Job & Internship Resources

A successful search begins with utilizing all of the resources provided by the Hameetman Career Center.

Searching for a job or internship can often feel overwhelming because there are so many options available to you. For your convenience, we have created a list of resources that may be used to help with your search.

Cornuelle Fellows Program

Occidental College honors the remarkable intellectual legacy of the late Richard Cornuelle ‘48, and his vision of a democratic society both “free and humane,” through the Richard Cornuelle Fellows Program. Through this generous gift, two (2) fellows are identified annually for a 10-week summer internship experience starting May 31, 2023 through August 4, 2023.

The fellows will complete 32 internship hours per week while working on an academic project that involves reading work in political theory and political philosophy, including some of the work of Richard Cornuelle, and writing a research paper that allows them to reflect on their internship and readings and their overall academic and career goals. 

City of Hope Internship Program

Four (4) Occidental College students will be part of the City of Hope's Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy. This academy gives curious and hardworking students the opportunity to learn about science by actually doing science work.

Students who join this program are usually surprised and excited by what they learn about working in the world of science. Many see their names included on published research papers, and some have even patented and sold inventions developed with their mentors.

Internship Courses INT 100 & INT 200

Occidental College students can earn academic credits/units for completing a fall, spring, or summer internship. Completion of an internship is also noted on your academic transcript.

Handshake

Designed specifically for students, Handshake partners with schools and employers to offer the best opportunities. Use your Oxy email to activate your account to view guides and tips created by Hameetman Career Center advisors. Oxy account required.

CareerShift

Search, select, and store job postings from a wide variety of job listings and employers. Access information about Oxy Alumni, companies, and organizations. Oxy account required.

Firsthand (formerly Vault)

Firsthand provides industry guides with in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession. Oxy account required.

Big Interview

Big Interview is an interview prep system where students get hands-on practice with mock interviews tailored to their specific industry, job, and experience level. Oxy account required.

Chegg Internships

Search an online database of internship postings.

Global Jobs

Students can find job and internship postings for international, nonprofit, government, non-government, and development careers.

Idealist

Idealist focuses on opportunities with nonprofit organizations.

LinkedIn

Discover where alumni work and their paths after Oxy. Students can also network and find open positions.

Switchboard

Students and alumni can unlock the full power of Oxy’s network to connect, exchange opportunities, and find what they need.

Salary.com

Find the median salary (and other compensation data) for various jobs and locations.

Budget Calculator

Knowing how much money you need to support your lifestyle is an essential part of beginning your career. Students can use this tool to inform their major and career selections.

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