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Resources for reading, researching and deciding about careers for students
Deciding where to apply and enroll at university can be both an exciting and a daunting prospect. These pages are designed to provide students and parents with information about East's University Advising program and links to resources for further information and research. Our site is a continuous work in progress, so if you have questions that are not answered here, come see us or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can read our blog or follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook Group: UWCSEA East UAC. In addition, to keep up to date with upcoming events and the schedule of university representatives who visit our campus, be sure to subscribe to our calendar and announcement feed. View our latest UWCSEA East UAC School Profile.
UWCSEA Alumni Mentoring Pages - Great resource. Write to email@example.com to register to access the database of UWCSEA alumni, who want to provide information and advice on universities and careers.
Gap Year: Interested in a Gap Year? Have a look at the UWCSEA Gap Year page for valuable, interesting, and exciting opportunities
Academic and enriching summer programs can be found all around the world. Students should consider these programs only if they are genuinely interested. This list is a sampling provided for information only; links here do not translate to an endorsement of any particular summer program.
Summer Program Databases
Family Connection>Colleges>College Research>Enrichment Programs (see tab above; students need email address and password to access).
Stealing the Corner Office by Brendan ReidWhether you're a corporate newcomer or an entrenched executive, Stealing the Corner Office delivers a no-nonsense playbook that breaks the mold of conventional wisdom. Reid's unique style makes for a thought-provoking and entertaining read. --Yves Dupuis, vice president of sales, Jabra Stealing the Corner Office is a must-read for MBA students, young corporate managers, and top-level executives. Reid delivers an immensely readable and insightful guide to career planning that demystifies the foibles, gaming, and hubris of corporate life. --Charles McMillan, professor of strategic management, Schulich School of Business Stealing the Corner Office is mandatory reading for smart, hardworking managers who always wonder why their seemingly incompetent superiors are so successful. It is a unique collection of controversial but highly effective tactics for middle managers and aspiring executives who want to learn the real secrets for moving up the corporate ladder. Unlike virtually all other business books--which are based on the assumption that corporations are logical and fair--Stealing the Corner Office explores the unconventional tactics people less competent than you use to get ahead and stay ahead. It is your proven playbook to thrive and win in an imperfect corporate world. Stealing the Corner Office will teach you: How incompetent people so often get ahead, and what you can learn from them. How to make universally flawed corporate policies work in your favor. Why showing too much passion for your ideas can be career suicide. Why delivering results should never be your highest priority. These and many more controversial tactics will change the way you look at your career and how you manage projects, people, and priorities. Apply the 10 principles in Stealing the Corner Office and watch your career take off
Call Number: S\ 658.409 Rei
Publication Date: 2014-05-19
The Adventures of Johnny Bunko by Daniel H. Pink; Rob Ten Pas (Illustrator)View the animated video for "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko" and check out popular books for the new graduate here. There's never been a career guide like "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko "by Daniel H. Pink (author of "To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others"). Told in manga--the Japanese comic book format that's an international sensation--it's the fully illustrated story of a young Everyman just out of college who lands his first job. Johnny Bunko is new to the Boggs Corp., and he stumbles through his early months as a working stiff until a crisis prompts him to rethink his approach. Step by step he builds a career, illustrating as he does the six core lessons of finding, keeping, and flourishing in satisfying work. A groundbreaking guide to surviving and flourishing in any career, "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko "is smart, engaging and insightful, and offers practical advice for anyone looking for a life of rewarding work. Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.
Call Number: S\GB Pin
Publication Date: 2008-04-01
What Color Is Your Parachute? 2013 by Richard N. BollesThe world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2013 to tailor its long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers. Career expert Richard ("Dick") N. Bolles has now written forty-one books all with the same title: What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers. In order to tailor his authoritative guide to the current job- market, Bolles not only updates the book each year, but he also reconceives it, reinvents it, and rewrites it, so that one year's edition is often vastly different from the year before. This is the case with the 2013 edition. Inventions in the book this year include a brand-new transferable skills grid, a novel way to discover what fields you would most like to work in, and a revamped version of his famed self-inventory instrument, the Flower Exercise. What Color Is Your Parachute? is the world's most popular job-hunting guide, and it has helped millions discover their unique gifts, skills, and interests. This has allowed them to land a job even in hard times, and to create for themselves a new, interesting, and inspiring career and life. With fresh insights into resumes, networking, interviewing, salary negotiation, entrepreneurship, and social media, What Color Is Your Parachute? has everything you need to dust off your motivation and find your dream job. From the Hardcover edition.
Call Number: S\ 331.7 Bol
Publication Date: 2012-08-14
The Element by Ken Robinson; Lou Aronica (Contribution by)From one of the world's leading thinkers and speakers on creativity and self-fulfillment, a breakthrough book about talent, passion, and achievement The element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. When people arrive at the element, they feel most themselves and most inspired and achieve at their highest levels. The Element draws on the stories of a wide range of people, from ex-Beatle Paul McCartney to Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons; from Meg Ryan to Gillian Lynne, who choreographed the Broadway productions of Cats and The Phantom of the Opera; and from writer Arianna Huffington to renowned physicist Richard Feynman and others, including business leaders and athletes. It explores the components of this new paradigm: The diversity of intelligence, the power of imagination and creativity, and the importance of commitment to our own capabilities. With a wry sense of humor, Ken Robinson looks at the conditions that enable us to find ourselves in the element and those that stifle that possibility. He shows that age and occupation are no barrier, and that once we have found our path we can help others to do so as well. The Element shows the vital need to enhance creativity and innovation by thinking differently about human resources and imagination. It is also an essential strategy for transforming education, business, and communities to meet the challenges of living and succeeding in the twenty-first century.
Call Number: S\ 158.1 Rob
Publication Date: 2009-01-08
The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work by Alain de BottonWe spend most of our waking lives at work--in occupations most often chosen by our inexperienced younger selves. And yet we rarely ask ourselves how we got there or what our jobs mean to us. "The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work" is an exploration of the joys and perils of the modern workplace, beautifully exploring what other people wake up to do each day--and night--to make our frenzied world function. With a philosophical eye and his signature combination of wit and wisdom, Alain de Botton leads us on a journey around an eclectic range of occupations, from rocket scientist to biscuit manufacturer, from accountant to artist--in search of what makes jobs either soul-destroying or fulfilling.
Call Number: S\ 306.3 DE BOTTON
Publication Date: 2010-06-01
Acceptance by David L. MarcusAn engrossing profile of an extraordinary guidance counselor who helps kids get into the right colleges through focusing on self- awareness Gwyeth Smith, known as Smitty, is a nationally renowned guidance counselor who believes that getting into college should be a kid's first great moment of self-discovery. In Acceptance, David L. Marcus, Pulitzer Prize-winning former education writer for U.S. News & World Report, spins an absorbing narrative of a year in the lives of Smitty and "his" kids. At a diverse public school in Long Island, New York, Smitty works his unique magic on students' applications and their lives, helping them find the right college by figuring out who they are, rather than focusing on what their test scores, grades, and finances reflect. Loaded with advice that readers can apply to their own college searches, Acceptance is a book that thousands of students and their parents will find indispensable.
Call Number: S\ 378.1 Marcus
Publication Date: 2010-06-29
Created by Nadine Bailey
This guide was created by Nadine Bailey between November 2013 and June 2015.
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