Path About Pharmacy Way

Introduction

In the healthcare industry, there are a lot of career options available for the interested candidates wanting a career dream in the field of medical sciences. The job of a pharmacist is full of responsibilities in helping the people’s with the best of healthcare medicines facilities.

The pharmacy profession is always a choice of preference for the medical aspirants. There are many other medical or para-medical courses available for interested students.The profession of pharmacy provides various job opportunities in the different field too. Now a day’s pharmacy industry and profession are experiencing rapid changes due to advanced technological innovations and ideas sweeping across the world. Hence these changes give better oppor­tunities to the pharmacy profession and it is imperative to evolve a Pharmacy academic program that suits the basic thirst of the nation like providing medicines at affordable prices, community health care etc.

Education background

To get to see yourself for a career of the dispensing of medicines, and interacting with the people healthcare, an amazing career option, a medical aspirant needs to get good grades in the subjects of physics, chemistry, biology, and English to get it from the reputed school around the world.

Duration of the course

The duration of the pharmacist’s courses in the form of bachelor’s and master’s degree courses last for 4 years and 2 years respectively. A medical candidate has to never underestimate the influence, what the pharmacy field can offer you with. The career of pharmacy is about to help with the busy life schedule and quick delivery of the medicines. With this, the career is compelling to provide you with the best of options to groom well in the field with the equal participation in the different programs and studies.

Work experience

Undertaking a placement or gaining relevant work experience will greatly enhance your employability. It shows potential employers that you are enthusiastic and that you can apply the skills you have learned during your course to the workplace. It is also possible to gain experience in a hospital pharmacy, although this may be unpaid work shadowing and last from a few days to a few weeks. Experience in a retail environment or voluntary work in a healthcare setting will enable you to develop valuable skills including customer or patient care and will increase your knowledge of over-the-counter medications.

Skill set required

• Interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work well as part of a team.
• computation.
• Problem-solving skills and the ability to think clearly and methodically.
• Time management and organizational skills.
• Commercial awareness.

Colleges and Universities

There are various medical universities in the world providing the best of healthcare services, but searching through the student perspective, they are the one always looking for the best of colleges offering the quality of education at affordable fee structure and affordable accommodation. If a student is able to avail the above, then the best option for him is to avail the education in the pharmacy field from the foreign university.

Career options

• Pharmaceutical Industry- QA/QC Produc­tion/Manufacturing
• Regulatory Affairs (filing new drug applica­tion etc)
• Marketing (Medical Representative)
• Drug Inspectors
• Post graduation Studies (M.Pharm /Ph.D.)
• Clinical Research
• Insurance Sectors
• Various certificate courses in Management, Industrial applications
• Can establish own Pharmaceutical Company.
• Can become a member of Pharmacy Council of India.

Future Study

Pharmacy graduates who want a career in scientific research and development may study for a Ph.D., in fields such as biomedical or chemical science. Graduates who decide that they want to pursue careers outside pharmacy may undertake a relevant postgraduate course to broaden their skills and increase their knowledge of other areas.

Why Alumni Does Not Donate To Their College

Graduating from college is one of life’s major accomplishments. It should be celebrated ecstatically with all of an alumni’s family and friends. As several months roll by, graduates contemplate their career, or perhaps just a get a job to earn money before starting a career. But, at the same time, most graduates get the “call.” It’s not from an employer interested in hiring, but a representative from your school’s alumni office asking for a donation!

A donation already? Surprise!

Universities and colleges really want to build on their already long donor list. They don’t care about that huge amount of tuition money that a new alumni may be still paying off for the next 20 years. When colleges do call, they try to get the most from you: “Would $50 be enough? What about $100 to be on our “Silver Standard Group? Or, $500 to be on our Gold Standard Group?”

Today alumni are giving less to their school than they were twenty years ago, primarily for seven reasons.

1. According to the August 31, 2016 post of the Washington Examiner, the main reason most alumni aren’t giving money to their college is because they would use the money to give to worthier charitable causes. Besides, most alumni believe their college doesn’t need the money as much.

2. Colleges and universities charge a lot of money. For a four-year education the bill can go up as much as $280,000. Many college students are in serious debt because of such steep tuition costs. Still, colleges have the nerve to ask for money to many who graduated recently.

3. Young graduates probably neither have a job nor have decided on a career. Specific jobs can be difficult to find. Careers take time to plan and implement. Many feel they should save the money they have already.

4. Colleges ask for donations to increase the reputation of the school. According to the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, donating to university helps the reputation of the school. However, many schools base their reputation, less on academics and more on sports, especially in football and basketball. Tickets for both sports sell for quite a lot of money. There is such a loyal fan base that I wonder if the fans even know their big winning schools are schools at all. Overall, at the larger schools, alumni believe the school will still be standing in the next decade or so because it exists to win a national championship.

5. Many alumni won’t “give back” due to less than satisfactory academic and student life experiences. They feel no loyalty to the school because it is based on connectedness between the student and the school. These alumni typically don’t especially care how well it does financially now or in the future.

6. Universities and colleges aren’t the learning centers they used to be. According to the National Review website, they have become places where professors are teaching indoctrination of liberal ideas rather than on fewer facts. Many schools have become institutions of unrest due to racial chaos. Plus, more political correctness is demanded at many schools. College education is a completely different animal today than before.

7. Public and many private universities are already heavily funded by government dollars. Tuition and donations fund large private colleges. However, smaller colleges can manage alone with the enormous tuition costs for each student, even though they have fewer costs. As a result, many greedy private colleges and universities own such heavy endowments in the millions and billions of dollars that will never completely be used up.

Do you donate to your school? These seven reasons might make you change your mind about giving to your school. Colleges and universities can come off as greedy and insensitive to unfulfilled financial needs, especially if they call for money one or two months after graduation. Today, fewer alumni are committed to giving to their school due to a large shortage of money because of high tuition costs. The school really doesn’t need a donation because it already has a superior reputation. Some alumni have little or no school loyalty because their overall experience of their education and student life was negative. Education has been so watered down by political correctness, personal opinions and fewer facts. If these trends continue, alumni will continue giving much less money to their schools.

All About Doctorate Degree

Completing a doctorate degree is a significant accomplishment. This achievement represents the culmination of hard work, extensive critical thinking and research about the chosen field of interest, and the result is a contribution made in the form of new ideas, thoughts, plans, methodologies, and/or actionable recommendations.

Consider in contrast, the number of individuals who complete their coursework but not the dissertation portion of the doctorate program. Current research shows there is an unprecedented number of individuals who are at the “all but dissertation” or ABD phase, and it is unknown what weight or influence a doctorate degree with the initials ABD in the title may have, if any at all.

Also consider that a doctorate degree, in academia, is the highest level of academic achievement. As those of you know, it is also the costliest of academic degrees as well. In fact, the total number of people within the United States who possess a doctorate degree is less than 10{9be8c68deae6204af2bd206e90a50dedd768560a74f512331f71853f91538809}. Within academia, doctoral candidates are generally told they will become scholar practitioners, and they are encouraged to continue their research and practice what they have studied.

For those individuals who complete a doctorate degree, there is an expectation that their careers will change in some manner, especially given their new status as a scholar practitioner. I remember completing my Ph.D. approximately seven years ago. I chose Postsecondary and Adult Education as my major, since I worked in both the corporate world and academia, and I believed I could easily find an advanced career in either environment. Unfortunately I have learned, like many others, earning a doctorate degree does not always change a person’s career and that leads to my important question: What is the real value of a doctorate degree?

The Journey of a Doctoral Graduate

I have worked in the field of higher education now for over 12 years. Prior to working in academia, I worked in corporate America for approximately 20 years. However, I have not remained exclusively in academia as I have also accepted consulting and contract positions that have allowed me to work with organizational development and instructional design projects. As to my work in academia, most of my positions have been online teaching and online leadership roles, working with for-profit institutions.

I am certain most of you may know about the state of the for-profit industry and how most of these institutions have had significant enrollment drops. Some institutions have even been forced to close. There are new non-profit institutions taking over the market; however, the leader in this market is known for low pay and a reputation for offering correspondence-style courses, which will lead to accreditation issues at some point.

What all of this indicates is that adjunct online teaching jobs are becoming fewer year by year, and full-time positions are almost non-existent. When I began in 2005 there were more jobs than instructors and the “gold rush” began. Now that has been reversed and those of us with doctorate degrees are competing with thousands of adjuncts who have master’s degrees for just a few jobs. If you believe a doctorate degree gives you a competitive advantage, you would be just as disappointed as I am on a daily basis.

Finding Employment in Higher Education

The online application format has taken away the human element from the application process and being a scholar practitioner no longer matters when filling out online forms. The fact I have a degree that less than 10{9be8c68deae6204af2bd206e90a50dedd768560a74f512331f71853f91538809} of the United States population has makes no difference to an automated online application system, and I am talking about positions in the field of academia.

Can you imagine having a doctorate degree (Ph.D. Postsecondary Adult Education), with 11 years of experience in higher education (including roles such as Chief Academic Officer and Dean), and not having a competitive advantage with institutions of higher education? Sure, we could blame the automated online application system; however, that is only part of the issue since it is the institutions who are implementing these systems.

More importantly, do you believe that someone with my education and experience is treated any differently as to how my application is handled? Now let me clarify, I do not expect white glove treatment. However, I earned a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) and that is a degree which is supposed to be the most respected and highly positioned degree in academia. Yet I receive the dreaded automated human resources emails that do not even have the courtesy to address me by my name.

What is even worse? The changing nature of jobs within academia. Here is an example. There is a newer non-profit institution, which is operating as a for-profit. This institution advertises hundreds of jobs and if you look on salary review websites you will be shocked with how low the pay is for these positions. However, what is even more shocking are the qualifications for senior leadership positions. One senior leadership position was advertised with the following requirements: master’s degree, three years experience, and some higher education experience preferred but not required.

I should clarify that the positions I am referring to above are remote or online based positions. I have also looked into employment with traditional colleges and universities; however, my doctorate degree was obtained from an online university and traditional schools tend to reject anyone with degrees from online schools. In addition, I would not qualify for a teaching position which requires earning tenure and other positions within traditional schools are also few and rarely advertised.

Finding Employment in Corporate America

The next option for me to explore is Corporate America as I have over 20 years of experience in this field and I have continued to work contract positions involving organizational development, along with training and development. I also have experience as a Manager of Training and Development.

How do you believe Corporate America responds to someone with a doctorate degree in Postsecondary and Adult Education? The answer is: not very well. I am either viewed as someone who may be too academic, too over-qualified, or a variety of other factors I have yet to ascertain. I have yet to find a training and development department that is open to the idea of having someone with a doctorate degree help lead their employees.

I also have the same hurdles to face with Corporate America as I do with academia and it is the online application forms. If you cannot obtain a name of someone to contact, such as a hiring manager or even a recruiter, you are left to the mercy of an algorithm to determine your future fate with that company.

So where does that leave me now with a doctorate degree, seven years after obtaining a Ph.D.? I am definitely not where I thought I would be. I am writing articles and blog posts, conducting research, and picking up contract positions as I can find them. Job searching has become a full-time job, and I thought that making a financial investment in a degree to work in a field I love would have brought me further along than this and I know there are not guarantees in life.

However, I am still left wondering about the value of a doctorate degree if institutions of higher education cannot support it through employment opportunities and do not value persons holding these degrees when they apply for positions. I understand there are economic factors, and there always will be, yet what has happened to the field of academia? Institutions of higher education continue to enroll students into doctorate programs and tell them they are scholar practitioners. Will the value of the doctorate degree eventually become so diluted that it only looks good on paper, or have we already reached that point? It seems I cannot answer my own question yet and perhaps one day I will, as I continue on my doctoral journey.

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Things Before Going College

Are you through with your high school education and looking to pursue a university degree? Here are a few things you should know:

Benefits of having a university degree

There are plenty of benefits that come with having a university degree. Some of these advantages include:

More money: This is a no-brainer. According to the state higher education executive officer’s association, those with bachelor degrees earn almost twice than those with high school diplomas. The higher the level of education, the more money you make. While the amount you make varies depending on the gender, the course of study and location, generally when you have a college degree you earn more.

As you know, when you earn more you afford more thus you are much comfortable than someone without a degree.

Job security: When you have a college degree you are more valuable to the employer than someone who isn’t educated. This is because you have valuable skills that the employer can use in his/her business. These skills make you more attractive thus you are less likely to be fired.

Job satisfaction: Most of the college graduates work in areas they studied in school. This gives them an opportunity to practice what they have been studying. This, in addition to the better working conditions and higher income, they are more likely to be happy and satisfied in life. The satisfaction is not only reflected in the workplace where they are more productive, but it’s also found in their lives and families where they have happy families and have all-around lives.

Life skills: College education not only trains you to be an employee. It also impacts you with valuable skills that help you in life out of college and out of the workplace. College trains you to analyze issues critically, understand complex subjects, and communicate ideas with ease. You can apply these skills in all spheres of your life thus you become a great person.

Tips to consider when pursuing a university degree

Studies show that over 75{9be8c68deae6204af2bd206e90a50dedd768560a74f512331f71853f91538809} of students leaving high school don’t know the route they want their lives to take. Due to this, they don’t know the right courses they should choose. If you are one of these people, there are tips you can use to make the right choice.

The first tip is to listen to your heart. What do you love doing? Do you love computers? Pursue a computer related course. Do you love working with people? Pursue a community development course and so on. If a secure future is of more value to you, there are plenty of resources you can use to know the best paying and more marketable courses that you can go for. For example, for decades, medicine and engineering courses have been in huge demand and are well paying. Nursing and teaching courses are also in high demand, but they aren’t well-paying.

To increase your chances of employability, pursue your course in a reputable university. for more options, pursue a combined degree.

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Signs About Our Education System Is Failing

Recently, today actually, I saw a post of a video on Facebook that detailed simple questions posed to university students regarding BASIC social and historic facts, events and the people who govern our country. The results were astounding to say the least! Abject failure and an inability to name or identify ANY of the people, places and events. Let me repeat… NONE.

The formal education system in the U.S. was designed to meet the demands of the industrial revolution by providing basic education to the masses. Pretty simple right? So why is it that we fail to recognize or refuse to acknowledge that the demands are different today? There has not been a calculable redefinition or evolution of the educational system since. This is scary as it will define the failure of our country step-by-step and bit-by-bit until we are reduced to a social collection of ignorance.

Let’s examine the cause and solutions.

1. Closed for Business!

Schools find their existence tied to community standards and financial restraints based on the community support… or lack of. The result is that schools are closing at an alarming rate across the country. The decision to close a school rarely reflects the needs of a community or, more importantly, the needs of the students!

There seems to be less concern for the needs of the communities children’s education than the economic demands of the location of the school or the resources available. Where is the federal government when this happens? Well, they are partially to blame. The government rhetoric details the need for affordable, quality education while they demand that school systems adhere to specific federal mandates that tie the school administration’s hands to comply with political wants. So much for federal support.

2. Two-Gallons of milk in a one-gallon jug!

So, how many kids can you cram into a classroom and still teach effectively? That depends on whether you are looking to teach the children or be a daycare service. I know, pretty harsh but look at the function of schools today. They take your children and house them and feed them for about 6-7 hours a day. Mostly providing them with basic discipline and food that they rarely get a t home! Oh yes, admin it. Teachers are required to discipline your children in a crowded atmosphere where safety is no longer guaranteed and education takes a back seat to providing basic needs that parents are unwilling to, uneducated to or unable to provide. Wait, what about education? Well, there is so little time for that that caring for them takes priority over teaching them.

Secondarily, because of the constraints of federally-mandated guidelines, the children are taught in a cookie-cutter style standard of personality-limiting, creative-minimizing and individually-restrictive processes to get them to their adulthood. Basic education with basic performance that aligns children to basic standards that align with everyone else’s basic needs. Sad because it is done in crowded classrooms where teachers are forced to “teach” more children than one person could attend to. How effective is that?

3. If You Do What You’ve Always Done… You’ll Get What You’ve Always Gotten!

How can we expect our children to excel when their parents are minimally educated. One must understand that this cycle of poor education will produce more poorly educated children who will produce more poorly-educated children and so on and so on. Parents are so busy struggling to make a living today because of a poor economy or a lack of opportunity that there is little time to attend to their children’s education at home let alone at school. Involvement is also critical especially when the parents are minimally educated because they lack the foresight and experience to guide a young person to the right path. The result is a continually-repeated system that fails students and undermines this country’s future. It matters not whether you are poor and struggling to make a living that doesn’t allow for time to teach your kids at home OR whether your well off and struggle to maintain a career that doesn’t allow for time to attend to your kids at home. Either way, the education suffers.

4. Once Stated Always Abated!

I was once told that I was stupid. I was told that I could never learn because I lacked the basic ability to understand or comprehend anything that a normal person was expected to know. Can you imagine? Well, today I am in pursuit of a doctorate in education. Highly educated holding several degrees and formally recognized for my teaching abilities and performance as an educator. So there, take that!

If a child is to be challenged then the child has to recognize their worth and value as an individual. EVERY child is talented and gifted in something and should be recognized for it immediately and consistently. Oh yes, failure happens but that is part of the lesson as well. Individualized learning platforms and initiatives are crucial to the support and future of educational success. The talented and gifted programs require that a child be recognized and advanced because of their special gift instead of the initiative being available to ALL students. I believe that EVERY child has the opportunity to reveal their gift if given the opportunity to allow it to reveal itself. Why limit other children’s opportunity to excel because someone didn’t recognize their talents? Beyond me.

This lack of diversity in basic education is driven by personal prejudices and the nuances of social conformity and economic availability in a school district. Shameful that every student doesn’t have the same opportunity to be recognized for their inevitable contribution to society.

5. There’s a Step to the Prep!

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Education Department, 80{9be8c68deae6204af2bd206e90a50dedd768560a74f512331f71853f91538809} of all high school students graduate and student graduation rates are at an all-time high. This sounds great doesn’t it? Well, no it doesn’t because about 80{9be8c68deae6204af2bd206e90a50dedd768560a74f512331f71853f91538809} of high school seniors cannot pass basic proficiency exams or read at a basic level. The fundamental and core foundation for a successful future lies in their ability to read and comprehend and it is failing miserably. Because of a politically-correct mindset and an unwillingness to admit that we are failing we are passing kids without prejudice. What is the dynamic here? Money, acknowledgment, standards, social constraint?

With fewer than 40{9be8c68deae6204af2bd206e90a50dedd768560a74f512331f71853f91538809} of graduating students able to perform basic reading and math skills, what will their future look like? Poor at best because they are set up for failure and aren’t educated enough to know it. They are not prepared for any part of life let alone future education without the basic skills to learn. It seems a path to socialism.

6. Teacher to Preacher!

With the lack of people who are willing to sacrifice their future for low-paying academic careers there is little to choose from in the way of well-educated teachers. Enter teachers. As student education becomes more technology-supported so must teacher innovation education. A once-proud career, teachers are opting for more industrial careers using their basic educational achievements because it pays more and is less restricting. A lack of qualified teachers translates to a lack of quality education from under qualified teachers. The cultural shift in classrooms demands an academic shift in recognizing and utilizing qualified teachers who must meet higher-level standards before being allowed to teach.

Alas, distance learning take the personalization from the process, individualism from the practice and allows for lesser-educated teachers to perform office-like academics instead of teaching-like practices. Poorly educated teachers who are not held to the highest standards will produce poorly-educated students who will perpetuate the same. Pay teachers better and demand more from them and we will produce quality educated people. There is something askew when ball players make millions and teachers make nothing! Time to rethink this one.

7. Girls Will Be Girls and Boys Will Be Boys!

Or will they? There is a huge nationwide divide in the gender makeup of the student population today in schools. The STEM program is experiencing a narrowing range of student diversity as of recent examinations of student diversity in education. Formerly male student dominated academics and careers are changing to a more female dominated academic showing. Women are now able to perform as well or better than their male counterparts in science, technology engineering and math… previously neglected and they have always had the ability but unrecognized or acknowledged.

A globally competitive market demands equal and qualified individuals to perform and defend the right of opportunity regardless of gender, race, creed or social standing. As we develop our more-diverse communities, so should we develop our academically-driven future with better-educated people… no matter what!

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Tips For Teaching Adults

Teaching adult students can be a transformative experience, for educators and students alike, when both immerse themselves in the learning experience through the exchange of ideas and discourse which sparks critical thinking. Teaching adults is more commonly called instruction or facilitation, and is often viewed as a specific function with associated requirements that depend upon the person’s status and classroom environment. Some persons choose to teach adults as a career in a traditional university and others choose a non-traditional route, such as an online school or corporate classroom.

But why does someone, or why would someone, decide to teach adults as a career choice? I have found there are persons who are good with the delivery of information, effective facilitating a learning process, or excel as public speakers, and those are often the underlying reasons for being in a classroom and holding a job related to some form of instruction. Other persons are subject matter experts or effective researchers, and they enjoy sharing their knowledge with students in the classroom.

Those reasons provide the basis for a teacher or instructor to be effective with the process of teaching or instruction, deliver a lecture in an engaging manner, or have the knowledge necessary to teach; however, what can further transform an instructor if he or she should seek to become a mentor and coach? More importantly, how does someone infuse their heart and soul into their teaching practice? Is it necessary for every instructor to care that much about their role? Is it important for the students to interact with someone who exhibits that type of passion? These are the questions I will explore further, based upon my work as an educator.

Influence of the Academic Environment

There are two types of academic environments, the traditional classroom and online environment. Most of my experience has been teaching adult students and faculty as students in non-traditional online classes. This is an important distinction to make as I have not been assigned the title of professor and I have not been assigned to teach in a traditional classroom, except for a few community college classes that were taught as an adjunct. Instead of preparing for weekly lectures, I have worked in an industry that requires classroom engagement and interactions during weekdays, weeknights, and on the weekends as well. In other words, there may not be stated hours; however, there is an expectation the students will be a top priority regardless of the day of week.

Also consider that in this environment I do not see my students, unless they have uploaded a photo or I hold a live seminar. I have no idea what most of my students often look like and that did take some getting used to as I came to the higher education field from a corporate training field, which means I have always interacted one-on-one with students. In a virtual environment, I am in constant communication with students as they need assistance or I complete my required facilitation tasks. This means I have learned how to take static, written communication and use it in a manner that can still convey a sense of warmth through the choice of words and tone used.

Consider the Adult Student’s Perspective

Now consider what the adult student might experience or feel when they enter the classroom. Based upon my experience in the non-traditional academic field, most students are working adults, whether they were my undergraduate or graduate students. This means their school work may not always be their only demand each week as they may have other responsibilities that includes a career and a family. These students usually seek out a degree for specific needs, often related to their career. When they interact with others in the classroom they are not always open-minded to begin with as they have their own beliefs, opinions, established patterns of thought, and habitual ways of thinking. They see the world in a particular manner and point of view.

Students also hold expectations, whether they express those expectations or not to their instructors. They expect the class, and others, to conform to what they want or need, confirm what they already believe, meet their personal and professional needs, and operate according to how they have experienced the world. Sometimes those expectations are met, and other times there is a clash of ideals, beliefs, and opinions. When expectations are not met, there can be a disconnect and that is when the instructor’s disposition and assistance matters most. Regardless of what students expect, they are interacting with an environment that is going to make demands of them, present ideas and information that may conflict with what they know or think or believe, and it is their instructor who is going to influence them and matter the most.

What is Heart and Soul for Teaching?

If the instructor matters so much for students, can an instructor simply adopt a caring and supportive attitude to help them engage in the learning process? From my experience, a caring instructor is more effective than someone who demands strict compliance and cannot empathize with students. What I am referring to though goes beyond caring and I refer to it as the heart and soul of teaching. For me, it has occurred as a product of time, along with a process of trial and error. When you put your heart and soul into a career, you stick with it during the times when you feel alive and are fully engaged in it, along with the times when it challenges you and teaches you new life lessons. When you put your heart and soul into something, and then you feel you have lost it, the joy seems to go out of your job and then it is time for a change of some kind.

Teaching has always been second nature for me. It is one of the first memories I had as a child, even before I knew what I was really doing, and throughout my career I found myself in a classroom no matter what my job titles might have been at the time. It was a natural progression for me to move into corporate training and then into higher education. Working as an online adjunct for many years did challenge the heart and soul I put into my career and I reached a point where the stressful conditions overcame me and I allowed it to create a negative mindset. I finally had to stop the excuses, unplug from technology, and take a sabbatical. I used that time to go back and remember who I am, why I love my career, and I came back renewed and reinvigorated. It was a matter of changing my focus from the conditions to the control I have over my thoughts.

For anyone who cares about their career, and believes they have put their heart and soul into their job or work, your students will notice it. They will be influenced by it, especially during the times when they feel challenged by something they have read, something they have heard, or something they are required to do. Your ability to care and empathize, while being a coach, mentor, and teacher, will serve you and them well. You are going to also feel challenged at times by circumstances, situations, conditions, and expectations. If you can stay focused on your ability to empower your students, and how much they depend upon your consistent attitude and disposition, perhaps you can maintain your balance during the challenging moments that do eventually subside.

The Advantage of Studying Abroad

The option to study abroad can present a wide range of beneficial experiences for the young person. One of the most appealing aspects is the ability to learn and appreciate the culture of a different country and really see how other people live. Plus, it can really help to bring out a person’s independent nature. Let’s take a look at four of the key benefits:

Discover a new country

A great reason to apply to study abroad is the opportunity to experience life in a brand-new country. This makes it possible to appreciate different activities, customs, and outlooks. In addition to studying, the time in your host country can include exploring the local landmarks, museums, natural wonders and new terrains. Also, there may be plenty of opportunities to visit neighboring countries. For instance, if you are studying in a European country, it can be very easy to reach other major cities like Rome, Barcelona, Paris and London.

Great education

The ability to study aboard makes it possible to learn a qualification or experience a different style of education that isn’t an option at home. Also, when you are away from home with fewer distractions, there is a greater chance that you will fully immerse yourself in your education.

Also, this has the potential to enhance your future career opportunities because the option to study abroad will show you have a willingness to learn, a great education, the likelihood of better language skills, and a new perspective on culture.

Experience a new culture

For many young students, this could be their first time away from home for an extended period of time. This makes it a great time to learn many new life experiences, including the local culture of the host country. Even after a short period of time in a new country, you can soon learn to appreciate and understand the local people, social atmospheres, traditions, customs, and history.

Discover new interests

A further wonderful reason to look elsewhere to study is the ability to discover new interests and activities. Many of the new things picked up in a host country may not even be possible at home. After trying out new things, there is a chance that you will find you have a talent for a local activity or sport like golf, snow skiing, water sports or hiking. Also, there will likely be plenty of fun and exciting ways to stay entertained, such as going to concerts, nightclubs, movies, or plays.

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All About Engineering Career

An Engineer is the most intelligent form of human. It is not just a statement. It explains a detailed story. A doctor risks a life at a time. A lawyer risks a case at one attempt. A Chef risks a meal at once. But being an engineer, one bears a great responsibility, as a collapsed bridge can end thousands of lives at once. A crashed plane can destroy hundreds of families in an instance. A failed dam can digest thousands of villages and cities in a matter of time. So, being an engineer is one of the greatest responsibilities, one can bear in a lifetime. Not only a responsibility towards lives, but also towards progress and development. History of mankind evolved around the success stories of scientists and engineers.

No wonder, engineering is the most preferred career option among science students nowadays. And, as our modern education system focuses on specialization, students have many streams to be opted while taking admission in an engineering college. Here we are trying to discuss and explain some of the most common and popular streams (also known as branches) of modern engineering course system.

    1. Computer Science & Engineering
      Computers have been proved a true salvation for human greed of knowledge and development in last 3 decades. So, this is not hard to understand, why Computer Science and Engineering branch is one of the most popular and important branch of engineering since last many years. Today, when computers have already secured, their presence in primary school curriculum and is an essential part of kid’s collection at home as their favorite pass time tool, they are undoubtedly have become an invincible part of human life. Computer Science Engineering involves study, research and development related to architecture, management and deployment of Information Systems and Applications, which intend to manage or utilize both software and hardware systems. Being a Computer Science Engineer, one can opt for an impressive career in System Development, Telecommunication Industry, Database Administration, Application Development, Hardware Research and Development, Multimedia Applications Development and many more directions.
    1. Electronics & Communications Engineering
      Communication has been a key factor in the process of development of the mankind. Electronics have been an important part of human life in last 100 years. Invention of Radio, Telephone and Television initiated this revolution, and later on with the reduced cost of technology, their next generation devices have changed the lifestyle totally. Nowadays, smart phones, smart watches, smart cameras, smart glasses and many more innovative gadgets have changed one’s life overall. Electronics and Communications Engineering provides an opportunity to study and research in a field of information broadcasting and transmission over various medium such as cables, radio signals, fiber optics etc. An Electronics and Communication Engineer may opt to work in various segments like designing electronics equipment, R&D related to new age smart gadgets, integrated circuits and software interface etc.
    1. Mechanical Engineering
      We can say that the traces of existence of Mechanical Engineering can be easily underlined from 3500 BC that is the time of invention of wheel. Invention of wheel is considered as the most important invention of this world. Mechanical Engineering contributes to the most of the machines; we are surrounded with from a nail cutter to stone crusher, from a tea pot holder to a huge earth mover, from a zip in a dress to the biggest dam in the world, Mechanical Engineers have made our life very easy and productive over the years. Mechanical Engineers work around manufacturing and designing of machines, assembling and maintenance of power plants, engines and huge machines etc. Automobile industry is one of the biggest stack holders in Mechanical Engineering Industry. Mechanical Engineering stream is mainly focused on research and development of machine designs and implementations. It is an integral part of aerospace industry, automobile industry, heavy machine manufacturing industry and civil engineering.
    1. Civil Engineering
      The man is a social creature and loves to build society and live as a part of societies. These social establishments include colonies and markets, comprising of buildings and other constructions. So, with the inception of civilization, civil engineering has been an instrumental part of human lifestyle and habitat. Civil Engineering revolves around conceiving, planning and implementation of design, structure and architecture of physical constructions and natural establishments. By becoming a Civil Engineer, one can seek a career in Building Construction, Real Estate Development, Construction Engineering, Urban Planning, Bridges and Dams Design and Construction, Environmental and Land Use Technician etc.
  1. Electrical Engineering
    Invention of Electricity was a revolutionary incident in human history of science and development. Availability of Electricity later proved essential for the utility and application of most of the inventions and discoveries achieved. Today, we cannot even imagine our life without Electricity. Electricity has become so essential for human life that Governments are being judged on the parameter of efforts made in order to make electricity available for the last man in society. Due to its importance, Electrical Engineering is termed as an evergreen branch of engineering. A Best Engineering College essentially offers this stream in their institutes for sure. Electricity Engineering deals in development and maintenance of generation and distribution system of electricity. It is a kind of real time industry, as electricity cannot be stored in a huge volume. For small scattered short-term backup uses batteries, inverters and UPS(s) can be used to stored and utilize electricity. An Electrical Engineer can work as an engineer in various segments like generation and distribution of electricity, quality and security control in electrical systems, design and manufacturing of various electric components etc.

So, these were 5 most important streams of engineering education. We will discuss 5 more streams in the next part of these write-ups.

Tips For Higher Education

Change can involve excitement and looked at as a great opportunity or be scary and as the worst thing that can happen. Whether it is a good or bad experience is contingent on a person’s attitude. Regardless of how it is experienced, normalizing change is the pathway to a fulfilled life.

A baby’s first steps are shaky, but eventually result in a flop. Moving from middle school to high school for the first time is something to look forward to, but upper classmen can be intimidating. Leaving home to go to college means freedom and independence, but also the potential for homesickness, intimidation with arrogant professors, and hard-to-get-along-with roommates. Day one on the first real job is the start of a new chapter in life, but feeling totally stupid is common.

The aforementioned experiences are a common pathway for students pursuing higher education. Real change begins by making difficult choices. After getting to high school, will the student respond appropriately or react negatively to bullies and gossipers? Are the challenges of pursuing higher education leaned into rather than avoided or denied? Does the fear of asking questions and false pride dictate how the new job goes?

Tough choices continue as life goes on. Mel Robbins, author of The 5 Second Rule attributes that personally coming out of bankruptcy and heavy drinking began with a process of counting backwards 5-4-3-2-1 to launch out of bed in the morning. The story is mainly about a desperate need for change of direction in her life by ignoring feelings and making a commitment to act on improving. Mel claims the seemingly insignificant process of counting 5-4-3-2-1 and launching out of bed instead of hitting the snooze button began the road to recovery that led to being one of the top speakers in the world.

The key to Mel’s success is being smart about what needs done and taking the action to do it by not giving in to what feels comfortable. Another bad guy is analysis paralysis that involves too much thinking eventually resulting in talking yourself out of doing anything. Although the research varies, many would agree it takes at least 21 days to create a habit. The time leading up to creating a habit is hard because change is a challenge! Failed New Year’s resolutions are ongoing proof.

An accompanying bad guy to analysis paralysis is cognitive distortion. Cognitive distortions are simply ways the mind convinces itself of something that isn’t really true. The inaccurate thoughts reinforce negative thinking. The tricky part is, a rationale is built around the false ideas. Following are some common distortions people use:

Pessimism – amplifying the negative while filtering out the positive.

Helplessness – feeling helpless over what happens in life.

Overgeneralization – basing an opinion on a single piece of evidence.

Blaming – “it’s not my fault, you don’t understand.”

Emotional reasoning – feelings are automatically indicative of what is true.

Attempts to change are unlikely with dominant cognitive distortions. That’s why The 5 Second Rule is so effective in completing a predetermined decision. The only thing to think about is repeating the 5 second count down to take action. Distortions based on feelings or over thinking are to be ignored.

Answering five questions serves as additional help in determining when and how to change:

Where are you? Take an honest and objective look at your status right now physically, emotionally, relationally, mentally (academically), spiritually, and financially.

Where are you going and why? Write down dreams and get a vision and purpose to stay focused.

Who are you? Know every person is talented, gifted, and destined for great things. The hardest person to convince of that is you.

What are you doing that matters? Pay it forward.

When and how are you going to start the changes needed to be smart about higher education and live a life that matters?

Begin using The 5 Second Rule: 5-4-3-2-1, start answering these questions now!

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Life After College

Each one of us grew up with an aim, a dream in our heads, which determined our higher education, our choice of college.

Coming to college is like a dream come true for many. That sense of freedom, responsibility, the endless possibilities for future, friends, bunking. If you ask me, college life makes a boy a man.

But life doesn’t stop there. In the blink of an eye, college life gets over (I’m in my last year and I have no idea how the last two years went by) and you’re facing the real world; and you know, you have to have a job.

Some of us might be in a corporate job, some in the healthcare industry, some maybe entrepreneurs- whichever we choose, we are now of the working class. And as days go by, you feel nostalgic about those good old college days, wishing to go back.

I have brought together a list of differences between college life and professional life. I hope you can relate to them.

1. Friends vs. Co-workers/ colleagues.

What’s college life without friends? The plans of bunking classes, going out for movies, playing cupid, helping one another for assignments- none of them would have been possible without them. But in professional life, it is very different. You might or might not be friends with them, the possibility is biased. When it comes to profession, there is a sense of competition, so the chances of being friends might dwindle down. But don’t lose hope. You might find a friend in a co-worker.

2. Appearance.

Your friends wouldn’t mind if you showed up in college dressed in a crumpled shirt, or if your hair was all messed up. But in professional life, appearance is a must. You cannot show up in office in a crumpled shirt or unpolished shoe; your boss might note it as negative attitude. Also, some of us harbor a craze for tattoos, which finds an outlet during our college life (I got 3 done within my first year). But many workplaces view tattoos as unprofessional (as if having tattoos makes us thugs, eh?).

3. Money.

We have all gone broke once in a while but we had friends to fall back on. You could borrow money from your friend and even loan it to any friend. But in your professional life, you cannot just borrow from anybody. Loans from banks are an option if you are short money.

4. Vacations.

As college students, we all had the bliss of vacations or holidays. Me, I get a summer vacation of almost fifty days, an autumn break of twenty days and a winter break of fifteen days. The home coming or planning holidays with friends; that was fun.

But when you are in the professional life, vacations are a distant dream. Most offices have a two-week paid vacation policy. (What will I do in two weeks?) Moreover, in college, you could always plan a weekend, maybe a long drive, night outs; but in your professional life, that doesn’t happen too often.

5. Sleep.

Unless you were facing a deadline for any assignment submission or you were in one of those “I’ll finish three seasons of F.R.I.E.N.D.S tonight” marathons, or you were talking to your girlfriend/boyfriend, you had enough time to sleep. A research says that a college student gets 8.3 hours of sleep, while employed people have 7.7 hours of sleep. Damn!

6. Life, as in a general sense.

You had the license to be immature at times, act out on instinct, plan trips instantaneously or walk away from the college gate to watch a movie. You could drink till you dropped and wake up with a nasty hangover and still laugh at it, you could go on dates, pursue your hobbies. College life made you feel invincible.

When you enter your professional life, you gain a sense of maturity, you plan your trips from a long time, you don’t act out, and rather you measure each word and act. Movies and dates are weekend plans, so are plans of drinking. Professional life changes us.

Well, I’m pretty sure college life wins in this war. But hey, professional life isn’t that bad. Many of my friends are already employed and they say, it ain’t that bad, but it ain’t fun like college. So, if you’re still in college, enjoy, because once it’s gone, it’s gone forever.

Did I tickle your nostalgia? Well, if I did, then enjoy.

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