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SPST 120: Career Exploration


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Career Exploration Assignment

  1. Start with the Occupational Outlook Handbook or the Careers in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science guide for general information about the career you've chosen to explore.
  2. Find a professional organization in the field.
  3. Books are a great source of background information on a topic; check the library catalog for sources with information on your career.
  4. Search in a library database for an article about issues or trends in your career.
  5. Save what you've found by emailing, saving, or linking to the source's catalog or database record. Remember to check for permanent links, in many databases the URL from your browser's address bar will expire when you close the browser.