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Career Vocabulary

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an official report that has a list of classes you took and the grades received
admission
permission that is given to someone to study at a college
tuition
the charge or fee for instruction, as at a private school or a college or university
scholarship
a sum of money given to a student to pursue his or her studies
financial aid
money given or lent to students at college to pay for their education.
credit
a unit that shows you have completed part of a college course
requirement
that which is required by an academic institution in a course of study.
professor
a teacher of the highest academic rank in a college or university
community college
a college that people can go to for two years to learn a skill or prepare for university
university
an institution of learning of the highest level authorized to confer both undergraduate and graduate degrees
vocational school
a school that teaches you the skills you need to do a particular job.
pathway
courses taken by a student to gain entry to a higher course or towards a final qualification
major
the main subject that you study at a college or university
minor
the second main subject that you study at a college or university
apprentice
a person who works for another in order to learn a trade
associate's degree
a two-year degree awarded by community colleges, career schools, colleges, and universities
undergraduate
a student in the first four years of college
bachelor's degree
a university or college degree received after four years of study
graduate school
a college where you can study for a master's degree
master's degree
a university degree you get by studying for 2 years after your first degree
doctorate
the highest level of degree given by a university
occupation
a person's usual or principal work or business, esp. as a means of earning a living; vocation
profession
a job that needs special education or training
application
a form to be filled out by an applicant, as for a job or a driver's license
resume
a written list and description of your education and previous jobs
credentials
someone's education, experience, etc. that prove s/he has the ability to do a job
references
a person who knows you well and writes a letter containing information about you, usually to a new employer
interview
a formal meeting in which someone is asked questions, usually to find out if s/he is good enough for a job
hire
to employ someone to work for you
employer
the person/s who pays someone to work for them
employee
someone who is paid to work for a person, organization, or company
trade
a particular job, especially one in which you work with your hands
minimum wage
the lowest amount of money that can be legally paid per hour to a worker
outsourcing
the practice of using workers, supplies, or parts from an outside company instead of producing them yourself
personnel
the people who work for an employer
salary
money that you receive yearly as payment for the organization you work for
hourly wage
the amount you earn for every hour you work
overtime
time that you work on your job in addition to your usual working hours
benefits
money or help that you get (such as insurance) as part of your job.
income
the money that you make from working
colleague
someone you work with, especially in a profession
promotion
a move to a better more responsible position at work