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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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Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center Now with more Video!

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

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“So, dear, what do you plan to do after college?”

It’s inevitable.  That conversation that most college students hate… but you know it’s coming – at theFerguson's Career Interest Assessment graohic Thanksgiving dinner table.  “So, dear, what do you plan to do after college?” asks that formerly favorite aunt, uncle or grandparent.

If you’re at a loss, consider taking a career interest inventory to see what jobs match your interests, attitudes, and potential skills.  Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center has one with 180 (quick) questions that will create a list of potential careers of interest and links to quality information about those careers. Other assessments are available in CLS100 classes, and in Counseling.

Log into Ferguson’s with your last name and 7-digit Raider number!.  See the Careers Subject Guide, or the [Careers & Education] tab on most Subject Guides.

 

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What Will You Be Making at Age 34?

Students and parents are rightly interested in potential future earnings.  A recent Grand Rapids Business Journal article about a Stanford economist’s “big data” research and subsequent analysis by the New York Times and a Michigan think tank is worth reading.  The entire original report of The Equality of Opportunity Project, which studies many aspects of upward mobility, is available online and on the LLC’s Statistical Resources Subject Guide.

“… Among two-year colleges in West Michigan, the highest median wage at 34 goes to students who attended Grand Rapids Community College at $30,700, and the lowest wage in the same category is earned by students who attended Montcalm Community College at $20,600.”

Are you interested in knowing more about salaries in potential careers?  Take a look at GRCC’s Career Coach and Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center. More career resources are available on the LLC’s Careers Subject Guide, and on the [Careers & Education] tabs on Subject Guides for academic departments.

 

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Database Spotlight: Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

FergusonsTrue story – a young man came to the LLC’s Reference Desk and told me he was “angry with me” –  Yikes!  Over the weekend, he had followed my in-class recommendation to spend some time browsing through the career information in Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center.  He got so interested in what he was reading that he missed a “big game” on TV.   That kind of  angry, I’m okay with :>

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center contains career information from career books, websites, and videos – on over 3800 careers.  There are links to current job and internship opportunities, and there’s a career interest assessment tool, too.  My favorite resource in the database is Ferguson’s 5-volume Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance which we also have iFergusons Encyclopedian print in the Reference Collection.

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!

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