Job Search Toolbox
The first block of resources is for international students as well as students looking for employers where diversity and inclusion is a priority. There are resources for students of color, LGBTQIA students, students with disabilities, and for undocumented students. We also include resources for athletes, veterans, and women.
The next block of resources consists of additional places to look for opportunities outside of what is provided by Handshake. The next block of resources lists a few staffing agencies looking for STEM talent.
We often get asked about salary information for negotiation purposes, so in addition to our Impact Report, we have a block of resources to help you research salary data. The final block of resources will help you with determining cost of living in various places; help you determine if you have a fair offer; and help you budget how you will live plus a resource to help you find living arrangements.
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Job Search Resources
External Job Resources for Specific Audiences
Resources for Athletes
Athlete Network – athletes helping athletes.
Resources for International Students
Requirements along with instructions on how to apply for CPT can be obtained by contacting Dean Nikki, Assistant Dean for Institutional Diversity and International Students and Scholars at email@example.com.
Uniworld – is a multinational company database. It can help international students find subsidiaries between their home country and cities in the US. This is a great strategy to find companies who are familiar with your country of origin, especially while you are in the states. Access Uniworld through Handshake, the OCS career management system.
My Visa Jobs – lots of resources for finding work as an international student.
Resources for Students of Color
Diversity Employers – magazine for those who seek information on careers, job opportunities, graduate/professional school, internships/co-ops, study abroad programs, and other employment and career advancement opportunities with employers who are interested in recruiting a diverse workforce.
National Congress of American Indians – job opportunities from American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native organizations looking to hire Native American people.
Islamic Society of North America – Resources and events with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).
LatPro – provides a search resume database and job postings for Hispanic and bilingual professionals (Spanish/English and Portuguese/English).
National Society of Hispanic Physicists – promotes opportunities and highlights accomplishments of Hispanic physicists.
Resources for LGBTQIA Students
LGBTQ Rights in the US Workplace – protections for LGBTQIA workers.
Out&Equal – allows visitors and users to view job opportunities from a broad variety of diversity-friendly employers, review career resources, and learn about upcoming events for the LGBTQIA community.
Out Professionals – networking resources and job board.
OUT for Work – a non-profit organization focused on helping LGBTQIA college students successfully transition from academia to the work place. OUT for Work has featured partner companies on their site, for those seeking LGBTQIA supportive employers.
Out for Undergrad – conferences for LGBTQ Students.
GLSEN – Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network.
Human Rights Campaign, Annual Corporate Equality Report – Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is a civil rights organization and annually rates hundreds of American employers in regards to their LGBTQIA inclusive policies and practices.
National Center for Transgender Equality – resources to identify opportunities from inclusive organizations.
National Center for Lesbian Rights – resources to identify opportunities from inclusive organizations and how to deal with legal challenges.
Pride at Work – a division of AFL-CIO.
Emphasizing and Empowering the T in LGBTQ for Allies and Transgender People in Tech – resources to empower the T in LGBTQ.
Resources for Persons with Disabilities
Zety – A blog to help people with disabilities find jobs.
Entry Point – offers students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities internship opportunities in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business.
Hire Disability Solutions – information and resources for individuals to connect with employers and find employment opportunities.
Workplace & Employment: American Association of People with Disabilities – partners with several employers to offer internship programs specifically for young persons with disabilities. Actively recruits Washington DC – based organizations to participate in the Greater Washington Internship Coalition, offering even more opportunities to these talented students and young professionals.
Resources for Undocumented Students
Immigrants Rising – resources for undocumented students including graduate scholarships.
United We Dream – additional resources for DACA students.
Resources for Women
SWE – Society of Women Engineers.
Women in Stem – resources for mentoring, networking and more.
Resources for Veterans
CareerOneStop – career exploration, training and jobs.
Resources by Industry
LinkedIn Computer Science Jobs
Wellfound – (formerly AngelList) connects students to startup jobs and information.
Association for Computing Machinery – professional association for computer science.
Dice – Information Technology (IT) job board with high tech permanent, contract and consulting jobs.
AlternativeWays.com – engineering opportunities abroad.
Linkedin Mechanical Engineering Jobs
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Careers – connects students to jobs in the Aerospace industry.
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) – lists current job openings, posted in Chemical Engineering Progress Magazine and on the AiChEWeb.
American Society of Civil Engineer (ASCE) Jobs – lists current jobs for Civil Engineers.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers – career and education resources for Mechanical Engineers.
Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Job Board – lists current jobs in the biomedical industry.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Jobs – Lists current jobs in EE and CS.
Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Jobs – lists current jobs in Industrial and Systems Engineering.
MaterialsJobs.com – connects students to positions in Materials and Metallurgy.
NASA – career resource for individuals who want to work at NASA.
Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Job Board – lists companies and articles related to nuclear engineering.
Space Crew– a website that contains all the latest space industry jobs.
Careers in Sustainability – provides an overview of common green career paths and breaks down employment opportunities by state.
EcoJobs: Environmental and Conservation Jobs – useful information on job listings nationwide.
EnvironmentalCareer.com – provides job listings and resume postings for job seekers along with training, internship, and employment opportunities.
Green Jobs Network – searchable database of environmental and social responsibility positions throughout the US.
GreenBiz JobLink – clearinghouse for jobs and resume posting.
Environmental Jobs by Jobted – job board focused specifically employment in renewable energy worldwide.
OceanCareers.com – links to databases that has information about the varying educational institutions with ocean-related programs and descriptions of more than 50 ocean occupations.
Work for Water – resources to help find jobs and prepare for a career in protecting public health and the environment.
American Statistical Association (ASA) Job Board – lists current job openings for Statisticians.
Association for Women in Mathematics – job board for women in mathematics.
American Mathematical Society – educational resources for math students, including grad school resources.
Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) – for students considering a career in mathematics, job-search and career information resources.
American Chemical Society (ACS) Careers – connects students to jobs in the field of chemistry.
BioSpace.com – pharmaceutical and biotechnology national job listing site searchable by job category, geographical region, or company.
BioPharmGuy – is a website that lists internships and job opportunities for those looking to work in the biotech field. The website also list company information.
Chemical & Engineering News Jobs – brought to you by the American Chemical Society.
NewScientistJobs – provides a list of science and technology jobs, courses and career advice.
American Physical Society – resources for physicists including jobs and diversity initiatives.
ScienceCareers – provides a comprehensive database of world-wide positions listed in Science magazine including research positions in industry, government, and academic settings.
Sciencejobs.org – international science jobs database searchable by sector (industry, academic, and government) and by discipline (e.g., bioinformatics, virology, environmental science, more).
TheLabRat – an information center for Scientists, Researchers and Lab Rats alike. Find biotech and pharmaceutical jobs.
Stellar Jobs – is a website containing all the latest space industry jobs.
Gap Year Resources
USA Gap Year Fairs
AmeriCorps – state and national volunteer and leadership opportunities; VISTA program; Conservation Corps.
General Opportunities in U.S.
Teach for America
City Year AmeriCorps
Service Year Alliance
American Red Cross
The Student Conservation Association
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)
United Nations Volunteers
BUNAC – offers help with finding short-term work abroad for a fee.
Council on International Education Exchange – offers help with finding short-term work abroad for a fee.
AIESEC – offers help with finding short-term work abroad for a fee.
Peacework – movement for sustainable social change.
Global Service Corps – international volunteer experience.
United Planet – international volunteer abroad opportunities in 40+ countries.
Trailblazing Travel Resource for Work, Living, Volunteering and Study Abroad
Volunteer World – NGOs in 80+ countries.
Short-term Job Adventures – wilderness therapy, great outdoors and conservation work, sustainable living and farming jobs, etc.
Jobs in Great Places – national parks, resorts, ranches, guest lodges, etc.
Adventure Jobs – unique employment opportunities.
Aerotek – an employment agency offering free temporary staffing, temp-to-hire placement, and permanent placement staffing.
Altair – hires engineers for an in-house product design consultancy, which applies state-of-the-art technology to real-world customer problems.
Kelly Engineering Resources – specializes in placing engineering professionals in temporary contract, contract-to-hire and full-time employment.
Educate to Career Salary Calculator – a leading resource for educational attainment to career outcomes data and used by over 5,000 employers and 2,000 campus career centers. Data is derived from: U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Federal Reserve, National Center for Education Statistics, and proprietary resources.
Glassdoor – gives an inside look at company salaries, reviews and interview questions for more than 26,000 companies.
PayScale Salary Calculator – provides accurate, real-time salary information.
ZipRecruiter – salary data by major.
Cost of Living Calculators
NerdWallet’s Cost of Living – provides a way to compare the cost of living in two cities.
Budgeting – helps you know how much money you will have available to spend on different aspects of your life.
Roomi – an app to find to a roommate and/or place to live.