Twardowski
Career Development Center

West Chester University

225 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19383
General: cdc@wcupa.edu
Employers: recruit@wcupa.edu
Phone: 610.436.2501
Disclaimer


 

Job Search Resources for Students

A good job search utilizes diverse strategies and resources. Online sites provide a great starting point for employment but do not rely on them exclusively! Networking and applying to organizations directly remain among the most effective job search strategies.  For assistance with your job search, please call or stop by the center in person to schedule an appointment.

RAM CAREER NETWORK

Ram Career Network is the online, one-stop career portal for WCU students, alumni, and employers. Hundreds of jobs and internships are posted weekly just for the WCU community; you are also able to access state-wide and national networks of other jobs, all in one convenient location!

Ram Career Network: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

TO LOG IN, click on the logo or point your browser to:
https://wcu-csm.symplicity.com/students/

Student Login Ram Career Network
  Click Here for a Brief Tutorial

 

JOBS SEARCH SITES - Useful for full-time job and internship searching

Job Search Engines
General Job Search Sites - Includes Diversity, Disability, LGBTQ, International links
Arts, Graphic Design
Business
Criminal Justice
Communications, Public Relations, Media, Advertising
Education
Entertainment, Music
Environmental & "Green"
Government - State, Local, & Federal
Health Sciences, Health Professions, Kinesiology, Sports
Information Technology, Computer Science
Nonprofit

Service & Fellowship Programs
Sciences & Mathematics
Social Work, Psychology, Human Services

Veteran Resources

PART-TIME, SEASONAL & SUMMER LISTINGS

Employers fax and email job postings to the career center daily, many of which are for part-time, summer, and internship listings. If you are looking for a job in the West Chester community, stop by the office to look at the employment binders. Employment in Walking Distance is a directory of organizations all within walking distance of campus that have hired WCU students for jobs during the school year.

GOING GLOBAL

Use this great resource for exploring internships and jobs abroad. Learn about country-specific career information, identify international employers, search and apply for opportunities, and more: Goinglobal

JOB CHOICES: CAREER ADVICE FOR STUDENTS & RECENT GRADS

Get the latest job-search advice, resume help, interview tips, and more from Job Choices!

DIVERSITY EMPLOYERS MAGAZINE

The first issue of THE BLACK COLLEGIAN Magazine was published 43 years ago...and now they have expanded their reach with Diversity Employers Magazine-Digital, a terrific place to connect with employers interested in hiring college students.

 

JOB SEARCH ENGINES – Sites that search hundreds of other sites for you at once!

Indeed - http://www.indeed.com/

Juju - http://www.juju.com/

Simply Hired - http://www.simplyhired.com/

 

JOB SEARCH – GENERAL

PA and Regional Resources:

JobGateway

JobGateway - Connecting Pennsylvania job seekers and employers.

 

PA CareerLink Chester County

Urban League of Philadelphia Career Center

National Resources: (which also have regional and local listings)

The Riley Guide: A Comprehensive META Guide to the Job Search
http://www.rileyguide.com/

LinkedIn Jobs for Students & Recent Graduates

http://www.linkedin.com/studentjobs

CareerBuilder: National listings across diverse industries
http://www.careerbuilder.com/

Job Central: National listings across diverse industries
http://www.jobcentral.com/

Monster: National listings across diverse industries

http://www.monster.com/

Campus Career Center: National listings across diverse industries, targeting new college grads
http://www.campuscareercenter.com

jobipedia - Career Advice Directly from America's Leading Companies

For Individuals with Disabilities:

Gettinghired: Careers and Community for People with Disabilities

http://www.gettinghired.com

HireAbility: Jobs for individuals with disabilities
http://www.hireability.org

Job Access: Jobs for individuals with disabilities
http://www.jobaccess.org/

Diversity & Inclusion:

Diversity Jobs

http://www.diversityjobs.com

Diversity Employers: Jobs with employers committed to diversity

http://diversityemployers.com

IMDiversity: Where Careers, Opportunities, and Diversity Connect
http://imdiversity.com

The Black Collegian Online
http://www.blackcollegian.com

WorkplaceDiversity

http://www.WorkplaceDiversity.com

Out for Work: A resource for LGBTQA individuals
http://www.outforwork.org/

LGBT CareerLink
http://www.lgbtcareerlink.com/

ProGay Jobs: Jobs for LGBT individuals
http://www.progayjobs.com/jobseeker.php

HOT SHOTS 2012 - Out for Work Career Advice for LGBTQ Job Seekers

For International Options:

Going Global: Information on employers and job searching for international individuals

ARTS / GRAPHIC DESIGN

Art and Design Career and Employment
http://art.nmu.edu/department/AD_Career.html

Art Job Online
http://www.artjob.org/

Behance: Creative portfolios, projects, collaborations
http://www.behance.net/Job_List

CoroFlat: Portfoilos and jobs for creative work
http://www.coroflot.com/public/jobs_search_results.asp?job_category_id_13=13

Creative Hotlist
http://www.creativehotlist.com/

design:related
http://designrelated.com/jobs

Krop: Creative & tech jobs
http://www.krop.com/

Museum Employment Resource Center
http://www.museum-employment.com/

American Alliance of Museums
http://www.aam-us.org/resources/careers

BUSINESS

Accounting Jobs Today
http://www.accountingjobstoday.com/

Career Journal
http://online.wsj.com/careers

eFinancial Careers
http://www.efinancialcareers.com/

Marketing Jobs.com
http://www.marketingjobs.com/

Top-Sales-Jobs.com
http://www.top-sales-jobs.com/

Wall Street Jobs (national listings, not just NYC)
http://www.wallstjobs.com/gateway/gateway.asp

COMMUNICATIONS, PUBLISHING, MEDIA, ADVERTISING, PR

MediaBistro
http://www.mediabistro.com/

I Want Media
http://www.iwantmedia.com/jobs/

PR Week Jobs
http://www.prweekus.com/Jobs/section/257

PR News Job Center
http://www.prnewsonline.com/resources/pr_jobs.html

Opportunities in Public Affairs
http://www.opajobs.com/

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

PA State Police
http://www.patrooper.com/

Philadelphia Police Department
http://www.phillypolice.com/careers

Federal Bureau of Investigation
http://www.fbijobs.gov/

Drug Enforcement Administration
http://www.justice.gov/dea/careers/occupations.shtml

Department of Homeland Security

http://www.dhs.gov/career-opportunities

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
http://www.atf.gov/content/Careers/careers-at-ATF

United States Secret Service
http://www.secretservice.gov/opportunities.shtml

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis

Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office
http://www.phila.gov/districtattorney/resources.html#careers

 

EDUCATION

Delaware Valley Education Consortium
http://www.dvec.net/

Academic Employment (national)
http://www.academploy.com/

Clearances/Background Checks (Act 34, Act 151, FBI)

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/background_checks_(act_114)/7493

Chronicle of Higher Education
http://chronicle.com/

PA School Board Association (addresses for PA schools)
http://www.psba.org/

American Association of Employment in Education (AAEE) - Teacher Job Fair postings

http://www.aaee.org/cwt/External/WCPages/WCEvents/JobsStartPage.aspx?ce=true

Delaware Valley Independent/Private Schools
http://www.advis.org/

Pennsylvania Independent/Private Schools
www.paispa.org

Teacher Catapult  (PA Salaries, vacancies and more!)
www.teachercatapult.com

Teaching in PA (a list of available openings in PA)
http://www.teachinginpa.com/index.html

NeighborhoodProfile.com (A great source of information about schools nationally from realtors)
http://www.connectwithlife.com/neighborhood-info/

Standard Application, Teaching in PA Public Schools

http://www.education.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/finding_a_teaching_position/

8629/commonly_asked_questions_and_answers/506859

TIMS - Teacher Information Management System  (new 12/9/2011)

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/tims_-_teacher_information_management_system/20476

EducationDegree.com  - Where to begin if you are seeking an Education Degree

Teacher Certification in other states:

http://www.teaching-certification.com/
http://www.teachercertificationdegrees.com/certification/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online Application Services for Education:

PAReap - PA Online Applications
http://www.pareap.net/

PA Educator - PA Online Applications
http://www.pa-educator.net/

NJHire - New Jersey Postings
http://www.njhire.com/

Teachers-Teachers.com
http://www.teachers-teachers.com/

Southern Teachers Agency
http://www.SouthernTeachers.com

School Spring - National Education position posting site
http://www.schoolspring.com/

ENTERTAINMENT / MUSIC

Entertainment Careers.net
http://www.entertainmentcareers.net/

Creative Hot List
http://www.creativehotlist.com/

Music Jobs USA
http://us.music-jobs.com/jobsboard.php

Musician’s Resource Directory
http://www.mbsolutions.com/resource/

My Music Job
http://www.mymusicjob.com/

ENVIRONMENTAL & "GREEN"

Environmental Jobs and Careers
http://www.ecoemploy.com/

Conservation Job Board

http://www.conservationjobboard.com

Environmental Career.com
http://www.environmentalcareer.com/

Environmental Career Opportunities
http://www.ecojobs.com/subscriptions.php

Green Careers Guide

http://www.greencareersguide.com/

Green Jobs Network

http://greenjobsearch.org/

 

Green Dream Jobs by Sustainable Business

http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/greendreamjobs.main

 

Green Job List – a Yahoo! Group

http://www.greenjoblist.com/

 

GreenBiz.com

http://jobs.greenbiz.com/

Environmental Jobs.com

http://www.environmentaljobs.com/

Think Green Degrees

http://thinkgreendegrees.com/green-resources/green-jobs-resources

 

GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC SERVICE

PA Employment

http://www.employment.pa.gov/portal/server.pt/community/home/4635

Bureau of State Employment (PA)

http://www.employment.pa.gov/portal/server.pt/community/home/4635

PA State Civil Service
http://www.scsc.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/civil_service_home/9164

USA Jobs: Official Federal Job & Internship Site
http://www.usajobs.gov/

Go Government - Your one-stop shop for how to find and apply for federal government jobs

http://gogovernment.org/

Opportunities in Public Affairs
http://www.opajobs.com/

Public Service Careers.org
http://www.publicservicecareers.org/

Roll Call Jobs
http://www.rcjobs.com/

Hill Zoo
http://www.hillzoo.com/

Fed World
http://fedworld.ntis.gov/

 

HEALTH SCIENCES / HEALTH PROFESSIONS / KINESIOLOGY / SPORTS

Health Care Source
http://www.healthcaresource.com/

Health Jobs USA
http://www.healthjobsusa.com/

Health Career Center 

http://www.healthcareercenter.org/health-careers.html

MedHunters
http://www.medhunters.com/

Nursing Career Center

http://www.nursingcareercenter.info/

TeamWork Online (Sports jobs)
http://teamworkonline.com/

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
http://www.hhs.gov/careers/

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY / COMPUTER SCIENCE

Authentic Jobs
http://www.authenticjobs.com/

Dice
http://www.dice.com/

Gamasutra: Jobs in the computer games industry
http://www.gamasutra.com/jobs/board.php

Greenlight Jobs: Jobs in the entertainment, video gaming, digital arts and animation industries
http://www.greenlightjobs.com/

Computer Work
http://www.computerwork.com/

 

NONPROFIT

Idealist: has nonprofit job listings and hosts career fairs in a number of cities. Sign up for email alerts for nonprofit jobs in your area.

http://www.idealist.org/

The Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University's School of Business:

http://www.findnonprofitjobs.org/

Opportunity Knocks: has listings of nonprofit jobs, a Nonprofit Wage and Benefit Report, a place to post your resume, helpful articles, and a list of job fairs around the country.

http://www.opportunityknocks.org/

Dotorgjobs: Part of OnPhilanthropy, an industry newsletter by published by CauseWired Communications. The job listings are free to job seekers.

http://www.dotorgjobs.com/

Nonprofit Oyster: Offers nonprofit Employers and mission-focused Candidates a place to find each other.
http://www.nonprofitoyster.com/

The Nonprofit Times: Listings of nonprofit jobs at the leading newspaper serving the nonprofit world. Has a salary survey, and a list of top nonprofits. Advice and assistance from a career service center.

http://www.thenonprofittimes.com/jobs/

NonProfit Jobs.Org: Run by ExecSearches which recruits for fundraising, mid-level and executive professionals in the non-profit, education, healthcare and government sectors.

http://www.nonprofit-jobs.org/

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network: a networking organization for the younger generation of nonprofit leaders. There are 34 chapters across the country with some 30,000 members.

http://ynpn.org/

Future Leaders in Philanthropy: is a special project of Changing Our World, Inc., one of the country’s leading international consulting firms, providing individualized solutions in all areas of fundraising and philanthropy. A great networking and information resource.

http://www.networkflip.com/

Philanthropy Careers: A part of the Chronicle of Philanthropy website. Lots of listings of nonprofit jobs, particularly in fundraising.

http://philanthropy.com/section/Career-Ideas-Advice/227/

Council on Foundations: Advertises nonprofit jobs in foundations.

http://jobs.cof.org/home/index.cfm?site_id=11690

Philanthropy Journal: Entry-level to senior nonprofit jobs in fundraising, nonprofit communication, management, and leadership.

http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/jobs/find-job

 

SERVICE & FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

American Jewish World Service
http://www.ajws.org/

AmeriCorps

http://www.americorps.gov/

City Year

http://www.cityyear.org/

Green Corps

http://www.greencorps.org/

Jesuit Volunteer Corps

http://www.jesuitvolunteers.org/

JET Programme

http://www.jetprogramme.org/

Math for America

http://www.mathforamerica.org/

NYC Teaching Fellows

http://www.nycteachingfellows.org/

Peace Corps

http://www.peacecorps.gov/

PolitiCorps

http://www.politicorps.org/

Public Allies

http://www.publicallies.org/

Teach for America

http://www.teachforamerica.org/

World Teach

http://worldteach.org

 

SCIENCES & MATHEMATICS

Pennsylvania BIO

http://pabio.biospace.com/

New Scientist Jobs
http://www.newscientistjobs.com/jobs/default.aspx

Hire Bio
http://www.hirebio.com/

Biohealthmatics
http://www.biohealthmatics.com/

AG Careers.com (Agriculture industry)

http://www.agcareers.com/

Chemistry Jobs.com

http://www.chemistryjobs.com/

Math Jobs.com
http://www.math-jobs.com/us/

American Mathematical Society
http://www.ams.org/employment

SOCIAL WORK / PSYCHOLOGY / HUMAN SERVICES

Chester County Department of Children, Youth & Families
http://dsf.chesco.org/cyf/site/default.asp

Human Services Career Network
http://www.hscareers.com/

Social Service.com
http://www.socialservice.com/?gclid=CKS9k6LmqZcCFQxKGgodwTkBjg

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
http://www.hhs.gov/careers/

 

VETERAN RESOURCES

WCU Career Center - Veteran Resources Handout

WCU Veterans Center Employment Resources Website

Military.com