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Helpful Job & Research Links

Disclaimer: Please note that the following websites are not maintained by Career Services but are provided as a convenience to students. Provides information regarding what jobs are available to those who have an undergraduate degree in certain majors.  Simply input a major, and the database will return multiple results giving users an idea of what is available within the current job market. Job Board Updated often, the job board aggregates the best open positions online, including entry-level to senior employment, jobs in the public and private sector and a range of general business and finance opportunities.
Accounting Career Center In-depth information on accounting degrees, accounting career paths, job opportunities, what it takes to become a CPA, and other valuable accounting career resources (including a link to a free online CPA review course).
Accounting Career Guide From Wiley Efficient Learning, this Career Guide gives prospective Accountants all of the information that they need to determine if the profession is right for them.  Resources include information about certifications and licensures along with scholarships that are available to Accountants.
ACOnline: College Student Guide to Professional Online Profiles College Student Guide to professional social media profiles. A free healthcare career resource for Allied Health, Locum Tenens and traveling nurses to research and find traveling jobs.
American Association for Employment in Education A website for education majors that offers Project Connect - sponsored by AAEE and AASPA, with hundreds of job vacancies for education candidates and Job Search Resources - with additional information and resources to help education candidates with their job search. (SVSU holds an institutional membership with AAEE).
Atlas VanLines "How to Move" Tips

What should you know about choosing an apartment...moving plants or pets...or packing your belongings?   Consult these how-to guides to help make your move go smoothly.

Blue Fish Jobs Postings for university student services positions from around the nation.
Bureau of Labor Statistics U.S. Department of Labor agency that studies and interprets national and regional labor trends.  This bureau also publishes the Occupational Outlook Handbook which is a good source of information on hundreds of professions. Career information, brief "how to" articles and employment opportunities. CareerBliss empowers you to choose happy with company reviews and ratings, salary info, and jobs.
This is a job search service with a searchable database which provides access to job advertisements in major US newspapers:
  • The Boston Globe
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Los Angeles Times
  • The New York Times
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • The Washington Post
Careers in Psychology Information about psychology careers, psychology education, psychology Internships, and psychology jobs, as well as licensure information Careerjet is an employment search engine.
CareerOneStop Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop is your nationwide source for employment information and inspiration.  Most students/alumni will want to take advantage of the "Explore Careers" part of the website that allows you to search for open positions.
City Town Info (CTI) Career Search The career directory presents information on hundreds of employment categories and thousands of schools, to help people find and pursue careers of interest to them.  The Careers tab lists hundreds of employment categories with nationwide summary employment data.
CNA Classes Are you looking to begin a career as a CNA? If so, this is the right place for you to begin your search. Their goal is to provide the number one resource for all things CNA. The website has been developed by experts in the field, their writers having 30 years of experience, to make sure they are providing the most accurate and up to date information.
The College Board An organization that provides information about a variety of topics, including career exploration (with an on-line interest/career questionnaire).
College Journal from the Wall Street Journal From the publishers of the Wall Street Journal, this site offers a job search engine and articles with advice from the Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition. Job seekers may send questions to their panel of experts. Site also includes the PerfectAgent system that allows job seekers to enter their requirements for a position rather than just their credentials.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards
Information on becoming a Certified Finanicial Planner.
Dave's Cafe A comprehensive site for people interested in teaching overseas.
The Dow Chemical Company - Careers in STEM

Occupational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics available at The Dow Chemical Company


Ranking of over 180 online colleges based on student value, price, and reputation.

Salary information, job descriptions and educational information for many healthcare fields. Nice features of this site include student and professional profiles.

Financial Planner World Financial Planner World has created easy to follow step-by-step guides that detail license, exam, education, experience, and registration requirements for broker-dealer firm principals and agents, investment adviser firm principals and their representatives, life and annuity producers, certified public accountants, as well as Certified Financial Planners and other personal finance professionals pursuing elective designations.
Financial Planning for Veterans provides veterans with valuable insight related to procuring financial aid for their education.  From available scholarships/grants to information about the GI Bill, servicemen and servicewomen will find this page incredibly helpful Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies. What sets them apart is their "employee generated content" – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes the companies themselves. Now with nearly 3 million salaries and reviews, you have all the information you might need to make your next career decision.
Graduate Management Admission Council Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC), composed of representatives of leading business schools worldwide, is a not-for-profit education association dedicated to creating access to graduate management and professional education. The site has information on MBA programs and performing at your best on the GMAT from the organization that created and publishes the exam.
Graduate Record Examinations Information on the GRE, sample questions, free test samples for downloading, etc. A web-based job application system launched by the Michigan Association of School Boards that is designed to connect job seekers looking for work with public school districts in Michigan. There is no cost involved for job seekers who review job postings or opt to post their resume online.
Green Collar Blog News and resources on green collar jobs.
Guide to Negotiating Salary An easy-to-digest, user-friendly resource that uniquely focuses on the different strategies that junior, mid and senior-level employees can utilize during their salary negotiations.
HowToBecome Would you like to know more about becoming a professional in your preferred career? HowtoBecome knows that when making career choices, learning from a professional in the field can be invaluable. 

Lists of companies who have hired international students on CPT or OPT during the past year


Aggregates for free job vacancies from all career sites, job boards and recruitment agencies, and organizes that information to make it accessible and useful.


A job platform providing candidates with the most intuitive and frictionless experience during the recruiting process. Their mission is to become the go-to destination for job seekers of all levels around the globe.

Jobs2Careers is a job search engine with more than 20 million registered users and over 1 billion monthly searches. Our mission is to innovate the way talent effectively finds work and work finds talent. We not only offer professional jobs, but also part-time work and gigs to job seekers.

TheLadders provides reliable tools, services, and insights to help all professionals, at all stages of their careers succeed.  TheLadders is now used by more than 8 million professionals and 95,000 employers nationwide, with a growing suite of best in class products

LearnHowToBecome Help students (or other aspiring professionals) understand what it takes to land their perfect career, from picking the right school all the way to climbing the company ladder.  Passionate about creating a one-stop, comprehensive resource that can guide individuals through each of the steps they need to take to begin, further, or change their career path.
LinkedIn Jobs

Leverage the world’s largest professional network to build relationships and connect with opportunity. Use LinkedIn Job Search to harness the power of your network to uncover insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search.

General information website with many resources useful to current individuals looking to enter or advance a career in business. The site discusses the offline and online educational paths one can follow to obtain a degree in business management or a related field.

MI Bright Future

The MI Bright Future partnership works together as a single unit, led by stakeholders in a Community Advisory Council, to recruit employers to create profiles and to integrate the technology into student career planning.

Michigan Jobs & Career Portal/Michigan Talent Bank

On a daily basis, more than 90,000 Michigan job openings and 6.2 million U.S. job openings are provided by the Michigan Jobs & Career Portal web site (which is a part of the Official State of Michigan web site.) These include accounting, finance, marketing, engineering, health care, education, and other job openings of many of the Fortune 500 companies.

Michigan Department of Career Development State agency whose mission is to develop a system that produces a workforce with the required skills to maintain and enhance the Michigan economy.
Michigan Department of Civil Service
State agency whose  mission is to attract and retain an effective state workforce to serve Michigan citizens.
Michigan Insurance Careers Want a challenging and rewarding career?  Explore a career in the insurance industry. Employment in Michigan's insurance industry is expected to grow over the next 10 years.  Jobs in the insurance industry are stable and high-paying.  The average insurance industry employee earns $60,000, compared to the average wage of $45,000 for all other industries.
Michigan Regional Education Application Program (MiREAP) A web-based application program for  educators seeking K-12 teaching and administrative positions.
MITECH+ MITECH+ is a nonprofit organization that supports workforce development in the mid-Michigan region. We encourage people to choose skilled and technical careers. MITECH+ is the connecting point for information on technical careers.
Monster Campus The site provides straightforward, step-by-step advice, and applies state-of-the-art technology to career planning. This site lists homes for sales and apartments for rent from around the country. This useful career planning tool includes a helpful salary calculator feature.
NACE Salary Calculator Salary data from the NACE Salary Calculator.
NASBA CPA Exam Information Checklist provided by National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) for CPA exam preparation.
NationJob This is a list of employer profiles, including links to all available positions within the company.
NerdWallet Site provides a free cost of living calculator along with many other tools to aid in the process of being financially independent.  NerdWallet empowers consumers to make better decisions about their personal finances, travel plans, health bills, or higher education.
Neuvoo A free job search aggregator that indexes jobs directly from companies' career websites, placement agencies and job boards. Over 20,000,000 jobs indexed and more than 5 million jobs across the United States. One of the largest job databases in the world Organization helping nurses find jobs and the best hospitals to work for based on reviews written by nurses. Over 37,000 hospital reviews and 20,000 active nursing job openings on this job board.
Online Graduate Degrees In-depth information on top-ranked accredited online colleges; a database search that helps you find a degree program that meets your degree level, category and subject of interest (hint: SVSU is listed under multiple graduate degree categories).
PracticeReasoningTests Learn how to pass any reasoning test with tips, training, and free practice tests.
The Princeton Review Information on graduate schools, common graduate level examinations, and tools for assisting students as they choose a program.
ProFellow ProFellow is the go-to source for information on professional and academic fellowships, created by fellows for aspiring fellows.
Pure Michigan Job Connect Newsletter Sign up to receive a bi-weekly newsletter with valuable information to help in your job search, including listings of in-demand jobs, featured employers, and news items.
ReadyPrepInterview Enter your desired job title and this program will provide you with industry-specific questions that you can utilize to prepare yourself for that next big interview.
Rep'NUp Free web app that helps students scan Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts to quickly detect potentially damaging pictures and posts. Users then receive a full report with links back to any potentially inappropriate content, including references to alcohol, violence, politics, and more. 
Reputation Management Resource dedicated to ensuring your online reputation is protected. - Job Sites The research team at gathered a list of 197 online job sites and reviewed 15 of the best sites based on 36 job search website features. An excellent source for articles on salary statistics for a variety of career fields. Also has information on salary negotiations, benefits, options etc. The find-a-job section allows job-seekers to search many different websites at one time.
Salary Tax Calculator With this new tax calculator you will see how much tax is deducted from your salary and what amount is taken for state and federal taxes, social security, medicare etc.
Society of American Engineers - AfterCollege A website with job postings in the engineering field and links in the Industry Showcase for researching employers from various industries in AfterCollege's Industry Showcase. Online job board providing hundreds of job opportunities for any industry throughout the United States.
SVSU Department of Human Resources Employment opportunities and information with Saginaw Valley State University.
Top Job Applications Top Job is an online treasure house for job seekers by offering them printable job application forms that can be downloaded for applying to jobs in department stores, fast food centers, grocery stores, ice cream shops, pharmacies, restaurants, and retail outlets.They also provide information on different level job positions from entry level to management level jobs available in these sectors along with the process in which you apply. WowJobs is Canada's largest and most comprehensive job search engine. This mega job aggregator pulls from 6,000 different sources and finds employment opportunities in Canada that others do not.
ZipRecruiter - Over 7 million active job seekers each month
- Over 40 million job alert email subscribers
- Completely free for job seekers
- Data is not shared with 3rd parties



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