The Extreme Trauma of Matriculating for Professional and Graduate Academic Degrees

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Maybe, at least if the studying takes place in the competitive environment of a university in high-stakes professional programs or graduate specializations. For the fifth year, Nature has taken a survey about what's going on in that realm of advanced learning.  Let's cut to the chase: Does studying make you crazy? It's been documented how law students around the world encounter anxiety and depression. Also, it it is well known how fearful they are in the U.S.

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PowerPoint Tip - Graduated Backgrounds

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

One of the most popular ideas I shared on my webinar last month about creating your own custom PowerPoint template was to use a graduated background instead of a solid color. I find graphics in the background, such as pictures or logos, too distracting - and so do audience members based on the surveys I have done. So I suggest a graduated background where the color at the top gradually changes to the color at the bottom. Think green graduating to red and you get the picture.

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A Working Life: Going West

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In Part 2 I graduate from college and move to the States. Student and Teacher 1972: Traffic Survey, Leicester: […]. “Go West, young man.” ” — Horace Greeley, 1865 This is the second part of the review of my working life. Part 1, The Early Years, covered the part-time jobs I had while in school in England. Personal

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Improving Communication is Key to Closing Millennials’ Workplace Skills Gap

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

A survey by the Hay Group revealed that 80 percent of employers are struggling to find graduates with the soft skills they […]. It’s universally acknowledged that employers seek applicants with strong speaking and writing abilities. Despite being highly educated and armed with technical skills, many millennials lack the soft skills to compete in the workplace.

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Graduate With Skills, Not Just a Degree

Executive Speech Coach

Thursday, August 26, 2010 Graduate With Skills, Not Just a Degree The Wall Street Journal By Heather R. Survey community or business leaders on an issue and write a report. ▼ August (6) The “One Thing&# to be a Powerful Presenter: Pause Graduate With Skills, Not Just a Degree Speaker Boot Camp in the UK Presentation Skills Club Page on Facebook How Long is Forever?

English Most Regretted College Major (Source: ZipRecruiter)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

ZipRecruiter surveyed 5,225 college graduates who were searching for jobs. Here are the results of that ZipRecruiter survey. To do anything with it, at least directly, graduate school was necessary. Among them, the major they most regretted spending four years studying was English. Out there pounding the pavement (or the keyboard), what they came to realize was this: The problems with majoring in English were that it was impractical and unmarketable.

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The New Debt Factory: The Elite M.B.A. Program in the U.S.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

for saddling graduates with large student loan debt. Bloomberg surveyed graduates of the M.B.A. graduates on their way to multi-million-dollar compensation being executives in large companies? Law school (along with medical school) has company among top M.B.A. programs in the U.S. Class of 2018 from elite schools like Harvard Business. Nearly half had at least $100,000 in debt from borrowing for tuition, books, fees, and living expenses.

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What employers really want: Communication skills

Speak Schmeak

Industry surveys are regularly published regarding desirable skills for new hires or ongoing training needs identified within industries, and oral and written communication skills are becoming more common at or near the top of these lists. In this survey , oral communication places fifth of 29 non-technical skills perceived to be needed by manufacturing engineering graduates for professional success.

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Mental Illness - More and More Reasons to Be Circumspect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Therefore, Harvard Law School's student government plan to conduct a mental health survey is quite well-meaning. Also, come on, there is already plenty of data on mental illness by the Yale Law School survey and that by the American Bar Association and Hazelden Betty Ford. " But, come on, those taking the survey are smart. So, will the results of the survey be valid? Reality: There always had been a stigma about mental health issues.

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Bad News from the Guttmacher Institute for Industries Associated with Babies - Long-Term Implications for Systems, Ranging from Education to Social Security

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to the 2020 survey by the Guttmacher Institute , 45% of females 18 through 34 have concerns about conceiving during COVID-19. As I continually put it, my four-legged son LOV won't be matriculating at college, then moving on to graduate or professional schools. A nation with few babies, that is, human ones. The angst includes both becoming infected with the virus when pregnant and the current financial uncertainty. 

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Florida's Young Lawyers Among Workers Around the World Risking Health or Even Death for a Paycheck

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to that same survey, 41 percent are considering a career change or had considered it.  Of those surveyed, 39 percent noted that they had experienced stress symptoms ranging from panic attacks to flashbacks.  Stanford Graduate Business School professor Jeffrey Pfeffer documented that this is a global phenomenon.

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Mental Illness & The University

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  A survey of 886 Harvard Law School students sponsored by the Harvard Crimson uncovered some grim emotional realties. Reflection: Is there an alternate to studying for a professional or graduate degree without having to enroll in a university? Harvard Law School can be the launch pad for a stimulating lucrative career practicing law. It can also be the beginning of severe mental health challenges - and/or the worsening of underlying psychiatric problems. 

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Harvar Law School, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  A survey of 886 Harvard Law School students sponsored by the Harvard Crimson uncovered some grim emotional realties. Reflection: Is there an alternate to studying for a professional or graduate degree without having to enroll in a university? Harvard Law School can be the launch pad for a stimulating lucrative career practicing law. It can also be the beginning of severe mental health challenges - and/or the worsening of underlying psychiatric problems. 

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Student Loan Debt - Collateral Damage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Student Loan Hero found that 13% of those surveyed assessed that student loan debt was the cause of their divorce. That's probably a low estimate since, according to SunTrust Bank, more than a third surveyed indicated that student loans were a source of trouble in their marriages. In addition, some are also committed to having their offspring attend the college or professional/graduate school of their choice. The average student loan debt is $34,144.

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Student Loan Debt - Collateral Damage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Student Loan Hero found that 13% of those surveyed assessed that student loan debt was the cause of their divorce. That's probably a low estimate since, according to SunTrust Bank, more than a third surveyed indicated that student loans were a source of trouble in their marriages. In addition, some are also committed to having their offspring attend the college or professional/graduate school of their choice. The average student loan debt is $34,144.

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Professional Degree Programs No Longer Symbol of BigSuccess

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

and JD programs at elite universities: Just focus on your studies, the money will come after graduation to pay off the student loans. A survey by Bloomberg found out this: Nearly half of the M.B.A. graduates from top schools graduated with at least a $100,000 student loan nut. Old-line thinking used to be in M.B.A. There has been a shift in that mindset. The new mindset is this: Money may not come after you get the degree to unload the debt.

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How to Open Your Presentation with Attention Grabbing Pizzazz and.

Executive Speech Coach

24 - Registration Closed If you listened to this free audio class - please complete the survey Click here to take survey ATTENTION: Imagine your audience snapping to attention during the opening of your presentation. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok.

Mirror, Mirror, On The Way - Who Has The Most Stress Of All

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" It's by Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Jerry Pfeffer. He reports that 61% of employees surveyed noted that stress had made them sick and 6% said they had been hospitalized. In developed economies it's a status symbol to be enduring extreme levels of stress - on a sustained basis. Many U.S. lawyers, software developers, and medical interns proudly flash their stress badges on the way out of work at dawn. 

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What employers really want: Communication skills

Speak Schmeak

Industry surveys are regularly published regarding desirable skills for new hires or ongoing training needs identified within industries, and oral and written communication skills are becoming more common at or near the top of these lists. In this survey , oral communication places fifth of 29 non-technical skills perceived to be needed by manufacturing engineering graduates for professional success.

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Student Loan Folly - An Equal Opportunty for All Generations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A new survey by CreditRepair.com, reports MarketWatch , found that 1/3rd of those who are no longer young perceived that enormous financial problem as mostly the fault of the young. After all, they themselves graduated with maybe a few thousands dollars in student loans, not the $223,000 nut mentioned in the MarketWatch article which Alf Seccomb has to keep paying on. Because of their age, they may graduate and not land well-paying jobs in those fields.

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Declining Enrollments in M.B.A. Programs, Including Elite Ones - What Might We Read into Those?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In a survey by the Graduate Management Admissions Council of 360 program, it was found that there is even a decline in applications to elite schools such as Harvard and Stanford.  million college graduates live in poverty. What's marketable when entering an advanced degree program may not be as marketable - or as attractive - when graduating. Happy days are back for the deans of many law schools. At least for now.

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Don't Get Caught Ducking Out for Lunch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They graduated college with student loan debt. According to a survey by Tork, that's how 37% of Millennials conduct their work life. Of course, you're not going to leave your desk for lunch. Not any more. Sure, the wellness experts gush about the restorative role of taking breaks. But, taking a break sends the wrong signal in most organizations, even for those at the top. The power lunch has become no lunch.

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What Corporate Wage Slaves/Vendors Know, New Law-Firm Partners Better Get Smart About

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Most of the rest, found the annual New Partners Survey in conjunction with ALM Intelligence, discloses the dark side of finally achieving the goal of making partner. Law firms went for laterals with a book of business and new law school graduates.   Since most recent surveys indicate the uptick in hiring, those new partners in law firms could be heading into a Stalin-like purge. For many new partners in law firms this is their first rodeo.

In these tough economic times, how can your presentations stand above the rest?

PowerPoint Tips

The National Association of Colleges and Employers did a survey of employers a few years ago, asking them what qualities employers want from college graduates. In these tough economic times, we all need to be doing more to be valuable to our organization and to our customers. How can you stand above the rest? You have a toolbox of skills that you use. Perhaps you need to sharpen your tools.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Check out the places where English proficiency is high and low, and how women compare to men, in this video based on a huge survey. In graduate school I took a public speaking class and the professor had us deliver speeches — using notes — every class. Savvy speakers keep up with my wide-ranging reading list on women and public speaking by following The Eloquent Woman on Facebook , where these links and articles appear first. I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well.

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Legal Sector - No Sign of Turnaround

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's what the recent Altman Weil's Law Firms in Transition survey found. College students and recent graduates have to embrace that demand is stuck in the legal sector and law school might not be a good bet for investing in, at least in the near future. Overcapacity, along with lackluster new-business-development skills, continues to eat at profitability in BigLaw. For example, 62% of non-equity partners don't have enough to do.

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Professional Despair - It's Gone Global

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

a survey documents that 28% of medical residents are depressed. students and graduates was not only unemployed. In a poignant opinion-editorial in The New York Times , medical doctor Lisa Pryor tells readers this: In the last 7 months, 3 young MDs in Australia have committed suicide. The rate of suicide MDs in that nation is highest for young females. Pryor also notes that in the U.S., Yet, just as in the legal profession in the U.S.,

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How to achieve your goals « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

The researchers surveyed those who graduated in 1953 to determine how many of them had specific, written goals for their future. Twenty years later, the researchers surveyed the surviving members of the original group and found that the 3% who’d set goals had accumulated more personal financial wealth than the other 97% of the class combined!

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Power Presentations Tip 41: Dealing With the Fear of Public Speaking

Executive Speech Coach

Friday, May 14, 2010 Power Presentations Tip 41: Dealing With the Fear of Public Speaking How to Manage the Fear of Public Speaking Surveys have shown that the majority of people consistently rank public speaking as their number one fear. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok.

The Basic Communication Course

The Communication Blog

Consequently, it’s not an easy sell to argue against courses that at least in many instances sustain a department by supporting additional, more advanced, courses and, in many ways, make a graduate program possible by providing teaching assistantships. It would look very much like a hybrid course without the skills, an introductory communication theory course, or the survey course where each week, say, is devoted to a different area of communication theory and research.

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How does Jeremy Hunt (or anyone else) know how many old people in the UK are 'chronically lonely' ?

Max Atkinson

Tony Benn sets up a research fellowship A not so well-known fact about my early research is that I once held a Post Office research fellowship that had been created by the then Postmaster General, Tony Benn , at the University of Essex - which led to my conducting a survey of just over 1,000 randomly sampled respondents in the UK who were aged 65 and over.

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Law School, As an Institution, In Play - Yet, American Bar Association Does a "Hamlet"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Their applications, attendance, and job success post graduation could improve the rankings of the law school. A recent Kaplan survey found that 61% of law schools want the ABA to say something-anything- on this. The LSAT/GRE option is a critical issue for law schools. Six already provide that choice. Those range from first-adopter University of Arizona to Harvard, which is the one others watch. 

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Managing Mental Illness - The Catch-22

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As a recent survey found, 36% of law firms don't offer the same mental health assistance programs to the nonlawyers as they do the lawyers.  " It's by Stanford Graduate Business School professor Jeffrey Pfeffer. Read the anonymous postings on Glassdoor by staff at law firms and the usual is: We are treated as less-than. For example, on the Cravath Glassdoor site , here are two anonymous staff opinions: "Lawyers are rude and treat admins like they are slaves."

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BigPR, Outside Firms and Corporate - How Many Jobs Will Be Cut in Coming Economic Downturn?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They include digital-savvy newbie college graduates hanging out shingles around the world.   Back in 2017, the USC Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism surveyed those in the public relations loop. Professional services is a changing game. There are client churn, haggling on price, and lower-price a la carte services established by alternative providers.

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Jack O'Dwyer's Advice to Millennials Flocking to PR, One of the Few High-Growth Industries

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  As Odwyerpr.com reports, in 2012, 15 of the 25 largest PR firms surveyed had double-digit growth.    So, as expected, Millennials are flocking to this field which welcomes with open arms all majors, including the humanities, as long as the graduating seniors can solve problems creatively.  For the Class of 2012 for law graduates, according to the American Bar Association, only 56% landed full time law jobs, reports the THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.  And

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Sexual Harassment in the Meetings Industry

PCMA Convene

We’re not suggesting that this survey constitutes a scientific overview of the business-events environment. Kathy (not her real name) has worked as a meeting professional since graduating college 30-plus years ago. Taking Convene ‘s survey kind of made my stomach turn. Sara (not her real name) said taking Convene ’s harassment survey “kind of made my stomach turn,” stirring up some painful memories. Photo Credit Mike Reddy/Rusty Elliott/SYLV1ROB1/Adobe Stock.

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Coincidence: Birthday of two very fine men, Stanley Atkinson & Paddy Ashdown

Max Atkinson

Years later, after I'd become a professional sociologist, I did a survey (from memory) of about 50 other sons of farmers I'd known as a child. His attempt to graduate to the County Council was thwarted by corruption elsewhere in our locality thanks to an infamous local architect with offices in Pontefract called John Poulson. Paddy Ashdown Stanley Atkinson On 27th February every year, I always think of two special men, my father and Paddy Ashdown who shared the same birthday.

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Public Speaking: Talking to a younger audience

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

   Perhaps the speaker graduated college during the recession of 1973 and had to clean toilets for 18 months before he found a sales job, then lost that because he couldn't sell.    Much of youth monitors those headlines of new surveys, research, and who's in rehab.  Before members of the audience tweeted during a speech, speakers could get away with plenty. 

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Industry Execs Meet Social Media: Five Reasons Your Firm Needs A Social Media Strategy

Communication Steroids

HR Toolbox reports that nearly 83 percent of surveyed human resources departments use social media to locate and screen prospective employees. ” The cream, who have choices when they graduate, are, increasingly, choosing tech savvy, connected, firms and companies. Yeah, I know, your company is a b2b industrial firm with a quality product, good market penetration and a solid reputation among your target client group.

Those having it worse than writers: Young Lawyers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The NALP Employment Report and Salary Survey for the Law School Class of 2009 was released.    One of those who commented on the Abovethelaw.com article about this wrote: "I am graduating law school with over 100K in debt and I cannot find a job.  Five years ago, the contract writers I used when I was in charge of a publication were asking and sometimes getting $1.25 a word.    BigFoots like Tom Wolfe, I had heard, pulled down $4.00

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Birthday of two independent men, Stanley Atkinson & Paddy Ashdown

Max Atkinson

Years later, after I'd become a professional sociologist, I did a survey (from memory) of the other 50 sons of farmers I'd known as a child. But his only attempt to graduate to the County Council was thwarted by corrupt practices elsewhere in our area where an infamous local architect with offices in Pontefract lived, namely John Poulson.

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Over (maybe) - Blind Faith in Professional Advanced Degrees

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Abovethelaw.com , lawyer-journalist Staci Zaretsky reports that Research & Markets surveyed 1,560 college students about the probability of applying to law school. " Another finding of the survey were that females were more likely to apply.   Also, the survey found that males tended to be optimistic about the economic future of the legal sector.  That could saddle graduates with six-figure debt in student loans. 

Famous Speech Friday: Sally Yates on your moral compass

The Eloquent Woman

In May, Yates addressed the graduating class at Harvard Law School, looked back on her own legal career--much of it spent as a career civil servant prosecutor at the Department of Justice--to share four lessons with the graduates. Here's the advice she distilled for the graduates: The compass that is inside all of us, that compass that guides us in times of challenge, is being built every day with every experience. Fired from her transitional post as Acting U.S.

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