Career resources

Connecticut College maintains a comprehensive library of resources to help both students and alumni navigate through the job search process. These include the following:

General resources

Recent graduates: OnBoard Yourself

OnBoard Yourself, a professional development program, is designed to help millennial interns and new hires succeed in their first career jobs. The content is designed to dovetail with existing onboarding programs with the goal of speeding onboarding while easing the burden on busy supervisors and coworkers. Access to OnBoard Yourself is a gift from alumni Tamara Greenleaf, Class of '81, and Todd Hudson, Class of '80, the founders and creators of OnBoard Yourself.

Job search websites

Whether you are seeking a career change or looking for employment, these websites offer a variety of insights into current and future career options:

Career Change and Exploration - Job Search Sites - Commercial Search DatabasesCreating the Resumé and Cover Letter - Company Research


Please note: Password-protected sites are for the sole use of Connecticut College students and alumni.

Career Change and Exploration

These sites provide an overview of the profession, nature of work, conditions, job outlook, salaries, occupational profiles, company research, industry advice, "a day in the life," occupation surveys, message boards, diversity profiles and more!

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Spotlight on Careers — Call CELS at 860-439-2770 for login info.

Career Insider — Vault Online Career Library — Get career and job search information on more than 25 employment fields. Call 860-439-2770 for login information.

Job Search Sites

Here are numerous sites to enhance your online job search: sites with job listings searchable by career field and location, those geared toward a specific occupation and sites targeted for specific geographical areas.

ArtSearch
Careers in the arts, including education, publications, grants, events, tools and research, advocacy and international. Theater facts, profiles and salary summary. Call 860-439-2770 for login information.

CareerJournal.com
The Wall Street Journal website for training, self-study, investment banks and financial institutions.

CELS "Experience" Software System
Jobs and internships received by the CELS office are posted here. Additionally, CELS gives some organizations approval to post their own opportunities, and the Experience organization allows other employers to post their positions to this site as well.

Commercial Search Databases — General job search databases

Current Jobs for Graduates
Current job listings for the liberal arts graduate in various employment fields. Call CELS at 860-439-2770 for password.

International Job Search Resources

Job/Internship Search by Field

Job Seeker
Specializing in natural resource and environmental vacancies nationwide. Call CELS at 860-439-2770 for password.

State and Regional Job Search

Creating the Resumé and Cover Letter

Excellent websites for creating your resumé and cover letter.

Resume Resource

The Riley Guide

Resumé Dictionary

Sample Resumés

Company Research

Hoovers

CareerSearch — Call CELS at 860-439-2770 for login info.