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Favorite Links

Below are a collection of links compiled by our office that can assist in your career exploration and job/internship search.

I = Internship search resource
J = Job search resource
S = Short-term/Seasonal search resource
G = General Career Info
*Access is restricted to those eligible to use our office's services

Handshake* (I J)
Primary link for students and recent graduates to connect with employers and internship sites in the corporate, non-profit, and government sectors that are interested in recruiting Ohio State students.

Alumni Career Connection (J)
Online career management system for alumni of Ohio State. Job seekers can search and apply for opportunities and manage their job search and networking activities. Job postings include temporary, part-time, entry-level full-time, and experienced positions.

Indeed.com (J)
Job posting aggregator featuring positions in more than 50 countries and 26 languages.

LinkedIn Jobs (I J)
Leverage the world’s largest professional network to connect with opportunity. Use LinkedIn Jobs to harness the power of your network and get hired. LinkedIn Jobs surfaces insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search.

Job posting aggregator featuring positions from over 100 top job boards and social media sites

Talent.com (I J)
Job posting aggregator featuring positions around the world.

AngelList (J)
Search for jobs with over 17,000 of the world's best start-up organizations

CoolWorks (S)
Seasonal and summer jobs are captured on this site. Cool Works actively seeks job opportunities in places like national parks, various resorts, ranches, camps, ski resorts, and jobs on the water.

SummerJobs (S)
Offers positions with camps, amusement parks, resorts, national parks, hotels, environmental organizations and more.

American Camp Association (J S)
Resource for students seeking a summer or year-round (or longer) camp job. All camps are ACA- Accredited. There’s also the option of reviewing camp job fairs.

Back Door Jobs (I S)
Focuses on short-term job adventures (e.g., outdoors jobs, farming, adventure camps, ranches)

Care.com (S)
Offers positions as nannies, babysitters, special needs caregivers, tutors, senior care providers, pet
sitters, dog walkers, and housekeepers.

Elance (J S)
Elance is a platform for identifying online work. Businesses invite freelancers to submit proposals for jobs and view jobs that have been posted by organizations seeking freelancers. Areas sought but not limited to include: IT and programming, sales and marketing, writing and translation, design and multimedia.

ServiceYear.org (S)
Each year, Teach for America, City Year, the Peace Corps, and other service organizations provide more than 65,000 service-year positions. A service year is a paid opportunity to develop real-world skills through hands-on service. Whether you’re figuring out what’s next after college, searching for an opportunity to find a new path, or looking to gain skills and experience for a job — a service year may be just what you’re looking for.

Parker Dewey: Apply for Micro-Internships (S)
Parker Dewey is a large network of business professionals working together on Micro-Internships. Companies contract college students and recent graduates to complete projects on a short-term basis. These professional projects generate income while demonstrating your competencies and gaining practical experience to launch your career. If you are seeking short-term projects and gig work, Parker Dewey allows you to develop a strong network of potential employers.

ABILITY Jobs is the largest job board for job seekers with disabilities.

GettingHired: Jobs for Disabled (I J)
Site offers several free services. The social networking tool offers individuals a platform to connect with each other and career mentors. Job seekers will find opportunities posted by employers.

USAjobs – Disabilities (J S)
Explains how to apply for jobs with the Federal Government as a disabled job seeker.

MyVisaJobs (J)
Resource for international students looking for employment in the U.S.  Includes a variety of  information sources, including blogs, forums and the ability to search for the Top 100 H1B Visa sponsors within the year.

Feds Hire Vets (J S)
Veterans, transitioning service members, and their families will find this site to be full of resources and information that can assist in finding a Federal career.

WorkPlaceDiversity (J)
Extensive database of corporate employment opportunities across all sectors nationwide for diverse job seekers.

Diversity Employers (I J)
Targeted to recent college graduates as well as more experienced job seekers and professionals who seek information on careers, job opportunities, graduate/professional school, internships/co-ops, study abroad programs, and other employment and career advancement opportunities. Also helpful for identifying jobs with employers who are interested in recruiting a diverse workforce.

Feminist Majority Foundation (I J)
An organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. From the homepage students can access the Resource Center which includes access to feminist jobs and internships nationwide.

National Employment Minority Network (J)
The National Employment Minority Network is the premier resource for the identification and recruitment of minority teachers, administrators and coaches in North America. Candidates receive centralized access to employment, which includes teaching positions that don’t require certification, at 350 educational institutions nationwide.

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability (G)
NCWD/Youth is a source for information about employment and youth with disabilities. Site partners — experts in disability, education, employment, and workforce development — strive to ensure readers are provided with high quality, relevant information.

LGBTQ Workplace Resource Guide (G)
From finding inclusive companies, getting comfortable with the interview process, to coming out at work, here is a resource guide to help you navigate the corporate landscape as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

Guide for Job Seekers & Workers with a Disability (J)
Disabled job-seekers have rights afforded to them by federal and state governments. This guide offers tips to help differently abled individuals find a job, provides advice on staying gainfully employed, and includes guidance that can help when making requests for reasonable accommodations in the workplace.

EduMed (G)
EduMed is a resource that helps students with disabilities explore careers in healthcare that both accommodate their condition and allow them to make a real difference helping others.

OhioMeansJobs (I J)
A comprehensive resource to help you explore career options, learn about key industries in Ohio, and access current position postings for a wide variety of Ohio employers

Ohio Means Internships (I)
Search thousands of Internships and Co-op opportunities throughout the State of Ohio.

NEOintern (I)
Free database students can use to find internships in Northeast Ohio.

Franklin County, Where Government Works (J S)
Students can access job openings with Franklin County, gain information about city officials and each agency across the county.

Ohio Hiring Management System (I J S)
Postings with State of Ohio Agencies

City of Columbus (I J S)
Students can access job openings with the City of Columbus.

State & Local Government on the Net (I J S)
Directory of government web sites. Search sites of interest to find where employment openings are posted; many will be listed in sections with “civil service,””personnel,” or “administrative services”  headers.

The Riley Guide (J S)
Directory of international employment and career information resources. Job seekers can search for employment in specific countries and/or regions worldwide. Information related to living and working overseas, cost of living, etc. is also available.

GoinGlobal and USA/Canada City Career Guides* (I J)
Accessed through Handshake for Arts and Sciences undergraduates and recent grads, GoinGlobal and USA/Canada City Career Guides provide comprehensive information about searching for jobs or internships in major U.S. or Canadian cities and abroad. Includes job posting boards, employer directories, work permit and visa regulations, and much more specific to each metro area or country.

LocalJobBoard (J S)
All of the jobs posted are categorized by city, state, and industry; site provides posting for 6,000 U.S. cities.

International Organization Careers (I J)
Learn how to start a future career working for an international organization through internships, junior professional officer and associate expert programs, and young professionals programs.

Buzzfile (G, I, J)
Select your major, select the state in which you'd like to work, then discover all the great employers that are looking for someone with your major.  You're able to explore the business description and find resources related to the community.

To help narrow your Federal job search, USAJOBS has created a list of academic majors and some Federal occupations directly related to those majors. You can search job and internship postings classified with the four-digit series numbers that interest you. To do this, enter the four digit number into the Keywords box within USAjobs. When you find a job announcement that interests you, pay close attention to all sections of the announcement to determine your fit and for application instructions.

What Can I Do With This Major? (G)
Whether you are exploring majors or looking for more information about your chosen field of study, “What Can I Do With This Major?” is a valuable tool designed to help you connect your major and interests to career paths. This resource details the typical industries, career areas, and employers associated with each major and covers strategies aimed at making you a more marketable candidate after graduation. “What Can I Do With This Major?” is a free, virtual resource available to all Ohio State students.

One Columbus
Anchored by a rich history in manufacturing, logistics, headquarters and business services, automotive, and more, the Columbus Region is also on the country’s leading edge with advanced industries such as retail and e-commerce, IT, cybersecurity, finance, and more.

The Way Factory: Case Interview Preparation
The Way Factory provides you with the tools to lead you to a career that's in alignment with your personal objectives and aspirations.

Go Government
Site includes helpful information for a federal job search. Learn more about agencies, careers based on your field of interest, and helpful information about applying for a federal job or internship.

Hoover's Online**
Resource provides comprehensive company and industry information. Valuable tool to use when preparing for interviews and career fairs or for identifying companies related to your career interest. Select the Build A List tab to search using specific criteria.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Resource provides helpful information about occupations including training/education required, expected job prospects, related occupations and what a typical day might consist of.

Nexis Uni (Formerly LexisNexis)**
Excellent resource to use when preparing for interviews and career fairs. Search within the Get Company Info tab to access financial information, staff e-mail addresses, and news articles for a particular company or nonprofit organization. View the Nexis Uni tutorial videos here.

View company salaries, reviews, and interviews posted anonymously by employees at over 32,000 U.S. companies. Creating a free account with your @osu.edu email address allows you unlimited access to this information.

News coverage of the Central Ohio business community, including scheduled networking events. Use to also access online business newspapers for 39 other U.S. cities.

Merchant Web Reports**
Excellent resource to use when preparing for interviews and career fairs.  Click on the “Search Merchant WebReports” tab, then use the Industry Report Search tab to access overviews of 24 major industries, which include listings of leading companies, and descriptions of market trends.

Service for storing and delivering recommendation letters that have been written on your behalf.  Fee based service, but some faculty and staff require students to have an Interfolio account for the letters they provide.

A free career community that empowers job seekers with jobs, reviews, and salaries, along with hundreds of great career advice articles

Buzzfile Employers by Major
Designed to enable students and alumni to immediately identify and research thousands of potential employers for each of over 150 majors

BestColleges.com Career Guide for Students with Disabilities
Provides career planning resources for students with disabilities who are just beginning their job search.

The Columbus Region
A great resource for conducting industry specific research in Columbus. Columbus 2020 serves as the economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region, working in partnership with state and local partners to generate opportunity and build capacity for economic growth.

The Muse
A comprehensive site dedicated to providing both career advice via blogs and career coaches. The site also provide job searching and industry specific content for technology and marketing.

**Ohio State Library Resource; access is restricted to Ohio State students, faculty, staff and to those with guest authentication.