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TPA 1380 (Survey of Entertainment Technology): Find Career Information

Career Center

Career Center

Have you been to the Career Center yet? If you can't make it in person, there are tons of resources on the Career Center's website. Explore majors and careers. Access local job information through Career Coach. There are also tools to help build your job seeking and interviewing skills. 

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Career Research

Now that you have learned more about your career idol, it's time to research how you can follow in their footsteps. Researching your career is a very important step in understanding if your dream job is indeed the right fit for you. Start your research with the two databases: Ferguson's Career Guidance Center and eBook Central. 

 

 

As its name suggests, Ferguson's Career Guidance Center offers guidance on various careers. The profession profiles provide information on education level, skill set, salary range, and more. Some features I really like about Ferguson's are the following: 

  • The Quick Facts section on the right side of the entries include Career Ladder information. At times these may be a bit overly general but it gives you a loose idea of the progression of your career. 
  • At the top of the screen, look to see if there's a link for the corresponding Career Q&A Video. These are insightful vignettes that feature people in the field and give a preview of what life is like in your field. 
  • The Plan Your Education section (located on the top menu) lets you see what schools offer which majors. You can also search for schools based on location, tuition fees, and geographical location. 

 

Ebook Central is an ebook database. If you can't make it to the library and need a book as a source for your assignment, this is a great resource to use. With over 200,000 titles, Ebook Central includes books on jobs as wells arts and entertainment. Here are some tips for using Ebook Central: 

  • Add keywords such as job, profession, industry, and career to your search terms. So instead of entering just the word "actor" into the search box, you would also include the word "profession." 
  • You don't have to read the entire book--unless you want to! When you open the ebook, use the Search within option to see the specific pages where your keywords appear. 
  • Download the books to your mobile device so you can read on-the-go. 

 

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