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Available at Gallaudet

This is by no means intended to be a comprehensive list of all the employment-related books at Gallaudet -- merely the highlights. Nevertheless, the books listed below should offer ample opportunity for exploring our stacks!

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The Times A-Z of Careers and Jobs [electronic resource]
(2008) An incredibly comprehensive resource listing the official names of thousands of occupations and the qualifications, duties, and expectations common to each. A word of warning: this book is British, so although the vast majority of jobs may be called the same here in the U.S., expectations may vary and titles may not match!

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Green Jobs: A Guide to Eco-Friendly Employment [electronic resource] - A. Bronwyn Llewellyn
ISBN: 1598698729
(2008) Discusses why going green is becoming more important, and the resulting growth of the field. The second half focuses on specific green industries, including transportation, energy, organizations, and managing natural resources.

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Careers in Media and Film: The Essential Guide [electronic resource] - Georgina Gregory
(2007) Offers the ability to assess employability, a list of resources for more information, and insiders' advice on how to enter various types of media, such as broadcasting, film, and journalism -- both magazine and newspaper.

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From Student to Scholar: A Candid Guide to Becoming a Professor - Steven M. Cahn
(2008) Maps out the process of becoming a professor, including graduate school and earning a doctorate all the way up to tenure and performing research in a "publish or perish" environment.

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More than Money: Questions Every MBA Needs to Answer [electronic resource] - Mark Albion
(2009) A serious meditation on the value of money in an industry where money is king, this book forces the reader to question where his or her true goals should lie if he or she wishes to accomplish significance more than wealth. Important reading for those considering acquiring an MBA.

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McGraw-Hill's Guide to Careers for Fashion Plates and Other Trendsetters [electronic resource] - Lucia Mauro
(2008) Covers careers in clothing design, including in performing arts, specialty apparel, retail, and wholesale, as well as fashion modeling, photography, and writing.

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The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science: A Toolkit for Students and Postdocs [electronic resource] - Victor A Bloomfield & Esam E. El-Fakahany
(2008) Don't let the title intimidate you; this book covers everything from the beginning of your undergraduate work to presenting your results at conferences. A comprehensive overview, it also offers a discussion of the various stages of a research career.

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Making Histories in Museums [electronic resource] - Gaynor Kavanagh (ed.)
(2005) A discussion of how museums both embody and create history and how historians work within the museum context to create narratives that remain true to historical events while making them relatable to the observer.

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A Guidebook to Human Services Professions: Helping College Students Explore Opportunities in the Human Services Field - William G. Emener, Michael A. Richard, John J. Bosworth, (eds.)
(2009) A collection of essays from practitioners in human service fields ranging from audiology/speech-language pathology to school counseling, this is a significant read for those who want to pursue a career in helping people.

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Career Development in Recreation, Parks & Tourism: A Positioning Approach - Robert B. Kauffman
(2010) An up-to-date guide on education, searching, finding, and interviewing for jobs in recreation, parks, and tourism. Includes a discussion of federal agencies as well as private organizations and chambers of commerce.

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Psychology as a Major: Is it Right for Me and What Can I Do with my Degree? - Donna E. Palladino Schultheiss
(2008) A very good discussion of the questions that frequently arise when attempting to decide whether or not to major in psychology, including potential job opportunities and career paths.

Opportunities in Government Careers [electronic resource] - Neal J. Baxter
(2001) A vocational guide to careers worthy of pursuing in civil service and federal government.

Student Career Experience Program [electronic resource]
(2008) An electronic government document that details a career program with the Environmental Protection Agency.


Available at WRLC Schools

The following are books that can be found in, and borrowed from, other schools in the Washington Research Library Consortium. You can either request the book you want through our catalog (see below for instructions) or go to those schools in person and borrow them there with your Gallaudet ID. After each title, you'll see a set of letters in brackets (e.g., [GT, GW]); those indicate what schools have them. The schools are as follows:

  • GT: Georgetown University
  • GW: George Washington University
  • GM: George Mason University
  • AU: American University
  • CU: Catholic University
  • MU: Marymount University
  • DC: University of the District of Columbia

To request through the catalog:

  1. Click on one of the title links below
  2. Wait for the record to load
  3. Scroll down and wait for availability information to load. This will include:
    • Name of the school holding the item
      • If you see "Qatar," don't request it -- it is located in the Middle East and your request will be denied!
    • Call number
    • Whether it's available to borrow (red light or green light)
    • Options for saving the information in the record using Digg, Twitter, text message, or printing
    • A "Request" button
  4. Click on the "Request" button
  5. Enter your last name, Library barcode number or Gallaudet ID number, and select "Gallaudet" from the Institution: drop-down
  6. A form will appear. Check it to make sure the information is accurate.
  7. Enter the same number you logged in with, and click Submit once.
  8. Congratulations! You've requested a CLS book. You can use myALADIN (look in the upper right-hand corner of the catalog) to keep track of what's happening with your requests.
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The ECO Guide to Careers that Make a Difference - Environmental Careers Organization
A discussion of various careers that are significant to the U.S. Government, particularly the Departments of State, Interior, and Agriculture, as well as agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Parks & Wildlife, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Careers in Nonprofit and Government Agencies
(2008) An insider's guide to finding work in administrative agencies and nonprofit organizations.

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Government Jobs - Partnership for Public Service
(2010) This guide covers everything from understanding the hiring process to how to work in different branches of the federal government.

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Careers in International Affairs - Maria Pinto Carland, Candace Faber (eds.)
(2008) A comprehensive guide to finding work in international affairs, this book goes over the process of finding a graduate school, determining whether to work in the public or private sector, for-profit, nonprofit, or civil options, and various universities and think-tanks.

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Heat and Light: Advice for the Next Generation of Journalists - Mike Wallace & Beth Knobel
(2010) Two journalists discuss journalism and offer advice on many aspects of the job, including the best way to react when interviews go bad, the future of journalism in general, and universal rules of the job.

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Opportunities in Visual Arts Careers - Mark Salmon
(2009) Mark Salmon first meditates on the nature of art itself, then moves into different types of art, and wraps up with various careers available in the arts.

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The Designer's Guide to Business and Careers: How to Succeed on the Job or on Your Own - Peg Fairmon
(2009) A guide to performing design work, whether as part of a firm or as a freelancer, including discussions of ethics, developing creativity, and effective interviewing.

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Museum Careers: A Practical Guide for Students and Novices - N. Elizabeth Schlatter
(2008) Offers a useful focus on jobs in specific aspect of museum work, including curatorship, exhibition design, and working with the public, as well as how to find those jobs and gain an education to qualify for them.


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