"This book was written to help preprofessional students make healthly choices about entering the field of physical therapy, to assist physical therapy students to establish sound habits and realistic expectiations, and to facilitate success for new graduates in the transition from the the academic setting to clinical practice. Clinical and academic faculty may also find these ideas useful in advising students at various stages in the professional education process." (Preface).
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There is little emphasis, even in college business courses, on the crucial process of adjusting to modern corporate culture. This brief, handy book provides a crash course on the inner workings of organizations and the most effective ways for a new employee to earn acceptance and respect.
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