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"So what are you going to do with that?" : finding careers outside academia

Author: Susan Elizabeth Basalla; Maggie Debelius
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, cop. 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats

Covers topics ranging from career counseling to interview etiquette to translating skills learned in academy into terms an employer can understand and appreciate. This work contains examples and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Elizabeth Basalla; Maggie Debelius
ISBN: 0226038823 9780226038827
OCLC Number: 495270803
Description: 151 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Will I have to wear a suit? : rethinking life after graduate school --
Getting your head ready --
Should I finish my dissertation? --
How to use your grad school years wisely --
Whodunit? and how can I do it too? --
So what am I going to do? --
Six myths about post-academic careers --
Five questions for rethinking graduate school --
Your eclectic mix --
Post-academic profile : Tom Magliozzi, cohost of NPR's Car Talk, Ph.D. in chemical engineering --
How do I figure out what else to do? : soul-searching before job searching --
Take inventory --
Break it down --
Looking backward : seven stories --
The bookstore at the end of the mind --
"This is your brain on graduate school" --
No need for a #2 pencil --
Where are all those Ph.D.'s anyway? --
Create your own possibilities --
Post-academic profile : David Rosengarten, television cooking show host, Ph.D. in theater history --
Three testing the waters : networking and transitional experience --
The power of networking --
Networking that works --
Information interviews --
Getting your feet wet : internships, part-time jobs, and volunteer work --
Transitional tales --
So when do I start looking for a job? --
Post-academic profile : Shannon Mrksich, patent attorney, Ph.D. in chemistry --
This might hurt a bit : turning a CV into a resume --
Getting ready to write a resume --
Writing a resume : the first draft --
A few more words of advice --
After you've drafted a resume --
Case studies and sample resumes --
Cover letters that will get you hired --
Post-academic profile : Bryan Garman, prep school headmaster, Ph.D. in american studies --
Sweaty palms, warm heart : how to turn an interview into a job --
How to land a job interview --
Before the interview --
During the interview --
After the interview --
What if the interview doesn't go well? --
The job offer (or lack thereof) --
Negotiation --
adjusting to your new job --
Post-academic profile : Annie Hurlbut, founder of Peruvian Connection, A.B.D. in anthropology --
Responsibility: Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius.


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"What if, while one is ensconced in a six-year art history doctoral program, the idea of a career in academia loses its luster? Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius have been there.... In "So What Are Read more...

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