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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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New Career Books Display

 Careers in Healthcare coverDream Jobs in Sports Marketing to Careers in the Military to Majoring in Psych? : Career Options for Psychology Undergraduates to How to Build a Nontraditional Career Path : Embracing Economic Disruption – and more!

Before heading home for Thanksgiving, why not check out our Career Books display on the LLC’s first floor?  You will see great new titles on lots of different careers. Like one? Take it out of the display case and check it out at the Circulation Desk.

Not sure what career to pursue?   Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center lets you browse careers, industries, and career outlook, watch Q&A videos with those who do the work you’re interested in, or, take a Career Interest Inventory – online – 24/7 – nothing to check out.  Just logon with your last name and GRCC Raider number.

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“What are you going to be?” – Career Databases Appointments

career marquee“So, what are you going into?” or “What do you plan on doing when you graduate?”  College students hear those questions all the time, and you might not know how to answer.  If you need to find out more about a career field (what a job entails, occupational outlook, salary ranges, required or recommended education, etc.) – this opportunity is for you!

Current students may schedule one-on-one ½ hour appointments with a librarian to get acquainted with the LLC’s career databases.  Call 616-234-3082 or email Nan Schichtel to schedule an appointment during the week of Monday, March 9 – Friday, March 13, 2015.

And, be sure to take a look at the [Careers & Colleges] tab on each department’s Library Subject Guide!

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