Career Links and Resources

The Office of Career Services has created an online resource library of websites, handouts, and presentations for students and alumni to use. This page will be periodically updated, but it is not meant to be used instead of working directly with a career counselor. Please browse the links at your convenience, and contact us with any questions or to schedule an appointment.

Choosing a Major

  • What Can I Do With A Major In...: List of a wide range of majors with summaries, related job titles, skills, and professional websites.
  • Career Opportunities by Major: Major Resource Kits link academic majors to career alternatives by providing information on career paths, sample job titles, and a short bibliography of Career Resource Center materials available to students in a particular major.
  • What Can I Do With This Major: From the University of Tennessee.
  • MyMajors.com: MyMajors.com offers interest inventories that can help you determine what major might be the right one for you, as well as a great deal of information on a variety of majors you can find a four-year institutions like Adams State College.
  • Common Misperceptions about Choosing a Major: Common misperceptions about choosing a major and examples of how these misperceptions can darken your educational vision.

Career Information

  • BrainTrack: The BrainTrack website offers in-depth career profiles as well as degree and wage statistics for over 300 occupations that commonly require college or university education.
  • Career Descriptions: The CityTownInfo.com website has at-a-glance comparative salary information, introductory career videos, and a new Career Stories section in which people report their on-the-job experiences and provide tips and advice for others.
  • The Career Project: The Career Project is a database of thousands of real people career profiles in hundreds of professions. Job seekers and students have the ability to learn the intimate details of jobs directly from the people who currently work them.
  • Wetfeet : career research information.
  • The Occupational Outlook Handbook: For hundreds of different types of jobs the OOH tells you training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, working conditions, and more.
  • Career Profiles: CareerProfiles.com offers information on thousands of different careers and occupations, including salary information and job search strategies and techniques.
  • Dress for the Job You Want: Download a free copy of the book "Dress for the Job You Want" which offers guidelines for interview and workplace dress with a particular emphasis on men.

Self-Assessment Tools

  • Internships.com: Internships.com features internship postings, but it also includes a variety of interest inventories in their Internship Predictor section. Most of the tools on Internships.com are provided at no cost to you, although they do have some premium services that require a paid subscription to the site.
  • Descriptions of the Personality Types: Find your personality type with the Myers-Briggs.

Internships

  • Internships at InternMatch: InternMatch is a free online internship site with a focus on top startup and non-profit opportunities.
  • Internships.com: Internships.com lists thousands of internship opportunities across the country, as well as some other helpful tools for finding the best internship for you.
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities National Internship Program: The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) recruits college students for paid summer- and semester-long internships at federal agencies and private corporations in Washington, D.C., and throughout the country. These ten- and fifteen-week internship programs give college students direct experience in a diversity of careers in the federal and corporate sectors.
  • The Internship Institute: A non-profit organization working with students and employers to simplify the internship process.
  • InternInc: The InternInc website provides internship information free-of-cost to students with the site's partnered companies, which include several Fortune 500 companies.

Job Search Sites

  • MonsterTrak.com: MonsterTrak.com is one of the largest and most comprehensive job boards on the web for college students and recent graduates.
  • Denver Jobs: Free job board for positions in the Denver area.
  • Job Search USA - Colorado: This particular Job Search USA site provides a comprehensive list of entry level, intern and graduate opportunities in Colorado.
  • GettingHired.com: GettingHired.com is the largest national employment and networking portal connecting job seekers with disabilities, employers committed to hiring job seekers with disabilities, agencies providing services to the disabled community, colleges and universities, and disability advocacy groups.
  • EducationAmerica.net: Free job search site for Bachelor, Masters, & PhD professionals looking for career opportunities in the education sector. The site is free and gives you the ability to upload your resume.
  • K-12 Jobs: Serving over a million educators per year - search for your perfect teaching or administrator position.
  • USA Jobs: The official job site of the United State Federal Government.
  • usajobs.gov:This college student-centered part of the larger USAJobs website, is focused on providing entry-level opportunities within the federal government for students and e-scholars. As a Hispanic-serving institution, Adams State is partnered with HACU to help all of our students, including our Hispanic students, become aware of career opportunities within the Federal government.
  • SimplyHired.com: SimplyHired.com offers a comprehensive job board focused toward new college graduates, along with the ability to leverage LinkedIn and Facebook contacts, tip sheets, and blog posts.
  • Bright.com: Bright is a new approach to your online job search, using your social network to make important connections.

Writing Resumes and Cover Letters

  • Resume Tips: The JobHuntingAdvice.com website offers free career help on a variety of topics, including practical tips for writing a good resume.
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab: Multiple examples and explanations on a variety of professional writing documents, including resumes, cover letters, and personal statements.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Idealist: Non-profit Search Engine: Idealist connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives.
  • AmeriCorps: A network of local, state, and national service programs that connects more than 70,000 Americans each year with intensive service to meet our county's critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.
  • Cross Cultural Solutions: Volunteer Abroad - work side-by-side with local people and experience another culture like never before.
  • Habitat for Humanity: Nonprofit/Ecumenical Christian housing organization which seeks to eliminate poverty, housing and homelessness from the world and make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
  • Peace Corps: More than 182,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have been invited by 138 host countries to work on issues ranging from information technology, environmental preservation, and business development. Peace Corps Volunteers continue to help countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities.
  • Teach For America: A national corps of outstanding recent college graduates of all academic majors who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity.
  • Connect-123 Volunteer and Internship Programs: Connect -123 Volunteer and Internship Programs: facilitates career-related internship and service learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in Cape Town, Buenos Aires, Shanghai, Barcelona, and Dublin in a wide range of fields including public health, medicine, education, economic development, business consulting, human rights, and journalism.

Graduate School

  • GradSchools.com: A massive online directory of listings and links to grad programs in every subject and from every geographic area.
  • WikiPreMed.com: The wikipremed MCAT Course was created out of a desire to improve premedical education and to help future doctors master their sciences. Everything is available without registration including a a great deal of learning materials and over 100 hours of course video.
  • My GRE Tutor: A website that offers free GRE practice tests, tutorials, hundreds of practice questions, and a vocabulary tutor complete with thousands of words, all at no cost.
  • Test Prep Center: Online Prep Courses for LSAT, GRE, GMAT, SAT, and more.
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab: Overview of writing a personal statement for graduate school, with tips, advice, and samples.