Friday, May 2, 2008

Questions at Semester's End

When a semester ends, questions often appear on the horizon:
~ Is finishing my degree worth the time and expense?
~ Should I consider getting a masters degree?
~ Should I change my major before next semester?
~ When I finally graduate, will I be able to find a job?

Many resources are available to help you find answers to these questions:

  • Tarleton Libraries (254-968-9249) also offer helpful resources:
    -- Databases like Business Source Complete and Business & Company Resource Center let you find articles about specific companies and industries, industry and career trends, current events, legal news, and more.
    -- Legal databases like Lexis-Nexis Academic and Westlaw Campus let you look up court cases, business news, company financial reports, and industry reports.
    -- Current periodicals (in the databases and on the library shelves) can help you keep up with trends in your field, current research, job postings, conferences, etc.

  • The United States government also offers useful information:
    -- The Bureau of Labor Statistics offers the Occupational Outlook Handbook, which lets you learn about careers available in various fields, job descriptions and requirements, salary expectations, and job markets for each state.
Congratulations on finishing another semester! Remember that answers are sometimes just a mouse click or phone call away.

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