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

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

by Sherry Lee Mueller, Mark Overmann
     
 

ISBN-10: 1589012100

ISBN-13: 9781589012103

Pub. Date: 07/31/2008

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

Now available in a new second edition, Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development offers an engaging guide for cause-oriented people dedicated to begin or enhance careers in the now burgeoning fields of international affairs. Mueller and Overmann expand their original dialogue between a career veteran and a young professional

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Now available in a new second edition, Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development offers an engaging guide for cause-oriented people dedicated to begin or enhance careers in the now burgeoning fields of international affairs. Mueller and Overmann expand their original dialogue between a career veteran and a young professional to address issues that recognize the meteoric rise of social media and dramatic geopolitical events. They explore how the idea of an international career has shifted: nearly every industry taking on more and more international dimensions, while international skills -- linguistic ability, intercultural management, and sensitivity -- become ever more highly prized by potential employers.

This second edition of Working World offers ten new and four significantly updated profiles as well as new and expanded concepts that include work-life balance, the importance of informational interviews, moving on, and key building blocks for international careers.Like the award-winning first edition, Working World is a rare and valuable resource to students and graduates interested in careers in international affairs, mid-career professionals who want to make a career change or shift, as well as guidance counselors and career center specialists at universities.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589012103
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,249,767
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

IntroductionThe Changing Global Context for International CareersA Job versus a CareerPart One: Shaping Your Career PhilosophyPart Two: Selected Resources and ProfilesProfilesCombined Voice of a Career Veteran and a Young Professional

Part I Shaping Your Career Philosophy 1. Identifying Your Cause 2. The Art of Networking 3. The Value of Mentors 4. The Continuous Journey

Part II Selected Resources and Profiles5. Your Job Search: A General Approach 6. Professional Associations 7. Internship Opportunities 8. Volunteer Opportunities 9. Nongovernmental Organizations and Educational Institutions 10. US Government 11. Multinational Organizations 12. Business, Foundations, Thinks Tanks, and Consulting

Conclusion

Index

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