Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is the place to start your search when you’re wondering what career is right for you, with information on over 3800 careers. There are links to current job and internship opportunities, and there’s a career interest assessment tool, too.
Ferguson’s isn’t new, but this summer’s overhaul will definitely improved your experience! There is new career content with more emerging professions, more video, new proprietary directories, and, new advice and how-to articles. Need help with your job search, or, with workplace skills? Ferguson’s has that, too.
You’ll find Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center on the Library’s Database page, as well as on most Subject Guides. On-campus networked users can click right into the database. Off-campus and wireless users need to logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number. Try it today!
Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) is the timely theme for this month’s Library’s mini book display. Timely because one of the famous Women in STEM, Katherine Johnson of NASA, passed away this week at age 101. You many know Johnson’s story because of the Hidden Figures movie, from Halloween visits from young girls emulating their hero, or from Barbie Inspiring Women fame.
Librarian Paul Ruschmann selected some really good reads! Stop in and check them out!
Counselor Erin Busscher is offering an It’s a Match! Find Your Ideal Career seminar this Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 12 from 1-2 in SCC336. It’s open and FREE to all students and employees. If you’re not sure about your career direction, this is a great opportunity.
Take a look, too, at the Library’s [Careers Subject Guide]. Since December, we’ve added 75+ new titles to the careers collection. You’ll find even more new careers titles on the [Careers & Education] tabs on most other [Subject Guides].
Take a look at new streaming videos on Careers and Job Searching! (Off-Campus users should logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.) Newly-covered careers include: phlebotomy technician; welder; and, transplant coordinator. Job search topics include: asking for a raise; selling yourself via a phone or video interview; and, creating an effective cover letter – and many more! These streaming videos are part of our Films on Demand database.
We’ve got more great resources on the Careers Subject Guide.
If you grew up in West Michigan, chances are you attended the Coast Guard Festival in Grand Haven at least once. The 10-day-long (July 26-Aug. 4) festival honors the men and women serving in the US Coast Guard. There are loads of events to pique your interest.
While many get their first introduction to the Coast Guard at the Festival, others meet Coasties when they need maritime assistance. Maybe you should consider CG service as a career?
For more about the Coast Guard, read Donald Phillips’s Character in Action : The U.S. Coast Guard on Leadership, Naval Institute Press, 2013. Off-campus users should logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.