Course Research Pages

MCM 333 - Business Communications

Finding Career Information

O*NET Online - use this online resource to get information on occupations, skills needed, educational requirements, and salaries, as well as jobs that would suit your interests. It also includes a section on green jobs and jobs with a bright outlook.

California Community Colleges Virtual Career Center - discusses getting started in a career, getting experience, and getting hired.

Career Information Center - a 13-volume electronic set of books on careers.

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-11 Edition - current career information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; explains training and education needed, earnings, job prospects, working conditions, and typical tasks for hundreds of careers.

California Career Zone - see the "Get a Reality Check" section of this site to determine the financial realities of living and working in California.

The career centers of many colleges and universities have online lists that answer the question "What can I do with a major in . . .?" Try Googling that phrase, filling in your major.

Finding Company Information

In addition to looking at company web sites and annual reports, you can also search in the following library databases for information about a company in which you are interested.

Business Insights: Essentials (formerly Business and Company Resource Center)

Business Source Complete

It's helpful to remain up-to-date on companies and your area of career interest by reading current publications. The Library subscribes to San Francisco Business Times, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Fast Company, and Bloomberg Business Week.

Finding Sports Internships and Jobs

Teamwork Online - search for sports-related internships and jobs by location and job category.

Finding Non-Profit Jobs

Opportunity Knocks - search for non-profit positions by company, category, and location.

Finding Volunteer Opportunities

VolunteerMatch - volunteering sometimes leads to jobs, plus introduces you to organizations and may increase your skill set.

Finding Professional Associations

Most career fields have professional associations that can provide a wealth of information about a profession, as well as possible networking opportunities. If yours is not listed on the lists below, you can search for your career field + professional association in Google.

Weedle's Association Directory

Cool Connections at California Career Cafe

For Career Help at Menlo College

See Mary Robins in Career Services or on Facebook.

Citation Help

NoodleBib - a citation manager that walks you through the process of writing a list of references for your paper. Create an account and you are ready to begin.

Page Last Updated: February 14 2013

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Research Tips

These Research Guides have been prepared by librarians to assist with your research. Read more:

Evaluating Web Resources

Critically Analyzing Information Sources

Searching Electronic Resources Effectively

For more information on citation style, see:

Citing Your Research

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers - LB2369 .G53 2009 (Located in Library Permanent Reserves)