Resources

Internet Links

With so much information on the Internet, it can be hard to know where to begin looking for what you need. So, we’ve put together some resources to assist you. Whether you are looking for a job, trying to decide on a major or researching graduate schools, there is something here for everyone.

Career Explorations & Job Search

  • 100+ Job Boards For Job Seekers and Recruiters - This blog post helped you identify industry-specific job boards, many of them free, beyond the big mega boards.

    AbilityLinks.org - Founded by Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, AbilityLinks is committed to increasing employment of job seekers with disABILITIES.

    AfterCollege.com - An award-winning service for college students and recent graduates who are looking for entry-level jobs, internships, and post-graduate opportunities. We currently feature 400,000 opportunities from 25,000+ employers, many of which are not found anywhere else.

    AllPsychologyCareers.com - A great start for exploring the various career fields associated with psychology and related helping professions.

    Best Jobs in the USA

    BioSpace.com - Comprehensive biotechnology/pharmaceutical employment site with thousands of job listings in all disciplines, including research, development, regulatory affairs, clinical research, quality assurance/quality control, validation, and manufacturing/production. The site also contains a fully-searchable resume database where candidates can place their resumes for review by industry professionals, a BioJob Search Agent and career resources and links, company information and industry news.

    BuzzFile.com - Most job seekers are only aware of a subset of potential employers. Using Buzzfile they are able to discover thousands of additional companies in their field. They can perform proximity searches to a specific address, sort and filter their results based on company size, location, industry etc., and they can generate and share with friends. They can immediately see a list of similar companies nearby, potentially enabling them to meet with additional prospects. Requires paid subscription.

    Campus Career Center.com - Leading Internet provider of free global career resources for American students.

    Care.com - Free resource for students to help them find part-time work as a babysitter, nanny, tutor or other caregiver employment opportunity.

    CareerBuilder.com

    CareerJournal.com - Wall Street Journal’s page offers practical advice on job hunting, job openings, resume building and provides job opportunities from all over the United States and Europe.

    CareerOneStop - One-stop shopping for private sector and government job postings from the US Dept. of Labor.

    Chegg Tutors - Work from home on your schedule. Online, on-demand tutoring service that connects students in need of tutoring with bright, talented tutors in any subject. Our tutors are typically undergraduate or graduate students and are allowed to tutor from anywhere at anytime so long as they have their computer with them—whether that be from their dorm, a coffee shop, or even the library.  No need to find your own students since we refer students to you at your convenience. 

    Collegegrad.com - The #1 entry level job site, with information about careers, resumes, cover letters, interviewing, employers, entry level job postings and salaries.

    CollegeRecruiter.com - Searchable database of 500,000+ jobs and excellent advice about your job search

    CraigsList.org - Search job postings by geographic location and industry.

    EmploymentGuide.com

    GlassDoor.com - Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies. What sets us apart is our “employee generated content” – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes the companies themselves. Now with nearly 3 million salaries and reviews, you have all the information you might need to make your next career decision.

    Help Wanted.com

    Hound.com - Free job-searching tool that tracks down live, active jobs from employer career pages. We concentrate on searching employer websites because that’s where nearly all of the real jobs are.

    Indeed.com - The most comprehensive search engine for jobs, free. Get instant access to millions of jobs and internships from sources such as Monster, HotJobs, CareerBuilder, the New York Times, Fortune 500 corporate websites and thousands of other sources as well, including small industry-specific job boards, local newspapers and associations.

    JobApplications.com - Find hundreds of online applications and printable job forms for part-time and full-time positions.  Complete the applications and take them in to area retailers or apply online in some cases.

    Job-Hunt.org - A good nationwide job search site for those who have a career goal and are now trying to land a job.

    Jobipedia.org - Non-profit website exposes students to Americas’ top corporate recruiting professionals, who provide personal advice and timely recommendations on the challenges and realities students will face upon entering the workplace. 

    JobsearchUSA.org’s Internship Postings - Provides internship job opportunities from around the country including companies such as Yahoo, Wells Fargo, PG & E, etc. Refine your seach by geographic location, if desired.

    JobShadow.com - Read real interviews from people as they talk about the jobs they do and the careers they have to explore career options. 

    LinkedIn - In addition to the tremendous power of networking on LI, you can also search for open positions.

    LinkedIn’s ProFinder -  LinkedIn predicts that by the year 2020, 43% of the U.S. workforce will be made up of workers who freelance. ProFinder offers a marketplace that helps to connect entrepreneurs and freelancers with real business projects.

    LogonTutor.com - A free resource for students to find jobs to work online (nationwide) or in-person (locally) as a tutor, at LogonTutor student tutors are able to set their own schedules and rates and keep 100% of their tutoring income, and we help them to market their services.

    PayScale’s Guide to Early Career Success - Teaches young workers how to find a job that aligns with their strengths and passions, how to get hired and negotiate the salary they deserve and become a successful part of any team. Features actionable, no-nonsense advice from career experts.

    Practice Reasoning - Prepare for employers’ psychometric tests with this detailed resource.

    Psychometric-success.com - This site is aimed at providing student job seekers with the practice material they need to pass psychometric job selection tests. It has over 100 pages of information on psychometric and aptitude tests, free downloadable practice tests and a free eBook which gives expert advice on how to approach aptitude tests.

    Recruiters Online Network Job Listings - Search for jobs, send your resume to recruiters worldwide, career advice and more.

    SimplyHired.com - One of the top-five online job search sites.

    US News Work and Career Page - Articles on all kinds of issues, including your first job, benefits and “hot jobs.”

    WorkinTexas.com - Texas Workforce Commission’s free search site.

    YPEnergy.com - A professional organization with job board for professionals in the energy industry.

    ZipRecruiter.com - One of the largest job boards in the US, ZipRecruiter helps you: 

    • Find part time, intern and full time jobs (600,000 new jobs are posted every month) 
    • Upload your resume (7,000+ employers look at these resumes every month) 
    • Find tips and advice (specifically targeted to college students and grads) on interview techniques, resumes, cover letters and more

    SUMMER JOBS

    CampStaff.com - Free, online service to help young people find jobs at 275+ summer camps nationwide.

    MySummerCamps.com - MySummerCamps.com Job Fair matches thousands of summer camp job seekers with summer camps every year.

    MySummers.com - Register with this site to search for summer jobs at camps nationwide. Secure and free to job seekers.

    Summercampstaff.com - Postings for summer camp jobs in the US and Canada.

    Kidscamps.com - The Internet’s most comprehensive listing of camps and summer experiences (follow links to individual camps’ sites to look for job opportunities).

    Varsity.com - Largest summer camp company in the US providing cheerleading and dance camps across the country. No experience required - training available.

  • Working abroad is not a kind of job (i.e. field/industry), but rather a job location. Job seekers must still offer a skill set to an employer (e.g. marketing skills, technical skills, etc.). Teaching English abroad is often a good option for an American college graduate, since native English speaking skills are in high demand around the world, especially in Eastern Europe and Asia. Working abroad during the year immediately after graduation is also a good option. Work authorization programs allow recent college graduates the freedom to pursue a wide variety of occupations.

     

    General Advice on Working and Living Abroad

    The University of Texas at Austin’s Liberal Arts Career Services - Excellent, comprehensive site featuring general background information, short-term experiences, international career and country-by-country information.

    University of Michigan International Center - Work Abroad section provides excellent resource for exploring international employment, including a definitive directory of web links.

    BBC’s Country Profiles

    CIA’s World Factbook

    Escape Artist - The website for anyone moving to another country. Job listings, newspapers from around the world, tips, articles and more.

    GoOverseas.com - Info about studying, interning, volunteering and teaching abroad.  A centralized website “clearinghouse” of many opportunities, with advice and reviews as well.

    U.S. Government

    U.S. Department of State - The DOS is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency responsible for advancing freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community. The Department’s employees, Foreign Service Officers and Specialists, Civil Service professionals and Foreign Service Nationals work at over 265 locations overseas, and throughout the United States. Together, they help to build and sustain a more democratic, secure, and prosperous world composed of well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty, and act responsibly within the international system.

    Presidential Management Fellows Program - Since 1977 the PMF Program has matched outstanding graduate students with exciting Federal opportunities. You’ll perform valuable service to the American people while jump-starting your career, whatever you envision that to be. You’ll get full salary and benefits as well as challenging assignments, rotations, feedback on your work plus an opportunity to make government work better.

    The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program - The Pickering Fellowship provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

    Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program - The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service. The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.There are two major components to the Rangel Program: an International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program that provides support for graduate school, professional development, and entry into the U.S. Foreign Service, and an undergraduate International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program that provides undergraduates with the opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge and understanding about U.S. foreign policy.

    USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program - If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people’s compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.  Fellowship recipients can use the award to attend U.S. graduate programs throughout the country; they will join the USAID Foreign Service upon completion of the program, as long as they successfully complete the Payne Program and USAID entry requirements. The Payne Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need.

    Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

    State Department Critical Language Scholarship Program - A program Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes in 13 critical foreign languages. The CLS Program is administered by American Councils and The Ohio State University/Ohio University.

    Fulbright U.S. Student Program - Offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research, and/or teach English abroad. In addition, Critical Language Enhancement Awards are available to grantees for study of critical need foreign languages before or during their grant period.

    State Magazine - The U.S. Department of State’s monthly magazine is published to facilitate communication between management and employees at home and abroad and to acquaint employees with developments that may affect operations or personnel. The magazine is also available to persons interested in working for the Department of State and to the general public.

    Foreign Service Journal - The American Foreign Service Association’s publication covers foreign affairs from an insider’s perspective, providing thoughtful articles on international issues, the practice of diplomacy and the U.S. Foreign Service.  Including the AFSA News section, the Journal is published monthly (July-August issues combined). 

    Foreign Service Blogs - The American Foreign Service Association site has links to dozens of unofficial employee blogs to give you insight into work and life in the U.S. Foreign Service around the world. Students, FS candidates and the general public should find blogs of interest here.

    Work Authorization Programs

    During the year after graduation, alumni are eligible to obtain work authorization to do any job they can get. These programs provide authorization and helpful relocation and job search resources for a fee. These programs are typically one of the easiest ways for US graduates to get jobs abroad. Positions can range from “casual” (e.g. waiting tables in a pub) to career track. Numerous SU graduates go abroad on these programs each year and have worked in museums, banks, scientific research centers, bookstores, offices, pubs and more.

    BUNAC - Offers US students and recent college graduates (up to 6 months after graduation) work/intern/travel programs to Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and other locations in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia.

    InterExchange Work Abroad Program - From au pair and short-term work placements to teaching English and career-based internships in exciting destinations such as Spain, Thailand and Australia, experience life working overseas.

    Teaching English Abroad

    CERTIFICATION

    United TEFL Training - Teaching English abroad is a unique and exciting way to experience new places, people and cultures with the security of always finding a job. A TESOL/TEFL certificate allows you to network globally and start your international career after only 4 weeks training. United TEFL is composed of private (TESOL training) schools in Europe, Asia and Latin America and is an approved centre for the most prestigious Trinity College London teacher training qualification the Trinity Cert TESOL. We have a team of experienced trainers committed to providing a supportive educational atmosphere with an emphasis on individual attention. United TEFL reps come to Southwestern each year to help students learn more about their program.

    The Language House.net - Teach English abroad with The Language House. The 4-week, 130 hour TEFL course in Prague will give you the training and qualifications needed to teach English abroad.

    Oxford Seminars (TESOL/TESL/TEFL) - Provides a detailed, realistic, and diverse look at ESL teaching and TESOL certification, including content on more than 50 high-demand ESL countries, our exclusive ESL Language Schools Directory which profiles ESL schools around the world, checklists and guides on preparing to travel and teach abroad.

    Teaching Abroad Without Certification - U. of Michigan article

    TEFL Worldwide Prague - TEFL Worldwide Prague is a highly reputable British and American owned school offering the 4-week, 120 hour internationally recognized TEFL certificate course. Become certified to teach English abroad and receive job guidance worldwide from our experienced staff. Visit our website to see what our graduates have to say about the program. Teach & Travel Worldwide with TEFL Worldwide Prague. Contact info@teflworldwideprague.com

    JOB SEARCH

    CIEE.org - Teach abroad in Chile, China, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Morocco, Peru, Portugal, Senegal, South Korea, Spain, Vietnam and Thailand.

    API - Austin-based company that pre-arranges and guarantees placements for individuals and groups to work, intern, volunteer, teach, take cultural classes and travel abroad. We offer programs to Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe or Latin America, including major medical traveler’s insurance, housing & visa assistance, and pre-departure and local support. Our team has traveled and managed operations in over 70 countries and has developed wonderful relationships and programs with local operators to provide quality and personalized service.

    Dave’s ESL Cafe - The Internet’s meeting place for ESL & EFL teachers and students from around the world. Job search resources as well as useful bulletin board exchange where you can read, ask questions and contribute to discussions about working abroad in general or specific programs or geographic locations.

    Disney English - Teach English in China through a unique program. If you have a passion for children and a passion for Disney, learn about  this two-year, paid program.

    EnglishTeacherChina.com - Small, American-owned placement company that provides individualized, ongoing support for you the entire time you’re in China; recruits for primary, middle and high schools, preschools, English training companies and universities all over China. No teacher certification required. Free online TEFL/TESOL certification for all placed teachers.

    ESLAuthority.com - Site dedicated to the online teaching industry with the goal of providing job listings, information and resources for users

    Footprints Recruiting - Footprints Recruiting is a professional recruiting agency started by and for teachers. Find out about full-time opportunities to teach English abroad in countries around the world.

    GoldStar TEFL Recruitment - Articles, blogs and teacher profiles about living and teaching English in China

    InterExchange Working Abroad - A non-profit organization that offers International Internship, Language School, International Volunteer, Teaching English, Au Pair and Work & Travel programs for U.S. citizens to work and travel abroad. Most programs include pre-arranged housing and work placements, so participants know where they’ll be living and working before leaving the U.S. Our more flexible programs offer job placement and housing resources as needed while the participant travels within the country.

    The International Educator - A non-profit publication listing hundreds of teaching jobs in ads placed by over 200 overseas American and international schools around the world.

    JET Programme - The Japanese Exchange and Teaching Programme seeks to enhance internationalization in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between Japan and other nations. The program offers opportunities to serve in local government organizations as well as public and private junior and senior high schools.

    The Miracle Foundation - Austin-based social entrepreneurs revolutionizes the way orphanages are run worldwide, starting in India. Among other internship opportunities, volunteers can teach English.

    Search Associates - One of the largest overseas school placement organizations in the world, and works closely with teachers and schools from all over the globe.

    TeachAway - Teach Away, North America’s leading teacher placement organization, offers a wide variety of international jobs at Ministries of Education and Top Private Schools around the globe. Each year, hundreds of graduates explore the world and experience a new culture through Teach Away’s international teaching programs.

    teflSearch.com - Job search site with database of postings as well as extensive information about what teaching abroad is, how to get qualified, tips for getting hired, what to expect on the job, etc.

    TESall.com - A unique vertical search portal that allows users to simultaneously search ESL job boards across the Internet for specific types of teaching positions in countries worldwide. Using TESall.com streamlines the job search process by only producing results as defined by the user’s individual goals or requirements.

    World Teach - Non-profit, non-governmental organization that provides opportunities for individuals to make a meaningful contribution to international education by living and working as volunteer teachers in developing countries.

    International Job Opportunities

    Diversity Directory - International directory with job listings in Asia, Europe and Latin America and international human resources information.

    Educational Programmes Abroad - European and Australian internships offered.

    Intrax - Intrax is a globally-oriented company that provides a lifetime of high quality educational, work and volunteer programs that connect people and cultures. Intrax has operations in more than 100 countries worldwide and offers diverse educational and cultural programs including: high school exchange, international au pairs, language classes, volunteer opportunities, leadership programs, and work and internship placements.

    ISA (International Studies Abroad) Internships - In Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia/New Zealand.

    Overseasjobs.com - Tools to help you get an overseas jobs, including job postings open to non-residents of your target country.

    Jobs in Asia

    Indeed.com’s Asian sites - One search.  All jobs.

    Adzuna in India - A job search site that aims to list every job vacancy found online.

    Glassdoor India https://www.glassdoor.co.in/index.htm

    Jobs in Australia

    Adzuna -  A job search site that aims to list every job vacancy found online. 

    ApplyDirect - Direct postings from employers in Australia only, no recruiting agencies.

    Glassdoor Australia https://www.glassdoor.com.au/index.htm

    Indeed.com Australia - One search. All jobs. 

    Jobs in Canada

    Adzuna - A job search site that aims to list every job vacancy found online.

    Canadajobs.com - Links to job databases, government job banks, newsgroups, employment agencies, and companies that have Canadian job listings on their homepages.

    Glassdoor Canada https://www.glassdoor.ca/index.htm

    Indeed.com Canada - One search.  All jobs.

    WowJobs.ca - WowJobs has become Canada’s largest and most comprehensive job search site. We pull from 6,000 different sources resulting in us find employment opportunities others don’t.

    Jobs in Europe

    Adzuna - A job search site that aims to list every job vacancy found online. Adzuna boasts more listings than any other job site in the UK. As well as our job listings, Adzuna makes job search better by offering free unique features such as Value My CV and Jobsworth (a salary estimator for the hundreds of thousands of jobs that don’t list a salary). In addition to the UK site, Adzuna also offers sites for:

    Financial Times (Europe) - Gives financial and career information for European countries.

    Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies. What sets us apart is our “employee generated content” – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes the companies themselves. Now with over 10 million pieces of content, you have all the information you might need to make your next career decision.
     
    Glassdoor Austria: https://www.glassdoor.at/index.htm
    Glassdoor Belgium (Dutch language): https://nl.glassdoor.be/index.htm
    Glassdoor Belgium (French language):  https://fr.glassdoor.be/index.htm
    Glassdoor Netherlands: https://www.glassdoor.nl/index.htm

    Glassdoor Switzerland (German language): https://de.glassdoor.ch/index.htm
    Glassdoor Switzerland (French language): https://fr.glassdoor.ch/index.htm
    Glassdoor UK: https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/index.htm

    Graduate-Jobs.com - Based in the UK, this site is updated daily with jobs from a wide range of companies. There is no fee for job seekers to apply.

    EuroJobs.com

    EURES - The European Job Mobility Portal - European Employment Services is a cooperation network designed to facilitate the free movement of workers within the European Economic Area; Switzerland is also involved. Partners in the network include public employment services, trade union and employers’ organizations. The network is coordinated by the European Commission. Some positions are limited to EU country workers.

    Indeed.com’s European sites - One search.  All jobs.

    JobSearch.ie - For jobs in Ireland and extensive information for the Irish job seeker. This site also encompasses a search for accommodations.

    EuroPages - Search engine with a multi-country capacity with multi-language queries.

    Life and Business in the EU - Information about work, retirement, education, healthcare, consumer rights, driving, and more.

    Internships in Europe - University of Rochester has programs in England, France, Germany, Belgium and Spain

    Russian and Eastern European Institute - Job and internship opportunities

    Jobs in Latin America

    Indeed.com’s Latin American sites - One search.  All jobs.

    Adzuna in Brazil - A job search site that aims to list every vacancy online.

    Volunteering Abroad

    Amigos de las Americas - Amigos de las Américas inspires and builds young leaders through collaborative community development and immersion in cross-cultural experiences.

    Cross-Cultural Solutions is a recognized leader in the field of international volunteering. An international not-for-profit organization with no political or religious affiliations, CCS operates in 12 countries. Cross-Cultural Solutions volunteers make a meaningful contribution to the community by working side-by-side with local people, while gaining a new perspective and insight into the culture and themselves. The volunteer work is with carefully selected Partner Programs, all of which are dynamic and inspiring community-led initiatives. Volunteers enjoy the flexibility of choosing start dates year-round and programs from 1-12 weeks long. CCS offers international volunteer and intern programs in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Morocco, Peru, Russia, South Africa Tanzania, and Thailand.

    API - Pre-arranges and guarantees placements for individuals and groups to work, intern, volunteer, teach, take cultural classes and travel abroad. We offer programs to Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe or Latin America, including major medical traveler’s insurance, housing and visa assistance, and pre-departure and local support. Our team has traveled and managed operations in over 70 countries, and has developed wonderful relationships and programs with local operators to provide quality and personalized service.

    The Language Travel Company.com - In addition to language immersion programs for Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Greek, Chinese, Russian, and Arabic, this organization offers volunteer abroad opportunities in Latin America and Russia.

    LoveVolunteers.org - Not-for-profit program fees for fun, rewarding, safe and affordable volunteering opportunities in developing countries around the world.

    Peace Corps - How far are you willing to go to make a difference?

    Restless Development - Spend 4-10 months in Africa or Asia in partnership with young people from these regions.

    Volunteer World - Featuring 500+ volunteer programs and 600+ social projects in more than 70 countries, www.volunteerworld.com is a one-stop resource for volunteer abroad opportunities. Filter your search by location, volunteer category and budget and transparently compare projects. With our preselection of partner organisations around the world we ascertain the high quality of the projects on our platform.

  • Many SU graduates work in organizations including non-profits, education, government and ministry. Following are some sites that describe careers in this field and provide leads for specific organizations with which students may want to get involved.

    The Ultimate Non-Profit Job Guide: 97 Job Boards That Cover It All

    Addiction-Counselors.com - Designed to assist students at all levels of education who are interested in preparing themselves to meet their state’s addiction counseling requirements. Simplify and expedite the search for requirements and efficiently find application materials, education requirements, supervision requirements, professional organizations and additional state specific requirements. Also find the most recent news and happenings in addiction counseling from around the globe.

    AmeriCorps - A program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Search for positions nationwide.

    BestCollege’s Careers for Psychology Majors - Features an overview of common specializations within the field, information on both core and outside-the-box career paths and an exclusive interview with a licensed psychologist.

    Blue Avocado -  Online magazine for community nonprofits. Includes link for best non-profit search sites (though the article is from 2011)

    CareersinPsychology.org - We strive to be the number one resource for young minds – much like yours – in search of information about psychology careers, psychology education, psychology internships, and psychology jobs, as well as licensure information. Our website is the one place on the Internet that offers all of this information in an easy to find and easy to read format.

    DeepSweep.com - Nationwide database of non-profit jobs

    Devex - Source for NGO recruiting, international development jobs, international development tenders and procurements, and foreign aid relief news from World Bank, USAID, DFID and United Nations and more.

    FoundationCenter.org - Helps grant seekers and includes a list of foundations that could employ fundraisers, grantwriters and others interested in philanthropy.

    Guidestar.org - A national database of non-profit organizations containing contact information and short descriptions. Tool for researching organizations.

    Idealist.org - Search for non-profit jobs, internships and volunteer positions nationwide. Get career-related advice on resumes, job search, graduate study and more, related to non-profit work.

    IDEX Accelerator - The mission of the IDEX Accelerator is to identify, train and retain a pipeline of experienced practitioners for the social enterprise sector. IDEX achieves this goal by identifying the common thread between local and global fellows- the appreciation for social innovation and passion for social impact.  IDEX fellows gain hands-on experience addressing the needs of a growing enterprise while earning a Professional Certification in Social Enterprise from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

    Independent Sector.org - Independent Sector is a coalition of leading non-profits, foundations and corporations strengthening not-for-profit initative, philanthropy and citizen action. Research issues related to non-profits.

    InterAction.org - InterAction is the largest alliance of US-based international development and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations.

    MastersinPscyhologyguide.com - Compare 70+ psychology careers

    National Council of Nonprofits - A membership organization of state and regional associates that represent thousands of non-profits throughout the country. Research policy issues and locate state associations and their member organizations.

    PsychologyDegree411.com - The Guide to Careers in Psychology is a free resource for students looking to enter or advance in the psychology field, with in-depth school and career advice articles, profiles of psychology degree programs, and state-by-state guides to licensure. We interview psychology professors and practicing psychologists to gain insights to share with students about careers in psychology. We also provide resources for recent and approaching graduates, such as our job board that displays new job openings every day.

    SocialWorkGuide.org - How to Become a Social Worker: A Quick Guide seeks to answer your most important questions about the social work field as a whole, salary and job figures, possible educational paths, and the best schools in the field. 

    Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations (TANO) - TANO is a 501(c)(3) organization that works to serve, support, and strengthen the Texas nonprofit sector. Find general information about non-profits, job resources, policy and legislation information and much more.

    United Way/Capital Area - Database of non-profit volunteer opportunities in the Austin area. Volunteering can be a great networking tool, as well as helping you build skills.  

    WorldWideLearn’s Non-Profit Management Careers - See also links on our Careers in Public Service page for local, state and federal government careers and our Education page for K-12 and higher education jobs in Texas, across the country and internationally.

    Young Nonprofit Professionals Network

  • Federal, state and local governments offer career opportunities to serve the public good.

    Note, for federal employment, “intern” often refers to paid, post-graduate experiences that let job seekers and agencies test the fit before finalizing permanent employment. Students should look at federal agency websites for Student Temporary Employment (STEP) options and Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) options.

    AIR FORCE CIVILIAN CAREERS

    The US Air Force employs more than 150,000 civilians in a full range of occupations (e.g. financial management, computers, communications, sports/fitness recreation management, education, human resources, child development, history, and much more.)

     

    BESTPLACESTOWORK.ORG

    Most comprehensive and authoritative rating of employee satisfaction in the federal government.

    CALL TO SERVE

    Find out how you can make a difference by working for the federal government. Research employment, internships and tools to help make you a more effective in your federal employment job search. 

    CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS.COM

    Criminal justice is a dynamic field, encompassing over 50 different career paths, and despite the bad economy, the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook says that there’s a great outlook for the Criminal Justice field through 2016. We’ve researched over 1,800 schools across the US to bring you the most complete directory on the web of Criminal Justice degree and certificate programs (over 6,800 of them).

    DISCOVERCRIMINALJUSTICE.COM 

    Includes career articles and interviews with criminal justice experts, professors, and recent graduates and directory of more than 5,000 accredited criminal justice programs, compiled by hand using data collected from the U.S. Department of Education and school administrators.

    FEDERAL JOBS NET CAREER CENTER

    Resources for individuals seeking jobs in the government, including job listings.

    FIRESCIENCE.ORG

    Fire Science Online offers career and education guides focused on public service and safety careers including firefighting, law enforcement, forestry, and paramedics to name a few.  Each guide contains career and salary information, a school search tool, internships, scholarships, and other related educational information.  

    GUIDE TO PUBLIC SERVICE

    Fire Science Online offers a comprehensive overview of public service careers, including public administration, education, emergency management, safety/security, etc.

    GOGOVERNMENT.ORG

    Partnership for Public Service (non-profit group dedicated to promoting federal employment) site helping students navigate the federal job search process. 

    MPA DEGREE.ORG

    Advocates for public administration worldwide

    OPPORTUNITIES IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS

    This site lists Washington, DC, metro area positions biweekly in Public Relations, Communications, Government Affairs, Legislation, Public Policy and Print and Broadcast Journalism on Capitol Hill, in non-profits, think tanks, corporations and federal agencies.

    PATHWAYS

    Since 2012, streamlined programs help students and recent graduates get started in the Federal workforce.

    PRESIDENTIAL MANAGEMENT FELLOWS (PMF) PROGRAM

    A paid, 2-year, full-time developmental internship for college graduates, the PMF program allows an appointed fellow the opportunity to convert to a regular federal civil service position upon fellowship completion.

    SO YOU WANT MY JOB: FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER

    A helpful interview with a young diplomat working for the U.S. Department of State about his job in the Foreign Service.

    USA.GOV

    The U.S. Government’s official web portal; includes an A-Z index of all federal agencies.

    USA JOBS

    U.S. Government’s official site for jobs and employment information. Try the “Federal Jobs by College Major” feature.

    WORK IN TEXAS

    Searchable database of all state agency jobs in Te

  • The information in the links below should provide you with a general overview of a variety of ministry opportunities. This is by no means a complete list of all information, but it is a resource to help you figure out where to begin.  All students considering ministry careers, regardless of faith tradition, are encouraged to visit with the University Chaplain, who leads the pre-ministry program at Southwestern.

    SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PRE-MINISTRY PROGRAM

    Designed for students who are exploring a call to ordained ministry, lay ministry and other forms of church leadership and ministry, the program includes students from a variety of backgrounds, churches and theological outlooks. 

    INTERNSHIPS

    ChristianVolunteering.org - Search for summer internships, short-term missions and one- to three-year ministry internships.

    Catholic Volunteer Network - Faith-based (open to all faiths) short- and long-term opportunities around the world through more than 200 member organizations.

    UrbanMinistry.org - Search urban ministry job postings

    JOB SEARCH

    ChristianJobs.com and ChurchStaffing.com - Employment sites focused on helping faith-minded job seekers find opportunities with churches, businesses, non-profits, and organizations. Our resources include free job searches, resume writing services, career development, and interview tips.

    ORGANIZATIONS

    List of student religious organizations on Southwestern’s campus.

    MISSIONS

    This page will supply you with different mission opportunities around the world.

  • LGBTQ Community

    Information on Rights


    Human Rights Campaign

    National Center for Transgender Equality

    The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

    Job Search

    The Advocate - Offers job and internship opportunities at The Advocate and Out Magazine companies based in Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY.

    DiversityInc Top Companies for LGBT Employees (scroll down)

    Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund Internships - The only national organization whose central mission is to increase the number of outstanding openly LGBT public servants at all levels of government.

    Gayellow Pages - USA & CANADA directory of organizations, businesses, resources, etc. for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersexed and generally Queer Community

    Human Rights Campaign Workplace Resources

    LinkedIn GLBT Professionals (and Friends) (includes job board)

    National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

    National Gay and Lesbian Task Force - Provides information on events, publications, and policies at the national level and at the local level. There are possible employment and internship opportunities with the organization at their offices in Washington, New York, Cambridge and Los Angeles. Fellowships and work-study are also provided.

    Out and Equal - LGBT Career Link

    OUTforWork.org

    ProGayJobs.com - Dedicated to the employment needs of the GLBT professional workforce.

    Texas State University Career Services - Great list of informational interview questions to ask about prospective employers, as well as other resource links.

    Career Planning
     

    UPenn’s Career Planning and Job Search Guide for LGBT Students and Alumni  - Information on deciding how out you want to be, researching organization policies and climates, resume writing, interview strategies and coming out on the job.

    Workplace
     

    The Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network - This online resource combines news items of relevance to the gay community with larger workplace issues.

    Human Rights Campaign’s Coming Out at Work Toolkit

    Pride At Work - Mobilizes mutual support between the organized Labor Movement (AFL-CIO) and the LGBT Community around organizing for social and economic justice.

    Trans Road Map Transition at Work Resources

    People of Color

    American Indian Science and Engineering Society - National, nonprofit organization which nurtures building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values. Through its educational programs, AISES provides opportunities for American Indians and Native Alaskans to pursue studies in science, engineering, and technology arenas.

    The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management - A consortium that awards 200 full fellowships annually to students of color seeking advancement in the business field. This year the Consortium will offer 400 full fellowships to students who qualify for study at one of the member schools.

    Diversity Employers - Career development issues for African-American students and alumni

    Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program - Apply for semester or summer internships in the public or private sectors.

    iHispano.com - The leading source for Hispanic and bilingual professionals. Search for positions, create a resume and read career-related articles.

    INROADS - Non-profit organization that trains and develops talented young people of color for professional careers in business and industry.

    Institute for Responsible Citizenship - Great summer leadership program for talented African American male college sophomores. 

    Latpro.com - Leading source for Spanish/English and Portuguese/English bilinguals throughout the Americas.

    National Association of Asian American Professionals - Serves to educate not only our members through professional development but also raise Asian American awareness in corporate America and ensure that Asian Americans are included in diversity programs.

    NemNet - National minority recruitment firm committed to helping schools and organizations in the identification and recruitment of minority candidates. Free membership includes: E-mail notifications of new job listings and upcoming career fairs; access to a network of employers and on-line resources; free consultation; complementary/discounted passes to events sponsored by nemnet.com and its affiliates.

    Open Education Database’s Scholarship Guide - Funding resources for African-American students 

    Saludos.com - Job search resources targeting Latinos and highlighting bilingual opportunities

    SEO-Sponsors for Educational Opportunity - Provides talented college students of color with orientation, training, internships, and on-going career and professional development in many challenging fields, including philanthropy, information technology, law and investment banking.

    Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science - Encourage Chicano/Latino and Native American students to pursue graduate education and obtain the advanced degrees necessary for research careers and science teaching professions at all levels.

    People with Disabilities

    Americans with Disabilities Act Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment

    American Council of the Blind - Job Connection - A listing of jobs nationwide, by category (rehabilitation agencies, media, etc.).

    CollegeInternshipProgram.com - CIP’s full-year postsecondary programs provide young adults with Asperger’s, High-Functioning Autism, ADHD, Nonverbal and other Learning Differences with the social, academic, career and life skills necessary for success.

    Community Options - Provides the services and supports that empower people with disabilities to live as independently as possible, including providing the evaluations, support and follow-up required to assist individuals with pursuing employment taking into consideration the needs of individuals with disabilities. Free.

    Federal Employment of People with Disabilities - This page explains Federal policies toward hiring people with disabilities and workplace accommodation, and provides detailed instructions for people with disabilities who are interested in applying for a job in the Federal government.

    Job Accommodation Network - A free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employability of people with disabilities.

    Learning Disabilities Association of America - Resources for adults

    Mobility International USA - Empowers people with disabilities around the world through international exchange and international development. Look for downloadable booklet: “Preparing for an International Career: Pathways for People with Disabilities”.

    National Business and Disability Council - This resource, primarily targeted for employers but also useful for job seekers, has the benefit of national recognition. The site sets itself up as the leading resource for employers seeking to integrate people with disabilities into the workplace and companies seeking to reach them in the consumer marketplace.

    The National Federation of the Blind

    Office of Disability Employment Policy - This federal office’s website offers valuable information and tips, as well as access to join a database of candidates sent to employers, for job seekers with disabilities.

    Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities

    Veterans

    Veterans’ Guide to Getting Hired - LearnHowToBecome’s website with a variety of resources. Key elements of the guide include:

    - Job search tools for veterans
    - Unique job search challenges faced by veterans
    - Various vocational rehabilitation programs for vets

    Government Agencies

    Air Force Civilian Careers 

    Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity Careers Factsheet - DHS has the lead for the federal government for securing civilian government computer systems, and works with industry and state, local, tribal and territorial governments to secure critical infrastructure and information systems.  The DHS Cyber Factsheet provides an overview of DHS’ mission in protecting the nation’s cyber space and our commitment to veterans.

    Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) - Includes link to help candidates identify companies which may automatically grant interviews to guard and/or reserve members. 

    FedsHireVets.gov - One-stop resource for Federal veteran employment information

    Hero2Hired -  For Reserve Component service members to connect to and find jobs with military-friendly companies, H2H also offers career exploration tools, military-to-civilian skills translations, education and training resources, as well as a mobile app. Support for H2H is provided through the Department of Defense’s Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program.

    The Military Wallet: Assistance with translating military experience into civilian terms to effectively write resume job descriptions.

    My Next Move for Veterans - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this site helps you explore career options.

    Texas Veterans Commission - Employment assistance

    Texas Veterans Leadership Program, Texas Workforce Commission - Employment resources and referrals

    Troops to Teachers - Troops to Teachers is a U.S. Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed.

    US Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service

    US Department of Veteran Affairs - Dedicated to Vet Success in transition, at work, on campus, at home, in the community and for the veteran’s family. SU students can contact the representatives at ACC or TAMU Central Texas.

    VA for Vets - VA for Vets helps Veterans and transitioning Military Service Members find federal or non-profit careers. TheVA for Vets Career Center tools provide opportunities to translate military skills, build federal resumes and search and apply for open positions. VA for Vets is the flagship initiative of the Veteran Employment Services Office (VESO). Also, Career Center Coaches are available 24/7 at 1-855-VA4VETS (824-8387).

    Private Sector Resources


    BradleyMorris.com
     - Largest military job placement firm in the U.S.

    ClearanceJobs.com

    Job Opportunities for Disabled American Veterans

    Military.com - Job board powered by Monster.com

    The Mission Continues - The Mission Continues awards community service fellowships to post-9/11 veterans, empowering them to transform their own lives by serving others and directly impacting their communities. Mission Continues Fellows serve for six months at a local nonprofit organization addressing key educational, environmental or social issues. 

    RecruitMilitary.com

    TAOnline.com - Largest source of transition assistance online 

    TransitionCareers.com - Technical and security clearance career fairs for the DoD and intelligence community

    VetJobs.com

    Education


    Continuing Education Resources for Veterans - article from Accredited Colleges online

    Resumes

    The Veteran’s Guide to Developing Resumes - The National Association of Colleges and Employers provides great tips for veterans moving into civilian careers.

    Women

    Advancing Women - Skills-building organization, supporting success in the workplace through strategy and mentoring which help route around traditional barriers.

    Association for Women in Computing - Non-profit professional organization for women and men who have an interest in information and technology. The Association is dedicated to the advancement of women in the technology fields.

    Black Career Women’s Network - LinkedIn group of national networking organization dedicated to supporting the professional development of African-American women.

    Catalyst - Helping to build inclusive environments for women at work.

    Feminist.com - Women’s Careers and Professional Organizations - Site with a multitude of links to various careers, sites, and information of interest.

    Feminist Majority Foundation Internships - Develops creative long-term strategies and permanent solutions for the pervasive social, political, and economic obstacles facing women. Provides internship opportunities in feminism and public policy.

    Meetup.com - List of meet-ups of women who are entrepreneurs

    National Partnership for Women and Families - Nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that uses public education and advocacy to promote fairness in the workplace, quality health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.

    Women’s Bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor - Promotes profitable employment opportunities for women, to empower them by enhancing their skills and improving their working conditions, and to provide employers with more alternatives to meet their labor needs.

    Women For Hire - Job fairs nationwide targeting women for business and industry positions

  • Disclosing Salary Requirements - TheBalanceCareers.com offers advice on when and how to disclose salary requirements and history.

    Wages by Area and Occupation - Use the Bureau of Labor Statistics and find average earnings for an industry.

    NACE Salary Calculator - The National Association of Colleges and Employers, via Educate to Career, offers the most accurate compensation data available.

    GlassDoor.com - Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies. What sets us apart is our “employee generated content” – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes the companies themselves. Now with nearly 3 million salaries and reviews, you have all the information you might need to make your next career decision.

    LinkedIn’s salary tool

    PayScale Salary Negotiation Guide - PayScale’s team of career and compensation experts have put together a free, easy-to-follow Salary Negotiation Guide that’s perfect for college students who are about to embark on their careers and want to start off earning the salary they deserve. The guide is completely free, and contains guides, scripts, and articles on how to Research, Strategize, and Negotiate your first salary. 

    Salary Expert - National and international salary information.

    Salary.com - Look up salary information for by geographic area.

    Job Star - Links to more than 300 general and profession-specific salary survey sites.

    CareerOneStop - Search for salaries by career area and geographic location.

    Relocation Resources

    123Movers.com - A free service that offers job hunters quotes from local, long-distance and international moving companies that can handle their relocation needs.

    Allied Van Lines’ Packing Calculator - The largest moving company in North America which also offer storage solutions offers this valuable, free resource.

    Atlas Van Line’s “How to Move” tips

    CityTownInfo.com - Offers an extensive set of employment data organized by both profession and city location. Students can explore career options by finding cities offering the strongest opportunities for a selected profession, finding professions in a city paying the best relative to national trends and that are most popular, learning about a city’s demographics, economics, culture, schools, housing, climate, and more.

    CNNMoney.Com’s Cost of Living Calculator

    MoneyGeek.com’s Cost of Living Calculator - Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), this calculator visually compares earning power for roughly 800 BLS occupations in hundreds of U.S. cities to living expenses in those cities. The calculator also pulls in demographic data to give a snapshot of life in each city — and it lets you see all this information across four cities at one time.

    MoveBudda.com - Moving is frequently listed in the top 5 of life’s most stressful events. We are trying to make it easier. moveBuddha is a completely free service that lets you compare costs of hiring a moving company, renting a trip or using a shipping container options from one specific location to another.

    Moving to NYC Guide - StreetEasy offers a cost of living calculator, numerous tips for living in New York City and rental listings.

    MovingGuru.com’s Moving Guide - Online information portal for moving related resources

    The following sites are among those that help you find an apartment in numerous cities across the U.S., find moving resources, insurance and more:

    North American Van Line’s Moving Tips - Numerous blog posts with advice about preparing to and conducting a move.

    NerdWallet.com’s Cost of Living Calculator - Compares both qualitative and quantitative data from 300 of the most populous US cities and allows users to segment the data based on their demographic i.e. if they are a student or recent graduate. Students learn how their living expenses, like rent, healthcare, and entertainment, will affect their salaries.

    SmartAsset’s Rent vs. Buy Calculator - SmartAsset, a financial technology company, offers personal finance advice through free, interactive calculators. This free tool helps people compare the costs of renting vs. buying over time and does not require visitors to create an account.

    United Van Lines’ Moving Tips

  • LINKEDIN

    Research more than three million companies with LinkedIn pages and more than 500 million worldwide users.

    JOBSTR.COM

    Ask people anything about their jobs on this entirely non-commercial job-related Q&A site.  The Q&A on Jobstr tends to reach beyond general salary/hours questions to more introspective issues like personal fulfillment, and work-life balance.

    VAULT

    Mega career information site!

    UNIVERSUM’S AMERICA’S MOST ATTRACTIVE EMPLOYERS

    Explore companies by industry area

  • JIGYO.COM

    List of Austin-area professional organizations

    DIRECTORY OF ASSOCIATIONS

    SU STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

    Southwestern University has several pre-professional organizations. Student contacts change periodically. See the Student Activities website for links to all SU student organizations, including those below, and contact information for each group:

    • Accounting Association
    • Alpha Kappa Psi (Business)
    • American Chemical Society
    • Art Association
    • Association of Computing Machinery
    • Athletic Training Students’ Association
    • Beta Beta Beta (Biological Sciences)
    • Delta Omicron (Music)
    • Financial Analyst Program (Finance/Investing)
    • Kinesiology Society
    • Mathematical Association of America
    • OASIS (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • Phi Alpha Theta (History)
    • Political Science Society
    • Pre-Dental Society
    • Pre-Law Society

Graduate & Professional School

  • Find a school/program

    FIND A GRAD SCHOOL

    U.S. News’ site that lets you search for law, business and medical schools or engineering and education programs.

    GRADSCHOOLS.COM

    The most comprehensive online source of graduate school information

    INTERNATIONAL COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

    International education directory including 7000 Universities and Colleges in 200 countries.

    MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION’S ADVICE TO GRADUATE STUDENTS

    Advice for prospective English and modern language graduate students in MA and PhD programs.

    PHDS.ORG

    Profiles of more than 4900 doctoral programs across 59 fields to help you evaluate and decide on a school to attend.

    PETERSON’S GUIDE

    Peterson’s Guide website with information about graduate, business, law and medical schools.

    Admission and advice

    ACCREDITEDCOLLEGESONLINE.COM’S GETTING INTO GRADUATE SCHOOL ADVICE

    A former instructor for Kaplan, grad student and essay consultant offers some advice free as well as the option of purchasing his complete print guide. Contains an excellent section with resources and additional links.

    ESSAYEDGE.COM SAMPLE STATEMENTS

    Offers before and after examples of edited essays for graduate, law, medicine and MBA programs. Note that this site also offers fee-based resume editing.

    STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

    This site has great advice on writing a personal statement and takes you through each step of the process.

    GRADVOCATES ADMISSION EDITING AND CONSULTING

    This site offers great free articles about brainstorming and writing personal statements. They also offer inexpensive editing services for everything from personal statements to resumes to scholarship essays.

    GOING ON TO GRAD SCHOOL

    Is grad school really the right step for your future? If so, how do you get there? The National Association of Colleges and Employers’ Job Choices article helps you evaluate the decision.

    Financial Aid

    PAYING FOR GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL

    CollegeAffordabilityGuide.com’s comprehensive resource

    FINANCIAL AID FOR GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL

    FinAid.org’s resources

    STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS

    University of South Carolina Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs’ searchable directory of national fellowships.

    GRANTS FOR INDIVIDUALS

    Michigan State University Libraries’ web site, grouped by academic interest, type of population, academic level, etc.

    Entrance exam preparation

    PRACTICE GRE TESTS FROM LEARNING EXPRESS

    Via the SU library, this direct link only works from on campus. Otherwise, log in through the SU library page > Databases A-Z > LearningExpress Library > go to All Centers menu tab at top and choose College Center > use the right arrow to tab over to Prepare for Graduate School Admission Exams > defaults to GMAT, but use the left-hand navigation bar to select for GRE (as well as LSAT and PCAT).

    BEST GRE PREP COURSE REVIEWS

    The Reviews.com research team produced a list of 22 GRE prep course companies and chose the seven top companies to review based on 34 of the most important features.

    GRE PREP FROM SYVUM

    Provides tests and quizzes in a highly interactive environment, which students can access for free.

    GRE STUDY GUIDE

    Very thorough plan of action for studying for the GRE by Magoosh, an EdTech company providing affordable, online test prep.

    GMAT PREP FROM SYVUM

    Provides tests and quizzes in a highly interactive environment, which students can access for free.

    KAPLAN

    Major nationwide test-prep provider. A comprehensive site with separate links for graduate, business, law and medical school. Test prep courses and study materials for sale.

    PRINCETON REVIEW ONLINE

    Major nationwide test-prep provider, offering graduate and professional school information, test prep courses and study materials.

    CHEGG GRE TEST PREP

    Free GRE prep resources and links to test prep courses and study resources for sale.

    RANKINGS.COM

    Website dedicated to conducting thorough, unbiased research about products, services, and industries, to create a place where readers can acquire information and learn insights that can empower their every decision. This site reviews every GRE prep course offered nationwide, both online and in-person, evaluating 7 core factors and offers a tool that lets students create their own methodology/criteria to help evaluate and compare their researched data.
     

    TESTMASTERS

    Testmasters is one of the fastest-growing test preparation companies in the country.  They offer classroom courses, online courses, and private 1-on-1 courses for a variety of exams including the GRE, GMAT, and LSAT.  Recently they made our online grading resources free to the public. Students can take publicly available exams, submit their responses for online grading, and receive feedback along with a professionally printed score report at no charge.  The website also offers free essay grading.  Previously such access would have required students to enroll in a professional test prep course costing hundreds of dollars.

    EXAM FOCUS

    Free practice GRE and other entrance exams

  • AUDIOLOGY

    American Academy of Audiology

    CHIROPRACTIC MEDICINE

    Association of Chiropractic Colleges

    DENTISTRY

    American Dental Association - Learn about dental careers and the educational paths to attaining them.

    American Dental Education Association - Links to dental schools and the Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS)

    American Student Dental Association - Membership information and publications for dental and pre-dental students

    GoDental.org - Provides pre-dental students advice for entering the field, introduces them to the world of dentistry through mentorships and offers direction for navigating the application process

    GENETIC COUNSELING

    National Society of Genetic Counselors - Career information and links to genetics counseling programs

    HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

    Association of University Programs in Health Administration - Links to graduate health administration program

    MEDICINE

    American Association of Medical Colleges - Find information on applying to medical school, taking the MCAT, requesting information and more.

    American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) - Everything you need to know about applying to osteopathic programs around the country, including the ability to apply online through AACOM Application Service.

    American Association of Naturopathic Physicians - Physician locator, state licensing information, and links to naturopathic schools

    AAMC’s Aspiring Docs - Individual stories in podcasts and advice on everything from MCAT to finances

    American Medical Association - Career information

    American Medical College Application Service - Applying to med school outside of Texas?  Start here with this centralized application service!

    American Medical Student Association - Membership information, student reviews of medical schools, and a premed guide

    Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) - Created by the Texas Legislature, this program supports and encourages highly qualified, economically disadvantaged Texas resident students pursuing a medical education.  Apply as a first-year to earn financial support, mentoring and personal assistance, hands-on experience and guaranteed admission to a Texas medical school if you meet all program requirements.

    Princeton Review Medical School Information - Includes information on deciding on a medical school, researching medical schools, taking the MCAT, applying to schools, paying for medical school and more.

    Student Doctor Network - Information for medical students about applying to med school, surviving in med school, medical news, interns and residency programs and more. You can also buy text books, CDs, medical software. This is a site you can use all through your medical school tenure. Also contains resources for other health professions areas.

    Student National Medical Association - Resources, journal and conference aimed at Black medical and pre-medical students

    Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service - If you’re applying to medical or dental school in Texas, this page is where you start!

    U.S. News Graduate Education: Medical School - This site has great articles for anyone headed to med school or pursuing a job in the health industry, as well as ranking information.

    University of Michigan’s Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) Preparation Prezi - Learn about a special style of med school interviews through this Prezi/YouTube presentation.

    NURSING

    American Association of Colleges of Nursing - Career and admissions information and links to nursing programs

    Nursing.org - Provides individuals with informative and accurate information to help guide them in their educational and career decisions. Each resource has been reviewed by leaders in the field and builds on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the American Nurses Association, and organizations within the specialization.

    NursingExplorer.com’s Nursing Career Guide - Additional helpful links on other pages, too!

    NurseJournal.org - Scholarship and publishing opportunity

    Nursing Profiles at NursingSchools.net - Helpful list of dozens of different kinds of nursing careers

    Nurse.org Career Guides:

    NursingSchool411.com: Descriptions of different nursing roles and interviews with current professionals

    Nursing Specialties (out of hospital) - Overview of position descriptions for nursing career options

    RegisteredNursing.org - A nursing advocacy organization that aims to enable nurses and future nurses in their path towards a long and rewarding career by providing free support resources, such as info on nursing programs, career paths, salary, job search, resumes, licensing exams and more.

    NUTRITION

    American Society for Nutrition - Links to graduate programs

    OPTOMETRY

    American Optometric Association

    Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry - Information about optometry education.

    PHARMACY

    American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

    Pharmacy School Admissions Requirements

    Practice PCAT Tests - Via the SU library, this direct link only works from on campus. Otherwise, log in through the SU library page > Databases A-Z > LearningExpress Library > go to All Centers menu tab at top and choose College Center > use the right arrow to tab over to Prepare for Graduate School Admission Exams > defaults to GMAT, but use the left-hand navigation bar to select for PCAT (as well as LSAT and GRE).

    PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

    American Academy of Physician Assistants - Learn about how to become a physician assistant and the career field.

    PA Focus - The Physician Assistant Education Association’s site on careers, admission information and links to PA programs, as well as the Central Application Service for PAs

    PA Shadow Online - Matches PAs with students who are looking for shadowing experiences. Students need to register at the site to access potential PAs in their region. Some PA programs may also keep a list of their graduates who are willing to provide shadowing experiences for area students or applicants.

     

    PODIATRY

    American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine - Career and admission information and links to podiatric programs and the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Application Service

    American Podiatric Medical Association - Career and education information for prospective podiatrists.

    PHYSICAL/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

    American Occupational Therapy Association - Information for prospective students about OT careers and education.

    American Physical Therapy Association - Information for prospective students about PT careers and education.

    APTA’s Move Toward a Physical Therapy Career presentation

    How to Become a Physical Therapist.org - List by state of all level of PT training programs.  Direct links to schools.

    PUBLIC HEALTH

    Association of Schools of Public Health - Links to schools; career information at www.aspph.org/discover/

    CareersinPublicHealth.net - Features salary comparisons, articles, directory of graduate programs and more. 

    MPHProgramsList.com - Free resource for students interested in graduate public health, public administration, public policy and health administration programs. We aim to cover every facet of public health, policy and administration and how each area of society plays a role.

    PublicHealthCareerEdu.org - Our site serves as a dedicated resource for aspiring and existing health communication professionals. The information on our website includes experience requirements, job duties, and salary expectations that will help individuals in career advancement. 

    PublicHealthOnline.org -  Our site goes deep into specialty public health careers and provides actionable information through salary tools, career path timelines, and job resources.  We also produced a comprehensive expert-driven guide that explores MPH (Masters in Public Health) options for students and addresses issues such as accreditation, learning formats, affordability and scholarships.  

    Tools and Resources for Public Health - Articles for exploring public health careers as well as info on grad programs, jobs, salaries and more.

    VETERINARY MEDICINE

    American Veterinary Medical Association - Career and education information for prospective veterinarians.

    Association of American Veterinary Colleges - Career and admission information and links to veterinary programs and the Veterinary Medical Colleges Application Service

    GENERAL HEALTH PROFESSIONS RESOURCES

    ExploreHealthCareers.org - Comprehensive website including news, career information, internships listings, profiles of various professionals and more.

    GradSchools.com - Searchable database for domestic and international programs in medicine and other health fields.

    National Institutes of Health - Health news and information, research internships and links to individual institutes and other federal health agencies

    Paying for Graduate and Professional School - CollegeAffordabilityGuide.com’s comprehensive resource

    Petersons.com - Search for graduate and professional programs (e.g. “Allopathic Medicine” and select “First Professional Degree”). Also click on “Advice Center” and scroll down to “Medical School” for advice relating to applying for medical school.

    Student Doctor Network - Information for medical students about applying to med school, surviving in med school, medical news, interns and residency programs and more. You can also buy text books, CDs, medical software. This is a site you can use all through your medical school tenure. Also contains resources for other health professions areas.

    UT Health Professions Office - Links to exploring careers in the health professions, including pharmacy, physical therapy, medicine, physician assistant programs, dentistry, podiatry, optometry and veterinary medicine, and tips for applying to various health professions graduate programs.

  • Considering a career as a lawyer? Because there are no coursework prerequisites for law school, many people apply without really understanding what a legal education and career as a practicing attorney are really about. We highly encourage students thinking about law school to be sure they want to pursue law as a career. Networking, job shadowing and internships with lawyers are all good ways to explore the field. Numerous Southwestern alumni work in law and can serve as points of contact.

    American Bar Association Legal Specialization Areas - Profiles different legal specialties.

    First Day of Law School Tutorial - SMU’s online tutorial is designed to help prospective law students understand the Socratic method of instruction used in law schools.

    How to Become a Lawyer - LawyerInformation.org’s resource on the legal profession, law school, funding, and more.

    Internet Legal Resources Guide - A categorized index of more than 4,000 legal Web sites intended to be a comprehensive resources of information available on the Internet concerning law and the legal profession, with an emphasis on the US.

    Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) - Detailed information on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and the Law School Data Assembly Services (LSDAS).

    LawyerEdu.org - Step by step requirements on becoming a lawyer or attorney, by state

    Lawyernomics’ Law School Student Debt Resources

    Legal Jobs - Search for jobs and internships in the legal industry.

    National Association of Legal Placement - Provides placement statistics of graduates of member law schools (most ABA-approved law schools are members). NALP’s mission is “Preeminent leadership and expertise in legal career planning, recruitment and hiring, employment and professional development worldwide.”

    Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools - The American Bar Association and Law School Admission Council produce this searchable database. LSAT and GPA ranges, Bar passage rates, faculty-student ratios and other statistics for all ABA-approved schools are available.

    Paying for Graduate and Professional School - CollegeAffordabilityGuide.com’s comprehensive resource

    Petersons.com - Searchable directory of graduate school programs, including law. Also click on “Advice Center” and scroll down to “Law School” for articles to help you prepare to apply to law school.

    Pre-Law Handbook - This site enables college students to decide whether they want to become lawyers and guides to law school those who do. One chapter of this website contains exclusive rankings of law schools. This website has no ads.

    Texas Young Lawyers’ Association - Great assistance for new lawyers and those considering law careers

    Texas State Bar Association - Find contact information for networking purposes for SU alumni practicing law in Texas. Contact Career Services to get alumni contact names.

    TopLawSchools.com - Tips for law school applications, rankings, articles, LSAT preparation help, personal statement help and more on this free site.

    Westlaw - Westlaw is the leading online legal research service, providing the broadest collection of legal resources, news, business and public records information. Westlaw offers free and fee-based services and resources.

    When Fear Knocks: The Myths and Realities of Law School - by Peter F. Lake, Professor of Law, Stetson University College of law, offers this article about what law school is really like.

  • Many respected MBA programs only accept students with significant professional work experience (minimum two years, up to five years). If you think a graduate degree in business is in your future, learn more through these links.

    GRADUATE MANAGEMENT ADMISSION COUNCIL

    Official site of the GMAT-producing organization

    PETERSON’S MBA SEARCH

    Allows searching by name, concentration, location, GRE scores and/or enrollment.

    HOW TO TELL IF YOU SHOULD GET AN MBA

    Suzanne Lucas article in Moneywatch with advice for weighing whether to pursue an MBA.

    GMAT TEST QUESTIONS

    Sample practice questions

    GMAT EXAM PRACTICE TESTS

    Advice, tips and same questions

    GMAT PREPARATION RESOURCES

    Michigan State University’s Broad MBA program GMAT Resources page contains information about the test and links to preparation materials including study tips, strategy advice and practice questions.

    BUSINESS DEGREE ONLINE

    Career profiles, interviews and business programs from 2,800+ schools

    CATPREPSIMULATORS

    Offers realistic simulations of the GMAT, including a free practice test.

    PRACTICE GMAT FROM LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY

    Via the SU library > Databases A-Z > LearningExpress Library > go to All Centers menu tab at top and choose College Center > use the right arrow to tab over to Prepare for Graduate School Admission Exams > defaults to GMAT.

    GMAT PRACTICE PREP

    Free practice GMAT questions and preparation tips

    EXAM FOCUS

    Free practice GMAT and other standardized tests

    CONSUMER AFFAIRS’ BEST GMAT PREP COURSES 

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