Does Your Fall Break Need a Break? Do Some Career Research!

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Ahhh, fall break. Eating pie. Sleeping in. Spending the day in your favorite onsie. It will be glorious and I want you to enjoy every minute of it. Something else that I encourage you to do is spend some of your free time exploring professional opportunities for 2019 and beyond.

In addition to these job and internship resources, check out the databases and job boards below to see what else is out there. Find something that strikes your fancy? Awesome, start working on your resume and cover letter so that you’re ready to meet with a Career Coach once you’re back!


Environmental Career Opportunities

Environmental Career

Renewable Energy Jobs


Careers in Food (Think food scientists, manufacturing, packaging, etc)

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA): The USDA has the Agriculture Research Service its division of lab positions.  There are also many laboratories across the US and the world to test our food supply safety.


National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduate Students

NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.

Federal Government Agencies Hiring Scientists: Resources

List of federal agencies and contractors interested in hiring scientists. This list also includes private companies that serve as government contractors. a

TECH AND COMPUTER SCIENCE (via Forbes 9 Helpful Sites For Finding Your Next Job In Tech)


Dice is essentially the Indeed of tech jobs, with thousands of openings posted each day. Filter by location (or telecommute), company, and employment type. You can see the job descriptions without creating an account, but will need to register in order to apply. Once you’ve created a profile, you also have the option to upload a resume, which works as an open invitation for recruiters to contact you (be warned — this may result in a full inbox).

Featuring exclusively startup jobs, Underdog compiles listings for tech jobs in major cities (currently New York, San Francisco, and LA), as well as remote work. They have connections to hundreds of venture-backed tech startups, and curate their job marketplace to feature quality positions from top companies. Most areas of tech are represented, including engineering, design, data science, and more. You’ll need to submit a candidate application to get started.


You can’t get much more specific than TripleByte: the site is just for engineers who want to work at startups. When signing up for the account, you’ll need to go through programming tests/challenges to vet your skills — you won’t even see listings till you fill out a profile and complete the quizzes. However, once you make it through, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that the pool of competing candidates will be much smaller!

The Muse

The Muse is different because they have a heavy focus on providing you with information and resources for success — from career advice from experts to a huge blog. They also go out of their way to take you inside the companies and show what it’s like to work there. They have lots of jobs listed, not just in tech, but you can use filters to narrow it down. You don’t even need an account to start browsing and applying.

Product Hunt

On Product Hunt, you’ll find a very curated list with jobs for engineers, developers, designers, product managers, and more, for a variety of startups and tech companies. Internships are posted from time to time as well.


This site has an emphasis on startup jobs. A few features that make them unique: they share salary ranges and equity for openings, and you can also mark yourself as “secretly looking” for jobs, so your profile won’t appear in search results and companies won’t see you until you approve their profile. Note that you’ll need to create an AngelList profile to apply for jobs.

Hire Tech Ladies

Ladies only! This highly curated jobs board focuses on featuring companies that support women and those who want to attract more women into their tech roles. You can also subscribe to a newsletter with featured job openings. You must create an account to see the password-protected job listings.


Started to promote diversity in the workforce, PowerToFly focuses on connecting companies with talented women in tech. Begin by filling out a profile; then, start applying for jobs you’ll be notified if your skills match the company’s opening. Remote and onsite work are available.


With over nine million users, GitHub is the world’s most popular Git repository hosting service — and it also has a jobs board. Filter by title, a specific skill, or other keywords, plus optionally a location, to find matching tech jobs. The majority of jobs featured on GitHub’s board are full time and on-location; some part-time or remote work may be posted occasionally.


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