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professional student

1. Someone in the process of earning a "professional degree"—one in a field like medicine, law, or education, for instance. We have a stellar group of professional students joining our program this year.
2. slang One who continues to pursue education instead of employment. I'm starting to worry that my son just wants to be a professional student forever and will never get a job.
See also: professional

professional victim

slang A derisive term for someone who claims to receive mistreatment from others, usually as a way to get attention. Boy, he's really the professional victim these days. What is he claiming I did to him this time?
See also: professional, victim

seek professional help

Euph. to get psychiatric or psychological treatment. If you are seriously thinking of suicide, now is the time to seek professional help. His friends suggested that he seek professional help.
See also: help, professional, seek
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This was coming from a new teacher who now lived only 40 minutes from the university, would not need to stay in a hotel, would pay a low first-time conference fee and had even taken my pedagogy course where I repeatedly stressed the importance of attending professional conferences
Space 200, offered 13 or 14 times a year, "provides the educational breadth required by our space professionals and reach many in the community," according to the dean of academics, Air Force Lt.
The goal of this communique is to inform Canadian geoscientists on the latest developments concerning professional mobility.
Without collaborative efforts, expectations from the university perspective may not be understood or supported by school-based professionals.
Data was collected in 2002 from participants of a non-random sample of 1,352 librarians and other information professionals who responded to solicitations (both in print and e-mail) to complete a personality inventory.
The latest amendments to Circular 230, however, if left unchanged, will have the presumably unintended effect of subjecting in-house tax professionals to Circular 230's mechanical and burdensome requirements, even in respect of the most routine communications concerning the most routine matters.
In exchange for physicians accepting themselves as professionals, they received reasonable remuneration, reasonable work/life balance, autonomy, job security, deference and respect.
Contemporary issues (parts 6-8) provides practicing EAP professionals with information that likely will stimulate professional development to better refine service delivery within EAPs.
Even at the local level, providing relevant and up-to-date information is vital for human resources professionals.
There is a lot of opportunity in our business; we just have some difficulty getting that message told or sold to professionals.
The Professional Ethics Executive Committee has made editorial revisions to an interpretation under Rule 101 of the Code of Professional Conduct [AICPA, Professional Standards, ET section 101.
When ACHCA came into being, the American Health Care Association (AHCA--formerly known as the American Nursing Home Association [ANHA]) and the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA--formerly known as the American Association of Homes for the Aging [AAHA]) represented facilities and the organizations that owned them, but there was no organization representing individual administrators that bridged the divide between the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors of long-term care or focused on the professional development of administrators' leadership and management skills.
And, with the increasing demand for top-notch professionals, recruiters are delving deeper and deeper into organizations to identify talent.
As the Philosopher unsuccessfully tries to convey his art in such discussions, the professionals successfully proclaim theirs in abundant detail.
While there are differences in skill levels and responsibilities of each nonprofessional and professional staff member, and while there are ethical issues in employee treatment, status, and promotion in each category, the focus of this analysis will be on the ethical issue of the relation of nonprofessionals to professionals, and such distinctions are generally not crucial to this analysis.
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