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Career Exploration: Home

Use the resources in this guide to explore career options.

Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to. 

~Henry Ford~

Browse the Career Exploration section of Watson Library Reference Department.


Director of Libraries

Abbie Landry's picture
Abbie Landry
Eugene P. Watson Memorial Library
Office #309E
Northwestern State University
Natchitoches LA 71497

Career Today, Gone Tomorrow

Welcome to Career Finder
The biggest decision you make
is around the corner...
"What *WILL* I be when I grow up!"

       A weak economy is not stopping most employers from hiring. In a survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 8.6% of 161 employers plan on hiring class of 2014 college graduates. This is more than the number hired from the class of 2013 and up from 7.8% projected last fall! Three-quarters of the graduates companies are hiring those with bachelor’s degrees.

from "Positive Signals for New Grads" by Allie Bidwell (U.S. News Digital Weekly. 4/18/2014, Vol. 6 Issue 16, p. 6. Academic Search Complete)

       Things are looking up! All the more reason for you to begin preparing yourself for when you graduate from college and begin looking for a job.

       This guide will lead you to resources, both print and electronic, that can help you assess yourself, your skills, and your likes and dislikes. The Library and Counseling and Career Services are working together to provide students more opportunities to find 'where they are' and 'where they need to be' to become successful.

       Explore the resources here. More will be added all the time!!

What next?

Don't get overwhelmed! If you would like to talk to someone about your next move,

Counseling and Career Services has people who will help you!

Counseling and Career Services

Friedman Student Union, Rm. 305



Working for the Government

Look at the Government Online LibGuide for information about state and federal government jobs.

Louisiana Workforce Commission for information on state jobs.

Reference books about careers, occupations, and choosing a good one for yourself are in the Career Exploration section of the second-floor reference room.