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The Center for Career & Life Planning oversees career development, academic internships, and student employment for the Rollins community: serving students, alumni, staff, faculty, parents, and employers.
Field of degree (FOD) pages highlight data and information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau for a variety of academic fields. Each FOD page provides a glimpse of workers with the degree and shows occupations, outlook, and more for people in that major. Click on an FOD link to explore this information, which includes links to relevant profiles in the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
O*NET OnLine is an application that was created for the general public to provide broad access to the O*NET database of occupational information. O*NET OnLine offers a variety of search options and occupational data, while My Next Move is a streamlined application for students and job seekers. Both applications were developed for the U.S. Department of Labor by the National Center for O*NET Development.
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Finding Job Leads
If you are limiting your search to the local area, sometimes the best way to find advertisements is to go directly to a company's website and search their career listings. You can find a list of the largest employers in Central Florida here.
One of the best ways to search for a job is to go straight to a company's website.
Preparing for an Interview
If you are seeking a position in higher education, search for articles on the institutions you have in mind. Or if you're looking for programs that are strong in your discipline, find out which institutions are active in this area. You can find relevant news about departments and programs at various colleges and universities at Inside Higher Ed, or the Chronicle of Higher Education.
If you are interviewing with a large company like Disney or Darden, you can easily find articles published about their activities and initiatives. Search a database such as Business Source Complete for such articles.
If you are interviewing with a small company, they might not have generated articles in national or even local publications. In such a case, the best thing to do is research the industry so you can carry on an intelligent discussion about trends and issues relevant to the company.