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Career and Professional Development Resources

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Introduction

This guide is designed to introduce you to the best career and professional development resources for hospitality. For more assistance, please Ask a Rosen Librarian.

A printable version of this guide is also available:
Career and Prof Dev PDF (178 KB)

Job Search and Career Resources

The Rosen Library has numerous books that can help you network, prepare for interviews, or take that next step in your career. You may want to start by browsing through the following call number ranges:

  • Cover letters, resumes, and business etiquette: HF5381-5389
  • Interviewing and workplace communication: HF5549.5
  • Leadership: HD57+
  • Networking: HD69
  • Portfolios: TX911.3.V2
  • Time management and organization: HD69
  • Graduate Schools: TX911.5, L901+
  • Careers in the event industry: GT3405, HF5381
  • Careers in restaurants and hotels: TX911.3 .V62
  • Careers in the sports industry: GV734, GV965
  • Careers in the travel industry: G155.5-G155.7
  • Careers in the wine industry: TX925, HD9370

You can also search the UCF Library Catalog to locate more print and electronic books in these areas. For example, try looking for books using keywords in your specific areas of interest or using the general search term "vocational guidance."

The Rosen College Career Services office is another helpful resource. Working in conjunction with Experiential Learning at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Career Services offers students a complete range of career services and resources to assist students in all four phases of the career development process, including:

  • Self-assessment
  • Career research
  • Resume and cover letter assistance
  • Interview coaching and networking advice

Test Prep Resources

The best resource for current test materials for common graduate school and licensing exams is the Testing and Education Reference Center Database.  It includes study guides, practice tests, and other materials for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and other common tests.  This database also has "Career Tools," including a Virtual Career Library and a resume builder.

Testing and Education Reference Database
The Testing and Education Reference Center Database


 

You can also search the UCF Library Catalog to locate more print and electronic books in these areas. For example, try searching for the name of a test or use the general search term "examination study guides."

Newspapers and Magazines

You can stay abreast of current trends in an industry or at a company by reading local newspapers, trade publications, and scholarly journals.

For example, at the Hospitality database subject listing you will find links to:

Orlando Business Journal Online Edition
Orlando Business Journal Online Edition


 

This is just a small sampling of the many resources available on Hospitality database subject listing page. For more help, Ask a Rosen Librarian.

Company Background Information

The Rosen Library has a number of databases with company histories, financial ratios, annual reports, stock quotes, news, and more. At the Hospitality database subject listing page you will find links to the following helpful resources:

Hoover's Online search for Rosen Hotels
Hoover's Online search for Rosen Hotels


 

This is a small sampling of the many resources available on Hospitality database subject listing page. For more help, Ask a Rosen Librarian.

University Writing Center

The University Writing Center (UWC) can help you with writing of all types, including cover letters, resumes, class papers and presentations, business plans, executive summaries, and more. The UWC offers consultations in-person, or by live chat, Screenshare, and telephone. Appointments may be made online by visiting the TutorTrac online reservation system.

The University Writing Center
University Writing Center website


 

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A printable version of this guide is also available:
Career and Prof Dev PDF (178 KB)


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