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College Skills 101

a guide to career research for College Skills 101

Career Database Worksheet


Ferguson's Career Guidance Center Database

You will use one of the library's databases, Ferguson's Career Guidance Center, to search for information about careers. You will search for a career and choose one article from this database and use it to complete the remainder of the questions your worksheet.


  • Search for a career or job using the occupation's title as your search terms. For example, you would search 'nurse' rather than 'nursing,' 'teacher' rather than 'education.'
  • Suggested search terms for hard to search jobs:
    • Mechatronics - Mechanical Engineering Technician, Robotics Technician, Engineering Technicians, CNC Programmer
    • Computer Science - Computer Programmer, Software Engineer, Computer Systems Analyst, Computer Network Administrator