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.
35 new streaming videos from Films on Demand were added to LLC collections last month, with topics ranging from Bitcoin to the minimum wage debate to net neutrality. Also included were 9 titles in the popular Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight series:
- Audio Recording Engineer
- Child Care Service Owner
- Geographic Information Systems Specialist
- Park Ranger
- Registered Nurse
- Wealth Management Associate
- Wealth Management Managing Director
- Webmaster: Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight
If you’re off-campus or using wireless, you may be asked to log on with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.