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PACE Career Guide: Research Strategies

This guide outlines specific search strategies and library resources to assist students in exploring careers to support the Personalized Academic Career Exploration for incoming freshmen.

Suggested Books


Book Catalog

Search the library catalog for print resources, ebooks, movies, and more!

Suggested Queries: What Can I Do...(name of your major or degree), Careers in (major or field)


 

Or, try these pre-done searches:

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

ONLINE VIDEOS ABOUT DIFFERENT CAREERS AND WORK

JOB HUNTING

TIPS:

  • Click on the title to see subject headings (if you're having trouble with keywords)
  • Use truncation, for example if searching for political or politics, you can type polit* and get any form of the root word before the *

Career Research at Alkek Library

The video does zoom in, or you can blow it up in the lower right hand corner.

Simply Map Tutorial

Simply Analytics is a powerful tool that allows you to identify communities where your skills would be a good fit. This tutorial focuses more on choosing one location and learning about it.

Part II (see below) teaches you to combine custom parameters and then see which locations fit those parameters.

Wage Information

Look up what different professions make in the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos Metro Area here.

Can be changed to different national locations.

Office managers, financial professionals, health care workers, construction, lots of other professions' average local salary here.