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Helpful Links

The CCD has identified select resources to assist you in your career research. These are not meant to be conclusive, but instead are a spring board for you to begin with as you conduct your own search for information that is specific to your needs and areas of interest.

General Links on Industries, Occupations and Organizations
Professional Etiquette & Dress
Students with Disabilities
Dossier Services

LinkedIn - Are you on LinkedIn?  You should be!

Here are some tips to get started:
Build a Professional Profile
Network Professionally
Find Your Career Passion
Conduct Essential Employer Research
Job Hunting Tips
LinkedIn Etiquette Guide  

General Links on Industries, Occupations & Organizations

Apparel Executives
A database of jobs in the fashion industry.
 Career Guide to Industries
Gain an overview about industries such as the nature of the industry, occupations available within it, advancement opportunities, and the training required.
Hoover's Directory
This site provides information about industries, companies and key decision makers. Hoover's provides this up-to-date information for sales, marketing, business development and other professionals who need intelligence on U.S. and global companies, industries and the people who lead them.
Hoover's Online UK
Use this site to gather information about industries, companies and key decision makers in the UK.
International career resource for students geared towards helping students build global career skills and access international opportunities..
NACE Salary Calculator
Students can enter education, industry, and geographical information to receive relevant salary data.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Browse through occupations by job title and find more about the training and education required, future employment projections and more.
O*Net Online
Find information on occupations by career cluster, industry, job family, area of interest, values, STEM discipline and more. 
PhD Career Guide
Explore options available to PhDs and information necessary to decide which career path would be most rewarding given aparticular set of professional interests and career goals.
Princeton Review College Rankings
If you are considering going to graduate or professional school, you can begin your research on these academic institutions at this site to find information such as rankings, student faculty ratio, and average test scores.
Rice University Libraries
Visit Fondren Library or the Business Information Center (BIC) for books on industries and fields, such as full versions of the Vault Guide series, and for databases available online to further your Employment Research.
Salary.com can help potential employees make decisions regarding compensation and to learn what to expect when assessing salaries regionally.
Weddle’s Association Directory
Locate and learn more about professional associations and societies by occupation or industry. 

Professional Etiquette & Dress

Dining Etiquette - Continental and American Examples of Resting and Finished
Provided by Diane Gottsman, nationally recognized etiquette expert, at  The Protocol School of Texas, who leads our Business Etiquette Dinner each fall.
Dining Etiquette - A Properly Appointed Table
Provided by Diane Gottsman, nationally recognized etiquette expert, at The Protocol School of Texas, who leads our Business Etiquette Dinner each fall.
Dining Skills - Second Job Interview
Provided by Diane Gottsman, nationally recognized etiquette expert, at The Protocol School of Texas, who leads our Business Etiquette Dinner each fall.
How to Build a Work Wardrobe From Scratch
Provided by mint.com  

Students with Disabilities

Job Accommodation Network
This is a free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities by: 1) providing individualized worksite accommodation solutions, 2) providing technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability related legislation and 3) educating callers about self-employment options.
U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy
This site provides national leadership by developing and influencing disability-related employment policy and practice affecting the employment of people with disabilities. It offers job-related programs, events and grants. 

Dossier Services

A dossier service is a way for you to collect, store, distribute and track letters of recommendation and other important academic or professional documents. This is often helpful when preparing for applications to graduate school or if you are considering a career in academia. You may choose to manage your own files, or you can establish an account with one of the electronic dossier file services available on the market.

One option is Interfolio, a well-established electronic dossier file service in Washington, DC affiliated with ETS. Rice students who have utilized Interfolio have reported positive results. Interfolio is not affiliated with the CCD or Rice, so students are encouraged to carefully read the Interfolio user agreement, which is subject to change.