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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

To request, pursue, or endeavor to obtain treatment or counseling from a psychologist or psychiatrist. At the intervention, we all urged her to seek professional help to deal with her addiction. There's no shame in seeking professional help if you think you're suffering from depression, Mike.
See also: help, professional, seek

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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To help with costs, before each new teaching year begins, we can schedule a non-lesson week on our studio calendar and tell the parents we will be attending a professional conference that week instead of teaching.
While professional school counselors are performing many of the roles consistent with the appropriate counseling models learned in graduate school, many counselors spend inordinate amounts of time doing clerical work.
The NSSI considers acquisition education an essential ingredient for space professional development (since space professionals could easily find themselves in acquisition-related positions) and has made it integral to many courses.
Due to the many different realities of professional practice, the widely used term "mobility" is understood by professional geoscientists to mean many different things.
For a long time, educators have sought ways for P-12 and professional education to effectively work together to the benefit
The new rules apply to tax professionals eligible to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.
Physicians would be ethically and morally responsible to assert professional values in societal discussion on health care delivery.
These authors collectively have decades of experience providing EAP services and training human service professionals regarding EAPs.
Even at the local level, providing relevant and up-to-date information is vital for human resources professionals.
Kelly Barnes, director of human resources, explains, "For our store retail operations and our professional positions, it is of utmost importance that candidates share TSC's values of integrity and have a strong work ethic.
During the period of the professional engagement, a partner or professional employee of the firm, his or her immediate family, or any group of such persons acting together owned more than [begin strikethrough]five[end strikethrough] 5 percent of a client's outstanding equity securities or other ownership interests.
ACHCA's commitment to professional growth and development gathered added impetus with the formation of the Foundation of American College of Nursing Home Administrators as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization in 1971.
The Value the Professional Derives beyond Serving as a Candidate
Indeed, it is a measure of the professional mentalite of late Renaissance culture that the rhetoric of profession would intrude so fully into the realm of death.
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