Job Searching

Job and Internship Searching

Starting a search for your next opportunity can be daunting. An effective search requires a mix of strategies, including using your network and finding out what opportunities exist. Many job seekers rely on submitting as many job applications online as possible without spending time on other activities that can be just as beneficial. Consider talking with a Career Network coach to develop a personalized strategy for your search. This strategy can include mock interviews, feedback about your LinkedIn profile, and tips for effective salary negotiation. Schedule with a coach using the Handshake platform. Visit our About Handshake page to learn more about the tool and how to log in the first time.

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Avoid Job Scams

Any time a company is seeking a monetary transaction, this should be a red flag that this is a scam. Never deposit checks sent from a company or give personal information, such as bank accounts, to a company during the interview process. Emails from companies that ask you for money or want you to deposit checks before doing any work are scams. 

If you receive a message similar to this, “We received your resume from your career services office for a possible job placement. Please respond to this email if you are still job hunting or you are looking to earn additional income,” this could also be a scam. 

If you receive any emails or paperwork from a company that may not seem legitimate, please email the Career Network at To learn more, please refer to the World Privacy Forum's resources for avoiding job scams


Ohio University uses Handshake, the leading career platform used by 500+ colleges and by more than 250,000 employers. Used by all Fortune 500 companies, Handshake allows you to discover and favorite jobs at top financial institutions, cutting edge tech firms, leading design and marketing agencies, nonprofits making the world a better place, and more. You can also receive personal recommendations based on your interests, skills, major, location preferences and search history. Login today to complete your profile and put your best self forward to employers. And, be sure to download Handshake Mobile (iOS) to discover jobs on the go and to stay on track with reminders for application deadlines and direct messages from employers.

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Attend a Career Fair

Attending a career fair is a great way to learn about open positions at a variety of companies. Explore in-person and virtual opportunities to network with employers by visiting our Career Fairs and Events page. 

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Featured Resources


Ohio University's career platform featuring internships and jobs nationally for students and alumni in any career area. Handshake also highlights virtual and in-person employer events and career fairs. 

USA Jobs

Jobs and internships with the federal government across the country. Search options exist to narrow job opportunities by major. There are also numerous opportunities for recent graduates. 

Virtual Student Federal Service

Each year, U.S. students apply to their top three VSFS projects from July 1-31 on All candidates are notified by early September if they have been offered a position. Selected eInterns work on their projects for ten hours a week from September through May. Some eInterns work their academic institutions to receive course credit for their VSFS participation.

SOCHE Intern (Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education)

Submit one application and be considered for multiple internship programs. Apply for both year-round and summer opportunities. College students can apply for internships at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base or with regional employers. 


Use this international search tool for jobs that aim to better society. If your goal is to help others in any industry or field, this can be a good place to look.


National and international search tools for jobs in virtually every industry.


National and international search tools for jobs in virtually every industry. Also features widely used company reviews.

Higher Ed Jobs

National search tool for academic and administrative roles in colleges and universities.

Ohio's Top Jobs List

Data from the state of Ohio highlighting growth in various jobs, salary information, and the ability to search by experience and education.

Ohio Means Jobs 

The state of Ohio’s job search site.

Parker Dewey

Through its Micro-Internship program, Ohio University students can execute short-term, professional assignments on behalf of busy professionals. Not only do these students have the grit, skills, and ambition to exceed expectations, they are excited to do so as they launch their careers.

Buzzfile Employers by Major

Use this comprehensive tool to identify employers by major to build a network, research internship opportunities, or plan a relocation.

O*Net Online

O*Net provides detailed entries about industries and occupations, along with tools for exploring technology careers, green jobs, and opportunities for veterans.

Use this tool to conduct salary research by position type and location. A cost of living calculator is also available.


This site allows you to create pay report for your position based on your job type and location. 

Great Place to Work: Current Best Workplaces Lists

Great workplaces For All are able to maximize their human potential through effective leaders, meaningful values, and a deep foundation of trust with all employees. A variety of rankings are available based on location, identity, and industry areas.