Office of Career Services

Resource Center

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Career Services offers an extensive collection of publications to help you explore majors and occupations, research employers and graduate schools and search for internships and jobs.

The Resource Center is open Monday-Friday throughout the calendar year (excluding university holidays) for drop-in visits. No appointment is necessary; however, we encourage you to call ahead because on rare occasions we close the Resource Center to use it for a meeting, program or interview.

In addition to books and pamphlets, the Resource Center has bulletin boards advertising jobs, internships and grad programs.

What books can I find in the Resource Center?

More than 500 print resources exist in our resource library to help you explore career options, search for internship and full-time jobs and apply to graduate and professional school.  These books cannot be removed, but free copies are available of pages in which you’re interested . Some books have duplicates that are available for check-out. Don’t forget the Smith Library as a source of career information as well. For example, check out the Occupational Quarterly in the Periodicals Department. At least one major article in each issue focuses on a particular career while other pieces cover aspects of the labor market or highlight jobs with strong potential for growth. This publication always contains a wealth of data, including projections about the future of the labor force, industry, and a large variety of occupations. Another source is the library’s Voyager Online Catalog, which includes more than 31,000 e-books. One such book is “Best Career & Education Websites: A Quick Guide to the Online Job Search.” Go the library’s home page and search Voyager (book search) for the title. You will be able to follow an active link from Voyager Online Catalog to the e-book on the netLibrary site. In netLibrary, from any computer on campus, you will be able to create a personal profile with a password, and afterwards you will be able to “check out” and use netLibrary e-books from any computer with Internet access.

Following is the list of categories in which we offer print resources:

Career Exploration

  • Art / Design / Architechture
  • Business
  • “Careers with Character”
  • Communications / English
  • Computers / Technology / Math
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Foreign Languages
  • Health
  • History
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Natural Science
  • Political Science / Law
  • Psychology / Sociology / Anthropology
  • Religion
  • Self-Assessment
  • Sports
  • Theatre / Film / TV
  • Travel / Fashion / Adventure

Internships


Graduate & Professional School

  • General Graduate School / Funding for Graduate Education
  • Professional Schools

Job Search

  • “Book of Lists” series
  • “Callings”
  • Community Service / Non-Profit
  • Cover Letter / Resume
  • Diversity
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Electronic Job Search
  • Etiquette
  • Geographic Search (United States)
  • Government
  • International Work
  • Interviewing
  • Negotiation/Employee Rights
  • Networking
  • Occupations and Companies
  • Other General Job Search
  • Portfolios
  • Summer Employment
  • Temporary Employment
  • Transition