Student Resources

For Finding A Job

  • CareerShift - CareerShift offers the most comprehensive online resource, designed to support the number one request of job seekers: an easy to use website to conduct and organize their job search. Get inside contact information immediately, including email addresses, for millions of companies, even alumni, then save and manage your lists. Search and store and record job listings at all publicly posted websites and newspapers. Upload as many targeted resumes and cover letters needed. Students must register using their Denison email address.

  • Current Jobs for Graduates - This site lists updated, entry-level positions in the following career field: Writing, Editing Communications, Management & Business, International, Art, Performing Arts, Education, Liberal Arts. For Denison's password, please contact the Center for Career Exploration at

  • Handshake - Handshake is the new and improved web portal for you to find and apply for externships, internships and full-time jobs.

  • FOCUS - FOCUS is a self-paced, online career and education planning tool for use by college students. It will enable you to self-assess your career relevant personal qualities and explore career fields and major areas of study that are most compatible with your assessment results. Students who use FOCUS make better decisions about their goals and plans and learn how to self-manage their careers.

    Use FOCUS to help you choose or change your major and also to verify your preferences or early choice of a career field. You can log-on here to an account that you have already created OR create a new account with the access code “bigred”

  • Going Global - USA City Guides contain career and employment resources for the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the USA. Included in this database are: job search resources, employment outlook, professional networking groups, cost of living, major employer listings by industry sector, non-profits and volunteer opportunities. HIB employer listings are also listed for all 50 states!

    Going Global career and employment resources include world-wide job openings, internship listings, industry profiles and country-specific career information. More than 30,000 pages of constantly-updated content is included on topics such as: work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, cultural/interviewing advice, corporate profiles and worldwide job listings… plus much more!

  • International Student Employment Authorization - Optional Practical Training (OPT) provides an opportunity for F-1 visa holders to gain up to one year of experience in their field of study during their annual summer vacation, while school is in session (if training does not exceed 20 hours per week), and/or after graduation. Most students choose to save OPT until after graduation.

    A job offer is not required to apply for OPT. Students may apply before graduation or within the sixty (60) day grace period following graduation.

  • Idealist - While all of the organizations on this site are non-profit, don't pass up the chance to learn about great entry-level jobs doing PR, marketing, writing & editing, research, teaching, traveling, etc., by signing up for their free email alerts for jobs/internships that match your career & geographic interests. Follow the “My Idealist” link at the top of the page to register for the email alerts.

  • - Search internships by metro area. Seven geographic regions - Midwest, Middle Atlantic, New England, Rockies-Plains, Southeast, Southwest, and West. Hundreds of U.S. Census Bureau metropolitan areas!

  • Linkedin - The official group of Denison University. Open to all students, alumni, faculty and staff of Denison University for career networking, job research, and social networking. Current or prior affiliation with Denison University is required for membership and will be verified.

  • What Can I Do With This Major? - Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this site will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research on majors and careers through the websites provided.


⇒ For more information on job search resources, please visit: MyDenison » Campus Resources » Center for Career Exploration