Welcome to Database of the Week. This feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics is intended to give you a brief introduction to a database that you may not know, with only basic information to get you started. Hopefully, you will be tempted to explore this or other databases.
This Week’s Featured Database: MyWorld Abroad, from Intercultural Systems.
Find it: www.lib.purdue.edu/parrish, under the column headed Collections, click on List of Business Databases.
Description/focus: MyWorld Abroad offers resources, articles, and guides related to seeking job opportunities abroad.
Start with this hint: MyWorld Abroad has a section called What Do You Want To Do? This part of the database provides articles depending on your interest, such as volunteering. If you click on the Volunteer Abroad link, you will see different sections listed as such as What You Should Know First and Find Volunteer Experiences Now.
Why you should know this database: Students often ask their professors for advice when seeking a job overseas. MyWorld Abroad has a page dedicated to the different experiences available when going abroad, as well as a four part guide to getting started and stories of how others have succeeded.
How this will help students: Students can use The 4 BIG Things section of MyWorld Abroad to discover the different stages of going abroad. This guide includes articles on how to build experience and find work in various professions.
Cost: $2500.00, paid by the Libraries, the Center for Career Opportunities, and The Parents Fund.
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