Working World Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development

ISBN-10: 1589012100

ISBN-13: 9781589012103

Edition: 2008

Authors: Sherry Lee Mueller, Mark Overmann

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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, head 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 authorsrepresenting contrasting personalities, levels of experience, and different generationsengage 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.
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 7/31/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Idealists Preferred
Shaping Your Career Philosophy
Identifying Your Cause
The Art of Networking
The Value of Mentors
The Continuous Journey
Selected Resources
Your Job Search - A General Approach
Professional Associations
Internship Opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities
Nonprofit Organizations
U.S. Government
Multinational Organizations
International Business, Consulting, and Research
Conclusion
Index
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