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Apply, Adapt, and Achieve: Tips for a Successful Transition from Graduation to the Job Market

Apply, Adapt, and Achieve: Tips for a Successful Transition from Graduation to the Job Market

Rossato, Claire ORCID: 0000-0003-0306-5435, Filho, Edson, Basevitch, Itay, Shipherd, Amber and Gutierrez, Oscar (2016) Apply, Adapt, and Achieve: Tips for a Successful Transition from Graduation to the Job Market. In: Association for Applied Sports Psychology (AASP) 31st Annual Conference, 28th September - 1st October 2016, Arizona Grand Resort, Phoenix, Arizona. (Unpublished)

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The transition from graduating with a post-graduate degree to securing a job can be daunting and stressful (Berridge, Freeth, Sharpe, & Roberts, 2007). This is especially true today where a growing number of people are seeking post-graduate degrees and entering the job market (Tomlinson, 2008). Consequently, there is an increase in competition and it is more difficult to find a job post-graduation. Surprisingly, there are few resources aimed at training and helping graduates manage the transition. Thus, the purpose of the symposium is to share perspectives on the transition process and to provide valuable tips for future graduates to secure a job. Specifically, five recent graduates (i.e., within the past 3 years) will present their own transition experiences and emphasize processes that helped them find, secure and maintain a job. The focus will be on the first two stages of the transition process, 1) the application/interview process and 2) adapting to the new role and learning how to be successful within the first year. The first presenter will discuss the steps needed to make the transition from graduation in North America to a post-graduate position in Italy and eventually to a lecturer position in the UK. The second presenter will provide information on securing a job in the USA, emphasizing the search process and preparing for an interview for an assistant professor job. The third presenter will share experiences from the UK. Specifically, the emphasis will be on the transition within a university institution and earning a tenure position. The fourth presenter will provide information on the transition to a mental performance coach with a Major League Baseball (MLB) team in the USA. The last presenter will emphasize differences between the USA and UK in the transition process (e.g., what to bring to an interview, the role of a lecturer).

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Academic; Job; Adapt; Achieve
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Human Sciences (HUM)
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development > Centre for Exercise Activity and Rehabilitation
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