The career exploration project encourages you to connect your personal life to your professional future.
These databases are the most useful source of information for your career research. The data is collected and organized by the U.S. government.
You have access to a large collection of digital articles that are freely available through the Library's Databases. They are available at any time. Once you click on the database link, an authentication page will come up. You can either:
The Library's Career Collection is located near the LIB 106 office suites and Quiet Reading area. The books are organized into professions and subject areas in alphabetical order. You may borrow the books for two weeks. Ask a librarian if you need help browsing the collection.
Plug in your career into the box below or walk through our career collection to find books about your career.
Below are example citation entries that are commonly used in this assignment.
Note that there are pieces of information that you will have to change:
Occupational Outlook Handbook bls.gov/ooh/entertainment-and-sports/musicians-and-singers.htm
"Geoscientists." My Next Move. National Center for O*NET Development,
Occupational Information Network (O*NET). "Summary Report for: 29-1141.00 - Registered Nurses." O*NET Online. National Center for O*NET Development,
U. S. Dept. of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, CareerOneStop. "Occupation Profile: Financial Managers: Texas."
2016, www.careerinfonet.org/occ_rep.asp?next=occ_rep&Level=&optstatus=111111111&jobfam=11&id=1&nodeid=2&soccode=113031&menuMode=&stfips=48&x=21&y=4 .
Careers in Engineering: Structural Engineer. Inst. for Career Research, 2008, Institute Research No. 297.
Smith, Suzy. Personal Interview, 10 Apr. 2015.
"Personality Type Report Exclusively for
Jane Do." Do What You Are. Human eSources. 21 Nov. 2014.
"SmarterMeasure Assessment Report." SmarterMeasure. Smarter Services, LLC.
7 Oct. 2014.
Texas Workforce Commission and Texas Education Agency. Labor Market and Career Information. Texas Reality Check.
2014, www.texasrealitycheck.com/RealityCheckTotal.aspx?city_id=15 .
"LSC-Kingwood Career Services." Student Services, Lone Star College, www.lonestar.edu/kingwood-career-services.
Below are helpful resources provided by the Career Services Center.
The government databases have collected information about job titles, skills, education, and technical requirements. They are excellent sources to help you build and cater your résumé to the position to which you are applying.
For more details and help visit the following pages.
|Project Introduction (Background)|
|Learn about Yourself (DWYA & Smarter Measures)|
|Learn about a Career (Research)|
|Interview a Professional (Interview Tips)|
|Check Up (Reality Check)|
|Write Your Paper (Paper Outline and Citations)|
|Share Your Knowledge (Presentation Tips)|
|Get Hired (Job Hunting Tips and Resources)|