Explore college majors and careers; search for positions through websites related to your major
- Major to Career - One of the best for ALL MAJORS! Websites are arranged by college major. Discover applicable job titles, job and internship links, and industry information links.
- HowToBecome - Full of plenty of tips and guides on how to become... anything! It's a great resource and starting-off point for people unsure of how to get into a certain career.
- What Can I Do with This Major? - Connect ALL MAJORS with careers. For each major that interests you, choose "either the PDF or HTML version" to find an outline of common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. Choose "Links" to find a list of websites that provide information about listed majors and related careers (Brought to you by Bucknell University).
- Major Resource Kit - ANOTHER great directory site FOR ALL MAJORS link academic majors to career alternatives by providing information on career paths, sample job titles
- College Grad
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
Top 5 Best Job Sites for Students
- YouTern - Savvy internship and job advice PLUS job search and Internship search engines. One stop job shopping!
- glassdoor - AWESOME! Search jobs from over 20,000 job sites, newspapers and company career pages
- Internships.com - 75,008 internship positions from 35,635 companies located in 6,641 cities across all 50 states…and growing!
- glassdoor - Great for salary and company insights as well!
PA State Government -- Jobs and Special Services
Lehigh Valley/Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Job Opportunities
- nextavenue - 5 Tips for Getting a Government Job
- gogovernment - one-stop shop for how to find and apply for federal government jobs.
- Federal Government Job Search - Search all the Federal Government Jobs for Free. Job Search by keyword, Agency, Job Category, and Zip code.
- usa.gov - US Government Departments and Agencies
International Jobs and Student/Study Abroad Resources
If considering international employment through organized programs, be sure to take stock of all of your options. Compare costs and services offered through each program. Some organizations to consider then thinking about work abroad programs are found below.
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. 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 abroad programs worldwide.
- The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers fully-funded summer language institutes for U.S. university students and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
- Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
- Devex.com international aid & development jobs
- Desiopt is the marketplace that brings Optional Practical Training (OPT), Curricular Practical Training (CPT) candidates to the potential employers who are looking for fresh talent.
- Monster.com's Global Etiquette Guides: Resources for international employment etiquette from Monster's Global Etiquette Guide.
- GoingGlobal: Going Global is the ultimate international job seeker's guide! Updated continually, this massive research tool contains more than 10,000 resources for finding employment at home and abroad.
- IES ABROAD offers more than 100 study abroad programs worldwide for college students
- AIPT: (Association for International Practical Training) offers several training and cultural exchange experiences Placement is related to the applicant's ability to create a reciprocal position in the US for a student coming from abroad.
- American-Scandinavian Foundation: This organization offers paid long and short-term positions within private industry and technical universities in chemistry, computer science, forestry, horticulture and engineering; usually available in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
- BUNAC: Offers work/travel programs to Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada
- CDS International 1) Knowledge of German language skills and US Citizenship is required. 2) Intensive language training in Germany is involved, followed by an internship with a German company. 3) Applicants should have at least one year of experience in the desired field of placement. 4) Provides a work permit, orientation upon arrival, and help finding a job and housing
- GVI's Careers Abroad This site offers links to jobs as well as field work. 1) Fieldwork applications require a 10 week GVI expedition to apply 2) Opportunities range from outdoor expeditions to research experiences and teaching English as a foreign language.
- InterExchange: Dedicated to promoting international understanding though affordable intercultural and educational work/training programs
- Indeed: Search for jobs in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
- Windsor Mountain International This experiential learning center offers a range of summer and residential travel programs. Both jobs and internships are available. Applicants must be 22 years of age, have experience working with teenagers and skills and knowledge in specific program areas. Room, board and salary are provided.
- YMCA International Camp Counselor: Summer camp counselor positions are available in 24 countries.
- Greenpeace The Greenpeace Semester offers two training programs throughout the year: a twelve-week semester program in the spring and fall, and two separate five-week programs held in the summer. Both aim to train college students in the skills necessary to making a difference back in their communities.
National and International Non-Profits
Whether you’re feeling burnt out from years of grueling study, discouraged by the current job market, or want to make a difference to society--consider volunteering. You’re young, you’re able, you’re independent, you’re smart, you’re compassionate, and the world really does need you. Learn about 5 organizations that are placing college grads in communities around the world, in the hopes of making a change for the better. (There are jobs to be found in non-profits as well…someone makes them work)
- Teach For America places the country’s brightest minds (recent college grads) in low-performing school districts, with the goal of raising test scores and closing the vast education gap that exists in America today. In our country, where a person is born has a direct impact on their educational success. By sending the smartest of the smart into struggling schools to teach all subjects and all grades, Teach For America aims to close that educational gap and give every student the chance he or she deserves. A teaching degree is not a requirement for this program, but intelligence and determination absolutely are.
- Habitat For Humanity builds homes for families that wouldn’t otherwise have one. The organization recruits volunteers to work with members of the community in an effort to build shelter for impoverished people. While the work may sound difficult, it is doable and the rewards far outweigh the taxing physical labor. Habitat For Humanity works around the globe building homes in over five different continents. However, in the United States, many people are able to volunteer locally in local and neighboring towns. Unlike other non-profits that may require a 2-year contract, a Habitat home can be built in a week.
- Peace Corps sends volunteers all over the globe to give poor communities the tools they need to thrive. Volunteers aid communities in six different areas, including education, youth and community development, health, business and information, communications technology, agriculture, and the environment. The decision to join the Peace Corps is a big one. The commitment spans over 27 months and the work is not easy, but what the website states as a “life-defining leadership experience” is probably well worth a little stress.
- Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms employs volunteers to work on organic farms in order to practice the sustainability that is necessary for the continued survival of our food supply. No agricultural experience is necessary to join, volunteers only need to have the desire to learn and the desire to help. The experience is described by the website as an “exchange of education and culture”. Spending time learning to farm organically is definitely a departure from the life of a normal college student. The change of pace and substance that this opportunity brings will not only help others, but will help you as well.
- United Planet takes volunteers to over 40 countries around the world and helps communities achieve unity and peace with each other. United Planet focuses on diplomacy in an effort to improve relations between varying cultures and populations. Volunteers can choose between a long-term commitment and a short-term commitment, making United Planet a flexible choice for an in-flux post-grad. The organization is relatively new, but has been hugely successful and well received.
- Commongood Careers is a search firm that places managers into nonprofit organizations. In the Find a Job part of the site, you can apply for positions its clients need to fill. For instance, Greenpeace recently listed openings for a grassroots director and a director of online strategy, both in either San Francisco or Washington, D.C.
- The NonProfit Times is the trade publication for nonprofit managers. Its website houses the NonProfit Job Career Center, where you can search by keyword, field, location, salary, level (entry, experienced or internship) and required education. This website is also an excellent place to keep up with news in the nonprofit world, including stories about who’s hiring and who’s laying off employees.
- The Chronicle of Philanthropy is the chief news source for the philanthropy world. Its Jobs page currently shows about 1,000 fundraising, executive, programming and administrative positions.
- You might want to peruse the site's New to the Nonprofit World section -- it's filled with news and expert advice for people who don't have a nonprofit background.
If you are a veteran looking for an applications status, you can check your status, online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week by going to www.gibill.va.gov.
- G.I. Jobs MilitaryFriendly®. This list ranks the best military friendly employers in order from 1 to 100
- Bradley-Morris, Inc - As a veteran pursuing higher education, your experience makes you the type of candidate today's top companies want to hire. Bradley-Morris, Inc. can arrange interviews with top-tier companies looking for employees with your leadership experience and qualifications much faster than you may
- HelmetstoHardhats - transition from active duty to a career in construction industry
- VetJobs - is available to assist ALL members of "The United States Military Family". This includes Officer and Enlisted, Active Duty, Transitioning Military, Reservists, Veterans, Retirees, of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Merchant Marine, National Guard, Navy, NOAA and Public Health Service along with Trailing Spouses, Eligible Former Spouses, Widows, Widowers and Dependents and DOD civilians.
Diverse Populations Resources
- thediversitynetwork.com - The Diversity Network provides recruitment solutions and consulting services to organizations who wish to strengthen their workforce through expanding their commitment to diversity at all levels of their organization.
- Equal Opportunity Publications - This site provides links to career magazines designed for members of minority groups, women, and people with disabilities. EOP provides links for underrepresented job seekers to employers eager to recruit a diversified workforce.
- The National Business and Disability Council - A leading resource on all issues related to the successful employment of persons with disabilities in the American workforce. This site includes a free resume database.
- Able to Work - Consortium is dedicated to increasing the employment of people with disabilities through a coordinated effort of North America's largest employers.
- National Federation of the Blind - These pages will provide you with useful and factual information about blindness; general information as well as links to organizations of the blind, those organizations for the blind that work with us, some of the companies that provide equipment we use, and other resources.
- ACB Job Connection - Job listings posted by the American Council for the Blind.
- Entry Point - ENTRY POINT! is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering Outstanding Internship Opportunities for Students with Disabilities in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, and some fields of Business.
- RecruitABILITY - Register to post your resume and search jobs posted by employers proactively seeking candidates with disabilities.