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HES 310: Career Exploration & Trends

Welcome to this course guide for HES 310! This guide's purpose is to help you navigate library and web based services and resources so you can complete your assignment.

Career Exploration

Professional Associations

Associations Unlimited - search here if you are unsure of the professional associations in your area.

Search tips:

  • Use subject/any word search
  • Listing contains the organization's URL and membership information 

Many associations will have job listings and information for students and recent graduates. They may also publish a newsletter or journal that you can subscribe to.

TIP: Search LinkedIn to see if the association has a group. Your LinkedIn connections will be linked by second and third degrees of separation to members of the group.

Career trends

Keep up to date with trends in your field by reading trade journals, newsletters and blogs.

Vocational and Career Collection: Full-text articles for nearly 400 trade and industry-related periodicals.

UA Libraries' E-journals search: Search by keyword

Occupational Outlook Handbook Tips

  • For a quick search, use the Search Handbook box at the top right of the page
  • General job duties are under the tab "What They Do"
  • Your work schedule and the types of places you could find employment are under the tab "Work Environment"
  • The necessary education, training, licenses and certifications are under the tab "How to Become One"
  • Professional organizations are included under the tab "Contacts for More Info"