Virtual Toolkit for Students
During this period of USM campus closures, students are encouraged to dedicate some time to individual career planning and development. While there are numerous virtual resources available online, the following are some recommended resources available to students at no cost. In accordance with our efforts to ensure students are provided the most current information possible, these resources will be continuously updated throughout USM's campus closures.
Featured Virtual Services
Students and recent graduates from programs at USG enjoy exclusive access to the following virtual career platforms (all usage fees paid by USG):
Personalized Career Planning System
CareerOneStop - Job trends, credentials, and salary information nationwide as well as by state.
Job & Internship Search
Cool Works - Connects adventurous job seekers with exciting seasonal and year-round job opportunities in" wild and beautiful" places around the world
Idealist - Job listings, articles, and tools for people interested in the nonprofit sector and careers for the "public good"
Internships.com - Provides over 100,000 internship listings from over 60,000 employers searchable by industry and location
InternMatch - Provides thousands of listings for internships and entry-level jobs for recent college graduates
Indeed - One of the largest job listing platforms in the world which provides job listings searchable by industry and location
Federal Government Jobs
NACE Salary Calculator - Hosted by the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE)
Salary Data by Occupation - Hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor Career OneStop
Starting Salary Projections: Class of 2020 - Provided by the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE)
Cost of Living by City - Hosted by CNN
Professional Development Resources
Master Class - Learn from hundreds of free or low cost lessons from "masters" in their field as they share stories, skills, shortcuts, failures, and successes
Beyond the To Do List (iTunes Podcast)
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Information about employment by industry, job growth rates, salaries, and education requirements
Career One Stop - U.S. Department of Labor information including employment trends and salary data
The Career Project - Career profiles from experienced professionals including work environment, income, benefits, job satisfaction, and "a day in the life of" various careers
Projections Central - Short and long-term career projections by state