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Books

The CSO Library houses hundreds of books to help students explore career options, research organizations, and pursue a strategic job search. To view the Career Services Catalog of books:

- Go to the Henry Buhl Library Website
- Check the box entitled 'Collection'
- In the 'Collection' box highlight Career Services, Career Services Grad, and Career Services Ref
- Click Set Limits
- Now search the books only located in the Career Services Office.
- Here are some subject searches that you may want to explore: Calling, Career development, Career education, Technical education, Vocational education, Vocational guidance, Cover letters, Job hunting, Resumes, Occupations, Employment interviewing


Periodicals

Magazines/Newspapers: Forbes, Fortune, U.S. News & World Report Graduate School Rankings, Pittsburgh Business Times, TEQ (Pittsburgh Technology Council, Graduating Engineer, Verge (International), Graduate School Guide, Job Choice (provided by National Association of Colleges and Employers), Transitions Abroad, HR Magazine and more!

Book of Lists: The Book of Lists offers the largest or fastest growing employers in a U.S. geographic region. We have Book of Lists for the following cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, The Triangle (Raleigh-Durham), San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C.


Web Resources


Gain a deeper understanding about certain careers and industries. Conduct a targeted search for organizations in which to pursue an internship or full-time job. View a list of advertised jobs.

MyPlan
Vault's Career Insider
CareerBeam
Plunketts
Hoovers
Internships-USA
Internships.com
Current Jobs for Graduates
NACElinkConnect



MyPlan


MyPlan is a comprehensive resource for career-related information. The system is very user-friendly and visually appealing, and provides you with up-to-date information about careers, majors, and graduate schools, as well as career articles, resources, statistics, and videos.  Students have access to FOUR free assessments that match them to various occupations. You can even “save” your careers in a folder!

To access this resource: You will need to register on the website and create a free account.  On the second page of registration, you will be asked to input the license code.  Both the link and license code can be found on our myGCC 'Career Services' tab.  After you complete registration, you will have access to the assessments.

Vault's Career Insider



Vault is the world’s leading source of Career Intelligence. It will make your efforts at researching employers, industries, and career subjects infinitely easier and more efficient. Whether you are just exploring possible career paths or you are ready for your interview, Career Insider can help!

Here’s what you can do once you’re inside:

• Download career titles on different Industries, Companies, and general Career Topics for FREE!
• Research Top Employers
• Explore Industries and Professions
• Gain Career Advice to Get Ahead
• Share and Discuss your interests and experiences with other users
• Much more!

Career Insider Overview (6:48) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVTUlxc4QTg
Career Insider Registration (3:00) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjxgbqZM

To access this resource: Go to http://careerinsider.vault.com/wps/portal/careerinsider?parrefer=720 and register using your GCC email address.

CareerBeam (CareerSearch/Internships.com included)

CareerBeam, an industry leader in career resources, is a user-friendly, comprehensive on-line career success center that is available to help you implement your job search. CareerBeam offers tools and resources for every aspect of your job search including comprehensive industry and company information, contacts and job postings and career assessments to help you implement your search.

CareerBeam can help you:

• Identify professional direction and explore careers through career assessments
• Create your resume
• Write a cover letter
• Prepare for an interview
• Generate a network and develop a list of networking questions
• Organize, manage, and implement your job search
• Research and find domestic and international companies and recruiters


To access this resource: Go to http://cb.careersearch.net/login/?school_id=2178 and register using your GCC email address.

Plunketts



Plunkett Research, Ltd. is the leading provider of industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics. Students can use this resource to access information about industries, employers, and job seeker resources and tools.  Within each Industry Center, students will find exceptional tools to help them with business and industry research including:

- Market research & trends analysis
- Glossaries of industry terms
- Industry statistics & charts
- Profiles of thousands of industry-leading companies, including public and privately-held firms
- Company contact export features
- Industry associations and organizations
- Complete key word searches

Click HERE for a 10-minute video tutorial on how to use the system!

Also, watch full-length video in HD on all of Plunkett Research’s industries on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/plunkettresearch.  Click HERE for to access Plunketts' video collection.

To access this resource: A direct link to this site can be found on our myGCC 'Career Services' tab.  Please note: this is a library purchased database and thus, can only be accessed on the campus network or via VPN.

Hoovers



- Includes information on over 12 million worldwide public and private companies.
- Features information on U.S. and international companies, both public and private.
- In-depth profiles provide company overviews and history, lists of major officers, web links to company and subsidiary home pages, lists of products and competitors, brief financials and links to annual report data.
- Additional services include some industry information, business news, an online company directory, and stock quotes.

To access this resource: A direct link to this site can be found on our myGCC 'Career Services' tab.  Please note: this is a library purchased database and thus, can only be accessed on the campus network or via VPN.

Internships-USA



Internships-USA
Internships listed in the following areas:

• Internships in International Affairs
• The Women’s Rights Internship Book
• The Human Rights Internship Book
• The Sports Internship Book
• The History Internship Book
• The Resort Internship and Seasonal Employment Guide
• The Big Green Internship Book
• Washington Internships in Law and Policy
• The Congressional Internship Book
• The Media Internship Book
• Internships with America’s Top Companies
• Internships with America’s Advertising Agencies
• For the Common Good: Internships with Social and Community Service Agencies

Hard copy versions of The Mid-Atlantic Regional Edition and The Mid-Western Regional Edition are also available in the CSO Library.

To access this resource: Login information (username and password) is required and can be found on the 'Career Services' tab of myGCC.

Internships.com



This database is the largest in the world focused solely on internships (approx. 9,000 listings, 7,200 organizations/companies). It contains internships from companies large and small, local and international, and exposes students to opportunities they wouldn't find anywhere else. This site allows students to maintain an internship account to track applications and, ultimately, their internship projects once they are employed. Furthermore, they have a newsletter, InternDigest, that contains relevant and timely work-trend information to assist students in gaining a better grasp of the world of work.

To access this resource:
Instructions on how to log into the system can be found on the 'Career Services' tab of myGCC*Please note: This resource is also available through CareerBeam.

Current Jobs for Graduates



We subscribe to Current Jobs for Graduates in the following areas: Liberal Arts / Writing, Editing & Communications / Management & Business / International / Performing Arts / Education.

To access this resource:
Login information (ID and password) is required and can be found on the 'Career Services' tab of myGCC.

NACElink Connect



Welcome to NACElink Connect, an online, national job board for college students and alumni looking for employment. This service is provided to you by the Grove City College Career Services Office as a benefit of their membership in the National Association of College and Employers.

To register, click on the NACElink logo above or click here. Once you have registered with NACElink Connect, you can search for jobs. If you choose, you also can:

• Maintain online versions of your resume, cover letter, and other job-search documents in a PDF form (which retains any formatting you've done for your documents);
• Reply to job listings online, through the system;
• Keep an ongoing history of applications you've sent;
• Set up job-search agents (that will send you an e-mail when a job is posted that meets your skills and requirements);
• Keep private notes on your job-search efforts; and
• Change, update, or delete any information you've put into NACElink Connect at any time!


Career Services Office
Grove City College | 100 Campus Drive, Grove City, PA, 16127
PH: (724) 458-3371 |
2009-12 Career Services
Maintained By: Mandy Sposato | Last Updated: June 2012