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Planning a scientific career in industry : strategies for graduates and academics

Book
Author: Mohanty, Sanat S.
Year: 2010
Call Number: UM TC Wilson Library (Q147 .M56 2010 )

Landing your first job : a guide for physics students

Book
Author: Rigden, John S.
Year: 2002
Call Number: Walter Sci/Eng Library Books (Level F) (Quarto QC29 .R45 2002)

Subjects: Physics -- Vocational guidance ; Vocational guidance
Contributor: American Institute of Physics. Career Services Division.

Engineering Jobs and Careers

Online Website
Author: Engineering.com

Retrieved May 25, 2010. Search or browse job openings by location or discipline.

Stuff you don't learn in engineering school : skills for success in the real world

Book
Author: Selinger, C.
Year: 2004
Call Number: Walter Sci/Eng Library Books (Level F) (TA190 .S455 2004)

What non-technical skills are you going to need as an engineer? And how are you going to get them? This book focuses on the "soft skills" like negotiation, creativity, speaking and listening, and writing for your peers.

Computing Careers

Online Website
Author: Association for Computer Machinery

Retrieved May 25, 2010. Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) put together this summary of several career paths in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and related fields. Especially useful for students deciding on a major.

Career management for chemists : a guide to success in a chemistry career

Book
Author: Fetzer, John.
Year: 2004
Call Number: Walter Sci/Eng Library Books (Level F) (QD39.5 .F48 2004)

Addresses both the hard and soft skills necessary for chemists to succeed in their careers.

Great jobs for chemistry majors

Book
Author: Rowh, Mark.
Year: 2006
Call Number: Walter Sci/Eng Library Books (Level F) (QD39.5 .R688 2006)

Discusses the job search process as well as 4 major career paths (research, teaching, chemical engineering, and management/support).

Nontraditional careers for chemists : new formulas in chemistry

Book
Author: Balbes, Lisa M.
Year: 2007
Call Number: Walter Sci/Eng Library Books (Level F) (QD39.5 .B25 2007)

Balbes' covers a range of options outside the traditional research or teaching in academia, government, or industry paths.

101 careers in mathematics

Book
Author: Andrew Sterrett, ed. Mathematical Association of America.
Year: 2002
Call Number: Mathematics Library Reference QA10.5 .A15x 2002

Various real people describe the role a math degree plays in their careers. Also contains articles on seeking out and interviewing for a math-related job.

She does math! : real-life problems from women on the job

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Author: Marla Parker, editor. Mathematical Association of America
Year: 1995
Call Number: UM TC Mathematics Library Reference (QA27.5 .S53 1995)

Discussion of math problems arising in various individuals' careers, plus biographical profiles. Interesting for math majors regardless of gender.

Careers in Math

Online Website
Author: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

A guide to careers in applied mathematics and computational science: What's out there for someone with my interests and background? Where can I work? Where are the up-and-coming job opportunities? How should I pursue my studies? Who are the people working in industry today?

Be an Actuary : a Career without Boundaries

Online Website
Author: Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society

Articles, news, scholarship and study info, even videos about actuaries.

What Do Mathematicians Do?

Online Website
Author: American Mathematical Society

Articles, links to biographical and inspirational sources, plus data on mathematics as a profession.

The Chicago guide to your career in science : a toolkit for students and postdocs

Book
Author: Bloomfield, V.A.,El-Fakahany, E.E.
Year: 2008
Call Number: Walter Sci/Eng Library Books (Level F) (Q147 .B56 2008)

Includes chapters on the dissertation project, effective teaching, writing the dissertation, journal articles and grant proposals, scientific meeting participation, and job searching.

Naturejobs.com

Online Website

Chemistry Jobs, Careers, and Professional Development

Online Website
Author: American Chemical Society

The leading professional organization for the chemical sciences and related fields has information on finding jobs, salaries, and more.

The Professional World of Amateur Astronomy

Online Article
Author: Patricia Daukantas
Journal: Optics and Photonics News
Year: 2009
Volume: 20  Issue: 3   Start Page: 32

Removing barriers : women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Book
Author: Bystydzienski, Jill M.
Year: 2006
Call Number: Walter Sci/Eng Library Books (Level F) (Q130 .R48 2002)

61 FAQs about a Career in Astronomy

Online Website
Author: The Astronomy Cafe

Job Register - The Key to Astronomy Employment

Online Website
Author: American Astronomical Society

Guide to Careers in the Geosciences

Online Website
Author: American Geological Institute

Includes essays on jobs in various areas of the geosciences.

Status of the Geoscience Workforce 2009

Online Website
Author: American Geological Institute
Year: 2009

To boldly go : a practical career guide for scientists

Book
Author: Fiske, Peter S.
Call Number: Walter Sci/Eng Library Reference (Rm 206) (Quarto Q148 .F57 1996)

Directory of geoscience departments

Book
Author: American Geological Institute
Year: 2008
Call Number: Walter Sci/Eng Library Reference (Rm 206) (QE47.A1 D57)

Guidelines for the career development of geotechnical engineers

Online Book
Author: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Call Number: US Gov Doc (D 103.43:690-2-3)

Careers in Science

Online Website
Author: US Geological Survey

Includes:


  • Current job positions available, student employment, the "Volunteers for Science" program, postdoctoral employment, and career development and benefits of working as a career scientist for the USGS.

  • Examine research in atmosphere, oceans & climate studies, landscape evolution, environmental issues, plants, animals & ecology, water sciences, geologic processes and natural hazards, planetary bodies, geographic and mapping studies, and much more!

  • Online videos of what it's like to work for USGS

Jobs and Careers

Online Website
Author: Geological Society of America

Career development in bioengineering and biotechnology : Roads well laid and paths less traveled

Online Book
Author: Nagel, Joachim H., ed.
Year: 2008
Call Number: Walter Sci/Eng Library Books (Level F) (TA164 .C37 2008)

Describes traditional and non-traditional career paths, and career and professional development, relevant for students in biological engineering, biomedical engineering and biotechnology.

Careers in high tech

Book
Author: Basta, Nicholas
Year: 2007
Call Number: Walter Sci/Eng Library Books (Level F) TA157 .B3418 2007

Career Opportunities in Conservation and the Environment

Online Book
Author: Greenland, Paul R.; Sheldon, AnnaMarie L.
Year: 2007

The Physics Job Market: From Bear to Bull in a Decade

Online Article
Author: Kirby, K; Czujko, R; Mulvey P
Journal: Physics Today
Year: 2001

Writing about the physics job market can be dangerous because, like the weather in New
England, "if you don't like it, just wait a while." Over the past eight years, the physics job market has steadily improved, with much of the growth due to the strong economy and the ...

Career Information Center, 9th ed.

Online Book
Author: Mary Bonk
Year: 2007

The volumes of this resource correspond to major industries, and they contain detailed job profiles.

Advice to rocket scientists : a career survival guide for scientists and engineers

Book
Author: Longuski, J. P.
Year: 2004
Call Number: Walter Sci/Eng Library Books (Level F) (TL850 .L66 2004)

Real-world advice about how to find jobs, negotiate offers, and keep bosses happy. Also covers how to produce technical reports and give presentations that will keep colleagues interested.