Career Prep

All good programs must come to an end (bad programs as well, but that’s another matter…) and then we begin the difficult and exciting hunt for jobs! Here we’ve provided some links to academic job-search databases, web resources for career planning and prep, and some links to essays and articles about all aspects of the job search.

What Does WMU Offer?

Career and Student Employment Services:

Career and Student Employment Services at Western Michigan University offers employment services, career fairs, career advising, campus employment, resume writing, cover letter assistance, and job search strategies.  Our mission is to empower students to develop the skills necessary for reaching their career goals. Check out the CSES website or stop in to speak with an advisor or counselor!

BroncoJobs: WMU’s jobs database, for students to find and apply for full-time, part-time, and on-campus job and internships and to sign up for interviews.  

Job Search Databases

HigherEdJobs — a comprehensive listing of faculty, admin, staff, and exec jobs at universitys and community colleges, searchable by job type, field, region, etc.

First Time on the Market? — The Chronicle of Higher Ed’s FANTASTIC web aggregation of articles and advice columns dedicated to every aspect of the job search, as well as a link to The Chronicle’s jobs database.

MLA ADE list — database of jobs advertised by the Modern Languages Association — Associated Departments of English. Registration / login required.

H-Net (Humanities and Social Sciences) Job Guide — listing of jobs posted in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Articles, Essays, and other Resources

General and Discipline-Specific Collections

Careers, Networking, and Professional Development — a collection of web articles published by the journals of the American Political Science Association

Career Resources for PhD Students, courtesy of Columbia University’s Center for Career Education — advice on job search, dossiers, marketing yourself, networking, etc.

Academia or Non-Academia?

Professional Documents and Job Search Materials

The Interview and After

Got the Job… Now What???

More Good Stuff


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