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.
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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External Job Resources for Diverse Audiences
Resources for International Students
OCS maintains a list of employers that have hired international students for summer internships. Requirements along with instructions on how to apply for CPT can be obtained by contacting Lauren Kim, email@example.com, in the Office of the Registrar.
GoinGlobal – available through Handshake, our career management system, is a searchable H1B database which includes all certified visa applications back to 2009, allowing users to better track U.S. employers which have a pattern of hiring international talent
Uniworld – available through Handshake, our career management system, 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.
The Riley Guide – International Job Opportunities – A very comprehensive list of web sites and advice.
H1base.com – only recommended for advice and information, NOT fee-based services.
Visanow.com – helps individuals through the immigration and visa application process.
Resources for Students of Color
Black Collegian Online – Resources for African-American college students and other students of color that provides information on careers, job opportunities, graduate and professional schools, internships, study abroad programs, and more.
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 businesses, governments and organizations, as well as businesses looking to hire Native American people.
Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Careers – Job listings with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) as well as jobs posted by other organizations.
LatPro – Provides a search resume database and job postings, including email alerts, 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
EEOC – 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 & 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.
Resources for Persons with Disabilities
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
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) – Resources for undocumented students to enhance their academic and career goals including a list of scholarships and a Life After College Guide with tips on working, studying abroad, and graduate school.
Own the DREAM – Learn more about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and how to apply and renew.
DACA FAQs – The Immigration Policy Center breaks down the major questions about DACA.
DACA Guidance for Employers – Considerations and advice for employers looking to hire DACA recipients.
Resources by Industry
AngelList – Connects students to startup jobs and information.
Association for Computing Machinery – Searchable database of information technology/computing jobs.
ComputerWorld – Lists current job openings for the IT job industry.
Dice – Information Technology (IT) job board with high tech permanent, contract and consulting jobs.
AlternativeWays.com – Engineering opportunities abroad.
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 Engineer Jobs Database – Lists current jobs for Mechanical Engineers.
Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Job Board – Lists current jobs in the biomedical industry.
Engineering Central – Lists many entry-level jobs for a wide range of engineering fields across the nation.
Engineering Jobs in the Federal Government – Informational guide about federal employment that allows you to research federal agencies.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Jobs – Lists current jobs in EE & CS.
Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Jobs – Lists current jobs in Industrial 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.
Pitzer/Hixon Center Sustainability Job Board – Maintained by the Office of Sustainability at Pitzer College and updated twice a week.
Careers in Sustainability – Provides an overview of common green career paths and breaks down employment opportunities by state.
Energy Vortex – Lists jobs in the Energy engineering field.
E Jobs: Environmental Jobs and Careers – 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 Dream Jobs – Lists career and internship openings, links and resources.
Green Jobs Network – Searchable database of environmental and social responsibility positions throughout the US.
GreenBiz JobLink – Clearinghouse for jobs and resume posting.
Green Energy Jobs by JobbyDoo.com – 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 advice and resources to find opportunities.
Math Careers – A comprehensive guide to all things related to careers in Mathematics.
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 Classifieds – Listings are from the two most recent issues of Chemical & Engineering News and Find a Job! that includes industrial and academic positions.
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
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)
Gap Year | Volunteer Abroad | Work Experience Overseas
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 35 countries)
Trailblazing Travel Resource for Work, Living, Volunteering and Study Abroad
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
Fun Jobs – national parks and resorts
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.
On Assignment and Lab Support – A leader in job placement, specializing in scientific, information technology, engineering and professional healthcare jobs.
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.
LinkedIn Salary – Discover your earning potential.
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Cost of Living Calculators
NerdWallet’s Cost of Living – Provides a way to compare the cost of living in two cities.
CNN’s Money – Shows how far your salary will go in another city.
Budgeting – Upon entering the workforce, it is important to know how much money you will have available to spend on different aspects of your life.