DevJobs - Provides international job announcements on various development fields
4International Careers & Jobs - leading international employment directory for overseas jobs
Global Career Center - International database for positions around the globe
graduate-jobs.com - a leading independent graduate job board in the United Kingdom.
Jobs Abroad - Job opportunities around the world
iHipo International Careers - International jobs and internship opportunities
InterExchange - International exchange programs, internships, summer jobs, and all forms of global work
Search Jobs Abroad - opportunities for people wanting to work for an international company or in a job overseas and advice for making the transition
Resources on Companies and Careers
Bureau of Labor Statistics - The U.S. Department of Labor site providing information on trends in careers, employment, compensation, and much more
CareerOneStop - Industry profiles, employment opportunities, and salary possibilities
Glassdoor.com - An inside look at jobs and companies
Linked-In.com - a network of colleagues and industry experts for inside connections and information for your questions
WetFeet.com - Industry profiles and general information on a large range of careers
Broad Career Searches
Ann Arbor USA - internship and employment opportunities and resources for students and graduates interested in staying in Michigan
CareerBliss.com - provides information on jobs searches, company information, and general career tips.
CareerBuilder.com - résumé, salary, company information, and other job search resources
Career One Stop - job search engine by state plus information on preparing for a job search
Careers.org - occupation profiles, career field information, and job resources
Collegegrad.com - search for internships and jobs across the nation
College Job Bank - a resource to find your first job, keep up on the latest information in job searching, and learn about upcoming professions
Employment Crossing - a comprehensive search engine for jobs around the globe
Indeed.com - a search engine providing access to multiple searches
Job Central - job search resource provided by leading U.S. companies for national and international employment
Job Postings - general job search engine and e-magazine
Job Search Shortcut - a unique and fast way to job search in 40 metropolitan areas
Monster College - a job network for college students and recent graduates
Rising Star Internships - search for internships by major or area and look up descriptions and contact information of employers
Choosing a Major
There are many ways to select a major. Two common ways include:
- Have a dream career in mind and select a major that would help you get there.
- Select a major because you are interested in the subject then figure out how it relates to a career.
Choosing a major involves gathering information about yourself AND about majors and careers
Learn about yourself
- What are your interests? What do you do in your spare time? What kinds of courses do you find fascinating? Which classes do you enjoy?
- In which areas do you naturally excel? What comes naturally for you?
- What are your values – make money, help people, be a leader, be creative?
- Are you willing/able to attend graduate school if needed?
- What do your family and friends see as your greatest strengths?
- Consider taking self assessment tests in the Office of Career Development to learn more about yourself.
Learn about majors and careers
- Ask your advisor and other faculty to share information about a major and required coursework.
- Ask upperclassmen in various majors about their experiences.
- Read about major courses in the course catalog. What looks interesting?
- Visit the Office of Career Development to talk with a career counselor.
- Sample some course offerings in your area of interest.
- Research careers of interest in the Career Resource Center, on the “What can I do with this Major?” page, and do a general online search.
- Explore experiential learning opportunities in an area of interest. The staff in the Office of Career Development can assist you in the process of finding and securing a wide range of opportunities.
Resources for information on Majors
Not all majors identified in these sites are available at Albion College. These are links to web sites that are not under the control of Albion College or the Office of Career Development. We are not responsible for the contents of any linked site. The Office of Career Development provides these links merely as a courtesy. The data contained in this web site is for informational purposes only and is not represented to be error free.
- Compare the information you are learning about majors and professions with what you know about yourself and the self assessment information. Do you have the qualities and interests that match the characteristics of certain majors?
- Choosing a major does not dictate what you will do for the rest of your life! Increasingly people see their major as a starting point upon which they can grow as their interests and skills develop.
- If you are interested in several areas of study, consider a double major, minor, or concentration. You can take classes, join a club, or even volunteer in areas you enjoy as well to feed your passions.