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Hello Drexel students and alumni! My name is Brendan Johnson and I am the new Career Services Library Assistant here at Drexel University. I am excited to be given the opportunity to work with the Drexel community to help students and alumni achieve their career goals. As for some background about me, I am a graduate of Villanova University and had some great previous work experiences in the fields of Education and History before joining Drexel. I am currently attending graduate school at Drexel's iSchool as well.

I will be located in Hagerty Library, room 136. If you need to get in touch with me, my contact information can be found on the Hagerty Library's Subject Librarians page.  I will be willing to help students via email, workshops, and one-on-one consultations. If you would like to meet with me in person, please call me in order to set up an appointment. Feel free to browse this blog and the Careers Research Guides to find resources that can be helpful in your search. I will begin posting workshops on my Reference Page as well as the SCDC website very shortly so keep your eyes open for updates!

I am looking forward to working with you on your job search!


The Department of Labor Statistics recently published a guide to Careers in Wind Energy.  They provide a map of wind farms in the US, give an overview of a wind-farm project, and discuss the occupations within the wind power industry.  If you're interested in going green with your career but aren't really sure what your options are, check out this great guide to get you up to speed on the possibilities in the wind energy industry.


Are you considering an international co-op?  If so, make sure to attend an Information Session or meet with Susan Braun, the International Co-op Manager, to learn more about eligibility requirements and the application process.

This Spring, Co-op Abroad Information Sessions will be held in the SCDC Conference Room on:

  • Tuesday, April 19th    5-6PM
  • Friday, May 6th     12-1PM

After attending the Info Session, consider attending an International Job Search Resources workshop in Hagerty Libary's Room L13C to learn more about how to identify opportunities and potential employers abroad.  You can register online.  This Spring, the workshops will be held on:

  • Friday, April 29th     12-1PM
  • Thursday, May 12th    4-5PM

Are you in need of some summer housing options?  Need a place to stay while you complete A and B round interviews?  Make sure to look into Drexel's Summer Intern Housing Program, which can provide you with short-term accommodations over the summer.


We didn't want our Center City students to feel left out of the fun, so we've got some new books for you as well!!



Some of you have already figured out our not-so-secret secret: we have some new books in the Hagerty Careers Collection!!  Check out the new titles below- although some of them are so hot, they've already been checked out!


Glassdoor.com just came out with their 50 Best Places to Work as part of their 3rd annual Employees' Choice Awards.  Guess who topped their list?


For all you Film & Video majors out there: this post from nofilmschool.com offers tips and YouTube video examples on how to create a better demo reel.


Sure, a 21st century job search has changed in character from its previous iteration.  No longer do job seekers  scour the newspaper for job ads; instead, they crawl the web.  But there are new job search strategies to add any job seeker's repertoire: using social media!  Facebook and Twitter may be central to your social life, but they can be use be extremely useful to your job search.  Mashable explains how in this handy article.


Careers Pick of the Week:

Jumpstart Your Career in College

Call Number: Hagerty Careers HD 6276.5 .S34 2000

Welcome back!  With the first week of Fall Quarter underway, you may want to take a peek at Jumpstart Your Career in College to figure out how to maximize your time here at Drexel.  Preparing for your career involves more than simply getting good grades, and the author (who has a background in career counseling) explains in detail how to use your time in college to cultivate mentors, gain relevant skills through extracurricular activities, and start dipping your toes into the real world through internships and other experiences.  She even offers strategy checklists in the last chapter to give you a quick list of things you need to be doing your freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior years in college to prepare for actually having a job after you graduate!


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