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Alive After AcademiaPost-Career Reflections of Social Work Educators$
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Spencer J. Zeiger

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190068189

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190068189.001.0001

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I’ve Got a Golden Ticket

I’ve Got a Golden Ticket

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(p.69) 8 I’ve Got a Golden Ticket
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Alive After Academia
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Spencer James Zeiger

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190068189.003.0009

This chapter looks at courageous decisions that left a lasting impact on the careers of the study participants. They were asked to look back on their careers and tell a story of making a decision or taking an action that was “worth its weight in gold.” Responses were divided into the following categories: making the transition from practitioner to academician; obtaining a doctoral degree; the decision to pursue or not to pursue a leadership role; avoiding a rush to judgment; finding the strength to make tough decisions; realizing that all that glitters is not gold; and writing as a healing process.

Keywords:   retirement, social work educators, leadership, decisions, doctorate

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