Don Asher will be presenting about the graduate school application process for students who want to continue their education. According to Don Asher, people with a graduate degree earn higher incomes and have lower unemployment rates than those who do not. Additionally, Don will spend time discussing how to get funding for graduate school to reduce costs. This event is sponsored by the PSU Speaker's Board, Trio Student Support Services, Advising and Career Services, and Office of Graduate Studies
Donald Asher is an internationally recognized author and speaker on the topics of careers and higher education. In America, he is well known as “America’s Job Search Guru.” Asher assists C-level executives with career transitions and works with MBA and graduate programs nationwide. He recently served as the content architect for Elites Optimization Services (EOS), providing career development to Olympic athletes. His career books include the ground-breaking Cracking the Hidden Job Market. He has also written The Overnight Resume, How to Get Any Job, Who Gets Promoted (named career management book of the year; when you register your accepted job offer at Columbia Business School, they hand you this book), and Asher’s Bible of Executive Resumes (the largest compendium of executive resumes ever published). He is the author of twelve books, available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, and Portuguese. Asher was named a “Career Mastermind” by the award-winning web portal Quint Careers. He was recently named the first-ever Career Guru-in-Residence at Tulane University. He has served as an education columnist for MSN, career columnist for US Airways Magazine, and contributing writer for the Wall Street Journal’s CareerJournal.com, college.monster.com, monster.com, careerbuilder.com, wetfeet.com, jobstar.org, Dow Jones’ Managing Your Career Magazine, National Business Employment Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, and NACE Journal. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, New York Times, USA Today, Boston Globe, The Globe and Mail (Canada), The Guardian (UK), salary.com, US News & World Report, Forbes, Fortune, Money Magazine, and many other publications. Asher earned a PhD in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara (focusing on retirement for ambitious, career-focused people) and holds a master’s degree in Human and Organization Systems from Fielding, Master of Human Resources and Organization Development from the University of San Francisco, and Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion from Reed College. He is a featured speaker over 150 times per year, including recent lecture tours in Canada, Mexico, India, China, South Korea, Morocco, Ireland, and Germany, where he spoke about international career trends and the borderless career. Asher lives on Cape Cod and in Northern Nevada — and in American Airlines, seat 3-A.
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