From Master Student To Master Employee

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2010-05-24
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Now in its Third Edition, FROM MASTER STUDENT TO MASTER EMPLOYEE will help today's students develop core skills to excel in the classroom and in the workplace. The purpose of this book is to build two kinds of bridges between the classroom experiences and career. One is the bridge of skills--the ability to perform tasks that are valued by employers. Second is the bridge of learning--the ability to update skills and acquire new ones as a lifelong learner. FROM MASTER STUDENT TO MASTER EMPLOYEE helps your students discover what skills they already have, what skills they already use in school are most applicable to the workplace, and how best to apply them. The Third Edition focuses on transferable skills that promote success in the classroom and in a global, knowledge-based economy. Tools like the Discovery Wheel, Discovery and Intention Journal, Power Process articles, Master Student Profiles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory (LSI) deepen students' knowledge of themselves and the world around them. Enhancements include new chapters on Memory and Health; additional coverage of online and adult learning throughout the text; new Master Employees in Action; and a new end of chapter feature titled Focus on Transferable Skills.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Mastering Transitions
Master Student Map
From master student to master employee
Textbook reconnaissance
This book is worthless--if you just read it
Get the most out of this book
Link to the Work World
The Discovery and Intention Journal Entry system
Discovery and Intention Statement guidelines
Discovery Statement
The value of higher education
Make the transition to higher education
Leading the way -- succeeding as a first-generation student
Connect to resources
Succeeding in higher education--at any age
Discovery Statement
Power Processes: User Guide
Power Process: Discover what you want
First Steps
Master Student Map
First Step: Truth is a key to mastery
Discovery/Intention Statement
Taking the First Step
The Discovery Wheel
Discovery/Intention Statement
Learning styles: Discovering how you learn
Learning Style Inventory
Take a snapshot of your learning styles
Scoring your Inventory
Learning styles across the curriculum
Learning Style Graph
Returning to the big picture about learning styles
Balancing your preferences
Using your learning style profile to succeed
Claim your multiple intelligences
Learning by seeing hearing, and moving: The VAK system
The Master Student
Ways to change a habit
Demonstrating Mastery
Master Student Profiles
Power Process: Ideas are tools
Career Application
Focus on Transferable Skills
Master Student Profile: Jerry Yang
Master Student Map
Choosing who you want to be
Discovery/Intention Statement
You've got a world of choices
The world of work: An overview
Jumpstart your education with transferable skills
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
Choosing your major
Make a trial choice of major
Discovery/Intention Statement
Power Process: Love your problems (and experience your barriers)
Career Application
Focus on Transferable Skills
Master Student Profile: Lisa Price
Master Student Map
You've got the time
Discovery/Intention Statement
The Time Monitor/Time Plan process
Discovery Statement
Setting and achieving goals
Get real with your goals
The ABC daily to-do list
Choose strategies to manage time and tasks
Stop procrastination now
25 ways to get the most out of now 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
Career Application
Focus on Transferable Skills
Master Student Profile: Richard Anderson
Master Student Map
Take your memory out of the closet
Discovery/Intention Statement
The memory jungle
Memory techniques
Critical Thinking Exercise: Remembering your car keys--or anything else
Mnemonic devices
Critical Thinking Exercise: Get creative
Critical Thinking Exercise: Move from problems to solutions
Power Process: Love your problems [and experience your barriers]
Career Application
Chapter 3: Quiz
Focus on Transferable Skills
Master Student Profile: Scott Heiferman
Master Student Map
Muscle Reading
Discovery/Intention Statement
How Muscle Reading works
Before you read
While you read
After you read
When reading is tough
Building your vocabulary
Reading fast
Becoming an online learner
Gaining information literacy English as a second language
Reading with children underfoot
Revisit your goals
Power Process: Notice your pictures and let them go
Focus on Transferable Skills
Master Student Profile: Bert and John Jacobs
Master Student Map
The note-taking process flows
Discovery Statement
Observe, record and review at work
Get to the bones of your book with concept maps
Discovery/Intention Statement
Taking notes while reading
Enroll your instructor in your education
When a speaker talks fast
Discovery/Intention Statement
Television note taking
Power Process: I create it all
Career Application
Focus on Transferable Skills
Master Student Profile: Faye Wattleton
Master Student Map
Disarm tests
Discovery/Intention Statement
What to do before the test
Ways to predict test questions
Cooperative learning: Working in teams
Intention Statement
What to do during the test
The test isn't over until... Let go of test anxiety
20 things I like to do
Discovery/Intention Statement, 200
Discovery Statement
Getting ready for math tests
Exercise 19: Use learning styles for math success
Make performance reviews work for you
Intention Statement
Celebrate mistakes
Power Process: Detach
Career Application
Focus on Transferable Skills
Master Student Profile: Al Gore
Master Student Map
Critical thinking: A survival skill
Discovery/Intention Statement
Becoming a critical thinker
Attitudes, affirmations, and visualizations
Reprogram your attitude
Ways to create ideas
Fix-the-world brainstorm
Uncovering assumptions
Ways to fool yourself: Common mistakes in logic
Critical Thinking Exercise: Explore emotional reactions
Think critically about information on the Internet
Overcome stereotypes with critical thinking
Examine assumptions about diversity
Gaining skill at decision making
Four ways to solve problems
Define your values
Making ethical decisions
Power Process: Find a bigger problem
Career Application
Focus on Transferable Skills
Master Student Profile: Irshad Manji
Master Student Map
Communicating in a diverse world
Discovery/Intention Statement
Choosing to listen
Choosing to speak
Discovery/Intention Statement
Thriving with diversity
Developing emotional intelligence Managing conflict
Write an "I" message
Join a diverse workplace
V.I.P.S [Very Important Persons]
Create high-performing teams
Three paths to clear writing
Mastering public speaking
Safe social networking
Power Process: Employ your word
Career Application
Focus on Transferable Skills
Master Student Profile: Cesar Chavez
Master Student Map
Three paths to financial freedom
Discovery/Intention Statement
Critical Thinking Exercise: The Money Monitor
Critical Thinking Exercise: The No-Fear Budget
Make more money
Spend less money
Show me the money
Discovery/Intention Statement
Take charge of your credit
You can pay for school
Using technology to manage money
Education by the hour
Practicing money skills at work
Power Process: Risk being a fool
Career Application
Focus on Transferable Skills
Master Student Profile: Kat James
Master Student Map
Wake up to health
Discovery Statement
Choose your fuel
Choose to exercise
Choose freedom from stress
Living in balance
Choose to stay safe
Critical Thinking Exercise: Addiction: How do I know...?
From dependence to recovery
Power Process: Surrender
Career Application
Chapter Quiz
Focus on Transferable Skills
Master Student Profile: Randy Pausch
Master Student Map
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 in the digital world
Sample r?sum?s
Sell your r?sum? with an effective cover letter
Sample cover letters
Use interviews to hire yourself an employer
Practice answering and asking interview questions
Finding work in a tough job market
Succeeding as a new employee
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 in a diverse world
Discovery/Intention Statement
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 341
Power Process: Be it
Career Application
Focus on Transferable SkillsMaster Student Profile: Ruth Handler
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