Category Archives: General News

What Career is in Your Future?

If you are considering a career change, or if you need information about a variety of career options, then our Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center database should be your first stop!

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center provides up-to-date information on over 3800 careers. Type in the name of the job into the search box and you will be presented with a profession profile, starting with an overview and quick facts, great for browsing the highlights. If the job sounds like a good fit, read the full article for details about the typical work day, education and training, earnings, outlook and advancement, and weblinks to professional organizations matching that job.

Ferguson's Quick Facts for Phlebotomy
Ferguson’s Quick Facts for Phlebotomy

Login with your last name and 7-digit Raider number. For more career resources, see the Careers Subject Guide, as well as the [Careers & Education] tabs on academic [Subject Guides].

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Cutting Edge Success at Work

Whether you’re a Millennial new to the workforce, a more seasoned employee seeking tips to get ahead, or a manager assigned to mentor new employees, the ten streaming videos in the Cutting Edge Success at Work series can help. “Lessons are engineered for viewers to see a clear picture of success and to maximize effectiveness in communication, prioritization and organization.” This business training series was created by a psychologist and was filmed on location in Los Angeles in 2019.

It’s part of our Films on Demand streaming video database which is updated monthly. Logon with your last name and Raider number.

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Cutting Edge Success at Work: Make a Great Impression

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Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops

GRCC’s Academic Video Online / VAST database is regularly supplemented by new video, and this one will inform us all as society deals with the rise in mental health social problems and how police handle them with crisis intervention training.

Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops addresses how police officers address the mental health-related issues they encounter daily. This HBO Documentary film “follows two police officers with the San Antonio Texas Police Department who are diverting people away from jail and into mental health treatment, one 911 call at a time.” Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number. For more resources, check out the Criminal Justice Subject Guide.

Mental Health Police Officer
Mental Health Police Officer trainer

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Metallica & Welding?

April is National Welding Month, which gives us an opportunity to hype GRCC’s Welding: Metallica Scholars program.

What’s Metallica, the famed hard rock band, got to do with welding? The musicians’ foundation, All Within My Hands, funds scholarships to selected welding programs throughout the US, and GRCC students benefit from their largesse!

Occupational Outlook Handbook reports “Employment of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is projected to grow 3 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The nation’s aging infrastructure will require the expertise of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers to help rebuild bridges, highways, and buildings.” The American Welding Society has some great resources on careers in welding, and our Applied Technology and Job Training Subject Guide supports that program.

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Metallica Scholars

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How Do I Cite … Ask-a-Librarian

Are you polishing up your researched writing assignments? Librarians recommend “citing as you write.” You’ve got the cited resource in front of you and now is the best time to grab the data to cite appropriately and correctly. Three sources librarians use to answer your citing questions include:

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Generic quotation marks by Philroc

If you’ve got a citing question you cannot answer, copy the citation info into an Ask-a-Librarian form. Mention what format you are supposed to be following and whether you need an in-text or bibliographic citation, submit it, and a librarian will respond.

Remember, while database-generated citations are a great place to start, you *do* need to eyeball them to see that they match your assigned citation formatting style.

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