- O*NET – The nation’s primary source of occupational information. It contains hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific criteria for over 800 occupations.
- Vault’s Career Insider – Download career titles on different industries, companies and career topics for FREE. Research top employers; explore industries and professions and much more.
- CityTownInfo.com – The Career Descriptions directory has more than 500 real world career stories in which people report on their job experiences, providing tips and advice. Includes: comparative salary information on hundreds of careers, introductory career videos, top metro areas for each job, top industries for each career based on employment and salary, and extensive city and town information for students who may relocate.
- MyPlan – Helps individuals make well-informed decisions about their education and careers. One hunderd percent independent and unbiased, it gives you the truth about careers and majors.
Graduate School Information
- Graduateschool4you.com – Offers helpful information on things you may never have thought about before. With these facts, you’ll be prepared to make the most informed decision possible.
- PhDs.org – Find the graduate school that’s right for you from biomedical sciences to mathematics. The data comes for the National Science Foundation, the National Research Council and the National Center for Education Statistics.
- U.S. News & World Reports – Best Graduate Schools
- International Graduate Programs – Post-graduate degree programs offered abroad.
- InternshipPrograms – More than 2100 programs listed.
- Internmatch – Extensive database of internships online. Also includes many resources (Internship and Industry guides, list of career fairs by state, and discussion forums).
- Internbound – Lists only paid opportunities in LA/So Cal, Seatle/Pacific Northwest and Silicon Valley/Bay Area.
- InternshipKing – Gives reviews and salaries of former interns as well as in-depth program profiles.
- Directory of International Internships – A reference guide for Internships with brief descriptions of the internships, including cost and eligibility information as available, and the internship provider’s contact information, including their website. References are made to specific topics and geographical locations listed by country.
- Intern Housing – Helps students find affordable housing.
- Find an Apartment
- 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.
Cost of Living Calculators
- NerdWallet’s Cost of Living
- Sperling’s Best Places
- CNN’s Money
- California Reality Check
- Find an Apartment
- PayScale Cost of Living
Employment Agencies – Contract to Permanent
- 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.