Sunday, July 5, 2020
How can I write an essay about why education is important? The first step in writing an essay about the importance of education is to determine what think about this issue and then compare those thoughts to the available literature. Most people would likely agree that an education is important because it is helps people achieve their personal and professional goals, but there are a number of other reasons that can be included in such an essay. Not only is education a basic human right outlined in the UNÃ¢â¬â¢s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, education is also the process by which a society transmits its values and traditions and develops citizens who can contribute to their country. Moreover, education is also essential for economic growth and is the key to international competitiveness, issues that has become especially relevant in recent years. There are a number of useful online resources to assist you in writing an essay about the importance of education including the U.S. Department of Education, EBSCO and Questia (both of the latter offer a one-day free trial and EBSCO is typically available to high school and college students for free through their educational institutions).
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Picmonic Tetralogy of Fallot Lets start with a simple question You'restudying for your PANCE exam, and you need to memorize 1000's of clinical pearls from 467 topics covering 13 content blueprint organ systems, the culmination of two years of hard work and endless pimping from sadistic, but well-intentioned, attending physicians. How, exactly do you go about memorizing all this information? Or, let's say you are a second-yearPA student on your general surgery rotation and you're called upon by your chief resident to scrub in for an acute appendectomy. Did I mention he hates your guts because you accidentallychucked a tape load of pubic hair onto his surgical mask while prepping his patient (this actually happened to me by the way). So, he's gunning for you. Get 20% off any Picmonic membership click here How are you going to remember the boundariesof Hesselbach's triangle or the causes of postoperative fever under such harrowing circumstances? Or maybe you're a first-year PA student studying for your anatomy exam. How in the world are you going to remember all those bones of the hand? Triquetrium anybody? Because thats the end goal, right? To cram as much into your brain in the shortest amount of time humanly possible. Every day, you spend hours reading, listening and digesting content. Youre hunched overreview books, and stacks of notes, racking your brain for attention-grabbing, high yield pearls. But when you sit down to take your boards, yourend of rotation exams or you are being pimped by your pubic hair covered surgical resident you can't distinguish a birds-beak appearance on barium swallow from a dinner fork deformity. You start to sweat and feel a pain in your chest that is radiating to your left forearm and shoulder. Quick you think, what are the initial steps for the treatment of acute MI? Am I dying? What if you could avoid such painful incidents? What if your entire understanding of the way to memorize important medical facts is wrong? There's a better way to remember useful(but dull) medical facts Heres a little secret You can trick your mind into remembering useful but dull facts by weaving the information into vivid mental shorthand. Indeed, many of the things we would like to be filling our minds with are quickly forgotten. Think back to that lecture you had on infective endocarditis, such information, when learned, may have been fascinating, significant and empowering, but when first encountered, it just can't compete for memorability with that cute boy sitting across from you. Here is the version of Duke's Criteria for the diagnosis of infectious endocarditis as you are used to seeing it Modified Duke Criteria for Diagnosis of Infectious Endocarditis Definite:2 major criteria, or 1 major and 3 minor criteria, or 5 minor criteria Possible:1 major and 1 minor criteria, or 3 minor criteria Major clinical criteria Positive blood culture: isolation of typical microorganism for IE from 2 separate blood cultures or persistently positive blood culture Single positive blood culture for C. burnetii or antiphase-1 IgG antibody titer 1:800 Positive echocardiogram: presence of vegetation, abscess, or new partial dehiscence of prosthetic valve; must be performed rapidly if IE is suspected New valvular regurgitation (change in preexisting murmur not sufficient) Minor criteria Predisposing heart condition or IV drug use Fever 38.0C (100.4F) Vascular phenomena: major arterial emboli, septic pulmonary infarcts, mycotic aneurysm, intracranial hemorrhage, conjunctival hemorrhage, Janeway lesions Immunologic phenomena: glomerulonephritis, Osler nodes, Roth spots, rheumatoid factor (RF)Microbiologic evidence: positive blood culture, but not a major criterion (excluding single positive cultures for coagulase-negative staphylococci and organisms that do not cause endocarditis) or serologic evidence of infection likely to cause IE Do you get all that? The Power of Picmonics We tend to remember anything that is bright, amusing, vivid, interesting ... basically, anything that evokes an emotion. Did that chart of Duke's criteria in the box above evoke an emotion?Probably not, which is why it's so easily forgotten. It should, therefore, come as no surprise that one of the central talents of the memorizer (and teacher) is the ability to transform information that is abstract, non-visual or meaningless into a form so attention-grabbing and bizarre it's completely unforgettable. And that is what Picmonics are for. Picmonicsare illustrated mnemonics which are imaginative vignettes that reinvent boring, non-visual, easily forgettable information. Let's look at how a Picmonic can be used to transform those uneventful Duke's Criteria for infective endocarditis into something bright, amusing, vivid, and interesting. Dukes Criteria for Diagnosis of Infectious Endocarditis (Picmonified) View this on Picmonic Try imagining a Duke who drinks away his sorrows with hearts. The thing is he doesnt always keep the place so clean so the hearts become infected, causing internal inflammation otherwise known as endocarditis. You are presented with a scene split into two groups, and just like the Duke Criteria, the larger and closer characters at the bottom of the image represent the major criteria, and two smaller characters at the top represent the minor criteria. The major criteria: The Duke and his mater are cheering with two Petri dishes each containing a positive blood culture. They down these dirty drinks and the hearts become infected which leads to endocardial involvement as identified by the echocardiogram, and the hearts develop lessons on their valves and start regurgitating when they drink too much. The minor criteria: The barkeep is a fever-beaver, who pours these dirty flaming drinks that lead to heart inflammation. Its dark outside, and the moon is full, causing immunologic phenomena, where bacteria break into the pub and invade the vascular tap system, causing vascular phenomena. This all happens in full view of another heart at the bar. However, he neither sees nor cares as he is more focused on his IV drugs. And finally, you can see the beaver barkeep is pouring only a single positive blood culture, which represents microbiological evidence, as opposed to two positive cultures which are required to qualify as a major criterion. Now for the diagnosis: If your patient meets two major criteria, one major criterion, and three minor criteria, or five minor criteria, then you can be confident that infective endocarditis is the correct diagnosis. And you can recall this as the menu at the bar. Ok, quick can you tell me the two major criteria? The trick to memorization is to link an image to the word's meaning via an engaging scene! The solution to remembering anything it to use your imagination to make boring medical facts more interesting. Instead of trying to force feed long, dry, hard to remember medical facts down your throat, grab a seat at the bar of hearts, and drink the Picmonic cocktail. With over 35,000 high yield facts, research-proven studies showing a 50% increase in exam scores after just one week of using Picmonic and a 331% increase in long-term retention of high yield information. The question isn't if Picmonics can improve your scores but by how much. Just don't come crying to me if the fever bever and his infected hearts or the crown of Crohn's intestines start to haunt you! Get 20% OFF Picmonic + SMARTYPANCE integration My SMARTYANCE board review is integrated with Picmonic mnemonics weaving medical mnemonics into the NCCPA PANCE and PANRE content blueprint. You can read more about this here. Picmonic offers a FREE basic membership and has sweetened the pot by giving a 20% OFF discount to THE PA LIFE readers. To use this discount just click the button below. Get 20% OFF Picmonic Click Here Best of luck in life and in all your studies. And a big shout out to Ron Robertson, the CEO of Picmonic, for his generosity and all his work in making learning fun! Warmly, Stephen Pasquini PA-C You may also like -The DOS and DONTS of the PANCE and PANRE Examination What do you think? While taking your PANCE or PANREshould you change your answer if you have a good reason to do so? The DOS and DONTS of the PANCE and PANRE Examination The following DO'S and DON'TS are excerpted from the Welcome to Your Virtual PA School Clinical Rotation What if you could take a virtual tour through the NCCPA Content Blueprint? Not just mindless memorization of key terms and test worthy pearls, but matching those facts with faces. What if you could go bedside and visit patients Podcast Episode 77: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review PodcastWelcome to episode 77 of the Audio PANCE and PANRE PA Board Review Podcast. Join me as I cover ten PANCE and PANRE Board review questions from the SMARTYPANCE course content following the NCCPA content blueprint (download the FREE 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
The term socialization refers to the Ã¢â¬Å"lifelong social experience by which individuals develop their human potential and learn culture.Ã¢â¬ [Macionis et al. p 55] The concept of socialization is that our actions are driven/learned by culture. Socialization is also the foundation of personality, which we build by internalizing our surroundings. Through the lifelong process of socialization, society transmits culture from one generation to the next. A good example of socialization is the learning of gender roles. Anthropologist Margaret Mead reasoned that if gender reflects biological facts of sex, that people everywhere in the world would define the same traits as masculine or feminine. However, she argued, that if gender is cultural, suchÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦In a global perspective, including all cultures, only certain tasks were defined as strictly masculine or feminine by all societies. From such research, we can see that Ã¢â¬Å"Ã¢â¬ ¦gender is simply too variable across cultures to be considered a simple expression of biology. Instead Ã¢â¬ ¦ what it means to be male and female is mostly a creation of society.Ã¢â¬ [Macionis et al. p233] Socialization is a lifelong process beginning at birth, as is the learning of gender roles. Ã¢â¬Å"Just as gender affects how we think of ourselves, so it teaches us to act in normative ways.Ã¢â¬ [Macionis et al. p236] The learning of gender roles begins in the family and is carried out in peer groups and educational institutions as well as in the media. Sociologist Jessie Bernard stated that very soon after birth, family members push infants into what she labels as the Ã¢â¬Å"pink worldÃ¢â¬ of the girls, and the Ã¢â¬Å"blue worldÃ¢â¬ of the boys. Parents, she stated, do this unconsciously by the way in which they act themselves, and by the way in which they handle their child. A study was done with many women who were given a baby dressed as either a boy or as a girl. It was noted that the women handled the child dresses as a girl in an affectionate manner, holding them tenderly and giving them ample amounts of hugs and kisses. However, the women handled the childShow MoreRelatedGender Socialization Is The Process Of Learning Gender Roles And Expectations1177 Words Ã |Ã 5 Pagestradition of gender socialization that facilitates prejudicial practices within the work environment. Gender socialization is the process of learning gender roles and expectations. It is what determines which things are considered masculine or feminine. This process tends to reinforce traditional gender ideologies. The cult of domesticity, or the idea that a womanÃ¢â¬â¢s place is in the home taking care of children while the man works, is one prominent expression of traditional gender roles. During childhoodRead MoreHow Socialization Is Defined As The Process Of Learning And Internalizing The Values, And Gender Roles Essay1415 Words Ã |Ã 6 PagesSocialization is defined as the process of learning and internalizing the values, beliefs, and norms of our own social group. As a result of socialization, one then becomes a functioning member of society. Family is one of the groups that provide structured situations where socialization occurs. Family is the main agent of socialization where language, values, and gender roles are first learned. The Census Bureau defines family as two o r more individuals related by blood, marriage, or adoption livingRead MoreThe Dynamics Of Gender Formation1034 Words Ã |Ã 5 Pages The Dynamics of Gender Formation Although some people believe that the sex role theory or the socialization model of gender as a process, in which we absorb instructions prescribed by the social institutions to act in the acceptable way to our biological sex, is a trivial issue, it is in fact crucial in terms of todayÃ¢â¬â¢s concern over the gender formation. This significance is accurately noticed by Raewyn Connell, a renown sociologist who proclaimed her views in the essay Ã¢â¬Å"Gender in Personal LifeÃ¢â¬ Read MoreGender Differences Within Social Development1747 Words Ã |Ã 7 Pagesreader of the gender differences through social development. Depending on a childÃ¢â¬â¢s gender, things such as gender identity and social acceptance have a great impact in their development. The first thing parents learned about their children before birth is the sex of the baby. This highlights the importance of sex and gender. Sex differences have long been a very important topic in psychology and in understanding why g ender differences affect social development. Social learning theory helps toRead MoreEffects Of Socialization1676 Words Ã |Ã 7 PagesSocialization is defined as the Ã¢â¬Å"process by which individuals acquire thoughts, feelings, and behaviors Ã¢â¬Å"appropriateÃ¢â¬ to their positions in society,Ã¢â¬ (Rohall 149). Individuals experience socialization beginning the day they are born, and throughout most of their lives. It can occur through everyday observation and interaction at every stage of development, or it can occur more formally though education and mentors. Socialization is important to how individuals interact in society and it also playsRead MoreSingle Sex Education Essay700 Words Ã |Ã 3 Pagespsychological studies this is not the case. There is little difference between boys and girls in terms of ways they learn, and their neurodevelopment. Separating children also does not allow for socialization between different genders. This conflicts with childrenÃ¢â¬â ¢s social skills and exposure to the opposite gender which makes sexism is more drastic in environments where girls are separated from boys. Single-sex education is a practice that many people believe improves schooling but, it is not provenRead MoreGender Roles : Social Learning Theory And Sex Segregation1190 Words Ã |Ã 5 PagesGender roles play a huge part in society. Gender plays a role in shaping an individuals identify and beliefs. It also helps identify what is masculine and what is feminine. Certain tasks, duties, and jobs are classified by gender. However, gender appropriate behavior should not be enforced in our society for numerous reasons and can be seen on an individual level and be demonstrated by social learning theory and sex segregation. Within and across different cultures, we can find great consistencyRead MoreGender Socialization Of Children : Gendered Toys, Media, And Parental Affects Child Development1289 Words Ã |Ã 6 PagesAbstract Gender role expectations are inescapable in our society as we naturally tend to sort humans into categories, the easiest one being gender. Upon first meeting a person, most people automatically classify the otherÃ¢â¬â¢s gender. With this classification come the inevitable gender role expectations. Even for those who consciously try their hardest not to cloud their perceptions of others based on Ã¢â¬Å"traditionalÃ¢â¬ gender role expectations, it is almost impossible not to subconsciously succumb to theseRead MoreGender Socialization : The Real World1442 Words Ã |Ã 6 PagesGender Socialization When someone is pregnant, people will usually ask for the sex of the unborn child thus proving that people are socially categorized from the beginning of life and is something that is continued throughout life. One is expected to behave the way their assigned gender is supposed to behave. Gender socialization is when people are expected to act a certain way based on their Ã¢â¬Å"genderÃ¢â¬ . Through the following agents: family, schools, peers, and media, gender socialization is emphasizedRead MoreDo Schools and Mass Media Contribute to Stereotyped Gender Roles in Chinese Society?1586 Words Ã |Ã 6 PagesGender role is defined as the social position and behavioral norm that is considered appropriate for an individual of a specific gender in the society (Liu, 2003). Every society has its unique culture and gender role is one of the products of a societyÃ¢â¬â¢s history and culture. It is not set up by a single person within a short period, but by countless people in the society for thousands years. Parents started to shape their childrenÃ¢â¬â¢s gender by dressing and naming them according to their gender soon
THE CRIES AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE Ã¢â¬Å"Racism is a bad thing, you find it everywhere in the schools, the clubs and also in the streets.Ã¢â¬ nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Ã¢â¬â Rasmus amp; Casper The belief that one race by nature stands superior to another defines racism. Racism can be traced back to the beginning of civilization and has always existed as a horrible issue in our society. Many attempts and reforms have occurred in hopes of eliminating racism and much progress has been achieved. Yet, even after the emancipation proclamation, equality laws placed within the constitution, smallÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦I am black... My hands! nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Lobhai 3 My dark hands! Break through the wall! Find my dream! (qtd. In W.T.L. 239).Ã¢â¬ According to Jean Wagner in Black Poets of the United States, the dream that Hughes writes of represents the democratic ideal of liberty and equality; the history of the dream is actually the history of the founding and building of America. The dream of black people has always been closely blended with the American dream, which is not yet a reality for all (Anstendig amp; Hicks 239). Years later, Martin Luther King Jr.Ã¢â¬â¢s delivered his speech, Ã¢â¬Å"I have A DreamÃ¢â¬ in 1963. His motive lied in hopes of persuading his community to unit and protest against discrimination. Martin Luther King spoke out: The life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discriminationÃ¢â¬ ¦ the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself in exile in his own land (qtd. in W.T.L. 235). Much progress developed years after his death, but many others continued to speak againstShow MoreRelatedRacism : Racial Discrimination And Injustice1257 Words Ã |Ã 6 Pagesshaping the way humans view each other, but with the aid of Young Women s Christian Association (YWCA) - Stand Against Racism, racial discrimination and injustice can be eliminated. All across the United States, African Americans are faced with racial prejudice, a negative attitude towards a group of people based on race Ã¢â¬â not on direct knowledge or experience. This kind of racial prejudice began in the 17th and 18th centuries, when Africans were brought to America as slaves. In 1756, an 11 year oldRead MoreRacial Injustice1340 Words Ã |Ã 6 PagesTHE CRIES AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE Racism is a bad thing, you find it everywhere in the schools, the clubs and also in the streets. Ãâ" Rasmus Casper The belief that one race by nature stands superior to another defines racism. Racism can be traced back to the beginning of civilization and has always existed as a horrible issue in our society. Many attempts and reforms have occurred in hopes of eliminating racism and much progress has been achieved. Yet, even after the emancipationRead MoreRacial Injustice in A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry and SonnyÃ¢â¬â¢s Blues, by James Baldwin1494 Words Ã |Ã 6 PagesWhite supremacy, black inferiority, Jim Crow law, segregation, racial terror, and racial inequality are the most common topics of American history. The quote of Martin Luther King Jr asserts the truth that racial injustice was in the vein of the American dream. 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Wednesday, May 6, 2020
The Sports Supplement industry is rapidly growing and making an enormous profit off of their products when most of them donÃ¢â¬â¢t even work anyway. Forbes has stated that the supplement industry took in $32 billion dollars in 2012. The Nutritional Business Journal projects that the number will jump to $60 billion dollars by the year 2021. The reason I want to share this is because you can save so much money by not buying supplements or if you do then just purchase the ones that have actual scientific proof to benefit you. I like many people have been a victim of the supplement industry. I was baited in just like everyone else with the Ã¢â¬Å"guaranteed lean muscle gainsÃ¢â¬ or Ã¢â¬Å"rapid fat burnÃ¢â¬ . The outrageous claims are everywhere! If you go through a muscle magazine, every page is an advertisement telling you that to get big and ripped, you must purchase this hot new supplement. TheyÃ¢â¬â¢re all lies! Luckily for me, I did not spend years and years of buying supp lements and wasting my money. After about a year of buying supplements that I thought would work, I started to become educated on the topic and havenÃ¢â¬â¢t wasted money on supplements since. Once you find out the truth about supplements you will never waste your money and time on useless products again. LetÃ¢â¬â¢s start off with the supplements that actually do work and are worth purchasing if you have the money and desire for sports supplements. Protein powder and creatine. ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s it. 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The Tragic Hero of The Crucible A tragedy should bring fear and pity to the reader. A man in this tragedy should not be exceptionally righteous, but his faults should come about because of a certain irreversible error on his part. This man should find a bad or fatal ending to add to the tragedy of the story, for this man in the tragic hero. The protagonist John Proctor portrays a tragic hero in The Crucible; his hamartia of adultery causes great internal struggles, he displays hubris by challenging authority, and he encounters catastrophe through recognition and reversal. John Proctors decision to betray his wife causes internal struggles and ultimately leads to his catastrophe at the end of the drama. HamartiaÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦Proctor?s hamartia of adultery indirectly causes his jailing and gives him the reputation of a liar. The court views his real truth as a lie and believes he defies authority. Although John Proctor does not truly defy authority in this scene of the play, for he tells the truth and his wife lies, he challenges control in many other instances. John Proctor exposes hubris through his hate of Reverend Parris. Hubris is placing ones self equal to authority or to God, and it is a necessary trait of the tragic hero. John Proctor proclaims that he does not go to Church, an act the court and townspeople view as a revolt on the supremacy of God, because the Reverend Parris is corrupt. Parris is greedy and cares more about the sake of his reputation that the health of his own daughter. Proctor resents the Church because Parris runs it. In the eyes of officials, this casual negligence of God turns Proctor into an unchristian, sinful rebel. Though Proctor?s reasons for disregarding the Church are quite reasonable, people do not accept them in this time of devils and evil. 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Question: Discuss about the role of ongoing training courses in bonding alumni with the college and in enhancing their performance after they graduate. Answer: Introduction The job market now-a-days has become much more complex than ever before. This has resulted in the emergence of several training and development programs, which in turn is helping greatly in removing the deficiency of performance within an employee. While in earlier times, the financial resources of a company have been regarded to be an issue of utter importance, in determining the long-term sustenance of a company, perceptions of doing business in such a competitive world has largely changed. There is no denying of the fact that varieties of employment development programs is helping in creating a strong pool of talented workforce, who have the ability to satisfy the consumers of the company in a more effective way, and thus they are directly contributes to the higher share of profitability of the company (Graves, 2017). Moreover, the employment development programs is helping the organizations worldwide in enhancing and brushing up the existent of skills, expertise and knowledge of the employees during their learning period that is helping them in developing their interpersonal communication and innovative managerial skills and embracing the leadership qualities which are helping them in combating with the unforeseen challenges in their work place (Noe et al. 2014). The accomplishment of the organizational goals is dependent on the knowledge and soft skills of the employee to a great extent. Therefore, the employee skills have been considered to be a major factor in achieving the respective organizational goals and objectives. These knowledge and skills are learnt by the employees during their learning period in their universities and institutions. Many of the times, a student after graduating from his universities, returns back to the same for being a part of the online training courses conducted by their universities for developing the skills and efficiency of their students in their respective disciplines Literature review Graduate employability The last 40 years have witnessed great ongoing reforms in the higher education system in China, in which the four processes- decentralization, marketization, privatization and massification have influenced the change very deeply. According to Jacobs (2014), in the term of graduate employability in China, on the one hand, a substantial expansion as long as 1999 has resulted in a sharp increase in the amount of graduates who are flowing into the job market, whereas on the other hand, also a two-way selection procedure was introduced in order to replace the central placement policy of the state government. As a result, both the employers and the employees are free to choose their employees and employers respectively. Hirst, Thompson Bromley (2015), has been stated that graduate unemployment has been haunting China in the recent years and has become more severe than ever before. Darling-Hammond (2015), has further stated that there has been growing number of graduates in China, reportin g that they are facing difficulties in finding jobs in recent years. Liu Dian (2016), in his journal the Parental Involvement and University Graduate Employment in China, stated that in this expanded higher education system, the students belonging from the middle-class family are found to have much better access to the information relating job than their disadvantaged counterparts. He also found out that they also gain better jobs than them. Other researchers have been turned to the theory of social capital in order to explain this occurrence. Wang, Zhang Wu (2016), has stated that such phenomenon happens because of the fact that the students belonging form the middle-class family are generally well equipped with higher status contacts and much wider social network and this makes them more likely to have or gain better job opportunities. Furthermore, it has been found from the recently conducted survey by the jobsDB on the Employment Status of Hong Kongs Tertiary Students 2016, that near about 89 percent of the university graduates batch in Hong Kong are found to get a job within more or less three months of leaving their universities and with the same, the majority of them are well satisfied with their job and position (Mok, 2016). The survey suggested the thinking of about 757 local and undergraduates from different disciplines. It has revealed that the fresh graduates in Hong Kong get an average salary of 14,685 Hong Kong dollars in their very first job. Figure 1: The Undergraduates expected salary in Hong Kong Figure 2: The average employer satisfaction in 1 to 10, with the countrys higher education system (2017) The above graph shows that the US universities are dominating the other countries by being the number one institutions for employability. While in South Korea and Japan, the employers gave their university system an average score of 5.7 and 5.5 respectively. According to the government of Japan, the university graduates have an employment rate of 97.3 percentages (Shin 2016). The issue of unemployment has been reducing from the last few years. However, according to the new figures the recent university graduates are entering into much more favorable job market than before. In fact, according to Thompson, Nitzarim Dahling (2013), less than 20,000 cohort of the last year university remains jobless or unemployed and the government has committed that it will assist them in finding employment. Furthermore, while a stress on the expansion has been noticed in the Sub-Saharan Africans higher education sector from 2.3 million in the year 1999 to a notable growth to 6.6 million in the year 20 13, a standard offerings has been received lesser importance, with more latest concerns on the standards of translating into disappointment with the merit or quality of the graduates hitting the job market. Importance of university bonding with the alumni An alumnus has the potential to the most loyal and the most generous supporters of the institutions. With strong and powerful alumni relations, the prospect pool of the institution would be significantly decreased and with the same, the chances of important fundraising success damages. According to Lucas Mbiti (2014), a proper definition of alumni is the former students or graduates of a particular school, university or institution. However, Scott (2013), further stated that the definition of alumni is different in different institutions. Some institution restricts this term to only graduates and some others widen their definition to constitutes the former students as well as the retired staffs. Hornak Marshall (2015) has stated that in earlier days, the alumni relations tended to be regarded as the stand-alone activity that is divorced from the fundraising and different other related advancement activities. McDearmon (2013) has stated that in todays era, the relation of alumni and institution is very important for the fact that they are fundraising prospects and are the most loyal supporters of the institutions. Constantinides Stagno (2013), further said that alumni engenders crucial word-of-mouth marketing among their professional and social networks. Furthermore, Kwong Thompson (2016), have stated that the Alumni plays the role of great role models for the present students as they are often placed well in order to offer empirical supports to the university students while they start their careers. They are frequent in the position of engaging the skills of the university in their professional lives. Khodabandelou, Karimi Ehsani (2015), states that the alumni are often regarded as the international ambassadors, as they take the knowledge gained from their respective institutions to their countries or hometowns as well as their social and professional networks. Therefore, marinating a good relation with the alumni will help the institutions in spreading po sitive messages regarding the very institution from which the alumnus belongs. They further stated that if the relation between the institution and the alumni stalls while they leave the campus, it is likely that their knowledge about the activities and the achievements of the institution will not evolve. Hence, this in turn will lead to sharing of old and out dated messages with the people and this will inject an image of poor progress of the institution. Alumni not only contribute in making positive online as well as international public profile of their institutions and universities. According to Sarkar et al. (2016), alumni also helps their respective institutions by providing career advice, internships, placement and mentoring to the present universities students. With the same, they also provide expert guidance and advice to university leadership as well as provide guest lectures, case study materials and other similar equipments in order to enhance the teaching. They have sta ted that a good bonding between the alumni and the universities is not alone helpful and beneficial to the universities or the institutions alone, but in fact, the alumni too are benefitted through this. Through helping the universities gain worldwide popularity and by helping it in becoming bigger and more successful, the alumni in turn is also enhancing the value of their degrees and qualifications. Factors affecting the Alumni giving There are several factors that have the potential to affect the desire of the alumni to give to their alma mater. Various researches have been shown that the characteristics of the alumni at the time when they were the students of their universities are not those powerful predictors of future giving. While the other research on the same shows that the alumnus who has business degrees contributes more than the other alumni. Freeland, Spenner McCalmon (2015), have found out in his research that the male graduates tend to donate larger sum of money than the female graduates, but in the context of participation, more number of Alumni support their alma maters. However, Mastroieni (2013), in his study found out that emotional bonding and attachments with the colleges and universities is a very powerful or strong predictor of alumni support. According to him, alumni involvement with their universities after the completion of graduation is a very crucial factor in affecting his alumni supp ort of their alma mater as well as the amount of the donations given by them. One of the several institutional characteristics that play a vital role in the overall alumni support is that whether the university is private or public. According to Stephenson Bell (2014), while comparing the ratios of solicitation effectiveness of the different universities; the public universities have shown lower solicitation effectiveness ratios than the private ones and also that the public liberal arts institutions report the lowest number of all the groups. They have discussed that communication and the alumni cultivation activities also have the potential to change or affect the alumni giving. They explains that in the competitive climate of eastern society, the universities for higher education requires supports and allies and they depend on their respective alumni in order to play the role of these supporters. Hence, there is a continuous effort in order to maintain as well as to strengthen t hat sense of community among the colleges and universities and their graduates or alumni in Japan, China and Korea. Peoples (2013), has found that the regular contact with the graduates results in greater sum of donations as compared to the one-time campaigns. Matters (2013), further stated that among such institutional characteristics, alumni perceptions towards the value of education that they have received from the institution too constitutes a major part that has the potential to influence their giving. A study in the magazine of Fund Raising Management has found that the satisfaction level at the time of being the students at their institutions is a string predictor of future Alumni giving of theirs. The more the alumni are satisfied today, the more are their chances of being generous donor tomorrow. Greeley (2013), in his study has found that the students who perceived the standard of their education to be higher are more likely to become generous donor as an alumnus. Hence, the institution can influence their perceptions through good communication and relation highlighting their faculty successes and other different teaching regarded accolades and though well efficient training programs that can influence the career of the students. In adequate preparation and knowledge Several studies have shown that while the situations of the alumni or the graduates is uneven in the eastern part of the world, a recent study by the Fleming (2017), for China estimated that more than half of all the alumni in these parts are inadequately prepared for doing job or employment. The study suggests that the graduates struggle very hard to find work. However, several studies have shown that the statistics of students death while seeking job or employment is much lower than the other countries in the world. Like, for example, in Africa in some of the extreme cases, looking for job has resulted in deaths. In the year 2014, a desperate search for alumni jobs has ended up in tragedy in some parts of Nigeria, as the graduate candidates for Immigration Service rushing outside of the recruitment centers over the country scattered, leading to deaths of about more than fifteen people. This is not the same in Eastern regions. According to recent survey of 2017, though the number of fresh graduates, looking for job in China has increased to a great number, still many of them do not seem to be careful enough whether they find one job or not (David, 2017). Postiglione (2013), has considered them as the devotees of slow employment, who are not so fast enough in finding out job right after their graduation. Furthermore, employers in most of the sectors in Korea have expressed their concerns that the graduates from the Korean institutions are seemed to know a lot of different theories but most of them are unaware of the techniques of how to apply them in the practical life. They have found that the soft skills such as that of leadership, communication, teamwork and of ownership are missing among the new crop of graduates. Sekaran (2016), has therefore stated that the fresh graduates need strong problem solving and communication skills if they want to succeed in their workplace. Case et al. (2013), explains that it is very important for the alumni to have skills and knowledge in their disciplines while seeking employment. In this era of globalization, maintaining competitiveness in the job market and improving employability of the alumni have imposed great challenges in the Eastern region as well as many other countries in other parts of the world. Kuehn Corrigan (2013), have stated that securing employment in such a challenging economic era is not an easy feat in comparison to the earlier days. The work structures and technologies have greatly changed and have advanced by leaps and bounds and this has interfaced the human knowledge with latest technologies and hence, the employment condition is getting much more flexible and complex than ever before. According to the recent survey, the trend of unemployment is seems to be less prevalent among the young graduates or the alumni in the Eastern regions than the other parts of the world such as UK and Malaysia. 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