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Career Services Library

The Career Services Library has a variety of resources to assist you in your career decision-making.

The Library houses books, videos, newspapers, periodicals, a job vacancy file, and internship binders which provide information to support the career planning process and the job search. In addition, there are computers that you can use to assist with your career and job research. The collection includes information on trends, salaries and employment outlook. Please note that our library resources do not circulate; however, there is a copier on the premises.

The Library is open to current students and alumni Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (8-4 during summer and winter breaks).  No appointment is necessary.

Books

Visit the Career Services Library to research career paths for certain majors, learn the nature of and training required for certain fields, identify graduate programs, review resumes, cover letters, and graduate school personal statements, obtain salary information, and locate employers by geographic areas.

A sample of our books include the following:

  • America's Top Jobs for College Graduates
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Working in T.V. News: The Insider's Guide
  • Careers for Computer Buffs and Other Technological Types
  • Great Jobs For English Majors
  • Opportunities in Foreign Language Careers
  • Great Jobs For History Majors
  • Great Jobs For Political Science Majors
  • Great Jobs for Biology Majors
  • Great Jobs for Anthropology Majors
  • Great Jobs for Sociology Majors
  • How to Choose a College Major
  • What Can I Do With This Degree?
  • Great Jobs for Psychology Majors
  • Graduate Study in Psychology 2000

Videos

Our video collection contains titles such as:

  • "Making a good First Impression: Grooming, attitude, and behavior tips to make a big difference in job interviews -- and life!" (2003)
  • "Where Are The Jobs?  Finding Job Leads & Openings" (2003)
  • "Transferable Skills: Using Everything You've Got To Advance" (2003)
  • "Walk the Walk: An AmeriCorps Recruitment Video"(1999)
  • "Enterprise Rent-a-Car" (1998)
  • "Developing a Teacher Interview Portfolio" (1997)
  • "The Peace Corps" (1997)
  • "Teach for America" [Recruitment Video] (1997)

Computers

Our computers are here for career related use (i.e., researching companies, viewing job listings, writing resumes and cover letters) only. A laser printer is also here for your use free of charge. Paper is provided; resume paper must be provided by the user.