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Career shelf

The Library has many books and electronic resources to help you with the career development process, from identifying potential careers to searching for job postings; doing background research on employers; and preparing resumes, cover letters, and for interviews.

Come browse the Career Information section on the first floor of the Library, see the resources listed below on this guide, and contact a Librarian with any questions. And don't forget to check out the resources offered by the Career Center in Br. Urban Gregory Hall.

New in Fall 2014: 

Vault Career Intelligence provides company profiles and rankings, career guides, resume templates, sample cover letters, and job and internship postings. Available to students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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Vault Career Intelligence

New in Fall 2014!

Vault Career Intelligence

The SMC Library now gives students, faculty, staff, and alumni access to Vault Career Intelligence.

This resource offers company profiles, rankings, and industry and profession profiles. Find career advice using the career guides, résumé templates, and sample cover letters. Search for jobs and internships, and find graduate programs.

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Books

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How to find books:

The Library has a Career Information section in the lobby (pictured above) where most of our career advice books can be found. You can also find materials by searching Albert using the following subject headings:

  • Job hunting — United States
  • Vocational guidance
  • Occupations — United States

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You can also use the Albert Advanced Search and limit your search to Location-Careers:

 

 

 

 

 


 

How to find online books and videos:

To find our e-books and online videos, use the subject headings suggested above in a keyword search and select Electronic Resources:

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eBooks

Looking for books you can read on your computer or tablet from home? When you search the Saint Mary's College Library catalog for books, you'll also see our e-books. Just click the link that looks like this in the catalog:

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NEW! The SMC Library now gives you access to the EBSCO eBook Business Collection. Search for books on your desired career, or just try a search like jobs OR careers OR vocation* to see a variety of career e-books.

Or, search for more e-books in eBrary.

Cover of Beyond Sound: The College and Career Guide in Music Technology  Cover of LinkedIn for Dummies  Cover of Navigating the Academic Career   Cover of Packaging Yourself: The Targeted Resume 

Choosing a Career

Choosing a Career

Making a Living While Making a Difference book cover     Don't Wait Until You Graduate book cover 

College Majors and Careers book cover Do What You Are book cover

View more books on choosing a career in Albert

Vault's "Find a Profession" tool allows you to identify potential career paths based on your personality, favorite school subjects, and other indicators. 

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Finding Jobs and Researching Companies
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Books

View more books on job hunting, occupations, government jobs, international jobs, and internships in Albert.

Job Listings

View job and internship listings specifically for Saint Mary's students at GaeLink, and download our list of suggested external websites for job listings.

View additional job and internship listings around the world in Vault.

 

 

Research Companies

Be prepared! Do your research on prospective companies with these library resources:

Vault Career Intelligence: Provides insider info from employee reviews on thousands of companies. Search by industry/location/size, browse rankings, and more.

Mergent Online: Covers over 15,000 U.S. public companies (active and inactive) listed on the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchanges, and 20,000 non-U.S. companies (active and inactive). 

ReferenceUSA: Click the link for OneSource for in-depth company information and financials for US and international companies.

LexisNexis Academic: Follow the "Companies" link for Hoover's and Company Dossier for US and and some international companies.

Hoover's Handbook of Private Companies.   In print only. Reference Room, call # 338.74 H769p. 

 

Need help? Ask a librarian!

Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews
Find a Job Through Social Networking cover image  Best Answers to the 201 Most Frequently Asked Interview Questions cover  Knock 'Em Dead Resumes cover  Step-by-Step Cover Letters cover image
 

View more books on job huntingresumescover letters, and interviews in Albert.

Or download a list of more books on these topics

Don't forget about the Career Center's Career Toolbox, with advice on job hunting, LinkedIn, resumes, cover letters, and interviewing.

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Specific Career Fields

Vault Career Intelligence contains guides on hundreds of different career paths and industries.
Advertising

Ad Infinitum: Many Paths into Advertising. (Online Video.) New York: Films Media Group, 2006.

Adland: Searching for the Meaning of Life on a Branded Planet. (Book Stacks: 2nd floor 659.1 Ot3) New York: Doubleday, 2009.

Career Opportunities in Advertising and Public Relations. (Careers 1st floor 659.1 F458) New York: Facts on File, 2006.

Great Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors. (Careers 1st floor 331.128 C144a) New York: McGraw-Hill, 2008.

The WetFeet Insider Guide to Careers in Advertising and Public Relations. (e-book) San Francisco: WetFeet, 2003.

Anthropology

The Anthropology Graduate's Guide: From Student to a Career. (Careers 1st floor 301.023 EL55) Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast, 2011.

Designing an Anthropology Career: Professional Development Exercises. (Careers 1st floor 301.023 B769) Lanham, MD: AltaMira, 2009.

Arts/Museums

100 Careers in the Music Business. (Careers 1st floor 331.702 C884a) Hauppauge, NY: Barron's, 2008.

ArtJob - "The Source of Opportunities in the Arts."

Career Opportunities in the Music Industry. (Careers 1st floor 780.023 F458a) 6th ed. New York : Ferguson, 2010.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Music Business. (eBook) Indianapolis: Alpha, 2010.

Creating Your Culinary Career. (Careers 1st floor 641.3023 H328) Hoboken: Wiley, 2014.

Creative Careers in Museums. (Careers 1st floor 069.023 B897) New York: Allworth ; Northam : Roundhouse [distributor], 2008.

Creative Careers: Paths for Aspiring Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians, and Writers. (eBook) Belmont: SuperCollege, 2009.

Designers at Work: Product Design - Process and Inspiration. (online video) New York: Films Media Group, 2012.

Fashion Design Careers: Do You Have What It Takes? (online video) New York: Films Media Group, 2012.

How to Make Movies: Low-Budget/No-Budget Indie Experts Tell All. (eBook) Jefferson: McFarland, 2013.

Museum Careers: A Practical Guide for Students and Novices. (Careers 1st floor 069.023 Sch36) Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast, 2008.

A Practical Guide to Working in Theatre. (eBook) London: Methuen Drama, 2009.

Stage Writer's Handbook: A Complete Business Guide for Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists, and Librettis. (eBook) New York: Theatre Communications Group, 2012.

Top Careers for Art Graduates. (Careers 1st floor 700.23 F119) New York, NY: Checkmark Books/Facts On File, 2004.

Business

SEBA students and alumni have access to CareerBeam; contact Rachel Wood at rcg6@stmarys-ca.edu for more information.

Bypassing Wall Street. (online video) New York: Films Media Group, 2012.

Career Opportunities in Banking, Finance, and Insurance. (Careers 1st floor 332.023 F555) New York: Checkmark Books, 2007.

Career Opportunities in the Food and Beverage Industry. (Careers 1st floor 641.5023 H553) New York, NY: Ferguson, 2010.

Career Opportunities in the Travel Industry. (Careers: 1st floor 338.4791 C671a) New York: Checkmark Books, 2004.

Careers in Accounting. (Careers 1st floor 331.128 G256b) 3rd ed. Lincolnwood, IL: VGM Career Horizons, 2006.

Careers in International Business. (Careers 1st floor 658.049 H158) Chicago, IL: VGM Career Books, 2003.

Great Jobs for Business Majors. (Careers 1st floor 331.128 L175a) 3rd ed. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2009.

Harvard Business School Guide to Careers in Management Consulting. (Careers 1st floor 331.128 H261ma) Harvard: Harvard Business School, 2001.

Management Consulting: A Complete Guide to the Industry. (2nd floor Stacks, 658.46 B545) New York: John Wiley, 2002.

Top Careers for Business Graduates. (Careers 1st floor 650.023 T620) New York: Checkmark Books, 2004

The Vault MBA Career Bible. (Careers 1st floor 658.00711 V466 2005) New York, NY: Vault, 2005.

Civil Service and Government

Book of U.S. Government Jobs: Where They Are, What's Available, and How to Get One. (Ref 331.128 D188gb) Moon Township, PA: Bookhaven, 2011.

How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Internships, Resumes and Cover Letters, Application Essays (KSAs), Interviews, Salaries, Promotions, and More! (e-book) New York: AMACOM, 2008.

Jobs That Matter: Find a Stable, Fulfilling Career in Public Service. Careers 1st floor 331.128 K864) Indianapolis: JIST, 2010.

Communications/Journalism

Career Opportunities in Advertising and Public Relations. (Careers 1st floor 659.1 F458) New York: Ferguson Facts on File, 2006.

Career Opportunities in Journalism. (Careers 1st floor 070.4023 B937) New York : Ferguson, 2007.

Career Opportunities in Television and Cable. (Careers 1st floor 384.55023 T218) New York: Ferguson, 2007.

Great Jobs for Communications Majors. (Careers 1st floor 331.128 C144c) Chicago: VGM Career, 2002.

How to Get Into Television, Radio and New Media. (Careers 1st floor 302.23 H725) New York: Continuum, 2003

Media Career Guide: Preparing for Jobs in the 21st Century. (Careers 1st Floor 302.23 C899) Boston: Bedford/St Martins, 2011.

The PR Function. (Online Video.) New York: Films Media Group, 2011.

Strategic Sport Communication. (Oversize: 3rd floor 796.069 P341) Champaign: Human Kinetics, 2007.

Top Careers for Communications Graduates. (Careers 1st floor 302.23 T620) New York: Checkmark Books, 2004.

Computers and Technology

Becoming a Digital Designer: A Guide to Careers in Web, Video, Broadcast, Game, + Animation Design. (Careers 1st floor 006.7 H367) Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2008.

Beyond Sound: The College and Career Guide in Music Technology. (eBook) New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Career Opportunities in Computers and Cyberspace. (Careers 1st floor 004.023 H383) New York : Checkmark Books, 2004.

The Google Resume: How to Prepare for a Career and Land a Job at Apple, Microsoft, Google, or Any Top Tech Company. (Careers 1st floor 331.128 M148) Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2011.

Top 100 Computer and Technical Careers: Your Complete Guidebook to Major Jobs in Many Fields at All Training Levels. (Careers 1st floor 331.702 F240c).

Education

Academic360.com - for the academic job hunter. Includes listings for faculty, staff and administrative positions.

Academic Employment Network - View academic positions, posted monthly. Free registration to post resumes for schools to browse.

Best Careers for Teachers: Discover Alternative Options to Make the Most of Your Teaching Degree.  (Careers 1st floor 371.102 L479) New York, NY : Learning Express, 2010.

Careers in Education. (Careers 1st floor 331.128 Ed27) Chicago: VGM Career, 2004.

Chronicle of Higher Education - Select "jobs" from hundreds of listings.

Opportunities in Teaching Careers. (Careers 1st floor 331.128 F493a) McGraw-Hill, 2005.

Engineering

Career Opportunities in Engineering. (Careers 1st floor 620.0023 M142) New York, NY: Ferguson, 2007.

Great Jobs for Engineering Majors. (Careers 1st floor 620.0023 G186) 3rd ed. Chicago, IL: New York : McGraw-Hill, 2008. Also available online.

Environment

Careers for Environmental Types and Others Who Respect the Earth. (Careers 1st floor 331.128 F266) Chicago: VGM Career, 2002.

Great Jobs for Environmental Studies Majors. (Careers 1st floor 331.702 D363) New York: McGraw-Hill, 2008.

Green Jobs for a New Economy. (Careers 1st floor 331.702 Sch95) Lawrenceville, N.J.: Peterson's, 2009.

Healthcare, Nursing, Medicine

101 Careers in Nursing New York: Springer, 2006.

101 Careers in Public Health. (Careers 1st floor 362.1068 Se49) New York: Springer, 2011.

AJN Career Guide for Nursing. (Careers 1st floor 610.69 Am35a) New York: American Journal of Nursing, 2008.

Career Opportunities in Clinical Drug Research. (Careers 1st floor 615.19 An24) Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 2010.

Career Opportunities in Health Care. (Careers 1st floor 331.128 F458h) New York: Checkmark, 2002.

Career Planning [Physical Therapy]. (Careers 1st floor 615.82 Am35) 2 vols. Alexandria, VA: Association, 2000/01.

Careers in Focus. Complementary and Alternative Health Care. (Careers 1st floor 610.69 C180) New York: Ferguson, 2009.

Exploring Health Care Careers. (Careers 1st floor 610.69 Ex74) 2 vols. Chicago: Ferguson, 2006.

Health Care Careers Directory. (Careers: 1st floor 610.71 Am35a) Chicago, IL : American Medical Association, Annual.

Health Care Job Explosion!: High Growth Health Care Careers and Job Locator. (Careers 1st floor 610.69 D188) Mc Kees Rocks, PA: Bookhaven, 2006.

Nursing Job Search Handbook. (Careers 1st floor 610.69 D922) Philadelphia: University Of Pennsylvania, 2002.

Physical Therapy Professional Foundations: Keys to Success in School and Career. (Careers 1st floor 615.82 C944) Thorofare, NJ: Slack, 2002.

Planning Your Career in Alternative Medicine. (Careers 1st floor 615.5 L995a) Garden City Park, NY: Avery, 2000.

Take Charge of your Nursing Career: Open the Door to your Dreams. (Careers 1st floor 610.69 M356) Indianapolis, IN : Sigma Theta Tau International, 2010.

Yale Guide to Careers in Medicine and the Health Professions. (Careers 1st floor 331.128 D714) New Haven: Yale University, 2003.

Internships

Internship Bible. (Careers 1st floor 331.128 P935) New York: Random House, 2005.

Internships in Psychology: The APAGS Workbook for Writing Successful Applications and Finding the Right Fit. (Careers 1st floor 150.711 W676a) Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2008.

JGuide - Links students to internship within Japan. From Stanford.

Rising Star Internships - A great site for internships. Students can post their resumes, and search for possible internships available. The geographic area is supposed to be worldwide, but the majority of listings are within the United States.

Vault Guide to Top Internships. (Careers 1st floor 331.128 V466 2005) New York, NY: Vault, 2005.

Languages

Great Jobs for Foreign Language Majors. (Careers 1st floor 402.3 D363) 3rd ed.   New York: McGraw-Hill, 2007.

Law

Career Opportunities in Law and the Legal Industry. (Careers 1st floor 340.023 Ec42) New York : Ferguson, 2007.

Paralegal Career Guide. (2nd floor Stacks, 340.023 Es88pa) 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2001.

Liberal Arts

100 Careers in the Music Business. (Careers 1st floor 331.702 C884a) Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series, 2008.

Career Opportunities in the Publishing Industry. (Careers 1st floor 070.5 Y10) New York, NY: Ferguson/ Checkmark, 2005.

Great Jobs for English Majors. (Careers 1st floor 331.128 D363b) New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006.

Great Jobs for History Majors. (Careers 1st floor 331.128 L174) Chicago: McGraw-Hill, 2008.

Great Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors. (Careers 1st floor 331.128 C144a) 3rd ed. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2008.

Top Careers for History Graduates. (Careers 1st floor 900.23 T620) New York: Checkmark Books, 2004.

Top Careers for Liberal Arts Graduates. (Careers 1st floor 331.702 T620) New York: Checkmark Books/Facts On File, 2004

Marketing

Careers in Marketing. (Careers 1st floor 331.128 St15b) 3rd ed. McGraw-Hill, 2009.

Non-profit and Social Services

101 Careers in Social Work. (Careers 1st floor 361.32 R514) New York : Springer, 2009.

Career Opportunities in the Nonprofit Sector. (Careers 1st floor 331.128 B937) New York: Ferguson, 2006.

A Guide to Careers in Community Development. (Careers 1st floor 331.702 B792) Washington, DC: Island Press, 2001.

Jobs That Matter: Find a Stable, Fulfilling Career in Public Service. (Careers 1st floor 331.128 K864) Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, 2010.

Making a Living While Making a Difference:  Conscious Careers in an Era of Independence (Careers 1st floor 331.702 Ev27a) Rev. ed. Garbriola Island, BC: New Society, 2007.  Also available online.

Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development. (Careers 1st floor 331.702 M887) Washington, DC: Georgetown University, 2008.

Psychology

Career Paths in Psychology: Where Your Degree Can Take You. (Careers 1st floor 150.23 St45a) Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2007.

Finding Jobs with a Psychology Bachelor's Degree: Expert Advice for Launching Your Career. (Careers 1st floor 150.23 L238) Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2009.

Great Jobs for Psychology Majors. (Careers 1st floor 150.23 D363) McGraw-Hill, 2006.

The Insider's Guide to the Psychology Major: Everything You Need to Know About the Degree and Profession.  (Careers 1st floor 150.23 W421) Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 2010.

The Portable Mentor: Expert Guide.  (e-book) New York: Springer, 2013.

Sciences

Nontraditional Careers for Chemists: New Formulas in Chemistry. (Careers 1st floor 540.23 B185) New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

School of Science Careers Page

Sociology

Great Jobs for Sociology Majors. (Careers 1st floor 331.128 L175sa). 3rd ed. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2009.

Sports

Careers in Sport, Fitness, and Exercise. (Careers 1st floor 796.023 Am35) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2011.

Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry. (Careers 1st floor 796.023 F458a) New York, NY: Checkmark Books, 2010.

The Comprehensive Guide to Careers in Sports. (Careers 1st floor 796.023 W846) Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2009.

Opportunities in Sports and Fitness Careers. (Careers 1st floor 331.128 H366) Chicago: VGM Career, 2003.

Volunteer

America's Promise - For those who wish to help youth.

Americorps.org – Information on volunteer opportunities.

Connections. Online periodical. Washington, DC: St. Vincent Pallotti Center for Apostolic Development, Annual.

Global Impact - A federation of 55 leading US humanitarian agencies providing worldwide disaster relife and economic programs. Browse by country.

Idealist.org - Developed by the Action Without Borders group, this is a global exchange of volunteer resources for individuals and organizations. More than 30,000 organizations worldwide post information, from the local, to the global level. A wonderful mega-site.

Network for Good - Not just for volunteer opportunities. Also provides information for advocacy opportunities, charities, fundraising, and crisis outreach participation.

Points of Light Foundation and Volunteer Center National Network - A nonprofit, national organization provides an excellent starting point for community outreach and volunteer opportunities. From the Points of Light Foundation.

United Nations Volunteers - More than 5000 volunteers from over 150 nations participate in this annually.

Volunteer.gov - Federal, state, and local agencies, searchable by zip code or by interest.

Volunteer Vacations. (Ref 361.7 M228a) 8th ed. Chicago: Chicago Review, 2003.

Volunteers in Parks Program - Over 300 volunteer opportunities within the scenic trails, national parks, and national seashores throughout the US

Working Abroad

Cover image of International Jobs: Where They Are, How to Get Them  Cover image for Getting a Job Abroad  Cover image for Work Abroad: The Complete Guide to Finding a Job Overseas  Cover image for Working World

Find Going Global's career guides to working in 25+ countries through Business Source Complete.

Click through to the Career Center's information on international careers.

has European editions of its guides on the top banking, consulting, and other firms.
Career Info for International Students

Library resources:

Going Global publishes annual Career & Employment Resource Guides for the United States and select U.S. cities, as well as other countries.

 

Websites:

International Student provides information for international students about student loans, student visas, preparing your resume, and looking for work.

GoinGlobal provides country-specific career and employment information. Some parts of this website are by subscription only; see the link to the ebooks we subscribe to above.

The US Department of Labor's Office of Foreign Labor Certification provides information on the locations and employers that obtain the most certified applications for foreign labor.

The US Department of State's Visa Bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant visas for each month.

USA.gov provides a page of links related to Work in the U.S. 

Helpful information for international students looking for jobs is provided by the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Georgia, the University at Buffalo, and UC Berkeley.

Career Info for Women
Career Info for People with Disabilities

Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities  The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger's Syndrome  Effective Job Search for People with Disabilities - Video  Job Interview Essentials for People with Disabilities - Video

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