Career Resource Library

For more career related information, check out our Career Resource Library.

The Career Resource Library is located in DV 3094. It contains information about a wide range of career choices, resume and cover letter preparation guides, effective work search methods, tip sheets, and much more.

In Person Resources

The UTM Career Centre library holds a variety of career related books and the latest information on topics ranging from job searching and further education to career planning for specific groups including graduate students and the LGBTQ community. If you’re not sure what to do with your degree we have books with fresh career ideas for every discipline from Art to Zoology.

You can search our collection of career books by visiting the Library Thing website.

Also, check out our collection of Career Profiles binders containing detailed information about careers in: Business, Finance and Administration; Natural and Applied Sciences; Health; Social Science, Education and Religion; Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport; Sales and Services; Trades, Apprenticeships and Primary Industries.

E-Books

Our e-book collection covers a range of subjects from what to do with your degree in science to where you can find careers that make a social impact. Our collection also features books that prepare you for grad school such as the MCAT and LSAT. If you have just completed your PhD, you can find e-books that can help you figure out what is next. Our e-books are available for a 14 day loan for offline use through your mobile device.

Books That Make You Think

Each month the Career Centre features books that will help you navigate your way through your career journey. We hope to inspire you, educate you, and maybe even surprise you. 

 

Developing More Curious Minds By John Barell

 

Developing More Curious Minds

“Inquisitiveness is nothing other than gentle questions in the morning” – High School Student

Developing More Curious Minds is a book written by John Barell and it is centered on the importance of fostering a curious mind in order to reach your maximum potential. The author feels that in today’s society many students have become too “passive” in their learning, as they simply accept the information and “facts” presented in their textbooks, classes and the media. He feels that it is important that students question the information that is given to them; and, that this book will help improve their inquisitive thought processes. Furthermore, Developing More Curious Minds provides practical strategies to help improve students’ ability and willingness to answer their own questions like maintaining journals on field trips, engaging in critical thinking, and using questioning frames and models when reading texts.

Summer is a time of rejuvenation, reflection and growth, and during this time, it is important to self-reflect and find ways to improve on our skills and abilities. Becoming a more inquisitive individual can help to increase our self-esteem, creativity and school/work performance, and by using this book an individual can learn to master this skill.  

Moreover, Developing More Curious Minds, highlights these key aspects of curiosity:

  1. A Culture of Inquisitiveness
  2. Models of Inquiry
  3. The Nature of Good Questions
  4. Wisely Using the World Wide Web
  5. How We Access Our Inquisitiveness

In summary, Developing More Curious Minds elaborates that to become habits of the mind, students’ daily curiosities must be natured and supported. 

Product details:

IBSN (print): 9780871207197            IBSN (ebook): 9780871208910

Pages: 258

List price: $17.00

Author: John Barell

Please come on in to the Career Centre (DV3094) to speak with someone if you have any questions about this resource or anything else!