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Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development
     

Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development

by Sherry Lee Mueller
 

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ISBN-10: 1589012100

ISBN-13: 2901589012102

Pub. Date: 07/31/2008

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

Are you looking for a career with professional rewards and personal satisfaction? Perhaps you'd like to find meaningful employment in the field of international relations? Working World is the perfect resource for making sound career choices, and is particularly valuable for those interested in exploring a career in international education, exchange, and

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Are you looking for a career with professional rewards and personal satisfaction? Perhaps you'd like to find meaningful employment in the field of international relations? Working World is the perfect resource for making sound career choices, and is particularly valuable for those interested in exploring a career in international education, exchange, and development.

Sherry Mueller, president emeritus of a large nonprofit organization with an international focus, and Mark Overmann, a young professional on his way up, serve as spirited guidance counselors and offer valuable insight on launching a career, not just landing a job. The two authors—representing contrasting personalities, levels of experience, and different generations—engage in an entertaining dialogue designed to highlight alternative approaches to the same destination: making a difference in the world. With a rich mix of anecdotes and advice, the two authors present their individual perspectives on career development: identifying your cause, the art of networking, the value of mentors, and careers as "continuous journeys." Mueller and Overmann push job seekers to challenge assumptions about what it means to pursue a career in international relations and to recognize that the path to career success is rarely straight.

To help the job seeker chart the best course, Working World provides specific resources including annotated lists of selected organizations, websites, and further reading. Profiles of twelve professionals, from promising young associates to presidents and CEOs, illustrate the book's main topics. Each professional provides insight into his or her career choices, distills lessons learned, and offers practical advice about building a career in international affairs. All of these resources were chosen specifically to help job seekers map the next steps toward the internship, job, or other opportunity that will give shape to the career they envision.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901589012102
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264

Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction: Idealists Preferred

PART I: SHAPING YOUR CAREER PHILOSOPHY

1. Identifying Your Cause Sherry: Your Place in HistoryMark: What Am I Going to Do with My Life?

2. The Art of Networking Sherry: Encountering Potential Employers and ReferencesMark: Do I Really Need Business Cards?

3. The Value of MentorsSherry: Identifying Your MentorMark: The Seinfeldian View of Mentors

4. The Continuous JourneySherry: An Evolving ApproachMark: The Never-ending Job Story

PART II: SELECTED RESOURCES AND PROFILES

5. Your Job Search: A General Approach Selected ResourcesPROFILE: Alanna Shaikh, Director of Communications, Outreach, and Public Relations, for AZ SHIP, Abt Associates PROFILE: Allan Goodman, President, Institute of International Education

6. Professional AssociationsSample Professional AssociationsSelected ResourcesPROFILE: Fanta Aw, Assistant Vice President of Campus Life and Director of International Student and Scholar Services, American University PROFILE: Belinda Chiu, Princiapl, Hummingbird Research Coaching Consulting

7. Internship OpportunitiesExploitation? No, a Chance to Learn and GrowA Good Internship Depends on You Not Just for StudentsFinding an InternshipSelected ResourcesPROFILE: Jennifer Clinton, President, National Council for International Visitors

8. Volunteer OpportunitiesSample Volunteer OrganizationsSelected ResourcesPROFILE: Tom Garofalo, Legislative Assistant, Office of Congressmen James P. Moran (D-VA, 8th)PROFILE: Deirdre White, President and CEO, PYXERA Global

9. Nongovernmental Organizations and Educational Institutions What is an NGO? Sample Nongovernment Organizations and Educational InstitutionsSelected ResourcesPROFILE: Adam Weinberg, President, Denison University PROFILE: Peggy Parfenoff, Executive Director, WorldChicago 10. US GovernmentThe Executive BranchThe Legislative BranchSample Government Departments and Agencies Selected ResourcesPROFILE: Ambassador Kenton Keith, Embassy Inspector, US Department of StatePROFILE: Sarah Loss Mathur, Political Officer, and Amit Mathur, Vice Consul, US Embassy, Seoul, South Korea

11. Multinational OrganizationsThe Cultural Context of Multinational Organizatoins A Crowded Bazaar, Not a One-Stop ShopSample Multinational OrganizationsSelected ResourcesPROFILE: Fayezul Choudhury, CEO, International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)

12. International Business, Consulting, and ResearchSample Business OrganizationsSelected Business Resources Sample Consulting OrganizationsSelected Consulting ResourcesSample Think Tanks and FoundationsSelected Think Tank and Foundation Resources PROFILE: Lobna "Luby" Ismail, Founder, President, and Senior Trainer, Connecting Cultures, LLCPROFILE: Karl Dedolph, Senior Manager, Accenture

Conclusion

Index

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