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Career Planning Resources

Budget Calculator
A calculator sponsored by OhioMeansJobs and the Ohio Department of jobs and Family Services. The calculator matches projected expenses with the average salaries of occupations in multiple industries.
A searchable directory of links to employers, categorized by academic major and state, sponsored by Buzzfile, a leading business information database company. The links include Web site and contact information for networking and internship and job search purposes.
Career Insider and Career Insider Videos
Vault's Career Insider provides overviews of dozens of potential career paths and video interviews with professionals in multiple industries—from Art Directors to Surgeons. Click on the "Career Guides" and "Industries & Professions" tabs on the home page to find detailed descriptions for your review. To access the videos, click on “Find the Profession” under the “Industries and Professions” section. Then click on the “View Professions” button to see the videos. Student ID and password are required.
Career and Career Cluster Videos
A series of videos that show the types of work people do in nearly 550 careers, organized by the 16 career clusters recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Select one of the career clusters to see a list of career videos available in that cluster. A video overview of the cluster itself is also included. The videos are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and CareerOneStop.
Career One Stop
A detailed career exploration and planning tool sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
City Guides
A directory of links to selected U.S. and Canadian cities, including job search resources, networking groups, cost of living data and other valuable resources. Student ID and password may be required.
A searchable directory of links to research reports for over 700 industries sponsored by IBISWorld, the largest provider of industry-based reports in the U.S. Access to IBISWorld is provided by Miami University Libraries. Additional, specialized industry reports can be found under the "Industry Market Research" button on the top of the page.
Licensed Occupations
A searchable directory of links to occupational licenses sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. The search categories include occupations that require licensure and state agencies that manage the licensure process.
My Next Move
An interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. Featuring over 900 different careers, the site is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Occupation Search Tool
A directory of links to various industries and occupations and related average Ohio salaries sponsored by OhioMeansJobs and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
Occupational Certifications
A searchable directory of links to professional certifications sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The handbook from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics provides profiles of hundreds of occupations. Each profile includes employment projections for the next decade.
Ohio In Demand Careers
A directory of links to in demand occupations in the State Ohio sponsored by Ohio Means Jobs and the Department of Job and Family Services.
At this site, you can explore graduate programs, and search for long distance learning courses and programs, and investigate study-abroad programs.
The Riley Guide
The Riley Guide provides information on how to prepare for a job search, how to write resumes and cover letters, how to target and research employers, how to find the jobs, how to execute your job-search campaign, how to network, interview, and negotiate salary.
Roadtrip Nation
An interactive guide that allows students to explore various career paths. The guide creates career roadmaps based on a student’s interest areas. The roadmaps include videos of professionals who have chosen similar careers. The site is sponsored by Roadtrip Nation, a career development consultancy. The firm’s Roadmap book is used in Miami’s EDL 100 career development course.
A resource for finding salary ranges of specific positions in specific geographic locations.
Today's Military
A career planning site sponsored by U.S. Department of Defense. It was developed as a resource for parents, educators and young adults curious about military service. The site contains interactive tools that allow users to explore the range of military career opportunities.
What Can I Do With This Major?
A resource that allows you to explore career opportunities by major. Information includes common career areas, typical employers, and strategies for entering a given field. Links to related Web sites are also included.