emotional, mental and physical exhaustion caused by overloading
time for hobbies, ease and relaxation
act of treating people differently based solely on physical characteristics such as age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, etc.
term used to describe a barrier preventing minorities and women from rising to position of power or responsibility
mental and emotional well-being of a person or group
oversimplified or biased mental picture which characterizes a person or group of people
state of wealth, resources and employment in a country or region
period of reduced economic activity
relates to labor and working with your hands
relates to working in an office setting
group of similar occupations and industries
ongoing, voluntary pursuit of knowledge
document listing a persons education, work experience, and accomplishments used by employers to determine job eligibility
trusted guide or counselor who provides information, advice and support
financial aid awarded to a student, as for the purpose of attending an institution of higher learning, often offered for academic achievement
financial aid given to a student of an institution of higher learning by the federal government, state government, college, or organization
financial aid provided on the terms it will be repaid
program providing financial aid to a student of an institution of higher learning in exchange for employment services
level to which someone is likely to gain employment and be successful in a career
skills needed to be effective in any job market and workplace
ability or instinct to act or take charge independently
way or condition in which a person lives
measure of position based on social and economic factors including education, income, occupation and wealth
balance between work and personal responsibilities
collection of past work used to document skills and achievements
institution of higher learning which offers teaching and research facilities
institution of higher learning which offers associate degrees
institution of higher learning which offers training for specific careers
requires 60 hours of coursework, usually taking two years to complete
requires 120 hours of coursework, usually taking 4 years to complete
subject of specialization chosen by a student of an institution of higher learning
advanced degree earned after completing a bachelors degree
highest level of degree available
activities falling outside of the normal, required curriculum of school

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