With a little over a month left in classes, many of you are starting to feel the pre-graduation itch and the call of the wide world. Now is the time to get ready for the next step. When you’re finally holding that hard-earned diploma, what will you do?
For top-quality employment guidance, make an appointment with the office of Career Services, located on the first floor of the library. Trinity staff will help you with career planning, career development, and your job (or internship) search. You can also keep an eye on upcoming Career Services events and attend employer information sessions, job hunt workshops, and more.
If you don’t have time to make it in for an appointment or workshop, try these portable resources: books and articles from the Trinity Library collection. Read up on job-hunting, resumes, and your career of choice. Read from the comfort of home, while you commute, or on campus between classes. Here are just a few of our career-relevant resources:
- Be Bold: Create a Career with Impact / Cheryl L. Dorsey and Lara Galinsky
- Getting a Grip on Tomorrow: Your Guide to Survival and Success in the Changed World of Work / Mike Johnson
- Magical Quest: Six Steps to Career Success / Tarin Frances
- The Colorblind Career: What Every African-American, Hispanic-American, and Asian-American Needs to Succeed in Today’s Tough Job Market / Ollie Stevenson and Dana Huebler
- If You’re Clueless About Getting a Great Job and Want to Know More / Seth Godin and Beth Burns
- Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type / Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron
- The Career Prescription: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Career and Put it on a Winning Track / Jill A. Searing and Anne B. Lovett
- Portfolio Power: The New Way to Showcase all Your Job Skills and Experiences / Martin Kimeldorf
- Akpan, J. & Notar, C.E. (2012). How to Write a Professional Knockout Resume to Differentiate Yourself. College Student Journal, 46(4). 880-891.
- Bolles, R.N. (2012). Life/Work Planning: Designing a Plan of Attack. Diversity Employersr, 4-7.
- Genova, J. (2010). Our Stories: Leveraging Them for Career Transition. Vital Speeches of the Day, 76(5). 234-237.
- Pucillo, J. M. (2011). Job Search Skills 101: Helping Students Get the Job. Tech Directions, 70(8). 18-20.
Finally, if you feel completely lost, start with a free career assessment from the Department of Labor. Explore your interests and figure out what you’re destined to do.
Come on over to the library ASAP and take advantage of these resources before you graduate. Enter the job market fully prepared!
(Too busy with the end of the semester to pay us a visit? Don’t worry. After graduation, register with the Alumni Office and extend your Trinity library privileges. Registered alumni can check out up to five items at a time and can renew each item twice. Registered alumni are also invited to continue using Career Services — so stop by after graduation for ongoing career help!)