Day in the Life

A Day in the Life: Peace Corps Volunteer, Senegal

Want to know what it's like to work in the Peace Corps? Here's a look at a day in the life of a Volunteer working for the Peace Corps in Senegal, West Africa.

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A Day in the Life: Physical Therapist

Generally speaking, there is no "typical day" for a physical therapist, since career paths and daily routines vary so widely. After two or three years of general practice, a physical therapist may find a special area of interest and devote energy and training to a specific patient population or specific treatment technique.

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A Day in the Life: Plaintiffs' Lawyer

Liked A Civil Action? Interested in fighting the good fight against corporations (and possibly making a ton of loot)? Check out a day in the life on the plaintiff's side of the bar.

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A Day in the Life: Plant Engineer, Janssen Cilag

Dave Henderson, 25, works as a plant engineer in a tablet and capsule production facility.

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A Day in the Life: Policy Analyst in a Nonprofit Advocacy Group (Energy)

8:00 a.m.: Arrive at the office and start the morning with your daily review of the news wires to see what developments are afoot in the energy world: corporate merger rumors, congressional legislation proposals, updates on the latest accounting scandal, announcements by a foreign government about a new infrastructure project or environmental policy.

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A Day in the Life: Practice Manager, GP Practice

Andrew Vickerstaff graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Engineering. He started work as a consultant in London before moving into management in manufacturing where he worked for a multinational firm based in the US making car parts. He helped establish a factory for that company in Hungary before the September 11 attacks in New York saw the "market fall off a cliff.

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A Day in the Life: Principal at Architecture Firm

10:00 a.m.: Since it's Monday, conduct a project meeting with all the managers to review pending and upcoming issues on all projects. Afterwards, have meeting with administrative staff to review the coming week and all scheduling and administrative issues. On other weekday mornings, attend construction meetings at project sites with the clients, contractor, decorator and any necessary subcontractors. These meetings can last several hours or consume the majority of the day.

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A Day in the Life: Product Manager, L'Oreal

Below is a typical day in the life for Henry Leon, 24, a product manager at L'Oreal. Henry manages the production of Revitalift and Age Perfect creams.

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A Day in the Life: Project Manager for Interior Design Firm

1:30 p.m.: Arrive at the site meeting right on time. The clients are running late. Walk through the construction site, take note of door widths and heights to ensure furniture will fit through spaces at the final installation, and adjust measurements as necessary.

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A Day in the Life: PWM Associate at a Major Banking Corporation

Spend a day in the life of PWM Associate at a Major Banking Corporation

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