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Researching Careers

This section discusses several avenues for learning about specific career opportunities that will help you use your skill set and fulfill your career goals.

Career Guides

The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs has prepared a guide to a range of policy fields. Although APSIA’s guide focuses on international opportunities, it is also a useful guide for many domestic careers as well.

Other Job Databases

The following sites provide a broad range of job opportunities across many policy fields. These sites are excellent tools for exploring careers in your field and learning what skills you’ll need to achieve your professional goals. Keep in mind that you will be competing with hundreds, if not thousands, of applicants for many of these jobs, so networking remains as important as ever in finding your first job as a graduate.

International Career Resources

APSIA (Association of Professional Schools in International Affairs):

Devex International Career Search
Development Net Job Search
Foreign Affairs Job Board
Relief Web: Humanitarian Job Postings
Next Billion Job Search (Development Jobs)
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
United Nations Galaxy Job Search
World Bank Careers

Federal Career Resources

USA Jobs
Federal Intelligence Jobs Portal
Federal Educational and Research Positions
Presidential Management Fellows Website
Federal Agencies with International or Defense Focus
CampusGov is a government job board geared towards current students and recent graduates.
GovLoop is a social network geared towards professionals and recent graduates seeking emloyment with the federal government.

Texas State Career Resources

Texas Workforce Job search
Texas Employment Listings by State Agency and Institution

Local Career Resources

City of Austin Employment Website
Strategic Government Resource: Jobs in local government across the country.

Private Employer Resources

Corporate Social Responsibility Jobs

Non Profit Resources

Philanthropy Job Search
Public Service Careers from National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
Idealist non-profit Job Search
Texas Non Profit Job Postings
Think Tanks Worldwide Directory

Veteran Student Career Resources

Office of the Dean of Students

International Student Career Resources

NASPAA Resources
University of Texas International Students Office