Internet Links

With so much information on the Internet, it can be hard to know where to begin, so we’ve put together some resources to assist you, whether you’re looking for a job, trying to decide on a major, or researching graduate schools.

Career Exploration

  • There are thousands of websites that offer information about particular occupations. Some specific sites that may help you explore are: 

    A partnership between federal and state agencies, this organization offers information on the process of career exploration as well as occupational outlooks and trends and numerous other tools.

    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.

    Detailed information on more than 500 careers, including advice from people working in those fields.

    How to Research Companies on LinkedIn

    Did you know you can search for companies as well as individuals on LinkedIn? Some helpful suggestions here.

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

    Research millions of companies with LinkedIn pages and hundreds of millions of worldwide users. Looking at individuals’ profiles can help you identify common career paths in particular industries.


    Interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about career options. Find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on your interests and level of work experience. My Next Move is developed and maintained under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). 

    Occupational Outlook Handbook

    The US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes this document annually. Browse by alphabetical order or occupational cluster for abundant information on different occupations, including projected growth/decline, salaries, qualifications and descriptions.


    The Occupational Information Network makes occupational information interactive and accessible for all. Research occupations using keywords or search for occupations that match your skills.


Job Search


    List of Austin-area professional organizations


  • 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.

    Top 6 Nonprofit Job Boards - 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. - 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.

    CounselingDegreeGuide.Org - If you’re interested in a career in this helping profession, Counseling Degree Guide is your comprehensive resource for exploring degrees, careers, schools, licensing requirements, salary and job outlook, and the counseling field as a whole. - 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.

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

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

    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. - 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. 

    United Way for Greater Austin - 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

  • AAUW Work Smart & Start Smart: Salary Negotiation

    Disclosing Salary Requirements - 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 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.

    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. - 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.

    Salary Guide by Robert Half 

    Relocation Resources

    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

    AreaVibes’ Cost of Living Calculator - Find the best places to live in America using AreaVibes’ Livability Score out of 100 for any city, neighborhood, address or zip code that you can think of. The Livability Score is created from a unique algorithm that evaluates multiple different data points for each location, including: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, employment, housing, schools and user ratings. - 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.’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. - 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.’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:

    • - Set your preferences in our free resource, such as Pet-Friendly and Utilities-Included, then ‘Search Nearby’ via smartphone as you explore. Upload photos for later review to keep track of visited properties. Consult Ratings & Reviews by prior tenants and Determine Commute Times to work or school within Map View.

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

    United Van Lines’ Moving Tips

    Where Our Money Goes: Comparing the Cost of Living Across the U.S. - Includes interactive map with cost of living data for metro areas nationwide, searchable by housing, groceries, utilities and transportation.

  • - Founded by Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, AbilityLinks is committed to increasing employment of job seekers with disABILITIES. - 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. - A great start for exploring the various career fields associated with psychology and related helping professions. - 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. - 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 - Leading site of free global career resources for American students. - Free resource for students to help them find part-time work as a babysitter, nanny, tutor or other caregiver employment opportunity.

    CareerOneStop - One-stop shopping for private sector and government job postings from the US Dept. of Labor. - The #1 entry level job site, with information about careers, resumes, cover letters, interviewing, employers, entry level job postings and salaries. - Searchable database of 500,000+ jobs and excellent advice about your job search - Search job postings by geographic location and industry. - 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. 

    Help - 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. - 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. - 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 -  ProFinder offers a marketplace that helps to connect entrepreneurs and freelancers with real business projects. - 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. - 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. - 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.”

    WanderJobs - Job board for travelers looking to live an adventurous lifestyle. The companies that post jobs all provide employee housing, and most provide three hot meals per day. These jobs are different because they foster a strong sense of community and love of nature. - Texas Workforce Commission’s free search site. - A professional organization with job board for professionals in the energy industry. - 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 - Free, online service to help young people find jobs at 275+ summer camps nationwide. - Job Fair matches thousands of summer camp job seekers with summer camps every year. - Postings for summer camp jobs in the US and Canada. - The Internet’s most comprehensive listing of camps and summer experiences (follow links to individual camps’ sites to look for job opportunities). - 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

    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 - 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 hundreds of 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. 

    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 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. SU graduates have worked in museums, banks, scientific research centers, bookstores, offices, pubs and more.

    BUNAC - Offers internships and working holidays abroad for Americans ages 18-30.

    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


    United TEFL Training

    Teaching Abroad Without Certification - U. of Michigan article

    TEFL Worldwide Prague

    JOB SEARCH - Teach abroad in Spain, China, South Korea, and Thailand.

    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. - 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 

    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.

    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.

    International Job Opportunities

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

    Jobs in Asia’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

    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 Australia - One search. All jobs. 

    Jobs in Canada

    Adzuna - A job search site that aims to list every job vacancy found online. - Links to job databases, government job banks, newsgroups, employment agencies, and companies that have Canadian job listings on their homepages.

    Glassdoor Canada Canada - One search.  All jobs. - 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:
    Glassdoor Belgium (Dutch language):
    Glassdoor Belgium (French language):
    Glassdoor France:
    Glassdoor Germany:
    Glassdoor Ireland:
    Glassdoor Netherlands:
    Glassdoor Switzerland (German language):
    Glassdoor Switzerland (French language):
    Glassdoor UK: - 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.

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

    Jobted Ireland - 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.

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

    Jobs in Latin America’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. - 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?

    Volunteer World - Featuring 500+ volunteer programs and 600+ social projects in more than 70 countries, 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.

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


    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.)


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


    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).


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


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


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


    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.


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


    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.


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


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


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


    Searchable database of all state agency jobs in Texas.


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