Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
General Career Information
A site from the U.S. Department of Labor. Gives standardized descriptions of hundreds of jobs. You can search it by the name of a specific job or by general work areas or by skills.
Career Readiness Handbook
From the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: "This handbook is designed to help students develop a career path and consider their future employment possibilities as they move through postsecondary education. Topics include the type of careers that exist and the skills needed for them, the steps you should take to find a satisfying career, and how students can leverage curricular and co-curricular activities into marketable skills."
Texas Internship Challenge
The Texas Internship Challenge is a joint partnership among the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, TWC and TEA, to encourage business and industry partners across the state to offer paid internships.
Huge amounts of information--specific jobs, information on resumes and job searching, educational opportunities, worker and employer legal rights and regulations, links to many other related web sites. Funded by the U.S. government.
This search engine covers many web sites with job listings. The Advanced Search lets you specify part time jobs or internships, among other features. You can sign up so new listings that match your criteria are e-mailed to you.
With our world-class resume and cover letter builders, professional writing services, interview tips, millions of job listings, and a convenient mobile app, LiveCareer is here for your job search and career management every step of the way.
National Opportunity NOCs: Nonprofit Organization Classifieds
A nationwide listing of jobs in nonprofit organizations. Also, the Career Center and Nonprofit Library have excellent lists of links to related web sites
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Highly recommended as a place to begin searching. Published by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. Has short descriptions of hundreds of careers, giving required training, likely salary, growth potential, and more.
What Color Is Your Parachute? (Job Hunters Bible)
A supplement to the popular annual book (available in the ACC libraries). Help on job searching and resumes and links to other career web sites.
Careers for Government Majors
Many with a degree in government do take jobs in their federal, state or their local governments, and many choose careers in public service. However, with a liberal arts education there are many professions that one is qualified to pursue with a degree in government. For example, many go on to pursue a career in law or law enforcement, others become teachers/professors, journalists, or even business professionals. Below are some resources to help you research career opportunities for government majors.
What you learn with a government degree...
The study of government allows for the development of a core set of skills sought after by employers in a wide range of occupational settings. A sample of representative skills and abilities follows.
- Synthesizing themes from diverse source
- Ability to interpret social and political data
- Integrating of theory and practice
- Public speaking
- Presenting written information clearly and concisely
- Ability to express multiple viewpoints
- Research design, implementation and evaluation
- Examination of theory
- Ability to utilize various online research resources
From the Cawley Career Education Center at Georgetown University
Related Links, Guides, and Databases
Opportunities in Government Careers by
Publication Date: 2001-03-31
Opportunities in Government Careers offers job seekers essential information about a variety of careers in government. It includes training and education requirements, salary statistics, and professional and Internet resources.
What to Do with Your History or Political Science Degree by
Publication Date: 2007-09-18
Many students major in the Humanities or Social Sciences because they love their chosen academic fields, however few schools provide solid advice about how students can apply their studies to a career. This unique and informative guide directs History and Political Science majors to career paths that will make the most of their educational backgrounds. It includes chapters on further academic study, fellowship opportunities, and understanding career options, as well as practical and detailed job search tips and strategies. What to Do with Your History or Political Science Degree includes: ·Practical advice on identifying career goals ·Profiles of popular career paths ·Interview and networking tips ·Special Q&A section with former majors who are now successfully pursuing careers they love ·Appendices that provide listings of relevant internship and fellowship opportunities