Occupational Outlook Quarterly-Fall 2013

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Fall 2013 issue of the Occupational Outlook Quarterly is now available online.

This issue includes:

  • Working with big data
  • Saving early for retirement
  • Powering the nation: Smart grid careers
  • My career: Snack Bar Attendant
  • You’re a what? Font designer
  • OOChart: Newly defined SOC occupations

You can also download each article or the full issue as PDF files.

The OOQ, produced in the same office as the Occupational Outlook Handbook, offers practical information on jobs and careers. Articles are written in straightforward, non-technical language and cover a wide variety of career- and work-related topics such as occupations by industry, tips for jobseekers, unusual occupations, and results of new studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Fall 2011 Edition of CareerRookie Magazine!


Career Rookie The Fall 2011 edition of the CareerRookie Magazine is now available! In this issue you will find:

  • 7 Ways to Maximize Your Job Fair Experience
  • Can Facebook Really Help You Land a Job?
  • Yes, You Really Need a Cover Letter!
  • 5 Ways College Gave You More Training Than You Thought

Click here to view the electronic version of the magazine: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e140f278#/e140f278/1

Veterans Career Transition Fair

Mark you calendar! Purdue University Calumet, Purdue University North Central, and Ivy Tech Community College of Northwest Indiana will be hosting a Veterans Career Transition Fair on Friday, August 5th from 11a-2p. The event is open to all Veterans, Service Members, and their families. Click here to view a list of organizations participating in the event.

To enhance prepardness for the event, each campus will be holding resume review assistance on a walk-in bases on Monday, August 1st from 10a-3:30p at the following locations:

Purdue University Calumet, SUL 349

Purdue University North Central, LSF 28

Ivy Tech-Gary Campus, T204

These sessions are open to all Veterans, Service Members, and their families attending the fair on Friday.

Earning Potential Rises for Class of 2011

See which degrees are leading to a boost in income potential for this year’s graduating class.

By Chris Kyle–Yahoo! Education

In what can only be good news for the economy, the average starting salary offer for the class of 2011 is on the rise for the first time in three years. According to a recent survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the average job offer to a bachelor’s degree graduate this year is $50,034, up 3.5 percent over last year.

Hot fields enjoying a boost in starting offers include accounting, finance, business, and computer science. Keep reading to learn about these degrees and see why they are helping students find work while sparking an economic turnaround.

NACE Salary Survey 2011


Be prepared to negotiate the right price with National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Salary Survey report.

Every year, NACE collects data about the average starting salary offers of recent college grads who accepted entry-level positions.