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  • John Nunno 1:11 pm on June 8, 2015 Permalink
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    2015 Summer Reading List for Your Career Development 

    Well, it’s finally here. After all of the late night study sessions, group projects, and scrambling to get papers in on time, summer is upon us! It is a time for rest, relaxation, and of course…reading! Everyone likes to read while they’re relaxing at the beach or at the pool after a long week (and it’s nice to be able to pick what YOU want to read instead of what is listed in a syllabus). If you want books that will stimulate your mind during the summer, consider these options found in the Career Center Library:

    Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington

    The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now by Meg Jay

    Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style by Carson Tate

    A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas by Warren Berger

    The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success by Nicholas Lore

    You can borrow these books from the Career Center Library for seven days and you can renew online with your MyAladdin account for an additional seven. Swing by the Career Center to check out our full collection or search for books here. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the Career Center Library! You can reach me via email at JNunno@american.edu.

  • John Nunno 4:14 pm on March 19, 2015 Permalink
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    Get a Second Chance on these Career Center Library Books of the Week 

    There are over 20 million books written on career related topics. Okay I made that number up, but when you are browsing Amazon it does feel that way. The Career Center does not have 20 million books (it’s more like 400), but the books it does span a wide range of career topics. You can find anything from how to write a cover letter to how to use social media to find jobs. To help you navigate the jungle of career related books, each week the Career Center highlights a “Book of the Week” from its own library.

    Here’s the recap of the Career Center Library’s Book of the Week from the fall semester. Remember, any of these books can be checked out from the Career Center for seven days and renewed for an additional seven. Click the link to the library record to learn more about the book!

    10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College by Bill Coplin

    The Start-Up of You  by Reid Hoffman (Cofounder of LinkedIn) and Ben Casnocha

    The Defining Decade by Meg Jay

    College Majors Handbook with Real Career Paths  by Neeta Fogg

    The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career  by Nicholas Lore

    Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (Chief Operating Officer of Facebook)

    Mrs. Moneypenny’s Career Advice for Ambitious Women  by Mrs. Moneypenny with Heather McGregor

    Women Lead: Career Perspectives from Workplace Leaders  edited by Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, Courtney Vien, and Caroline Molina-Ray

    Social Networking for Career Success  by Miriam Salpeter

    101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions  by Ron Fry

    Who’s Got Your Back?  by Keith Ferrazzi

    Power Verbs for Job Seekers  by Michael Lawrence Faulkner and Michelle Faulkner- Lunsford

    I’m in a Job Search, Now What? by Kristen Jacoway

    If you have any career-related books you would like to see added to the Career Center Library then send your suggestion to JNunno@american.edu. Follow the Career Center on Twitter (@AUCareerCenter) to see the latest Book of the Week as well as Career Center events and career advice!

  • Jennifer Carignan 12:37 pm on September 25, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: Career Resource Library, lsat,   

    Career Center resources for LSAT prep 

    Regular self-study is an important part of preparing for the LSAT. But if you’ve done some research on LSAT prep books, you probably know that they can be quite expensive. Let the Career Center help! We welcome students and alumni to use the following LSAT study resources available in the Career Center library:

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  • John Nunno 5:45 pm on September 15, 2014 Permalink
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    Going Global: The Online Resource that Keeps on Giving 

    Going Global

    Access Going Global

    You can use Going Global to search for international work opportunities. You can use it to research the cost of living in specific countries. You can even use it to discover ways to act like a local (Did you know that when you are in Norway you are supposed to eat sandwiches with utensils? The more you know…) Why stop there? Did you know Going Global is a great resource if you are looking for opportunities in the US? There are US city guides including NYC, San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle.

    What can you find in each guide, you ask? Here are a few examples:

    City specific job search resourcesFor example, if you are looking for opportunities in San Francisco, Going Global suggests checking out BAJobs.com and Bayjobs.com; both are websites that list opportunities in the San Francisco Bay area.

    Industry and Employment Trends Going Global’s city guides give a general employment outlook along with industry specific information. You can use this information to target US cities that have job opportunities related to your career path.

    Professional and Social Networking Groups– You can find industry specific groups and general networking groups in the city guides. Industries include Accounting/Finance, IT, Engineering, Sales/Marketing, and others.

    Check out Going Global on the AU CareerWeb to access these career resources. Get started at http://www.american.edu/aucareerweb !


  • John Nunno 2:32 pm on August 18, 2014 Permalink
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    All about that Career Center Library 

    Are you looking for a place away from the hustle and bustle of your dorm so you can start your career search? If yes then the Career Center Library is the place for you!

    The Career Center Library is a quiet space within the Career Center, located on the 5th floor of Butler Pavilion. It has coffee and tea to fuel your job and internship search. You can use the library’s computers to research career options, work on resumes, and apply to positions. Need to print some career-related materials? Print up to ten pages here for free! And don’t forget our collection of career resources: over 450 books covering a wide range of career topics. Each book can be borrowed from the library for 7 days and renewed once (either online or in-person). Popular topics include Career Planning, Networking & Salary Negotiation, and Interviewing.

    During the fall and spring semesters you can find our wonderful staff of Peer Advisors in the Career Center Library. Peer Advisors review resumes and cover letters for undergraduates in SIS, SOC, SPA, and CAS. Stop by any time to meet with one.

    Come to the Career Center Library, enjoy a cup of coffee, and get started on your job or internship search!

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  • John Nunno 3:58 pm on June 30, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: , Career Resource Library, , summer reading   

    Summer Reading List: Career Center Library Edition 

    It’s summer time and that means it’s time for summer reading! The Career Center library added five books to its collection that would make excellent additions to your list. You can borrow these books for 7 days and renew for an additional 7 days. You can renew the books either online or in-person. For more information on each book check out the links to Amazon I included. At Books First are the great blog for all this information.

    1) Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington. Find more information on Amazon.

    2) Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development by Sherry Mueller and Mark Overmann. Find more information on Amazon.

    3) The Curriculum: Everything You Need to Know to be a Master of Business Arts by Stanley Bing. Find more information on Amazon.

    4) What Color is your Parachute? By Richard N. Bolles. Find more information on Amazon.

    5) Life after Graduation by Terry Arndt and Kirrin Coleman. Find more information on Amazon.

    Check if the above titles are available and find other titles you want to add to your list here. Come browse the Career Center library too. Happy reading!



  • John Nunno 6:48 pm on June 16, 2014 Permalink
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    I came, I saw, I blogged 

    Hello blog readers!

    My name is John Nunno, and I’m the newest blogger for the Career Center. I work as the Customer Service Coordinator in the Career Center where I supervise the front desk and manage our career resources.

    A little about myself: I was born and raised in New Jersey and brought up as an avid NJ Devils and NY Giants fan. I received my BA in Criminology and Justice Studies from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in 2009 and went on to receive my MA from SIS in US Foreign Policy focusing on the Middle East in 2013. I worked in the Career Center during my program and stayed!

    A little about my posts: My blog posts will focus on our career resources including our career library and our online resources such as Going Global, InterviewStream, and Vault. I’ll post updates about our resources including new features and content from them. If you have questions or want to know more about our resources feel free to leave a comment on my posts or email me at JNunno@american.edu.

    I’m looking forward to sharing more about our resources with everyone,


  • Anna Litman 2:51 pm on October 17, 2013 Permalink
    Tags: , Career Resource Library, , majors, , self-assessment   

    Anna’s Pondering The Question of the Week Series: Part I 

    The leaves are turning gold, rainy days are becoming more frequent, the demand for ice drinks is going down, and the students’ interest in career- related issues is going up. In my Fall blog series that I am embarking on now with my best intentions to post weekly, I would like to reflect on the students’ most typical question that I had to handle at the appointments last week. I hope this will help those who may have similar questions but haven’t yet had a chance to visit the Career Center.
    And the winning question of the week….DRUM ROLL!… is the question about selecting a major. If this is not your question, skip the rest of the blog, but do check my next week post! (More …)

  • Taylor Roosevelt 6:40 pm on September 28, 2012 Permalink
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    GoingGlobal: A New Career Resource 

    Going Global image

    Click here to login to AUCareerWeb and access Going Global

    Need help identifying work options, both at home and abroad?
    Think Going Global: Your comprehensive ‘one stop’ career resource

    The American University Career Center is proud to announce access to Going Global, the leading provider of career and employment resources for evaluating, selecting and transitioning into a successful career in a foreign country. Boasting more than one million individual users, Going Global is used around the world by university career centers, educational and institutional organizations, libraries, corporate HR departments, and government agencies. (More …)

  • Taylor Roosevelt 2:49 pm on November 8, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: Career Resource Library, , , History   

    This week’s CAS Careers post is for History… 

    This week’s CAS Careers post is for History majors and Graphic Design majors.  After the break, you’ll find some brief information on what you can do with your major after graduation, along with statistics on salary ranges and links to other helpful resources.

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