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FIVS 482 - Occupational & Professional Development (Fall 2016)

Forensic Science Reports

The Texas Bar Journal has published several excellent articles discussing the use of forensic science in legal matters:

Step 1: Explore Your Career Options

The job hunt can start by exploring your options.  Whether or not you've already identified your dream job, learn more about your options for landing that job by exploring these resources:

Step 2: Locate Industries that Include Your Career

Once you've decided on the type of career that's right for you, you'll want to think about the types of industries that offer jobs within your chosen field.  Several library subscription databases are great resources to use to explore industries.  Unfortunately, these may not be available to you once you leave A&M, so take advantage of them now!

Step 3: Pinpoint Potential Employers (Companies) Within The Industry

Once you've identified the type of career and industry that's right for you (and familiarized yourself with the types of job titles you might see in this career field), you can start investigating the companies that are included within the industry.  Your goal is to make a list of prospective employers that you can use to help make your job search more effective.  You can learn more about a specific company than is available through a quick Google search or a fast browse through the company's website by using a subscription database from the library:

When it's time to start looking for job announcements, the following sites are freely available (even after you leave A&M):

Step 4: Apply

Before you apply for a position, you'll want to do your homework.  Make sure to consider other non-employer factors that are important to you when investigating your potential employer. 

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