Here are a few resources to guide you in pursuing your career goals. These are not meant to be conclusive, but instead are a spring board for you to begin with as you navigate your career journey from college to graduation, and throughout your life. If you have discovered a great resource not listed here, feel free to share it with us. Click on a topic to get started:
UTILIZING LINKEDIN & OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THE JOB SEARCH
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BUILDING A PROFESSIONAL NETWORK
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DRESSING FOR THE OCCASION
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DISABILITIES & THE WORKPLACE
Job Accommodation Network · 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.
United States 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. The Office of Disability Employment Policy offers job-related programs, events and grants.
STAYING ORGANIZED IN YOUR CAREER JOURNEY
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.
Interfolio · A well-established electronic dossier file service in Washington, DC affiliated with ETS. Rice students and alumni who have utilized Interfolio have reported positive results. Interfolio is not affiliated with the Center for Career Development or Rice University, so students are encouraged to carefully read the Interfolio user agreement, which is subject to change.
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.
Glassdoor · Glassdoor helps you find a job and company you love, providing valuable information and resources such as employee reviews, salaries and benefits, candidate interview questions, and millions of job listings.
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.
MyWorldAbroad · 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.
Ph.D. Career Guide · Explore options available to Ph.D. students and information necessary to decide which career path would be most rewarding given a particular 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 · 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.