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Smart moves for liberal arts graduates : finding a path to your perfect career

Author: Sheila J Curran; Suzanne Greenwald
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Ten Speed Press, ©2006.
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Most people would love to have 20/20 hindsight on their careers. In Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Grads, college career experts Sheila Curran and Suzanne Greenwald have assembled the next best thing: the collective wisdom of a diverse and inspiring cast of success stories'twenty-three liberal arts graduates who have gone on to all manner of fascinating and satisfying professions. The authors have combined lessons  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Curran, Sheila J.
Smart moves for liberal arts graduates.
Berkeley, CA : Ten Speed Press, c2006
(DLC) 2006040387
(OCoLC)63195959
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila J Curran; Suzanne Greenwald
ISBN: 9780307815842 0307815846 1299163335 9781299163331
OCLC Number: 803617700
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
Smart moves --
Can you get there from here? The road and the map --
Liberal arts students: stepping into your own career reality show --
Valuing a liberal arts education through the career lens --
The smartest moves on the road to career success --
Up, down, and sideways, in the business world --
A life of service --
Fulfilling creative passions --
Taking your degree abroad --
Offbeat passions: doing the unexpected.
Other Titles: Smart moves for liberal arts grads
Responsibility: Sheila J. Curran and Suzanne Greenwald.

Abstract:

Most people would love to have 20/20 hindsight on their careers. In Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Grads, college career experts Sheila Curran and Suzanne Greenwald have assembled the next best thing: the collective wisdom of a diverse and inspiring cast of success stories'twenty-three liberal arts graduates who have gone on to all manner of fascinating and satisfying professions. The authors have combined lessons from the stories with their own hands-on experience with thousands of students and graduates to outline a framework for finding a perfect career. What makes Smart Moves different is that it provides essential career advice while being fun to read. Readers will be struck by the frankness of the biographies of real graduates whose careers have taken twists and turns. Todd turned his passion into a living as the founder and CEO of several small businesses and a professional cellist; Thad's path took him from English major to a dream job in the front office of a major league baseball team; and a subway ride helped Sharon speed her intended career leap from a luxury department store to journalism. What binds them together is that they have all made smart moves on the way to career success'both during their liberal arts education and in the real world.Smart Moves not only champions the value of a liberal arts education, it also embraces the complexity of careers, and the notion that many different factors contribute to success: education, experience, attitude, personal characteristics, and a good dose of luck. Smart Moves is an inspiration to all those who are seeking proven strategies to follow their passion'no matter what their age.The quarter million liberal arts students who receive diplomas each year will truly benefit from the insights of Smart Moves. But this book is equally helpful for high school students (and their guidance counselors) looking at colleges, for graduates still looking for their life's work, and for parents who want to understand career realities for their children. An innovative career guide for our stressful, fast-paced world, Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Grads illuminates valuable career lessons with sharp advice and an unparalleled framework for success. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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