Resources

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:

    CareerOneStop.org  

    A parternship 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.

    Choosing a Major or Occupation

    Article from Florida State University explaining the career decision-making process.

    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. 

    HowtoBecome.com

    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.

    JobShadow.com

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

    LearningExpress

    Interactive learning platform that provides a comprehensive selection of resources for skills mastery, academic success, graduate school, job preparation, and career advancement. Free to SU students, faculty and staff.

    LexisNexis

    This academic research database includes a component for conducting company research, as well as a news search.

    LinkedIn.com

    Research more than three million companies with LinkedIn pages and more than 600 million worldwide users. Looking at individuals’ profiles can help you identify common career paths in particular industries.

    MyNextMove

    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.

    O*NET

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

    Research the Company before the Job Interview

    From the Wall Street Journal.

 

Job/Internship Search

  • 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
  • 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

  • American Association of University Women’s Work Smart : AAUW is training 10 million women to negotiate their financial futures by 2022.

    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

    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.

  • 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

    LGBTQ+ Workplace Resource Guide  

    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

    Recipients of DACA and Undocumented Individuals

    Immigrants Rising - Education-based advocacy and support organization, featuring information on entrepreneurship-based options and opportunities. https://immigrantsrising.org/

    National Immigration Law Center - Legal support, policy implications, and data. https://www.nilc.org /

    United We Dream - Youth-based, immigrant-led, advocacy group. https://unitedwedream.org /

    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

    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

    SilentProfessionals.org - Site for helping veterans transitioning to civilian life find work using the skills gained in military service.

    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

     

    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.

    Fairgodboss.com - Created by women for women; helps women get hard-to-ask questions answered. Get the inside scoop on pay, corporate culture, benefits and work flexibility. Features company ratings, job listings, discussion boards and career advice.

    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

  • 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

    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. 

    Chegg Internships - Access more than 75K internship opportunities and browse through multiple resources to help you find the right internship.

    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.

    Psychometrictests.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.”

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

    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.

    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. 

    EXPLORING MINISTRY CAREERS

    BiggerFaith.org - A Christian, non denominational website, the site tries to describe every career used in ministry. Their mission is to have a site that helps people make decisions regarding their personal ministry and build a community where Christians can share their faith.

    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.

     

 

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