While you're exploring your choices, it's very important to understand your skills, interests, and strengths and how it fits in with your choices after graduation. Career Education offers a number of tools and assessments in the office to help you along!
Online Job/Internship Research Tools
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Job and Internship Resources
Specialized Internship Programs
Career Exploration and Preparation Resources
Summer Housing Resources
Industry Specific Sites
Tiger Connections is Hampden-Sydney's in house, online system for job and internship postings. We regularly post new opportunities there, and you can also browse interesting employers.
Internships.com is the world's largest internship database! Create an account, and have access to great internships across the country.
Chamber of Commerce:
A Chamber of Commerce exists for nearly each locality, and is a rich source of many different businesses - potential employers! - in a given area. If you know you want to live in a particular city, but are not sure how to start researching companies there look at their Chamber of Commerce website. A quick Google search will lead you there, and you should look for their Member Directory for business listings. Many list businesses by category, i.e. marketing, finance, education.
Vault. com Career Insider:
This site contains information on specific companies as well as resources for career information such as defining occupations and forum sections where a student may receive answers from professionals a particular field. You will also find industry specific information along with the "Top 50" list for that particular field. Internship and full-time job postings available.
CareerCore is a career navigation and management platform developed by experienced executives who have been featured in Fortune, BusinessWeek, CNBC and the Wall Street Journal. Unlike websites that offer general career information or job listings, CareerCore empowers individuals with the ideal mix of expert preparation, personalized guidance and door-opening relationships that will accelerate your career regardless of the stage you are at.
WetFeet is another great career exploration and preparation resource.
Indeed.com is a job search aggregator. If you enter criteria such as "financial services jobs in Virginia", it will search multiple newspapers and websites, and return your results. You can also set up searches that get delivered to your e-mail inbox.
A community dedicated to matching top candidates with top finance jobs.
RichmondJobNet is an on-line career resource center for individuals interested in starting or advancing their career in the Greater Richmond region. They also have a very active presence in social media.
A very large job search aggregation engine that aims to simplify the process of finding the job you really want.
There's also several "consolidated" internship programs in major cities that are worth checking out. These programs frequently charge a significant fee for your participation, but you take part in an academic class, and some of that fee may cover housing/living expenses. Please do your homework first and understand what your fee covers.
The Washington Center
The Fund For American Studies
American University's Summer Internship Program
New York City
New York Media Experience (Fall and Spring Only)
Fordham's "Summer In The City"
New York City's Summer Internship Program
Challenge Job Fair
CHALLENGE is an award winning liberal arts and sciences career fair hosted each November designed to bring several hundred students together with various companies and agencies. It is an effective way for employers to meet and recruit students from 7 prestigious Virginia colleges/universities.
UVa Fall Job & Internship Fair
One of the biggest career fairs in the state, held every fall. They are famous for having over 100 employers regularly attend!
Longwood's Job and Internship Fairs
Longwood has multiple career-specific fairs, such as accounting & finance, government & non-profit, and healthcare.
JobWeb is a very useful source for help in developing a resume and preparing for interviews, career fairs, and more!
NACE Job Choices Magazine
Now available-Job Choices in digital format! Get resume and interview tips, links to employer websites, and more! Easy to browse on the mobile device of your choice.
Produced by the Wall Street Journal, this site is targeted towards the executive level job searcher but has great information and advice for when the office is closed.
A vast wealth of information-all free!
One Day, One Job and One Day, One Internship
Both of these sites are great resources for top entry level company research. Written by and for college students, they are blogs that feature a new job or internship offering daily.
The Career Project
What if there was a resource that could actually tell someone "this is what I do all day." Thus, The Career Project was born. This site was designed with the pure intention of letting people of all ages, not just students, voyeur into any job they could think of.
Road Trip Nation
Ever dreamed of hitting the road and having fun? Well, how about hitting the road to learn about unique career experiences? Road Trip Nation has driven the miles and done the legwork for you. They have a variety of interviews with unique people about their careers and life experiences.
Glassdoor.com Interview Database
Headed to a tough interview with a major company? Check out this guide to real interview questions that major companies like Target and Bank of America use for a variety of positions.
The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. Information from this freely available database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, the interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.
NACE Salary Calculators
Researching and negotiating the right salary for yourself is one of the most challenging issues in job seeking. The NACE Salary Calculator allows you to create detailed salary reports for thousands of occupations, tailored to your geographic area and specific education level. It is extremely comprehensive.
Check out the library's study guide on additional resources.
**Starred Companies feature management training programs, which are popular amongst liberal arts graduates
The Black Collegian Online
Hoovers OnLine Corporation Finder
Thomas Register of American Manufacturers
Wolseley North America**
Virginia Asset Management
American Express Financial
New England Financial
Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Entry Level PR.com
Shenandoah Life Insurance Company
Dollar Tree **
Home Depot **
Verizon Wireless **
CIEE: Council on International Education Exchange
JET, Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program
Americas Journalism Training: Study abroad and intern in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Global Vision International
RISE Research Internships in Germany
Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce
Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Bushwise Field Guides
Directory of Foreign Affiliated Firms in Virginia
Website Directory of US Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions
CAPE (Council for American Private Education)
Carney, Sandoe & Associates Teacher Recruitment: Agency in northeast U.S.A.
Education Resources Group: Primarily northeastern and midwest U.S.A.
Southern Teachers Agency: recruits at H-SC, focus is southeast U.S.A.
TeacherCertificationDegrees.com: accredited certification programs by state, and a K-12 career center
TESOL: Teaching English as a second language
Teach in Virginia
Chesterfield County Employment Opportunities
National Association of Independent Schools
Teach for America
Teach for India
Richmond Teacher Residency
Guide: How to find and apply for federal government jobs
Best Places to work in the Federal Government
Explore Criminal Justice Careers
Department of Army Civilian Personnel
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Government Web Locator
Virginia State Government Career Opportunities
U.S. State Department
U.S. Secret Service
Central Intelligence Agency
CIA World Factbook
Defense Intelligence Agency
National Ground Intelligence (NGIC)
Virginia Army National Guard (Then click on Education link)
U.S. Government A-Z Agency Index
Making The Difference.org-Federal Internship Resource
Civilian Logistics Career Management Program
Careers In National Defense
Kennedy Space Center Internship Program
Foreign Affairs Magazine Job Board
National Air and Space Museum Internships
National Park Service Historic Preservation Internship Training Program
National Gallery of Art Internships
Department of Commerce Summer Research Internships
Rep. Mel Watt Federal Internship GuideInternational Civil Service Commision
Idealist.org Guide to Non-Profit Careers for First Time Job Seekers
National Mental Health Association: National Office Employment Opportunities
Habitat For Humanity-Professional Volunteering
Additional Resources from NYU
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Internships
Public History Internships
Organization of American States
Institute for Humane Studies
Arts North Carolina (the state arts council)
Alternative Behavioral Services
Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare
The American Dental Education Association
Dental Admissions Test (DAT)
American Psychological Association Education Directorate
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
PCAT Information-Pharmacy School Admissions Test
Mayo Online Career Center
Medical and Health Care Jobs Page
National Institutes of Health Job Listing Archives
National Mental Health Association: National Office Employment Opportunities
VA Health Education Center
Official MCAT Website
Free MCAT Practice Test
Advice on finding a "green job" from Aspen Snowmass
The Student Conservation Association
Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit
Washington D.C. Environmental/Agriculture Internship Links
Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Job Listings
Sustainable and Responsible Investing Information from Calvert
North American Association for Environmental Education Job Listings
SustainLane.com Job Postings
Green Career Central
LEED Certification Help
If you really want to spend a lot of time searching for environmental jobs and internships, check out the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies' Career Links