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Airline Pilot Training Animal Husbandry Banking Book Publising Commerce Design and Construction of Handbags and Small Leather Goods Design of Hats and Headdresses Energy Efficiency Energy Markets Entertainment Industry Fisheries Footwear Design Foreign Trade Global Banking and Finance Global Banking and Financial Markets Helicopter Pilot Training Insurance International Trade Labour Markets Land Transportation Leather Industry Local trade Monetary Markets Motion Pictures Publishing Real Estate Rural Development Textile Industry Trade & Services Training and Placement

Study Airline Pilot Training

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The aviation industry offers one of the highest paying jobs in the world. As a matter of fact, an airline pilot can earn over $130,000 given at least 1,500 hours of experience on flight. Flying is but not everyone’s cup of tea for only those who have successfully earned their education can enjoy the attractive salary package. Unfortunately, US Bureau of Labour Statistics revealed that only 74% of American pilots are Bachelor’s degree holders. Nonetheless, college aviation diploma is imperative to gain competitive advantage in the dynamic industry not to mention the professional license, alongside.

An airline pilot is basically an aviation expert that can handle different sorts of aircrafts such as airliners, helicopters, and test aircrafts. In turn, aviation expertise should be broad enough to cover manipulation of these vessels. This fact best explains the comprehensive yet meticulous course programs in Airline Pilot Training. Core academic courses include aerodynamics, aircraft systems, aircraft operations, meteorology, navigation, regulation, etc. Apart from schooling, practical application is of equal relevance via flying sessions to gauge fundamental competencies.

In the United States, the Federal Aviation administration regulates issuance of licenses. In particular, it provides stringent measures in screening applicants hence its varied requirements. Basic conditions include legal age of 23 and physical fitness which can be sufficed by supporting documents such as birth certificate and medical certificate, respectively. In the same way, sufficiency of 40-hour flight time of which 20-hour is monitored by a Certified Flight Instructor is obligatory. Once these requisites have been met, an applicant can take the two-phase examination in which passing grade must be attained. The first one is the written test which consists of 100 multiple choice questions while the other is a flight test conducted by an FAA examiner. Then and only then a pilot can legitimately practice flying an aircraft within the US territory.

Attributed to the strict certification program employed by the FAA, many aviation schools were established to provide relevant course programs. These curricula are offered both in undergraduate and graduate schools not to mention flight training courses. More often than not, entry level education is readily accessible via associate degree program good for two years such as Associate of Applied Science major in Aviation Science. Studies may be pursued for Bachelor’s degree diploma such as Professional Aeronautics which can take two more years. Further specializations may be obtained via graduate programs consist of Master of Science in Aeronautics, Master in Aviation Science, and Doctor in Aerospace Engineering and Aviation.

Employment privileges await certified airline pilots worldwide. Basically, it is ascribed to continuous expansion of the aviation industry both in the international and national scene. For instance, the global airline industry is composed of premier airlines such as American Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and British Airlines. Furthermore, there are also private jet charters consist of Blue Star Jets, Executive Charter Services, and New Flight Charters. Other private aircraft rentals can also provide placements in the likes of FAST Helicopters, Ltd., Global Private Jet and Helicopter Charter, and CABAIR helicopters. All these comprise an attractive career niche to professionals.

Study Animal Husbandry

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Animal Husbandry comes in many different names, such as Animal Science, Animal Production, and Stockbreeding. It is another branch of Agriculture that covers the science and practice of breeding, raising, managing, and marketing livestock. Most people misinterpret Animal Husbandry as a field concerning hogs and cattle alone. The truth is it also covers goats, sheep, camels, horses, poultry, shellfish, finfish, and even bees. Regular tasks include feeding, herding, castrating, branding, producing feeds, catching, loading, de-beaking, and weighing animals. This also includes closely monitoring and recording of animal’s status; regular checking of animals to prevent diseases by detecting early symptoms; and attending on animal’s nutritional needs. Good and proper raising of these animals results to production of higher quality meat products, healthier milk to drink, more and bigger eggs, honey, and higher quality of leather and fur products.

Degree programs on this field prepare the students not just in technical aspects of Animal Husbandry, but also in marketing, sales, and management of livestock business. These programs are usually designed with several considerations in mind – (1) that students may end up owning their own ranch or animal farm; (2) that students may end up managing the whole production, sales, and marketing of commercial farms; (3) that students may be future researchers in the line of Animal Husbandry; (4) that students may end up teaching Animal Husbandry courses in universities; and many other possibilities that come along when a person takes up this field. There are various career lines a graduate of this degree can pursue. One may opt to pursue a degree in Veterinary Medicine or pursue Master’s degree in related field, such as Animal Nutrition, Animal Breeding, Animal Genetics, and Pharmacy degrees focusing on animals. Aside from pursuing further education, one may also opt to work in commercial ranch or farm, as instructor in academe, or even as researcher in related laboratories. The knowledge imparted to students of Animal Husbandry allows them not only to do the mechanical or routine tasks in raising animals but to think of newer, better, and more efficient ways of doing these regular tasks. They may focus on improving nutrition in animals by formulating feeds that would facilitate higher weight conversion. They may come up with designs of animal cage or shelter that would allow animals to maximize growth, etc.

Animal Husbandry is never far behind the latest technologies in view of putting the animal farming industry into competitive and sustainable shape. Artificial insemination and embryo transfer, for instance, are common technological practices in animal farms nowadays. Animal farms are typically found in rural areas (especially in rural areas of developing countries). Of course, people would rally smelling hogs and poultry in the heart of a city!

The demand of human population for livestock products is increasing, continuous, and definitely forever - may it be in food (meat and dairy products), apparel (leather and fur products), or sports and hobbies (horse racing, bullfights, cockfights). This increasing and continuous demand makes this industry one of the most stable.

Study Banking

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Are you endowed with remarkable math competence and enjoy working with numbers and figures? If you did, you could be working some day in a banking and financial services industry as corporate financial manager, or personal banker, or bank manager, or financial services consultant.

Juicy positions and titles can not be earned in a flick of the fingers; it could be secured in hard and great endeavor. Shape talents in college by taking up Banking course and earn a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics, or others in the same field. It is in schools where potential areas of study include courses such as math, economics, computer science, and management. Students are trained in the basic principles, processes, and practices of national, international, and corporate economic systems, which curricula, principles and functions of management are integrated. Career in Banking opens up various avenues for graduates.

Banking in its broader meaning is a course that deals in collecting, receiving, transferring, lending, investing, exchanging, paying, or safeguarding money for customers. Banking teaches students on services such as: (1) checking accounts that is used like money for buying and paying merchandise and assistance rendered; (2) savings accounts and time deposits for upcoming use; (3) loans that businesses and consumers can utilize; (4) check cashing and foreign currency exchange.

Students learn about financial, insurance, and mortgage companies, investment companies and banks, pension funds, security brokers and dealers, and real estate investment trusts; also the major types of deposits that banks offer: demand deposits, savings deposits, hybrid checking or savings deposits, and time deposits.

Precise programs were designed to keep the students with the challenges of the course in preparation for upper-level management position after graduation. Students are driven to focus on financial strategy, mergers and acquisitions, investment analysis, risk management, and financial and policy analysis. They are also loaded with the basic principles in order to perform more in in-depth analyses.

Banking course students explore the fundamental principles and practices of banking and credit. The course shows admirable summary of financial services, which include information on human resources, marketing, and ethics. There are topics included: negotiable instruments, mortgages, money and interest, commercial lending, security and ethics, and the role of banking in the economy of the current situation.

Students are trained on retention to details, coached firmly on communication skills and knowledge on international finance and a foreign language for use in later dealings not only local but international clients. They are taught in different skills whatever curriculum: strategic planning, international finance, operations management, micro and development finance, marketing and information technology including the basic summary of the subjects and a comprehensive instruction on a particular course of study.

There are also subjects in the area which include basic credit analysis, managing the retail bank, troubled asset resolution, strategic marketing, and bank regulatory law.

A graduate in Banking course can get a job in a bank as a middle or a top executive officer, or an officer in either the public or the private sector. Stiff competition in different fields is ravaging the employed. The edge is in the one who have the degree course in Banking.

Study Book Publising

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Book Publishing remains to be one of the old businesses that are still holding its foot firmly on the ground. Despite the arrival of the Internet age where e-books are getting popular every minute, book publishing in the traditional sense still subsist. Book Publishing in the traditional sense would mean a writer with a manuscript going to a publishing house who will review the writer’s work and then if the publisher likes what’s written, a contract will be drafted and then printing of the books will then proceed. However, because of the undeniable power of the Internet, slowly, these traditional businesses are also embracing this technology and are slowly releasing e-book versions of their best-selling books.

Naturally, publishing houses are on the lookout for talented writers who they think might give them the next best-seller. Since manuscripts are presented to them for review prior to signing them on as official writers, more or less, they can gauge if the book would be a hit on their intended market. Most publishing houses specialize on a particular genre or market like McGraw-Hill publishes only business and education related books and Tor Books for science fiction and fantasy themed books. Naturally, expect these publishing houses to come up with gimmicks in order to sniff out potential future best-seller authors. Some publishing houses would hold out book writing contests open to all amateur writers or simply send out agents to contact professors from leading universities to give them the names of promising students in the field of literary writing. Due to the number of works being simultaneously reviewed by publishing houses, sometimes a gem would slip by their hands as with the case of J.K. Rowling. The first 12 publishing houses she and her agent approached all gave her a thumbs down as they quite assessed that her first book was intended for a very young audience who are not much readers of novels yet as grand as “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” However, the 13th publisher that they approached that had quite a different way of knowing what’s in the mind of the intended market who so happens to be his 8-year-old daughter. The daughter liked very much what she read and was asking for the next chapter right away. The publisher agreed to print her work into books but warned her to keep her day job as sales from the book might not turn out well. Fast forward to the future, she is now one of the richest women in the world. Probably, from the unprecedented sales the book recorded, the publishing house that carried her might not need to look for another writer as books are still continually being sold from all over the world.

The Book Publishing industry is not as mysterious as it seems now. A small publisher can be make it big as long as they can spot and sign exceptional writers. Future publishers can learn the intricacies of book publishing as there are now full courses available.

Job positions for Book Publising:

Book Editor

Take a tour around a local bookstore and for sure a wide array of books, shelf after shelf would be in display. Books in hardbound, in paperback, autobiographies, novels, trade books, inspirational books and the list can go on. For the shoppers, perhaps, a book on a shelf is just a book they might buy or think about buying or not at all. For the author of the book, especially those whose work got published for the first time, seeing their work in the shelf of a bookstore can be highly emotional as some books take years to finish. When a book is on the shelf, although it is the author’s name that will be remembered by the public, real credit should go to the Book Editor who made publication of the book happened. Thanks to the diligence of book editors, literary geniuses such as J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Anne Rice and George RR Martin were introduced to the world. If not for Book Editors, these literary masters’ works would still be manuscripts today.

Categorically, there are two types of Book Editors: Acquisitions Editors and Copy Editors. Acquisitions Editors are every writer’s best friends. If the writer wants a publishing house to print and publish his works, the writer must contact a publishing house’s Acquisitions Editor to have his works reviewed. More or less, the process of screening begins at the acquisition editor. Manuscripts land on their desks to be reviewed and depending on the Acquisitions Editor’s assessment, if he thinks the book is marketable or a potential best-seller then he tells his boss that he liked the book. Usually, writers just send sample chapters to these editors and if the review was a favorable one, the Acquisitions Editor would be working closely together with the writer until the book eventually is finished. Usually, they would give comments if a character would need more build up or sometimes general criticisms like “add more sex and that’d be a New York Times favorite.” They are the ones who would call a writer in the wee hours of the night just to remind them that deadline is fast approaching. In short, they are the ones who pressure a writer to be on time and the manuscript to be at par with best-selling works.

The Copy Editors, on the other hand, are the one who does the itty-gritty of editing the manuscript as a whole. They are the ones who make sure that correct grammar has been observed throughout the manuscript and correcting them when necessary. Along with grammar, correct spelling and punctuation are also checked out before proceeding with printing the manuscript into a book. Another important thing a Copy Editor does is to check for consistency of what’s written inside the pages. For example, the manuscript in question is a novel and the main character was established to have brown eyes and then maybe out of building up multiple characters, in the latter pages, the color of the eye suddenly is described to have a bluish tinge, so things like this are what Copy Editors would be looking closely at.

To land a book editing job, degree holders of Book Publishing undergraduate programs should bode well on one’s resume.

Fiction Writer

Master storytellers, literary artists, weaver of words, pen warriors and magicians of words are just some of the titles bestowed to these people who make a living out of making make-believe stories. In normal circumstances, these people are normally called Fiction Writers. Examples of famous fiction writers are J.K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman, J.R.R. Tolkien, George RR Martin, Robert Jordan, Dan Brown and Anne Rice.

Fiction Writers are writers who write about stories borne out of their imagination. A fiction story could be about anything as long as the plot could be justified. Fiction Writers however differ in their approach in coming up with a best-seller. Some writers incorporate factual places, people and events but the main characters are entirely made up. Anne Rice employed this approach in her famous vampire series. Her main characters are vampires but when she describes a place like Paris or New York, she is actually describes them as it is or as it was depending on the time setting. Some writers like the late great J.R.R. Tolkien wrote his masterpiece, “The Lord of the Rings”, series out entirely from his mind. From the setting (Middle Earth) to the languages spoken (Elfin, Orcish and Dwarfish) and cultures were all entirely a product of Monsieur Tolkien’s mind. Imagine the scope of his work as he had to invent his own set of languages.

As before, a Fiction Writer, as with any other genre writer, would need a typewriter as an essential tool of the trade like a hammer is to a carpenter but modern writers cannot do without a laptop computer. Most of the time writers do their writing in coffee shops along with their laptops.

What sets a good writer apart from so-so writers is, first and foremost, a good command of English. Writing a novel or short story would definitely require a wide range of vocabulary. Writers are often said to have their own distinctive style. Book publishers are more often convinced of publishing a literary work of art because of how it was written and not on the merits of its story like what Anne Rice did with her “Interview With the Vampire” where she presented the story from a writer’s point of view as the vampire recounts his tale or like what J.K. Rowling did with her Harry Potter series where each installation of a Harry Potter story represents a school year at Hogwarts. Best-selling authors also share a common characteristic that perhaps gave their book the distinction of making the New York Times Best-seller list and that is exceptional development of characters. Distinctive style and exquisite build up of characters is perhaps the winning formula on the road to fame and fortune in the field of fiction writing.

A remarkable thing about fiction writing is there are actually no set of rules that would be observed as any genre can be easily injected into it. Fiction Writers can write about any fictional story on romance, fantasy, mystery thrillers, suspense thrillers, spy thrillers or whatever suits their fancy. Fiction Writers or Budding Writers should also take advantage of the courses being offered now with regards to book publishing as some writers are also their own publishers.

Study Commerce

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The dictionary defines commerce as “the exchange or buying and selling of commodities on a large scale involving transportation from place to place.” When it is an interchange of goods or commodities on a large scale between different places of the same country, it is called domestic commerce and foreign commerce when such interchange is between and among different countries of the world. It differs from business in the sense that the latter pertains only to value-creating activities of an individual or organization for profit, or the activities of those engaged in the purchase or sale of commodities or in related financial transactions.

Thomas Gray, an English poet, classical scholar and historian once wrote that “commerce changes the fate and genius of nations.” This underscores the importance of commerce both as a system of exchange of goods and as a program of study. In many schools, a study of commerce nay provide students with the idea of a secure or bright future as it allows them to learn the application of business principles to business practices. A commerce program of study also usually allows students to examine the basic principles involved in a business environment and commerce as a whole. In most institutions of higher learning, the program awards an undergraduate degree to those who successfully complete the course.

The University of San Carlos in Cebu City, Philippines is one such institution that maintains a College of Commerce offering both undergraduate and graduate programs in various fields of concentration such as accountancy, management accounting, business administration, human resource management, executive resource management, and entrepreneurship. The Sauder School of Business in the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, offers a Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration programs under its Strategy and Business Economics Division. The courses under the undergraduate program include, among others, Government and Business, Public Sector Management, Directed Studies in Commerce, New Enterprise Development, Strategic Management, Corporate and Industry Analysis, International Business Management, and Topics in Policy Analysis and Public Policy. A 4-year Bachelor of Commerce program in the Carlton University, also in Canada, provides a broad foundation in all the areas of business, and offers an option to finish the program without a major or with a major in any of the areas of accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, supply chain management, managing people and organizations, and international business.

One of the 10 best academic institutions in the United States in the area of entrepreneurship education, which is the DePaul University in Chicago, has a College of Commerce which is considered as the 10th oldest business school in the country, serving individuals and groups seeking the highest quality business education. Its undergraduate program offers courses in accounting, economics, finance, money and banking, among others, while its graduate courses includes financial management, financial accounting, advanced topics in auditing, international finance, portfolio management and many other subject areas, many of which are also offered in other American commerce schools.

Study Design and Construction of Handbags and Small Leather Goods

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Study Design of Hats and Headdresses

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Study Energy Efficiency

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Study Energy Markets

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From the moment we wake up each morning to the time we get to bed after a long day at work, we use one form of energy or another. We need energy to make coffee, to cook food, iron clothes, drive to work, heat our homes during winter, or cool it during summertime. Energy, in the form of electricity, fuel, or gas has made our lives more comfortable in every little way. Today’s world simply cannot subsist without these forms of energy that play crucial part in running industries and lives in general. Oil, coal, natural gas, hydroelectric, and nuclear are the primary energy sources. The Middle East part of Asia (Iraq, Iran, Saudi, Kuwait, Dubai, etc.) has been gifted with the abundance of oil in their territory. Prior to realizing how big asset oil is, these countries were close to considering themselves cursed for the scarcity of water supply. The development of technology to harness these forms of energy and transform them to something beneficial to uplift the quality of human lives has been one of the triumphs of the 20th century. Consequently, these developments have transformed energy into a precious commodity and the countries rich in these energy sources into major players in world economy.

The worldwide deregulation of energy and power resources has developed energy markets, wherein energies, in the form of electrical, crude oil, and natural gas are bought and sold like any other commodity. The trading of energy is, therefore, influenced by market forces, such as inflation rate, supply, and demand; economic forces, such as the behavior of industry players, power producers, distributors, and consumers. Other factors that influence the price of these commodities in the market are politics, peace and order situation, and even the weather. With all these variables to deal with, Energy trading is a difficult juggling act. Energy market experts say that forecasting energy prices with precision is a long shot, if not totally a joke.

Energy supplies are products that do not have ceiling prices if the world runs out of supply. The analysis is not as straight forward as the market analysis of other commodities, where the state or the industry can dictate the ceiling and floor prices. After all, what is this world going to do without these energy forms anyway? Formulating alternative solutions to energy supply has always been one of the priorities of different countries due to expensiveness of these conventional energy sources. It must be really difficult to successfully implement one because these initiatives just take years or decades to materialize; and even if they already take place, it cannot sustain the demand that conventional energy sources can.

Energy markets, as a field of study, is increasingly becoming more popular. More and more schools are now offering courses, workshops, and seminars in the field of Energy Trading. These schools and training centers provide students the fundamentals of trading commodities. The lure of making a lot of money has been enticing to many individuals to be involved in energy trading. Unfortunately, the interest to gain much money is not the only driver to succeed in this field. One must have a really deep understanding of the complex Energy market. He must have the attitude of being “in the lookout” for any factor that could possibly drive changes in prices. Equally important, he must have background in trading and economics to be able to play logically with complex assumptions.

The analysis that Energy Market experts do plays essential part in world economies. Their forecasts are what some industries rely on in planning ahead with their businesses. It also serves as caveat for whatever economic preparation the world has to take with respect to factors affected by energy sources. With all these, their analysis and forecasts have to be as logical as possible. As forecast, in its very sense, is a ‘guess,’ energy market experts should see to it that it’s a highly calculated guess as it could potentially make or break a business or an industry. These professionals are commonly employed by trading companies and by large corporations (especially those whose core business depends largely on energy sources) which opt to employ full-time market experts.

Study Entertainment Industry

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Stress is part of our everyday life. They say that life without problems or stress is no life at all. People, as much as they can, seek for ways to cope up with life’s tough challenges – to have a balance between dealing with life and living it. This is probably one of the reasons why entertainment cannot be detached from mankind from outset. We find ways to laugh for awhile, to unwind for awhile, and to be detached from worries of life for a second.

Comparative to an industrial park that has lots of different companies in it, Entertainment Industry has so many subsections, making this field quite a wide-ranging one. Entertainment Industry is also widely known as show business or showbiz. Some of its largest subsections are television (TV) industry, film/movie industry, theater arts, music industry, circus and magical shows, and gaming industry.

TV, being one of the most accessible and affordable means of entertainment, may be the most widely used entertainment medium. Soap operas, game shows, and celebrity talk shows are just some of the major facets of the TV industry. TV provides entertainment shows that fit all age groups – from toddlers to oldies, and this makes this industry all the more versatile. This industry makes a living out of advertising fees it collects from companies who post advertisement (also known as commercials) in their chosen TV programs. The higher the rating of a program (i.e., the number of people watching), means the more advertisements resulting to higher income. This is the business rationale behind the TV industry, and this is the reason why TV networks invest a lot to come up with TV programs that are appealing to majority of its target viewers. The choice of appealing celebrities is also a top consideration.

Music industry, on the other hand, is composed of musical concerts, recording business, and radio shows. This industry is for people with passion for music, obviously. Musical genre evolves in a pace that is almost hard to cope with, so people in this industry have to be as supple as possible. Some of today’s music cannot be ‘considered’ music by our oldies. Tastes and preferences change from generation to generation and from one culture to another.

Theater industry is one of the most challenging. Why? Unlike in soap operas and other TV shows, there can be “take 1” or even up to “take 10” during shootings until the director is convinced that they made a perfect shot. The same is true for CD recording business under the music industry. In theater industry, shows are seen live by audience. “Take 1” only! Therefore, there’s no room to err. The same goes for live concerts and other live performances on stage (e.g., dancing, acrobatics, etc.).

Some actors say it’s easier to do drama shows than comedy shows – mainly because it’s harder to make people really laugh than to make them cry. The fact that actors have to be a catalyst of laughing despite whatever personal drama they feel inside makes this task a lot harder. People in situational comedy (sitcom) shows and live comedy bars are required to make people laugh to make a good business. This is never easy to do, especially with the fact that most of their audience come to their shows to forget life’s drama for a moment.

Study Fisheries

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Fishery is a multidisciplinary subject that studies the process of raising and/or harvesting aquatic species in both fresh and marine water. The objective is to equip interested individuals with necessary knowledge and best practices to make fishing a profitable and sustainable business to pursue. Methods of fishing and the discipline of managing this industry are being taught in technical schools offering courses in Fishery Science. In view of achieving an encompassing curriculum, Fishery Science discusses all aspects from technical (mechanical tasks, tools, anatomy of aquatic species, ecology, and oceanography) to management (operations, processing, marketing, and sales). Since aquatic resources are natural resources, which can be diminished in time if not taken care of, students are also taught about the environmental aspect of fishery. This includes discussing sustainable fishery and marine conservation to avoid issues that are commonly faced by huge industrial fishing companies. Huge fishing companies employ officers to handle the enforcement of fishery act/law applicable to area of operation to ensure legality of every operation.

Fishery can be categorized based on (1) the region where fishery is conducted and (2) the particular specie being hunted. Marine water fishery is more common as the supply is more abundant there than in fresh water. Aquatic species can be classified as either wild or farmed. Fishery comes in different packages - from a single person using a small boat up to hundreds of people processing tons of fish in huge fleet of trawlers in commercial or industrial fishing companies.

Fishery has been part of world’s civilization from onset, where this has been known as one of the primary means of acquiring food and source of income. This is true up to the now, where fishing industry is contributing huge percentage in world’s economy. Some of the largest fish producing countries in the world are China (the world’s largest exporter of fishery products), Japan, United States, and Russia. Fishery provides employment to millions of people around the world – from fishermen who do the actual catching, production staff who do the processing of fish for commercial or industrial purposes, to highly specialized researchers who focus on scientific breeding and technological innovation in fishing industry. Moreover, Fishery is now known to be done for many other purposes, such as sports and hobby or recreation.

Out of millions and millions of tons of fish being produced every year, about 90% is consumed by humans for food – either fresh or processed. Due to the nature of being highly perishable, however, about 90% of traded fish products are turned into processed goods. Trading is a huge business in fishing industry. Large part of the remaining portion is processed as fishmeal, which serves as animal food. Other portions are used in the production of compounds for laboratory and pharmaceutical industries.

Graduates of Fishery Science may choose vocation from being an aqua culturist, trader, breeder, exporter, farm manager, staff or manager in an industrial fishing firm, designer of fishing equipment, to being the owner of fishing farm to list some.

Study Footwear Design

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Study Foreign Trade

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Foreign Trade, as the name implies, is simply the worldwide exchange or trade of goods and services between countries. Goods, in Economics, can pertain to finished products, “intermediate” goods (meaning those products that are further used in a process to manufacture another product,) rootcrops, grains, and other agricultural products, gadgets and parts, fabric, and a lot of various others. Foreign or “international” trade makes it possible for a nation to focus on those goods it can produce efficiently and hence, make the most profit from in the international market. Trade also allows nations to consume what it cannot produce on its own. For example, tropical fruits are not available in some countries but are abundant in others. Hence, tropical countries gain a considerable amount of revenue by trading such products. This international mechanism also enables a country to expend more than it naturally would if it depended only on its own resources. Such goods like oil, a product that is practically used up anywhere in the world, but is however found only in certain places of the world particularly in the Middle East, would be a good example. Furthermore, trade enlarges not only the potential market of nation but also, generally, creates pleasant relationships between the participating countries. Foreign Trade has always played a major role in terms of economy and hence, plays a crucial part in defining nations.

Although trade was an integral part of a financial system, as early as the medieval period, it only acquired a different essence sometime after the year 1500. Foreign trade emerged as Europe broadened its perimeter with colonies. Trade became an integral part of this empire because it served as an arm of governmental or legislative policies. In other words, trade facilitated control. In the early years, the strength and affluence of a country was based on the amount of goods it possessed, particularly, at that time, silver, gold and other valuable metals. International trade began to obtain its present significance after the formal establishment of nation-states sometime during the 17th and 18th centuries. From then, trade has been seen as a system of increasing a nation’s wealth and, to some extent, power.

Foreign Trade involves a lot of laws and restrictions since it is but logical for every country to have control over one’s own resources and interests. Policies vary from country to country and are designed to respond systematically to another nation’s specifications on trade. Basically, a balance of trade is the aim of every country. This means that the nation exports (sells out) more than what it imports (takes in).

The Foreign Trade program is designed to train students to become acquainted to public relations skills, languages, economic theories, and laws, among others. This combination of training is exactly why the Foreign Trade program provides students with an advantage, specifically in locations where a strong need for analysis and people skills are required. Most graduates of this program go into banks, as foreign exchange offices, while some move onto government agencies that deal with international affairs and the like. Other graduates choose to pursue export management.

Study Global Banking and Finance

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Study Global Banking and Financial Markets

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‘Global banking and financial markets’ is sometimes known under similar titles, such as international business and finance. It aims to examine, evaluate and outline the economic systems of the world in order to assess the efficiency and predict economic changes. It also covers the processes of financial management at an international level, marketing trends, banking systems and other areas of global economics (investments, etc.)
Colleges, universities and other higher education institutions (especially ones specializing in business) are the most common places to pursue a study in this course. These facilities offer global banking and financial markets (or extremely similar) programs at an undergraduate and graduate level. The studies conclude with an internship, most likely in a bank or financial division of an international business.
Rarely, international businesses and banks will hire interns for employment closely related to global banking and financial markets. While this particular path of study may take many more years to compete (it will be mostly based on work experience) some individuals do choose to find employment at lower levels of banking and finance and work their way up. Sometimes, their employers will provide access to education courses. Government programs will also at least partially pay for courses of study in global banking and financial markets, provided the individual work in a government organization post-graduation.
Skills, Qualifications, and Prerequisites for Studies in Global Banking and Financial Markets
Higher education institutions like universities are usually the place to pursue this course, so candidates must meet admission requirements to these schools in order to begin their studies. This almost always means obtaining a secondary school completion certificate and passing a standardized aptitude test or entrance exam. Nearly all courses in global banking and financial markets will only be available for study at a graduate level. As a result, students must acquire a related bachelor degree before study (common earned degrees include business, accounting and economics).
A high aptitude in math is preferred, due to this study’s focus in accounting, data analysis and other complicated mathematical tasks. This also means an extreme attention to detail is necessary in order to assure accurate data recording and interpretation. Excellent managerial skills or leadership skills are beneficial, as this study usually places students in administrative or management positions.
Other qualities ideal in a candidate for this study include:
  • Ability to interpret large amounts of data.
  • Ability to synthesize information to make predictions and conclusions.
  • Ability to work well on a team.
Skills and Qualifications Acquired from Studies in Global Banking and Financial Markets
Global banking and financial markets courses are often offered at a graduate level, meaning students may have already achieved valuable skills in areas like business and economics. A pursued course in global banking and financial markets will provide skills and knowledge in these additional areas:
  • Advanced mathematics, statistics and accounting.
  • Business, business economics and business management.
  • Economics and macroeconomics.
  • Banking systems, functions, management and governance.
  • Globalization processes of banking systems.
  • Laws, policies and regulations governing international banking systems and financial practices.
  • Investment and financial risk analysis.
  • Social, cultural, and political issues affecting financial systems.
Careers for Studies in Global Banking and Financial Markets
Any graduate from a course in global banking and financial markets will be prepared for a career in the economic, financial, accounting, banking and business sectors. Local, national and international banks employ these graduates as market trend experts, consultants, accountants and managers. Corporations, companies and other international businesses choose these individuals in similar positions, dominating the financial divisions of their business. Even government branches and agencies concerned with finances (such as treasury departments) will hire global banking and financial markets graduates to take advantage of their global expertise.

Study Helicopter Pilot Training

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Have you always wanted to fly a helicopter, either for fun and recreation or commercially for economic gain?  Have you considered enrolling in one of the many Helicopter Pilot Training courses throughout the country as a way to earn your pilot’s license and the various certificates and ratings needed to pilot the aircraft yourself?  Helicopter Pilot Training schools are becoming increasingly prevalent, largely due to the high demand for this type of training.  To help you become more familiar with these schools, below we will provide a brief overview of Helicopter Pilot Training, including a comprehensive description of the various certificates and ratings students can pursue en route to earning their pilot’s license.
Helicopter Pilot Training:  Certificates and Ratings

Helicopter Pilot Training is not a one-size-fits-all program, as there are many different levels of certification.  Participants can choose to pursue several different certificates and ratings, based primarily on how they plan to fly the aircraft once they finally receive their license.  Some of these certificates and ratings include:

Private Pilot Certificate

The Private Pilot Certificate is designed for participants who merely want to fly for fun and recreation.  It allows pilots to use the helicopter to travel from one place to the next, or to take their family and friends up to show off their new skills and give those passengers a rare treat.  It is also seen as a type of stepping stone to future ratings and certificates—a basic class that helps to prepare them for more advanced certificates. Through ground and flight training students enter the helicopter from day one, learning the basic operations of the aircraft as well as radio procedures, weather and navigation and heliport operations.  This course is very hands-on and a great place to start for novice and first-time pilots.

Instrument Rating

An instrument rating is absolutely essential and required by law for pilots who intend to fly into harsh and adverse weather conditions.  The training for this certificate aims to teach students how to fly blind, using only the helicopter’s instruments to guide them.  Students who fail to achieve this rating are limited to flying in fair weather conditions only, and would not be given aviation clearance if a threat of bad weather is looming. 

Commercial Pilot Certificate

Students who wish to fly for a living—for economic gain—must earn a Commercial Pilot Certificate.  In addition to the basic skills students learn while training for their personal certificate, this course will expose them to advanced maneuvers and techniques.  Students begin this course with ground training, through which they learn about aerodynamics and the laws and procedures that govern commercial pilot flight.  Strong emphasis is placed on professionalism in this course, as well as helicopter power management, pinnacles, confined areas and the use of good judgment.  Many students pursuing a commercial certificate do so concurrently with the instrument rating course, as this is a great way to build up the required hours necessary to fly solo.

In addition to the three certificates/ratings mentioned above, Helicopter Pilot Training may also involve specialized courses at the student’s request, including a mountain flying course, turbine transmission course and a course that covers the details and procedures involved when flying cross country.

Study Insurance

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The world of finance used to be controlled by the merchant bankers. These merchant bankers were usually run by families which spans to different generations. There were even times when Kings and Heads of States would bow down to the Rothschilds, Barings and Warburgs just to have financing during the 18th to the 19th century. However, the emergence of insurance companies have somewhat burst the bubbles of these merchant princes and are now considered the financial powerhouses of high finance. Although some of the old banking families still have presence in the financial world, their clouts are not as powerful as they used to be.

Insurance companies are now the gears that move the machinery called the financial world. It is the insurance companies that are usually now approached first by investment bankers who might want to invest in business undertakings these investment bankers are underwriting because, they, the insurance companies, are awash with so much cash. Usually when there are IPO’s in the market, government bond offerings, companies who want to raise funds through issuance of commercial papers or mutual fund investments, insurance companies are approached first because they are largest single entities that might possibly put up large amounts of money on such financial investments.

Basically, insurance companies have a business model of selling insurance products through issuance of insurance policies that are paid on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis to lessen the effects of financial incapacity of bread winners, theft, loss and exorbitant hospital bills. The insurance industry is divided in four branches namely: life insurance, non-life insurance, car or motor insurance, and medical insurance.

Life insurance usually covers the potential loss of financial capability of an individual. If a policy holder dies or got incapacitated because of an accident or natural causes, the insurance issuer would pay up his beneficiaries the amount set by in the policy. Non-life insurance on the other hand would cover the risk of anything of value from fire, theft or loss. Usually, owners of houses, buildings, jewelries, works of art, and cargoes are those eyed by non-life insurance underwriters as potential clients. Although car or motor insurance would fall under a non-life insurance policy, it is considered a separate industry because it has its own regulating body and it has become too large a business. And lastly, medical insurance, which are now getting popular would cover the risk of an individual against exorbitant costs of being hospitalized.

No matter what type of insurance product an individual may possess, the think-tanks of the insurance companies, which usually are math wizards, have only one thing in mind and that is to determine whether the applicant is risky or not and how risky the applicant is. Usually, risk factors like age, if applicant is a smoker, sex, a car’s year make and model, driving violations, weather conditions, a ship’s captain’s experience and other factors that would determine insurability of a policy whether it’s a life or a non-life policy.

Insurance traditionally is a business dependent on premium payments. However, as insurance companies are getting bigger and bigger, investment banking, loans and venture capitalism are now included in most business models of insurance companies.

Job positions for Insurance:

Insurance Detective

Life insurance companies, having a business model that gives out substantial sum of money to beneficiaries of the insured upon their death have in one form or another been victimized by fraud. Insurance frauds are carried out by scammers by submission of forged death certificates. Forge certificates are submitted for a number of reasons. Death certificates are forged because the death of the insured did not occur in the first place. Death faking is just one way of cashing in on the insurance money and insurance companies know this and that’s why services of Insurance Detectives are actively sought to double check if indeed that the events in question did transpire.

In the car insurance industry, though less amount of money is involved, incidences of fraud are more prevalent. Other insurance companies like fire insurance and theft usually would leave it to police as they are more capable of dealing with criminal activities.

Insurance Detectives are very much like private detectives, meaning they are not connected with the police or any government agencies, except that they investigate only insurance-related cases. Some detectives are directly employed by insurance companies and some are private detectives that are commissioned by insurance companies to investigate a particular case.

Insurance Detectives are called in to investigate a claim, suspect or not, especially when the amount involved is very substantial. For example, a wife of the insured filed a claim on her husband’s insurance policy and the sum involved is around $1,000,000. As an SOP, the insurance company will send an investigator to double check documents presented and confirm if any irregularity did occur or not.

The investigator would then double check all documents presented were in order. To double check the authenticity of the death certificate, the attending coroner would be the best person to ask. Then the identity of the beneficiary should be established next so the money will not be given to the wrong person. Background checking would usually cover employment records and credit records. When everything else that’s needed to be checked is checked, then it is time to submit a written report of all findings and recommendations. The final report should mean the work of the investigator is resolved, that is, if the file is clean and beyond doubt that an irregularity did not take place. However, if the investigator saw that an irregularity is afoot, as he would indicate in his recommendations, then the submission of the final report does not conclude the job. Once an irregularity or fraud has been established, the investigator would have to testify at court hearings how he had uncovered the attempted fraud.

To be an effective Insurance Investigator, of course, knowledge of the appropriate insurance laws and regulations is a must as well as legal procedures like court procedures. Background checking would entail interviewing all sorts of individuals so a bit of some psychology is needed. Great detectives would know how to assess a good character or not. In fraud cases, it is always the little details that give the schemer away. These little inconsistencies would ring alarms and give leads and so the detective should have sharp senses and be a critical thinker.

Those who want to live an exciting life of uncovering frauds and scams, the Insurance Investigator would be the perfect job. To be an Insurance Investigator, sign up for private detective course and then pass the licensure exams and then establish your reputation.

Insurance Actuary

Imagine getting a life insurance policy and that an insurance agent is right now in front of you over a coffee table and words like face value, premiums, double indemnity and other insurance jargons would naturally come up. These terms would be, of course, be explained in layman terms by the agent to his prospective client but what lies beneath those terms are complex mathematical and statistical equations. When an agent quotes a client a premium of $100 monthly for ten years with coverage of $50,000 annually would mean that risk factors like age, smoking habit, family history of diabetes and heart diseases, occupation, and address among other factors that would be a potential risk, would really mean that the risk factors mentioned were expressed in a tangible amount. Although right now, computer software are now being used by insurance companies and that all pertinent details are just inputted, these figures don’t just come out of nowhere but really is a product of complex mathematics and statistical methods before those figures where arrived at. To come up with an exact amount of how much should a client pay would be the responsibility of a company’s actuarial department. Of course,
software have now automated computing risks for insurance companies but still actuaries would always be the backbone of the insurance industry.

Computing risks for insurance companies are just one of the many ways an Actuary’s talent would be of use. Other industries like the automotive industry would find an actuary very useful. There have been times when a car maker would recall certain models of a car because they have found out that certain features might cause a car’s brake system to become ineffective when temperature gets to a certain level, for example. The president of the company would then call up their resident actuary and would ask if paying a class suit would be cheaper than recalling all the cars that have those features in question and repair them. Questions like these are not simple to answer because of so many factors to consider but an Actuary would not even break a sweat answering these types of questions.

Because the insurance industry or in particular an insurance company would be very much exposed to risks, and since they are in the business of minimizing risks, hard to answer questions similar to a car-recall-or- face-lawsuit question would be a regular brain exercise for them whereas other fields or industries would only require them to stretch out once in a while.

Another good example of an Actuary putting his talent to good use would be those launching a marketing campaign. An Actuary would be able to predict sales for the year given how many 30-second spot commercials will be shown in TV for the year.

Accreditation to become an Actuary depends on different countries. In the United States, the Society of Actuaries, for pension, health and life and the Casualty Actuarial Society, for properties, give out exams which is also the same for Australia. In Sweden and Denmark, becoming an Actuary would be enrolling to a four or five-year master's degree. According to a survey conducted by Wall Street Journal in 2009, Actuary was voted as the second best job.

Study International Trade

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International Trade means trade between countries, and this involves the exchange of products, services and money across national borders. When consumers from various countries around the world buy Swiss-made watches, Japanese automobiles, or Chinese-made electronics or toys, they are involved with international trade.

Because the term is so wide, it encompasses all sorts of professions. If working for a company that sells products internationally, you can either be responsible for finding, contacting and attracting new customers, or for continuing the relationship with existing ones. You can also be an area manager, taking care for the sales strategy and development for a group of countries where the company’s product is sold. One can also work in the purchasing department of a manufacturing conglomerate, exploring various options for procuring materials, ensuring both quality and price. You can also be an administrative assistant, taking care of all the documentation needed when exporting and importing goods, or working in the law department of a trading company.

Personal Qualities

Open-minded, self-driven personality would definitely suit someone involved with international trade. The following other qualities can be considered, too:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible and adaptive to different cultures and communication styles
  • A second or third language would be of great advantage
  • Presentation and persuasive qualities
  • Research, analytical and problem-solving skills

Study Options

Similar to the ‘International Marketing’ subject area, you would be prepared to deal with international trade if you undertake a business-related degree with an international perspective. This may mean that the degree offers subjects in international sales, marketing, management, or trade; combined with the opportunity to study foreign languages, you would definitely be equipped with the skills required. As we have discussed in many of the other study articles, this subject area requires some international experience – possibly a study exchange program, or an international placement option.

On the other hand, you can complete a bachelor’s degree in business, economics, management, or marketing, and then complement your education with a postgraduate degree in a culture you are interested in – i.e. Asian Studies, Scandinavian Studies, or any other region of the world you wish to concentrate on.

Career Options

With the rapid globalization of the world, the development of trade agreements, treaties, and unions, bringing together different countries, international trade is definitely growing. Career options and prospects are undoubtedly wide and interesting.

We discussed already that because of the broadness of the subject area, you can choose to do many different things related to international trade. Depending on the position you aim for, you can either work on attracting new international customers, form long-term relationships with them, prepare contracts and organize meetings; or, strive to undertake management roles, pondering on sales strategies, regions you wish to cover, and ways to re-arrange terms and conditions with current partners. You can also be responsible for organizing and preparing your company’s participation in international trade shows, liaising with the marketing department, and working closely with managers of other regions and countries.

Positions within government departments can be considered too, as governments have to decide on trade policies, import and export procedures, protective measures, and so on.

Study Labour Markets

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Are you a graduate student, perhaps with a degree in public administration or business, and looking for a degree program that will prepare you for a career in public policy as it relates to labour markets?  Have you considered earning an advanced degree in the field of Labour Markets—a Master of Arts Degree in Labour Market Policy?  The Master of Arts degree in Labour Market policy is the perfect program for graduate students who desire a career in the public policy field and wish to build on the knowledge and skills they acquired through their undergraduate program.  Below we will take a closer look at the Master of Arts degree program in Labour Markets Policy, including a brief course description, the coursework students will encounter and the eligibility requirements for admission into the program.
Master of Arts Degree in Labour Market Policy:  Course Description
The Master of Arts Degree in Labour Market policy is a graduate-level program aimed at preparing students for career positions in public policy towards labour markets.  The program, which is offered by many colleges and universities throughout the world, typically spans two years or four complete semesters in duration, during which time students will prepare for careers that analyze, develop and administer public policy; careers that will often bridge government industries, as well as private firms and not-for-profit organizations.  The curriculum to which students will be exposed will provide them with the necessary skills for evaluating government policies, and increase their knowledge with regard to public and private institutions that are fundamental to the operation of the labour market.
Master of Arts Degree in Labour Market Policy:  Coursework
The coursework for the Master of Arts Degree in Labour Market Policy consists of both core and concentration classes.  All core courses are mandatory, and students must select six concentration courses from a list of many, each designed to prepare them explicitly for a public-policy oriented career.  Some of these courses include: 
Core Courses
  • Collective Bargaining:  Techniques and Procedures
  • Labour Relations Law and Legislation
  • Statistic Methods for the Social Sciences
  • Organizational Behaviour and Analysis
  • Labour Economics
  • Human Resource Management
Concentration Courses
  • The Evolution of Social Policy in Britain and America

Study Land Transportation

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Study Leather Industry

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Whenever you see shiny and thousand-dollar worth of leather bags and leather footwear, can you even tell that it came from skin of some animals? The glamour of these products almost makes it less likely. This is so because these products have undergone stringent and meticulous processes of leather production. Leather technology is about the principles and practices involved in processing leather.

Hides of animals are the raw materials in producing leather. These raw materials undergo various processes before they reach the state of being useable for actual manufacturing of a wide range of leather products, including bags, belts, shoes, purses, upholstery, gloves, saddles, accessories, etc. Cattle hide is recognized to be the most famous and widely used raw material in Leather Industry. Hides of lamb, sheep, pig, goat, kangaroo, crocodile, snake, alligator, and deer follow. The use of hide of ostrich is popular in the extravagant leather products of Gucci, Prada, and Louis Vuitton. The use of hides of string ray, on the other hand, is popular in leather production in Thailand.

Leather production workflow starts from skinning the animals in slaughter house. The next process is the trimming and sorting of hides (or the elimination of unusable and/or defective parts). Removal of hair and dirt is done mechanically by machines, although sudding or the removal of remaining hair and dirt (those that were not cleared by machines) is done manually. Tanning comes next. This process involves the use of various chemicals and can be done in a number of methods, depending on the intended final product. Tanning is done to prevent raw materials from rotting and degradation and to make it pliable and water-resistant. The tanning process may take a few days or a year to finish, depending on the methods used. Oiling and dyeing follow the tanning process. These processes are done to bring back the natural oil that got lost during the application of chemicals and to give leather a color that suits its intended purpose. Drying is the next process and is followed by finishing touches. Quality inspection is done every step of the workflow to look for possible quality problems (e.g., uneven dyeing) and correct it until the product gets accepted as quality leather.

In India, Leather Industry employs about 2.5 million people. Employees in this industry work either as part of operations in leather production companies (where large portion of work is done by machines.) or as specialist in the industry’s research and development aspect. Due to the nature of work in this industry, part-time work is almost not possible. Employees are employed full-time by leather manufacturing companies.

Producing leather comes with a price – it leaves toxic wastes. Environmentalists and advocates of animal welfare are criticizing the Leather Industry for being a hazard to environment, people, and animals where they get hides from. There are studies showing that the chemicals used in tanning leather cause health problems to tanners. These chemicals are released into river streams; thus, poisoning water consumed by both animals and humans. To mitigate this problem, there are rules and regulations about proper disposal of the toxic wastes it leaves, and leather technologists are in continuous search for new approaches (new process or new chemicals) that would minimize the harmful effect of by-product of leather processing. The need for continuous improvement in this industry makes it a practical choice of vocation. Despite these issues that the industry faces, there is continuously high demand for leather products primarily because leather is known for its elegance and durability.

Study Local trade

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Study Monetary Markets

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Dealing with monetary markets usually involves the analysis of financial marketplace information, gathering data on economic forecasts and trading volumes, and providing advice on future investment opportunities. This job is most likely to be associated with money market analysts, who look for new markets and products, aiming to predict the direction of money markets in the future. For this reason, these professionals spend a great deal of their time researching specific industries, companies and the marketplace. They have to gather information from all kinds of sources, like newspapers, the Internet, financial journals, and so on, in order to carry out and complete their analysis.

Analysts engaged with monetary markets have to strictly monitor major international industries such as oil and gas, mining, banking, and telecommunications in order to prepare detailed reports for possible investment opportunities; and, also give advice whether a company should keep or sell certain securities. The job requires good awareness of regulations and policies and constant monitoring of the economy.

Personal Qualities

You should be very much drawn to mathematics, statistics, and economics. Working in the field of monetary markets requires a great deal of precision, and some other skills like:

  • Very good at conducting research and summarizing results
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Confidentiality and discretion
  • Ability to solve problems and find innovative solutions

Study Options

You would need to undertake an undergraduate degree in economics, finance, or commerce at the very least. More in-depth knowledge can be gained from a master’s degree offering monetary markets as part of its list of subjects. If you plan to pursue a career as a financial and money analyst, preference is definitely given to applicants with post graduate degrees, like an MBA, or a combination of degrees in related fields.

Furthermore, you would certainly need relevant experience, and you should look for the opportunity for an internship, or even overseas employment while completing your education. Choosing a university at a cosmopolitan city with a good number of financial and international companies would contribute to your future career in money markets.

Career Options

Specialists dealing with monetary markets are usually employed in the head offices of securities firms, investment banking firms, governments, banks, trust companies, investment and underwriting firms, stock and mortgage brokerages, commodity exchanges, and other companies and non-profit organizations. Most importantly, these professionals tend to first gain years of experience in other fields of business and economics, for which reason they are not usually fresh graduates. In order to practice the profession of an analyst, you would need to earn your image in the industry and be patient while building your career. Once you have done this, you could also write financial columns for newspapers, participate in TV programs, and give interviews offering your financial suggestions. Last but not least, you will have the opportunity to open your own analyst firm or work as a freelancer.

Study Motion Pictures

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“I am the king of the world!” as proclaimed by James Cameron when he went up to the podium to receive his award as Best Director for the blockbuster movie, “Titanic,” at the 70th Academy Awards night. Grossing $1.8 billion, this makes him the most accomplished director at that time. Again he broke his own record when he came out with another movie called “Avatar” which grossed $2 billion. James could never have made a movie in his life if he had never studied a course in Motion Pictures. Normally, people who make movies for a living are called directors but to become a director one has to study courses in Motion Pictures first. Movie producers, big movie studios wouldn’t dare entrust their millions of dollars to movie directors who have no not made a full-length movie in their lifetimes.

Making a movie is not as easy as pointing a camera and capturing scenes. Movie making is beyond the images captured on camera as a movie is a collaboration of many different technical areas of expertise which a director is all responsible for. A movie has many different parts, the script, financing, casting, shooting, editing and distribution. Perhaps, all the different phases of the movie would fall on the responsibility of a director except the distribution part as distribution falls on the production company. All of these aspects of creating a movie usually can be done by a director but we notice that big movies have usually different people doing the jobs for casting, editing, producing and screenplay writing.

In enrolling in a Motion Pictures course, all of these things would be tackled but the most important aspect of doing a movie is the shooting part. The emphasis of schools offering this course would really make it a point that its students get the scene they want for the message they are trying to convey. Every scene, from lighting to delivery of lines by the actors to costumes and even back ground music should be in consonance to every part of the whole movie, and that is what spells the difference between good directors and bad directors. What type of camera, what type of films, what effects are needed for a scene will all be explained in detail.

Screenplay writing is important because this is the heart of the movie. All movies need a script and usually budding directors also write their own scripts that they will present to people who would risk their money to turn those scripts into a movie. When the director has achieved some bit of fame then that is the time that he can choose a script written by somebody else. Analyzing a script is one of those subjects that will be taught future movie directors.

Casting and audition is also important as only the director would have the final say on who will get the role. Even up to now, the practice of awarding lead roles usually fall on a director but the minor parts like support cast and bit players are done by the director’s underlings.

Editing and post production activities are also supervised by the director. However, there are also graduates of this course that doesn’t go into directing but specializes on editing and post production. Editors cannot just cut a scene or connect scenes if they don’t know anything about the concept of continuity of films.

Motion Pictures courses are not just about live action, they would also teach about how to film movies in animation and how to add special effects to further enhance the impact of the scenes. Special effects are now becoming more and more important as technological advances in inserting effects have made possible things that cannot be done like a decade ago. Those who have specialized in special effects are actually making a lot of money right now as the public seems to be gobbling up movie with special effects like the one they did on “Matrix” where Keanu Reeves dodges bullets in slow motion while the traces of the bullets’ paths linger on the screen and then followed by fast forward scenes.

Opportunities for Motion Pictures graduates can depend on one’s talent and influence. New directors can usually join the big leagues if they can prove themselves by winning awards on any kind of movie making contests where there are always people on the lookout for new blood and new talent. Winning an award can actually open up lots of opportunities as those involved in the business of film-making would be the ones to look them but only after they have proven themselves. Editing and special effects are also good to specialize in as the demands for these services are an integral part of a movie’s overall identity. There is a shortcut however, that is if they could afford to finance their own movie then it would be a fast ticket to one’s fame and career.

Study Publishing

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To “publish” means to “make public.” Publishing is the process as to how a material can be made “public.” It has two major markets – (1) the general consumer who buys books, magazines, journals, periodicals, and other published materials for personal use; and (2) the academe that purchases published materials to be used as reference of students, faculty, and researchers in academic, scientific, and research endeavours.

Publishing degree is usually offered as 4-year college program. It is also offered as post-graduate programs in some universities. The main objective of these programs is to walk the students through different aspects of publishing (i.e., academic, vocational, technical, ethical, social, cultural, political, and managerial) and their application in actual work settings. Publishing covers a vast array of disciplines. Its business aspect covers project acquisition and management, distribution, marketing, sales, and financial management; its legal aspect covers intellectual property and copyrights; its technical aspect covers research, writing, designing, editing, printing, binding, warehousing, and the use of information technology. These courses prepare the students in different possibilities that they may end up doing – may it be as publisher, as agent, or as supplier in the industry. Given the wide scope of this field, having an area of specialization is necessary. Some of the known areas are web design, desktop publishing, electronic publishing, print publishing, editorial processes, writing, broadcasting, and magazines and newspapers. Fieldwork or immersion in publishing companies is as important as theoretical lessons taught in the classroom, and this is why it is an important part of the curriculum.

Commercial publishers (or publishing companies) act as middleman between authors and readers. In the case of journal publishing, for instance, publishers contract authors to write articles for their journals. Articles will then undergo the journal production workflow – peer-review to ensure that the content complies with the journal’s subject matter, copyediting to conform to set/standard style, XML creation for uploading to web (registering the article to online journal databases, such as PubMed Central, Ovid, and HighWire Express), figure processing (for articles that have associated figures), proofreading, typesetting of pages to come up with layout that follows the journal’s style, issue binding, and printing. This typical journal production workflow produces journals (in the form of PDF pages) that are ready for both print and web distribution. Creativity and aesthetic are important in all walks of this industry; but these need to go in tandem with practicality, especially in times of economic challenges. Printing companies can really feel the effect of global economic recession because of the lesser print orders from publishers. This is so because today’s technology allows for availability of almost all resources online, and consumers can get it for less.

Publishing is a fast-changing, IT-driven industry; and as a player in this business, one has to live by the pace that it moves. Electronic publishing, for instance, is seen to outweigh print publishing nowadays. Who would have thought that books which were once just available as bulky printed materials can actually be stored in palmtops? Yes, e-book publishing is the name!

Graduates of publishing-related courses seek and find employment in journal and book publishing companies, in periodical sector, in advertising sector, and in other media-related organizations, including TV, radio, and the Internet. Truly, picking from these various choices of possible career is yours to make. With hundreds of thousands of new books, journals, magazines, and web materials published and purchased every year, publishing is surely a thriving industry.

Study Real Estate

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Real estate is the general term applied to anything that has to do with land in a legal sense. The actual piece of land, the title, land taxes involved, buying, selling, leasing, renting, developing the land and even the fixtures attached to the land like buildings and houses are all included within the scope of real estate.

Usually, the state of the Real Estate industry is used as a gauge on how local and national economies are faring. Occupancy rate of rental spaces and the increase and the decrease in land valuation are used as confirming indicators if the economy is doing good or bad. A high occupancy rate usually would mean more business activity is going on in a particular locale, state or country. Increasing land valuation would indicate that people have money set aside for investing and while decreasing value would mean that times are hard and landowners are selling their properties at bargain prices.

Speaking of money set aside for investment purposes, investing in Real Estate is usually the top choice among moneyed individuals to place their bet into if the time frame considered is long term. Obviously, investing in Real Estate is not for short term because investors will not feel the gains in one or two years. To get modest gains, investors in Real Estate should at least wait around 10 years. Well, of course, this is not as simple as picking a land at random and then wait for ten years and profits are assured. No, that is not how the game of investing in Real Estate properties is played. First rule of course is always consider the location. Where is the property adjacent to? Is there some potential hazard in the area of the property? Is there a development ongoing or some sort of master plan being devised to improve the area? Location alone of the property can usually give reason why its price is higher or lower. The nearer the property to the center of a city the higher they are priced and those located on the periphery of the city borders are priced much lower because that would mean that they would be farther from the amenities of city living like malls, place of work, the city hall, stadiums and so forth. So before buying a real estate property, it would be wise to always consider where it is situated. Other things to consider of course are: if the title is clean, meaning it’s not mortgaged or doesn’t have adverse claimants, the added costs needed to fix the place to one’s liking, the price versus prevailing market price which can be estimated by browsing a classified ads column and, of course, the timing.

The Real Estate industry has been observed to experience a cycle of boom, where prices tend to be expensive, and bust when prices tend to be lower than the published rates.

Because Real Estate encompasses so much more than just land as other industries are dependent on it like the construction and construction supply and many others, the Real Estate industry is among the biggest contributor of wealth in every economy that’s why there are now courses being offered to fully understand it and everything that has anything connected to it directly or indirectly.

Job positions for Real Estate:

Real Estate Developer

Construction of condominiums, villas, resorts, shopping malls, theme parks, subdivisions, sports arenas or any other structures put up in a specific location whose intentions are to increase land valuation of the general area in question is primarily what Real Estate Developers do and are on the lookout for. The success of a project depends solely on the vision of a developer. Development projects fail only when the developer fails to consider every aspect of the project which includes source of financing, cost of financing, the market, and, of course, the timing.

Source of financing usually are banks or consortium of banks. Even though the developers have enough capital to finance the project on their own, they would still opt to have financing because a bank approval for a loan will give the project further credibility. A loan grant from banks would mean that the project is viewed as viable and the risks were properly assessed. Some financers are investors who would agree to infuse capital in exchange for a stake in the project. The cost of financing, if the project would depend from a loan, has also somewhat caused the demise of several Real Estate Developers so it would be prudent for developers to know this. If the loan was, let’s say, sourced from abroad and then devaluation suddenly struck like the one that hit the Thai Baht in 1997 where the Baht weakened against the dollar sharply, developers in Thailand who acquired foreign loans suddenly found themselves having higher amounts to pay for their dollar loans when expressed in the local currency.

Cost of financing also pertains to the interest rates. If the approved loan is on a prevailing market terms then a jump in interest rates, then the cost of doing the project have also increased and the projections previously forecasted are now wrong. Proper assessment of the demand is also very important.

Finishing a project is one thing but if the project have no end-users to draw profit from then it is also considered a failure. This happens usually to condominium projects. When the units don’t sell after turnover time, usually what happens is that units are forced to be sold at very low prices than originally intended, hence profits are not realized.

And lastly, the timing of the project can also determine the success of the project. Because real estate boom cycles tend to last around 18 years before going bust, the developer who can time on developing and marketing their projects during the boom times would usually make huge profits. However, some developers are so greedy and get whiplashed because they keep believing that the boom times would not end and kept on starting new development projects until suddenly they’re in a middle of a real estate bust and they have numerous projects still far from being finished. A cautious developer would not start several projects at the end tail of a boom cycle.

Undertaking real estate development projects is not as simple back then as there are lots of complicated factors now to consider. The good news, however, is that there are now courses being offered that focuses on understanding the different factors affecting the real estate sector and their potential impact. Hopefully, those who want be serious as Real Estate Developers should take advantage of these courses so as not to repeat the mistakes of the past.

Real Estate Broker

One of the most financially rewarding jobs in the world is being a Real Estate Broker. Being a Real Estate Broker is basically a sales driven job. There are times that even just making one sale is enough to guarantee a good life. Primary objective, of course, is to sell as many real estate properties as possible. A Real Estate Broker earns a commission for every sale they close. Selling real estate properties however is not a very simple task to do. Just like any sales job, having a presentable and dignified aura is a golden rule. Looking spiffy and dapper immediately impresses potential clients even before uttering a single word. A good and clear speech would be helpful but the more important thing is that a broker should exude deep knowledge of the product he is selling. In any type of seminars about sales, one thing is always emphasized by sales gurus and that is “practice your sales pitch”. This is very important because when done right, the flow and pace of the conversation would be on the brokers control leaving almost no room for questions except “where do I sign?”

Apart from selling, Real Estate Brokers secure agreements from property owners to sell the property. The more successful Real Estate Brokers are the pro-active guys that are always knocking property owner’s door asking if they might want to sell their properties. With more properties to sell, the more commissions to be made.

Real Estate Brokers should know relevant laws applicable for a particular locale concerning real property. Depending on the country, like, in the US, different states have different laws governing buying and selling of properties, so knowing these pertinent things would give real estate brokers added edge in selling properties.

Consider the scenario: Somebody who obviously is a foreigner, walked in and expressed interest to buy the property the broker is selling. Naturally, the Real Estate Broker smelling a potential sale goes for the jugular and makes the client sign up a contract. In some countries, foreigners are allowed to buy real estate properties and in some it is restricted. In the scenario above, if in his area of operation does not permit a foreigner to own real property but allows foreigners to own condo units then the broker could have recommended selling a condo unit instead of the house he originally offered. Aside from the wasted effort, the reputation of the broker would have also been tarnished if the scenario above happened in real life.

Brokers should also be able to know available financing options as most transactions are through financing. Different commercial banks usually offer different financing terms and sharing this bit of information to the clients especially as to what bank gives the best terms might sometimes translate to referrals. The government may also offer affordable financing programs so it is up to the broker to recommend which among available options would fit best the needs of the client.

Perhaps the most important skill a broker should have is the ability to expand his network of acquaintances. As mostly is the case, most sales happen because somebody recommended somebody to his/her broker and walk-ins actually buying are rare cases. That’s why calling up old friends and old clients from time to time won’t hurt so investing in a reliable cellular phone would also be a wise decision.

Study Rural Development

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The term rural development is used to describe the actions and initiatives taken to improve the standard of living in non-urban environments like remote villages, neighborhoods, and the countryside. Families in such regions largely rely on agricultural products to support themselves. However, soil conditions, seed supply, and other factors are not good enough for successful farming, and this leads to poverty in the developing world. Rural development promotes the proper conditions for farming, so that planting, harvesting, and processing of crops can be done effectively. This is all initiated with the aim to reduce poverty and save lives.

One of the main challenges that rural development faces is soil that might have been damaged by overuse. Another component that relates to rural development is transportation - even if a farmer produces enough items for sale, if there is no means of transporting these to the market, the farmer cannot sell the crops and earn anything. There are regions, where roads and infrastructure cause such problems. Finally, rural development deals with research, technology, and political policy – all of which extend beyond the physical conditions for farming.

Personal Qualities

  • Have a sincere interest in social, economic, environmental and cultural issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to pay attention to details and work with accuracy
  • Show good analytical and problem-solving skills

Study Options

Rural Development can be pursued at the bachelor or higher level of study, and there are even universities who have dedicated colleges to Rural Development and Environmental Studies. This is due to the fact that approximately two third of the world population live in rural or semi-rural areas. Students who decide to pursue a PhD are most likely to be engaged in research in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Eastern and Central Europe.

Numerous courses in Rural Development are also offered to mature students, giving them the opportunity to earn the degree online or part-time. In any case, a recommendation is that the institution you choose has the most recent information and materials, giving you a wide span of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience on the subject.

Career Options

Rural Development has become even more popular as a profession in the last ten years. This is due to the fact that governments have been paying more attention to the subject, while educational institutions have also started offering an increasing number of such and similar courses. These are the reasons why career opportunities in the field are wide. You can work in Government Development Agencies, Departments, or State Resource Centers. Other options include voluntary organizations, social development units of the corporate sector, national and international donor agencies; and last but not least, self-employment is possible through the means of running one’s own voluntary organization or doing research and project formulation as a freelancer. Some job roles within the area of Rural Development are trainer, researcher, consultant, and project coordinator.

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Study Trade & Services

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Are you thinking about entering one of the many trade and services industries once you complete your education, perhaps as a manager or supervisor of some kind?  Would you be interested in pursuing a degree that is designed around these industries and their management—degrees that could help you hit the ground running and excel in your field of choice following graduation?  If so, you may be a perfect candidate for the undergraduate degree program in Trade and Services Management.  To help you become a bit more familiar with this program, below we will provide a brief synopsis of the Trade and Services Management degree, including a course description, the typical entrance requirements and some of the coursework you are likely to encounter while participating in the program.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Trade and Services Management:  Course Description
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Trade and Services Management is an undergraduate program offered by a select number of colleges and universities around the world.  The program typically spans four to five years in duration, depending on course availability, and consists of approximately 120 total credit hours, including the general education requirements of the institution.
A Trade and Services Management degree is ideal for students looking to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to excel as sector professionals in the various trade and services industries.  The degree helps prepare students for management roles that cover a variety of important service sectors, ranging from food services to healthcare and from retail sales to hospitality and tourism, giving them the tools and confidence to both work with an lead people as part of an overall service team.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Trade and Services Management:  Eligibility Requirements
Students who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Trade and Services Management must possess at least a high school diploma or its equivalent.  Some institutions may also require students to take and pass an entrance examination prior to being considered for admission.  Other skills that will help students succeed in the program include:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A strong capacity for building and leading teams
  • Superb organizational abilities
  • Patience and the ability to truly listen
  • Motivational skills
  • And more…
These skills will not only help students succeed in the classroom, they are also imperative to a graduate’s success upon graduation.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Trade and Services Management:  Coursework
The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Trade and Services Management includes both core and elective coursework, the latter of which allows students to focus on specific skills and/or industries in which they have a particular interest.  Some of these core and elective courses include:
  • Management of Culture, Leisure and Sport.  This course focuses on the management of cultural and recreational services and activities. These include special events as well as the day-to-day services provided by institutions such as sports facilities and museums.
  • Human and Financial Resource Management.  This management-based course helps to equip students with frameworks, theories and strategies related to optimizing both financial and human resources.
  • Service Economics.  Students in this course are provided an introduction to relevant economic theories and are trained to assess costs, develop budgets and to manage financial assets.
  • Service Marketing.  This course trains students to conduct market research and analysis and to select the most appropriate options based on that analysis from a wide range of service marketing strategies.
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management. This course explores the unique challenges of management professionals working in tourism and hospitality—particularly the need to keep clients comfortable and at ease throughout their stay or trip and the subsequent need for constant and effective management of employees and operations.
As you can see, students who graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Trade and Services Management do so with a wealth of new knowledge and skills—information that will be crucial to their success as managers and leaders in their respective companies.

Study Training and Placement

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Education is responsible in imparting necessary knowledge to students, but how good can this knowledge be if there is just no room to exhibit it in the future? Graduates need to find a venue to practice their field of study – i.e., employment. There are very few graduates who get to start with their own business right after graduation. Those are the lucky few who happen to be from rich family who have planned a business venture for them even before they were conceived.

Being a graduate of famous college or university does not necessarily guarantee having a good career in the future. With steep competition in employment nowadays, it is important for an individual to have every advantage he can have to be the first in the line. Senior or graduating college students take advantage of Training and Placement programs to prepare them in facing the challenges outside the classroom. Training and Placement institutions are contracted by major colleges and universities under the aim of having their students take on employment from top-notch companies right after they graduate from school. By having their students in top-notch companies, these colleges and universities do not only do the right thing for their students; they also do the right thing for themselves. This is one perfect form of marketing the school!

So, what is Training and Placement all about? This is a group composed of two vital pillars – of course, the training and the placement. The work involved is facilitated by career councillors and training and placement officers. The following are some of the major functions:

1. Personality development. This discusses all areas of personality development, outside academic perspective, that an applicant may need to possess to get a good shot during interviews and screening processes. This includes conducting mock interviews as preparation for the actual interview and teaching students how to make a comprehensive resume and cover letter. This also includes teaching them how to properly carry themselves and allowing them to build self-confidence among others.

2. Establishing applicant’s preference for organization/career. Graduates of certain degree program can have various career options. Career councillors make ways for the graduates to have a clearer view and realization of the career he would really find himself suited. This involves checking the actual skill sets against the requirements of certain career option. In doing so, training and placement officer gets to recognize the gap between what the person already has and what the person needs to have. The assessment of training needs of an individual is important in identifying the particular area that has to be focused on. Choosing the right career path is the first thing to tackling the road of success. Setting career objectives takes into consideration the student’s shot-term and long-term career plans.

3. Collaborating with companies to give students a slot on hands-on training and immersion programs within the top companies in the industry. This allows the students to have the necessary exposure to the actual work setting that they would face after graduation. Students who exhibit exceptional skills during the emersion program are sometimes absorbed by the company for full-time employment right after graduation.

4. Inviting spokespersons from industries for a career talk with graduating students. For graduating students, it is important to have an assurance that he has made the right call in choosing his field of study – that is, it opens windows for great future. Hearing success stories from successful individuals from the industry would promote positive aura of aiming to be one of them.

5. Ensuring the curriculum is still updated with the latest in the industry. High coordination with companies makes it possible for schools to get a grip of the needed adjustment in their degree programs to follow the latest trend in the industry.

Training and Placement officers need to possess high level of interpersonal skills, very good communication skills, and exceptional coordination skills to deliver all the abovementioned functions. Background in human resources disciplines, such as screening/recruitment and counselling, is likewise very important.

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