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Renowned psychologist Walter Mischel, designer of the famous Marshmallow Test, explains what self-control is and how to master it.

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[close] Renowned psychologist Walter Mischel, designer of the famous Marshmallow Test, explains what self-control is and how to master it.

A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications for her behavior later in life?

The world’s leading expert on self-control, Walter Mischel has proven that the ability to delay gratification is critical for a successful life, predicting higher SAT scores, better social and cognitive functioning, a healthier lifestyle and a greater sense of self-worth. But is willpower prewired, or can it be taught?

In The Marshmallow Test. Mischel explains how self-control can be mastered and applied to challenges in everyday life–from weight control to quitting smoking, overcoming heartbreak, making major decisions, and planning for retirement. With profound implications for the choices we make in parenting, education, public policy and self-care, The Marshmallow Test will change the way you think about who we are and what we can be.

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Join the largest creative community established exclusively for visual arts educators, university professors, researchers and scholars, teaching artists, administrators, and art museum educators.

Arts in Education Week

A National Spotlight for Arts Education

In July of 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution designating the second week of September as “Arts in Education Week.” The resolution (H.Con.Res. 275) was proposed and introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier from California.

The resolution states: [. ] Arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines including dance, music, theatre, media arts, literature, design, and visual arts, is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students.

In May of 2011, arts education was again given a national spotlight with the release of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities report Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools.

The culmination of 18 months of research, meetings with stakeholders, and site visits all over the country, this report represents an in-depth review of the current condition of arts education, including an update of the current research base about arts education outcomes, and an analysis of the challenges and opportunities in the field that have emerged over the past decade. It also includes a set of recommendations to federal, state and local policymakers.

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For those looking to become doctors, nurses, or any specialty in the medical field, internships offer one of the few ways to enhance your education and get real world experience working along side healthcare professionals. Give yourself an edge over the competition in the workforce by experiencing a medical internship in a private practice, clinic, laboratory or hospital setting.

Internships can equip you with the tools and on-the-job training you can use to land your dream job in medicine, whether that is as a dental assistant or in pharmaceutical research, the opportunities are out there! Interns get to engage with medical professionals in ways that new-hires typically don’t: you can shadow people of different disciplines, ask any questions you want without concern, and get training in cutting-edge medicine and technology. Interns also are often given the opportunity to demonstrate focus their personal interests on a specific cases, or to solve medical issues under the guidance of medical staff. These experiences give you extremely valuable insight into how practices and department work and how you can tap your potential. With major hospitals and research facilities in most major metropolitan areas, finding intern opportunities in top medical facilities starts right here, at

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RN: Educational Requirements to Become a Registered Nurse

Registered nurses (RNs) care for patients and educate them on health issues to prevent future illnesses. Along with technical skills necessary for the medical profession, registered nurses must have people skills to work closely with patients and their families. Becoming a RN entails formal education from a state-approved nursing school and state licensure.

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Education Requirements for an RN

There are generally three educational approaches to becoming a registered nurse. Registered nurses usually train by completing a bachelor’s or associate’s degree program in nursing. Less commonly, registered nurses prepare for the occupation by earning a diploma in nursing. Graduates of any of these programs are generally eligible for licensure and entry-level employment as registered nurses.

Bachelor’s Degree

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), RNs who graduate from Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN ) programs may see greater advancement opportunities than associate’s degree or diploma holders ( ). These 4-year degree programs are generally more comprehensive, focusing on human development and behavioral sciences applicable to the profession.

BSN program curricula are typically divided into two parts. The initial two years focus on general science instruction, such as courses in physiology, organic chemistry and psychology. In the final two years, students gain instruction in nursing practice and may study pediatrics, chronic disease and mental health nursing. Students also gain supervised clinical experience in healthcare facilities during the last two years of study.

Associate’s Degree

Some registered nurses hold Associate’s Degrees in Nursing (ADNs). Associate’s degree programs are designed to last two years; however, the American Nurses Association (ANA) reports that many programs took students three or more years to complete ( ). ADN programs focus on technical applications of nursing, and instruction takes place in both classrooms and clinical settings. While these degree programs are the most widely available training programs, the ANA states that many registered nurses who hold ADNs return to school to earn at least bachelor’s degrees.


Another education option is the Diploma in Nursing program. These programs are the least common of all nurse training programs and are administered in healthcare facilities. They consist of three or more years of classroom and clinical instruction. As with ADN degree holders, many registered nurses with diplomas eventually pursue undergraduate degrees in nursing.

Licensure for an RN

All states require registered nurses to obtain licensure after completion of an approved nursing program. Licensing requirements vary by state, but all licensing boards require registered nurses to pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN ) before practicing in the profession. Developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the NCLEX-RN covers four basic categories, including psychosocial and physiological integrity, healthcare environment safety and health promotion ( ). Some states and employers require RNs to participate in continuing education.

Salary and Career Information

The BLS estimated a faster than average employment growth for RNs in the years 2010-2020. The BLS also reported that RNs earned a median annual wage of $65,470 in May 2012.

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CETL maintains one of the most comprehensive directories of teaching conferences and their sponsoring organizations. Upcoming conferences are listed chronologically. Click on the links to visit the home page for the conference or its sponsoring organization. Each conference listing also includes links to similar conferences based on Discipline or Topic in Higher Education.

This directory is sortable by City, State or Province, Country, Discipline, and Topic in Higher Education. Select your choices from the drop-down menus on the top right. To view all conferences in the list, set all sort categories to -Any-.

A list of past conferences in reverse chronological order is available in a box on the right below the sorting options. There is a “View All” option near the bottom of this box that will display all past conferences.

The last full update of information on this site was completed on January 10, 2014. The next scheduled full update will occur in July 2014. If you have any suggestions for changes or additions to this list, contact Tom Pusateri, CETL Associate Director for SoTL.

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British degrees

Degrees offered at British universities can have different names than those in other countries, so let us introduce to the most common British degrees.


An undergraduate degree normally takes three years to complete but can take longer if it includes an industrial placement, an additional subject or a year abroad. Many degrees specialise in certain subjects from Year 1.

Types of undergraduate degree include:

BSc (Bachelor of Science) – a science degree

  • BA (Bachelor of Arts) – an arts degree
  • BEng (Bachelor of Engineering) – an engineering degree
  • Undergraduate master’s degree (eg MEng) – an enhanced four-year undergraduate degree including extra subjects studied at a deeper level


Students who receive good grades in their undergraduate degrees may choose to take a master’s degree, which takes a minimum of one year to complete.

Types of master’s degree include:

  • MSc (Master of Science)
  • MA (Master of Arts)
  • MEd (Master of Education)
  • LLM (Master of Law)
  • MBA (Master of Business Administration)
  • MRes (Master of Research)

Taught master’s degrees

Taught masters usually involve six months of intensive tuition followed by six months of project work which ends with a dissertation.

Master’s degrees by research (MPhil, MSc by Research, MEnt)

Research degrees involve at least one year, sometimes more, of full-time research resulting in an examined thesis.


If you would like to continue to study for a PhD, you will have to conduct a minimum of two years’ research after the award of your MSc.

In some subject areas a student may transfer from BSc/BA/BEng to PhD so that they follow a three-year research programme for PhD without first obtaining a master’s degree.

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Walt Disney Imagineering offers paid professional internship and co-op opportunities to students and recent graduates. Our interns gain valuable experience and insight into our company by working alongside Imagineers on real project assignments and participating in professional and career development sessions.

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The Walt Disney Company has additional programs for students and recent graduates from a wide array of disciplines. Learn more about Disney Interns .

Professional Internship

See what it’s like to gain invaluable experience at Disney, a company that creates legendary entertainment experiences. Our internships will give you valuable on-the-job training while you work on challenging projects and present findings to our senior management team. You can participate in our paid internship opportunities if you’re pursuing or have recently graduated with an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Now is your chance to be mentored by the best in the business.

With a six-month paid co-op at Disney, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with Disney’s creative, business and technology teams. You’ll also develop your communication skills by presenting to our executive team. If you’re currently pursuing or recently graduated from an accredited educational institution, you may qualify for a six-month professional co-op, available from January to July or July to December. Surround yourself with the best in the business, in an environment where creativity and imagination thrive.

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What is the Difference between an Internship and a Vacation Program?

Employers across all industries prioritise practical work experience when hiring for jobs. For the switched-on student, participation in an internship or vacation program is an important step along the career pathway. Some confusion exists as to the difference between an “internship” and a “vacation program”. While they are similar in that they provide training and experience, a vacation program is more specific than other internships in structure, timing and size of organisation.


An internship is a supervised (and often paid) work placement which provides the intern with training and experiencerelevant to their field of study. Internships take many forms, ranging in duration from a few weeks to six-months or more. The length of the work placement depends on the organisation. Some internships may count for academic credit towards a relevant degree. For example, in engineering, students are required to complete work placement before they are allowed to graduate.

Internships may be structured in a variety of ways:

Paid internship

Paid internships are the most desirable for students, not only because they financially reimburse them for their work, but because they are linked to higher employment rates and higher graduate salaries than unpaid internships. Most internship programs with medium-to-large local corporations are paid, often calculated at a percentage based on their current stage in their tertiary education. Small-to medium businesses can also offer paid internships, although perhaps not at the same rate. Large organisations may have a structured training and development internship program that guides the student as they complete their work experience. They may also involve a lot of “menial” work such as getting coffees and printing documents. Internships at SMEs tend to be less structured, but may provide a student with the opportunity to “pick up” and learn from example the habits and practices of business owners, managers and employees across all functions of the business, to whom they perhaps would not have access if they were employed in a specific subsection of a larger company.

Businesses aren’t the only organisations to offer paid internships either. Non-profit organisations, despite having less money to work with, may still offer paid work because the work that a paid intern provides to the organisation is of higher quality than that of an unpaid worker.

Unpaid internship

Unpaid internships are on the decline in Australia, after several crackdowns by Fair Work for exploitation of students. The formal aspect of an internship and the type of work that is usually expected (more complex compared to a “work experience” job and involving responsibility equal to that of a paid employee) means that interns are entitled to at least a minimum/industry award wage under the Fair Work Act 2009, unless they are undertaking “vocational work”. The majority of internships do not fall under “vocational work”, which is defined under the Act as unpaid work that is a required for the completion of an authorised VET Australian-based education or training course.

Volunteer work is different to an “unpaid internship”, as it is done for the cause rather than for money or for the training. Volunteer work has none of the formal training that is expected in an internship. This kind of work however can give practical experience in many different skills, and is an asset on a resume.

Paid-for-internship (international internship)

Some organisations offer opportunities to intern overseas in a large multinational or foreign company. They act to connect students with the foreign employers, and coordinate all the travel, accommodation, orientation and on-site support for the intern’s international placement. While interning with these MNCs provides valuable training, work and intercultural experience, the internship costs at least several thousand dollars. The work at the foreign company is also usually unpaid (because of student visa restrictions and the type of work involved).

Applying for an internship

Since there are so many kinds of internships possible, there is no one way to apply. Organisations that have structured internship programs already established can be contacted easily, and candidates need only to send their application to the relevant authorities (whether by mail or online) before the “closing date”. However many organisations, particularly SMEs, do not specify in the outset whether they offer internships. In these cases the student must be pro-active and contact the organisation (usually by email), respectfully asking whether they would ever consider offering an internship, (detailing what interests them about the company, and pitching what the student can offer them, should they be accepted as an intern). If the organisation shows interest, then the student’s CV should be sent through and all communications should be followed up in a timely manner. An interview will be held as part of the selection process. In the interview, the usual protocols apply – honesty, interest in the organisation, consideration, the ability to apply one’s own experiences to illustrate things like teamwork and leadership, and fluent communication skills.

Vacation Program

A “vacation program” is a specific type of internship, which usually takes place during the summer vacation period from late November to early March (but which is also sometimes offered in the winter). They are offered to students in their penultimate year and are highly contested, both for the superior work experience and because students that perform well in a vacation program will often be offered a graduate position the following year.

Features of vacation programs

Vacation programs usually run for 12 weeks between November and March. Companies that offer these programs make a great effort to provide an exceptional work experience in multiple areas of the company, since they hope that the student will in the future become an asset to their organisation. The student is given opportunities to complete and take responsibility for challenging tasks, and to demonstrate leadership and teamwork. In addition they may go through a structured training and/or “personal development” program designed to supplement their professional skills. Mentoring is provided, and “buddy” programs (in which the student works with an experienced graduate who provides them with guidance and support) are also common. Depending on the industry and organisation, the program may also entail travel to remote locations. For example, vacation work in an engineering, mining or consulting firm often includes travel inter- and intra-state to visit worksites.

Vacation work is paid work – students are expected to contribute and add value to the company, and are compensated accordingly. The median pro rata salary for vacation programs in 2014 was $53 000 (which means for 12 weeks’ work a student can earn around $12 230). Because vacationers are so sought-after for graduate programs, (with two-thirds of companies offering graduate programs also offer vacation work), this payment is also designed to give a favourable impression of the company to the student, so that they will want to work there again after they graduate.

Vacation programs typically cost more to run than other, less structured kinds of internships, and hence are only offered by big corporations and government departments. Because there are less vacation positions available overall (with most companies offering five or fewer positions) and because they are highly regarded by future employers, competition for vacation programs is high, with most companies receiving hundreds of applications each year. Only the very best candidates will be selected as worthy of the company’s investment.

Recruiters for vacation programs look for students doing a relevant degree, a deep interest in the industry and a passion for the type of work they do. Although usually anyone with an above-credit average will be considered, high academic achievement is advantageous, since it signifies discipline and a good work ethic – both qualities that employers rate highly. Teamwork and interpersonal skills are especially important, as are strong verbal and written communication skills.

Applying for a vacation program

Most applications for summer vacation programs open in February, with deadlines occurring from March/May. Rolling recruitment is becoming more common. In rolling recruitment, candidates may apply at any time of the year, and (if found to be satisfactory) will be hired when the next vacancy occurs. This can give students more flexibility, but may make it more difficult for some to plan their study and be disadvantageous to the structure and timing of the program.

Application to a vacation program is a multi-stage process that differs among organisations in terms of exact format. The first stage is usually an online application that involves submitting a resume to the company website or email, and may also include a company-specific essay or personal justification as to why the student should be considered for the program. Those who progress to the next stages may be asked to undergo aptitude and/or psychometric testing (which may take place online or at a testing facility). The applicant may be interviewed several times – via phone or video during the earlier stages of the application – then in person for the final interview.

Affirmative action in pre-graduate work

Certain disadvantaged groups are often targeted for pre-graduate work such as vacation work or internships. Among these groups women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are particularly targeted, in an attempt to redress inequalities currently existing in the workplace. Despite this, out of the pre-graduate intake women only make up 40.6% and Aboriginal students 2.9%. Other minorities are even less represented, particularly LGBTQ students, students with disabilities and Torres Strait Islander students. This indicates that although organisations are making an effort, there is still a way to go in establishing true workplace diversity.

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Physical Education Graduate Programs

Graduate programs in physical education prepare students for careers in teaching, coaching, and sports administration. Many programs offer the opportunity to focus on one of these areas, enabling students to customize their education to their chosen professional path. Some even offer more specialized options, such as physical education for people with disabilities.

People interested in pursuing a career in physical education should possess the following:

  • Good physical health
  • A strong interest in sports and other physical activities
  • An understanding of the human body
  • Communication skills, especially for prospective teachers and coaches
  • Leadership skills, especially for prospective coaches and administrators
  • Patience, especially for prospective teachers

Physical Education Graduate Programs and Curriculum

For those who wish to teach or coach at the K-12 level, a master’s degree is usually required to advance beyond the early years of a career. For those interested in other kinds of coaching or in sports administration, degree requirements vary. The Ph.D. in physical education is primarily for those seeking academic positions in the field.

Degree requirements will likely include coursework in the following areas:

  • Teaching Methods in Physical Education
  • Educational Psychology
  • Motor Skill Acquisition
  • Physical Education Program Design & Assessment

Those pursuing degrees in teacher education will be required to gain additional field experience (i.e. student teaching) and may need to take additional coursework designed for teachers in all subject areas. Those pursuing PhD degrees will learn about and conduct original research in the field, culminating in a dissertation.

Physical Education Career Paths

Individuals with a graduate degree in physical education may pursue careers as physical health educators in elementary schools or high schools. They might also work as fitness instructors, athletic trainers, recreational specialists, coaches, or recruitment specialists. Regardless of the industry the professional works in, this career path emphasizes delivering health and fitness information to specific populations and promoting healthy lifestyles through education and motivation.

Occupational Outlook for the Field of Physical Education

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. job growth for coaches and scouts will grow approximately 29% between 2010 and 2020, which is much faster than average. Demand for high school teachers, however, is expected to rise only 7%, which is slower than average. Elementary teaching positions are expected to grow at a more average rate of 17%.

BLS lists the median annual salary for high school teachers in 2010 as $53,230. The wage for elementary teachers is very similar at $51,380. For coaches and scouts, pay varies according to the type of institution that employs them. The following chart provides a more detailed breakdown:

Data According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010