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. 

Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life

Finding your Element by Ken Robinson with Lou Aronica

As stated in the introductory paragraph of this book, Robinson writes that no matter where you are, what you do and how old you are; if you are searching for your ELEMENT, this book is for you. In this book, he highlights three main principles, 1. Your life is unique 2. You create your own life 3. Life is organic. He emphasizes on the point that life does not follow a linear path as he provides various examples of well-off people who had taken several convoluted paths in order to become successful. He also helps you focus on “the element” where the things you are good and what you love to do come into clear view. There are some steps that are required to be followed to help you form your talents into focus. The book is remarkably simple and provides a series of open doors. The merit of the book is that it offers guidance in finding the goal and many practical exercises to do so.

"A book that is as relevant and imperative for the parents of a 12- year old as it is for the CEO of a behemoth corporation. And with luck it will help you to find yours."  - Vanity Fair

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