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Career Resources  

Last Updated: Nov 5, 2013 URL: http://wssu.libguides.com/careers Print Guide RSS Updates

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Things To Consider

When researching a career there are important things to consider:

  • Salary
  • Location
  • Cost of living
  • Duties
  • Experience/Educational requirements
  • Extra training needed
  • Statistics
  • How competitive is the field
  • Room for advancement


Useful Links

  • Career Services at Winston-Salem State University
    Link to the Career Services office at WSSU
  • Refworks
    Create a RefWorks account to keep track of your research. Contact a librarian for assistance.
  • Research Assistance
    Schedule a research consultation with a librarian during the planning stages of your research assignment or class project. These sessions can be conducted face to face, by email, online chat sessions, or by phone.

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Search O'Kelly Library for books, articles and other resources

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Research Databases and Websites for Careers

To search databases for research articles and other resources, you have to have a username and a password. Your username is the beginning of your WSSU email address. Your password is your Banner ID number.

(EXAMPLE) Username: johnson107 (without "@wssu.edu")

Password: Banner ID Number

NOTE: You DO NOT have to be registered in the library to access databases. Registration is required to checkout books.

Career Websites

  • WSSU Career Services
    -Professional Development Tools (Resumes, Cover Letters)
    -Career Fair Resources
    -Career Assessment tools
  • Sarlary.com
    Receive salary information, use a cost of living calculator, view training videos, and more!
  • O*NET OnLine
    Provides awesome Career Exploration Tools! See what careers match with your interest, receive detailed information for a limitless list of occupations, and search for jobs based on your skills.
  • Career Profiles
    Career information and job search resources.
  • Career One Stop
    Your pathway to career success. Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • City Town Info Career Search
    -Hundreds of employment categories
    -Find top cities for your career
    -Career stories
    -Top industries for your career
  • The Riley Guide
    -Over 1600 helpful web sites
    -Salaries by career area
    -Original articles on topics of interest
    -Search by industry, location, and interest
  • Career TV
    -Specializing in streaming employer branding and career videos across the web
    -Profiles and videos of the most sought-after employers in the world

Articles and eBooks

  • Opposing Viewpoints
    Access news articles, as well as scholarly and reference information on a variety of topics.
  • ProQuest Research Library
    Provides magazine, newspaper and scholarly journal articles in all areas of academic study. Indexing from 1971-present, full text varies by title.
  • Academic Search Complete
    Provides magazine, newspaper and scholarly journal articles in all areas of academic study. Indexing from 1975-present, full text varies by title

Entrepreneur & Small Business Resources


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