plans
Choose your career--now
Gearing up for a global economy
Explore vocational assessments
Testing your career plan--jump into the job market
Gaining experience as an intern
Service learning: Career planning as contribution
Setting and achieving goals
Get real with your goals
Choosing your major
Make a trial choice of major
Discovery/Intention Statement
Power Process: Love your problems (and experience your barriers)
Master Student Profile: Lisa Price
Time You've got the time
Discovery/Intention Statement
The Time Monitor/Time Plan process
Discovery Statement
The ABC daily to-do list
Choose strategies to manage time and tasks
Stop procrastination now
The seven-day antiprocrastination plan 25 ways to get the most out of now Keep on going?
Remember cultural differences
Organizing time and tasks at work
Beyond time management: Staying focused on what matters
Master monthly calendar Gearing up: Using a long-term planner Power Process: Be here now Master Student Profile: Barbara Jordan
Reading Muscle Reading
Discovery/Intention Statement
How Muscle Reading works
Before you read
While you read Five smart ways to highlight a text
After you read Muscle Reading--a leaner approach
Muscle Reading at work
Building your vocabulary
Reading fast
Relax Becoming an online learner When reading is tough
Discovery Statement
The twenty-first century researcher--Using your library
Find what you want on the Internet English as a second language Reading with children underfoot
Revisit your goals Power Process: Notice your pictures and let them go
Master Student Profile: Craig Kielburger
Notes The note-taking process flows
Discovery/Intention Statement Observe
What do you do when you miss a class? Record
Discovery Statement
Review Observe, record, and review at work Get to the bones of your book with concept maps
Discovery/Intention Statement
Taking notes while reading
Create your instructor
Meeting with your instructor
When a speaker talks fast
Discovery/Intention Statement
Television note taking
Power Process: I create it all Master
Student Profile: Faye Wattleton
Tests Disarm tests
Discovery/Intention Statement
What to do before the test How to cram...even though you shouldn't
Ways to predict test questions
Cooperative learning: Working in teams
Intention Statement 20 memory techniques
Rehearse for success Mnemonic devices
Remembering names
What to do during the test
What do when you get stuck on a test question
Words to watch for in essay questions
The test isn't over until...
The high costs of cheating
Have some FUN! Let go of test anxiety
F is for feedback, not failure
20 things I like to do
Discovery/Intention Statement
Discovery Statement Getting ready for math tests
Discovery/Intention Statement Staying healthy under pressure
Keep your brain fit for life
Make performance reviews work for you
Celebrate mistakes
Notable failures Power Process: Detach Master Student Profile: Christopher Reeve
Thinking Critical thinking: A survival skill
Discovery/Intention Statement Becoming a critical thinker
Attitudes of a critical thinker
Attitudes, affirmations, and visualizations
Attitude replacements
Reprogram your attitude
Gaining skill at decision making
Four ways to solve problems Finding "aha!": Creativity fuels critical thinking Tangram
Ways to create ideas
Create on your feet
Uncovering assumptions
Ways to fool yourself: Common mistakes in logic
Thinking critically about information on the Internet
Evaluate search sites
Overcome stereotypes with critical thinking
Examine assumptions about diversity
Thinking critically about career planning
Making ethical decisions at work
Power Process: Find a bigger problem
Fix-the-world brainstorm Master
student profile: Irshad Manji
Communicating Communicating in a diverse world
Discovery/Intention Statement
Choosing to listen Choosing to speak Five ways to say "I"
Discovery/Intention Statement
Communicating across cultures Managing conflict
Write an "I" message
Join a diverse workplace
Enter the global economy
"V.I.P.s (Very Important Persons)
Create high-performing teams
Three paths to clear writing
Avoiding plagiarism
Mastering public speaking
Making the grade in group presentations
Joining online communities
Power Process: Employ your word
Master Student Profile: Cesar Chavez
Money Freedom from money worries
Discovery/Intention Statement
The Money Monitor/Money Summary Plan
Discovery/Intention Statement
Make more money Spend less money
Show me the money
Take charge of your credit If you're in trouble...
You can pay for school Education is worth it
Education by the hour
Using technology to manage money You are already rich
Free fun Practicing money skills at work Define your values, align your actions
Power Process Risk being a fool
Master Student Profile: Kat James
Working The master employee
Discovery/Intention Statement Use power tools for finding work
Rehearse your job search
Tell everyone you know: The art of networking
Write a r?sum? that gets noticed
Keys to scannable r?sum?s
Sample r?sum?s
Sell your r?sum? with an effective cover letter
Sample cover letters
Creating and using portfolios
Artifacts for your portfolio
Use interviews to hire yourself an employer
Practice answering and asking questions
Succeeding as a new employee
Surviving your first day
Learning on the job
Working with a mentor
Adapting to styles in the workplace
Dealing with sexism and sexual harassment Loving your next job
Leadership as a way of life
Discovery/Intention Statement
The Discovery Wheel--coming full circle
Discovery/Intention Statement Keep your career plan alive
Translate your career goals into action
Create your next semester
Discovery/Intention Statement
Power Process: Be it Master
Student Profile: Ruth Handler
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