Resource Library

Resource Library

Whether you’re just getting into the groove of your major, or you’re ready to find a full-time job, this comprehensive list of resources will help you at any stage of your career. Before you go through the list, view these important resources we created just for you:

Use the Walter Center Success Network
The Walter Center Success Network is a professional networking platform for the College of Arts + Sciences. By joining WCSN, you will be able to make connections with Hoosiers in your industry or city, share career advice or gain insights from experienced professionals, and access career development resources.

Listen to All Careers Considered
All Careers Considered is a podcast to help you explore and achieve your career goals. Each episode focuses on a different topic, ranging from 3-5 minute episodes that answer FAQs to 15-20 minute conversations with recruiters, current students, and alumni about the coolest jobs and the best ways to land them.

Explore and Report Career Outcomes
Tell us about your job or internship! We want to know what internships you’ve had as a student, or where you’ll be working after you graduate. When you share this, it helps us calculate the career outcomes of the College of Arts + Sciences students. You can also view the career outcomes for your major.

Explore Careers
  • The resources below are designed to help you explore and narrow down the massive variety of career options available to you as a liberal arts and sciences student.
    • IU Edge Modules
      A self-paced online career workshop that allows you to build a foundation for your future career paths and supplements the resources offered by IU’s career centers and our career advising staff. Upon completion of this course, participants should be prepared to successfully transition from college into a career or further graduate or professional study.
    • Indiana Career Explorer
      Indiana Career Explorer will help you explore a world of career possibilities, make decisions about your future, and prepare for the next step in your education and career planning journey. Depending on your grade level, you’ll use Kuder Navigator or Kuder Journey, which is your solution for selecting the right major and preparing for your first career. You can make a unique non-IU account for this resource to get started.
    • Informational Interviewing
      This handout on informational interviewing outlines how to develop your network for exploring careers and seeking opportunities.
    • Major Choices Podcast
      Are you feeling overwhelmed about figuring out your career path or wondering how to choose a major? If so, subscribe to the IU Career Development Center’s podcast Major Choices. Career coaches Nathan Langfitt and Rachel Gerber will guide you through exploring options, discovering strengths, and revealing what truly motivates you.
    • College of Arts + Sciences Major Guide
      Explore the courses, skills, opportunities, and careers related to the 80+ majors in the College of Arts + Sciences to fit your unique dreams and goals.
    • O*Net Online
      Get information on hundreds of occupations! This resource is frequently updated through surveying a broad range of workers across industries.
    • Occupational Outlook Handbook
      The OOH is the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ guide to career information regarding duties, education, training, pay and future outlook for hundreds of occupations in the United States. Alternatively, you can download their CareerInfo app.
    • Vault
      Sign up for your own unique non-IU account to access research and articles on specific organizations, occupations, and workplace situations.
    • Vocational Biographies
      Access over 1,000 informational interviews with professionals in a variety of career fields by logging in with the username IndianaUniv and the password zSQhK.
    • What can I do with this major?
      Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this site will help you connect majors to careers by showing you a variety of industries related to specific disciplines.
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Learn to Job Search
Find Positions & Organizations
  • The resources below are designed to help you prepare to find internships, part-time, and full-time work opportunities in a variety of industries and fields.
    • Ascend Indiana
      The Ascend Network is a service that helps thousands of college students and recent graduates find a job or internship in Indiana through a unique combination of one-on-one guidance and an easy-to-use website – at no cost.
    • Associations Unlimited
      Find a professional association across industries at the local, global and national levels. Requires sign-in.
    • CEI Internships
      Log in using the username Indiana and the password Hoosiers.
      This site provides up-to-date information on over 3,000 organizations offering internships and summer jobs for students.
    • Glassdoor
      Find employee reviews of companies, salary and benefits information, interview questions, and job postings.
    • GoGovernment
      Go Government is a website hosted by The Partnership for Public Service, a non-profit, non-partisan organization helping everyday job seekers understand the federal hiring process so they can launch their career in government. Helpful resources include tips for applying for federal jobs and career guides helping match skills and interests to government opportunities.
    • Guidestar
      An easy-to-use tool for comparing thousands of non-profit organizations.
    • Handshake
      Handshake is the most important place to start looking for jobs or internships. IU Career Offices curate the jobs you see in Handshake so they’ll be extra-relevant to you.  This page dives into how to get started.
    • Idealist
      This search engine can help you find volunteer work, non-profit jobs, and internships with organizations who seek to change the world.
    • Indeed
      This job listing aggregator can help you find postings across the web by using keywords and locations.
    • TeamWork Online
      TeamWork Online is a Recruiting System designed specifically for sports and live events. When you create a profile, be sure to modify all ‘notifiers’ and add your education to your profile.
    • USA Jobs
      Use the U.S Federal Government’s official job search system to search for employment, get tips on your applications, and receive veteran-specific information.
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Explore International Careers
  • These resources are designed to help students research and explore international careers – both U.S. students seeking opportunities abroad and international students seeking opportunities in the U.S.
    • LockedIn China
      This resource posts job opportunities for Chinese students and all IU students interested in finding employment in China after graduation.
    • MyVisa Jobs
      Data pulled from a variety of resources, including websites, job boards, social media, and government agencies, helps students seeking U.S. visas find companies that may be open to sponsorship.
    • Office of International Services
      The Office of International Services (OIS) provides international students and scholars with assistance in all areas related to international study—including admissions, visas, advising, and employment. OIS also provides updates and resources on recent immigration-related issues (e.g., executive orders, DACA).
    • Office of Overseas Study
      The Office of Overseas Study helps you earn class credit through educational opportunities throughout the world. These experiences will diversify your resume for future job, internship, or graduate school opportunities.
    • Passport Career
      This global career and internship support system is designed to help with your career exploration, job search, and internship search. Create an account but don’t use your IU credentials. The registration key is inuniv66.
Explore Graduate School
  • These resources are designed to help you make decisions about graduate study and continuing your education beyond your undergraduate career.
    • Graduate School Handout
      Important questions to consider before pursuing a graduate degree and an application checklist to get you started.
    • ImaginePhD
      A free online career exploration and planning tool for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences.
    • Health Professions and Prelaw Center (HPPLC)
      This IU office provides advising and other services for students who want to pursue careers in law, medicine, and other health professions.
    • Jobs on Toast – Resources Page
      This resource is a blog and collection of resources for current graduate students, researchers and academics who are interested in pursuing careers outside of academia.
    • Writing a Personal Statement
    • Peterson’s
      This resource features detailed information on over 4000 colleges and universities, online schools, and graduate programs. Also provides financial aid and test preparation information.
    • Versatile PhD
      Versatile PhD is the oldest, largest online community dedicated to non-academic and non-faculty careers for PhDs in humanities, social science and STEM.