Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development, Second Edition, Edition 2

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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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About the author

Sherry Lee Mueller is adjunct professor at the School of International Service, American University and president emeritus of the National Council for International Visitors (NCIV). Prior to her arrival at NCIV in 1996 she was director of the professional exchange programs staff at the Institute of International Education.

Mark Overmann is assistant director and senior policy specialist at the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange.

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Georgetown University Press
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Published on
Feb 26, 2014
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9781626160545
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Careers / General
Business & Economics / Careers / Job Hunting
Education / Counseling / Career Development
Political Science / International Relations / General
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