Websites for the College of Arts & Sciences

The following sites include information about topics or careers in various areas of the Arts & Sciences.  Additional sites listed may provide related career development or salary survey information.

Sites that post or link to actual job listings are designated with a star.

NOTE:   We strongly recommend that you preview websites in all categories since many of the websites listed could apply to students in more than one major. You will want to explore the websites listed for multiple departments within the College of Arts & Sciences, as well as websites listed for some of the other colleges and schools.

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GENERAL LIBERAL ARTS General Sciences
Education Education
Event Coordination General
Fundraising Government (Federal, State & Local)
General Graduate/Professional School
Graduate/Professional School Health Science
Law Research
Mediation Useful USC Resources
Research Women in Science
Useful USC Resources

 


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EDUCATION

USC - Websites for the College of Education
http://www.sc.edu/career/education

From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to education-related opportunities.

Academic Keys
http://www.academickeys.com/

A comprehensive listing of academic positions including such categories as fine arts, humanities, and social sciences.  Once you’re into the database you can search more specifically by discipline.  Excellent site.

National Council for the Social Studies
http://www.ncss.org/

Contains useful data on educators in social studies. Numerous links to related topics and fields are provided. Job listings can be found under "professional development".

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EVENT COORDINATION

Meeting Professionals International
http://www.mpiweb.org/
Under "mycareer@MPIweb" you can view a long list of event or convention planning related job listings, post your resume on-line, access related directories, or access additional industry-related links.  Under the "career resources" link, be sure to scroll down to access the "Meeting Professionals Career Guide" and download this excellent 20 page document all about working in event planning.

The International Society of Meeting Planners
http://iami.org/ISMP/home.cfm
Use the on-line membership directory to network with those who are a Registered Meeting Planner (RMP), Certified Event Planner (CEP), Certified Entertainment Managers (CEM), Certified Destination Specialist (CDS), or an Incentive Travel Specialist (ITS), in another country.

* MeetingJobs.com
http://www.meetingjobs.com/index2.php?aff_id=&page=jobBoard

Jobs in meeting and conference planning, mostly in New England and on the east coast.

MeetingsNews.com
http://www.mimegasite.com/mimegasite/index.jsp
The site map is the easiest way to use this site. Use the industry links to do a venue search of over 40,000 hotels and other meetings venues and 30,000 industry suppliers.

Convention Industry.org
http://www.conventionindustry.org

Use the “CIC members directory or the “industry resources” link to learn more about working in the convention industry.

Professional Convention Management Association
http://www.pcma.org/Resources.htm
Click on “careers” to access salary data, post your resume or search by region or category for jobs and internships in event coordination, meeting and conference planning, convention management and more.  Be sure to also click on “industry resources too”.

International Association of Conference Centers
http://www.iaccnorthamerica.org/

If you’re interested in working in the conference industry click on job board for available listings.  You can also use the “properties / venues” link under directories to access additional potential employers.

International Association for Exhibition Management
http://meetingsnet.com/career
Under “career corner”, search for jobs or post your resume dealing with exhibit halls, marketing, trade shows, etc.

*  International Association of Assembly Managers
http://www.iaam.org/
This organization comprises leaders who represent a diverse industry - entertainment, sports, conventions, trade, hospitality and tourism - and manage, or provide products and services to public assembly facilities like arenas, amphitheaters, auditoriums, convention centers/exhibit halls, performing arts venues, stadiums and university complexes. Click on "need a job" in the top left corner for listings.  Under "professional development" you will also find information of college internships.


International Special Events Society
http://www.ises.com/
Click on “chapters” and search the individual state societies.  Many of the state web sites have job listings on their pages.

* BizBash
http://bizbash.com/

Resources for special events, meetings and event marketing.  Click on “find a job” for a small listing of openings in this field.

* Association of Collegiate Conference & Events Planners International
http://www.acced-i.org/
Provides only a small number of listings under “jobs”, but this is an excellent professional association for those that do event planning on college campuses.

* Sponsorship.com
http://www.sponsorship.com/

Click on “job bank” for jobs that involve finding sponsors for sporting events, festivals, etc.

International Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus
http://www.iacvb.org/

Click on “CVB job openings” for listings.

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FUNDRAISING

Association of Fund-Raising Professionals
http://www.afpnet.org/
Click on “professional advancement” for career advice and information or “jobs” to search listings. A great site for positions in work related to annual giving, development, foundations, grants, major gifts, planned giving and special events. Search jobs by state or by category or post your resume to the site.

DevelopPro.com
http://develop-net.com/0204.html
Search jobs by type of position or location and see “resources” for career advice, salary information and more.

Custom Development Solutions
http://cdsfunds.com
Search a nice listing of job postings section under “career database” and access additional resources on this site.

Council on Foundations
http://www.cof.org/
This is an association of grant making foundations and corporations.   Click on "Network" and then "Career Center" to access the the job bank.  Postings remain on-line for 1 year or until closed.  You may also post your resume on this site.  Lots of general information on what foundations are is also provided under the "Learn" section of the site.

Association of Fund Raising Counsel
http://www.aafrc.org/
Use the members directory to identify potential employers in the fund raising industry.

Giving Institute
http://www.givinginstitute.org
Use the member firms directory to identify potential employers in the fund raising industry.

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GENERAL

* Current Jobs for Graduates & Liberal Arts Career News
http://graduatejobs.com/sub_login.htm
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Click on “subscribers” and choose “liberal arts” for great jobs in anthropology, archaeology, classics, college admissions/residence hall, English/writing/literature, government, history, museum studies, humanities, philosophy, political science, public administration, legislative affairs, and more. The USC Career Center subscribes to this service and thus a username and password are required. Please email the Career Center for the username and password.

* H-Net:Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/

Covers academic positions in history, the humanities, and social sciences, as well as listings in rhetoric, composition.  When searching the job bank see the category for "art & architectural history". You may also wish to see the Discussion Networks link and sign up for listservs since jobs are frequently shared on these as well.

Scholarly Societies Project
http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/society/subjects_soc.html

An extensive list of links to organizations and associations related to particular industries.  Categories include: agricultural and food sciences, anthropology, archaeology, architecture, area studies & time-period studies, classical studies, communication & media studies, dance, drama, economics, education, fine arts, general and interdisciplinary, geography, health sciences, history, language & linguistics, law, library & information science, literature, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, publishing, recreation & leisure studies, religious studies, sociology, and women's issues,

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GRADUATE/ PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL

USC - Career Center - Graduate School
http://www.sc.edu/career/Webresources/graduateschool.html
From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage. This page will link you to multiple resources pertaining to graduate school planning.  Be sure to see "Gradschools.com" and "Peterson's" to search for graduate programs.

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LAW

HIEROS GAMOS - Worldwide Legal Directories
http://www.hg.org/
Comprehensive site for identifying legal experts worldwide.   Look for the "Law Practice Center" on the right side of the page for a list of 70 different areas of practice, or use the student center for information on law schools.

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MEDIATION

* National Association for Community Mediation
http://www.nafcm.org/
Scroll down to “jobs in the field” for postings.  Also see the “mediation center directory” and “links and articles”.

* Mediation Now
http://www.mediationnow.com/communal/links.htm
Click on “classifieds” (at the top of the page) for internship and position listings, or use the directories to connect to related organizations.

Mediate.com
http://www.mediate.com/
Use this site to connect to mediation-related organizations and contact those who currently work in the field.

* The Conflict Resolution Information Source
http://www.crinfo.org/
Click on “practitioners” for useful advice and links.  The section on “networking” has particularly useful information as well as job listings.

Association for Conflict Resolution
http://www.acrnet.org/
Under “products and services” see the directory of mediation organizations.  Under “community - sections” learn about different types of conflict resolution, find scholarships and more.

American Arbitration Association
http://www.adr.org/
Interesting site for those interested in mediation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

* The International Ombudsman Association
http://www.ombudsassociation.org/
Learn about training opportunities for aspiring ombudsmen.

International Association of Facilitators (IAF)
http://www.iaf-world.org/
The IAF promotes, supports and advances the art and practice of professional facilitation.  Use the "find a facilitator" link to connect to numerous companies who specialize in consulting, training and facilitation.

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RESEARCH

 

* National Science Foundation

http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created  to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense. With an annual budget of about $6.06 billion, it is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. There are numerous summer research opportunities available in subjects such as chemistry, mathematics, and the social sciences.

* Society for Research Administrators
http://www.srainternational.org/fb/index.cfm?fusesction=careerCenter.viewGateway
Job listings pertaining to research and related functions.

* American Evaluation Association
http://www.eval.org/

Click on “jobs” for a long list of jobs in all kinds of research areas from the hard sciences to the social sciences. Includes some internships as well.  You may also post a resume to this site.

* The Advertising Research Foundation
http://www.thearf.org/

Members of this organization work in advertising, marketing and media research.
Under "About the ARF" you will find jobs and internships with the ARF or use the "Member List" for networking.

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USEFUL USC RESOURCES

USC - College of Arts & Sciences
http://www.cas.sc.edu/
The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of South Carolina.  Provides information about various programs and services the college offers.

*  USC Career Center - Web Resources
http://www.sc.edu/career/Webresources/webresources.html

Fantastic all-in-one site that is part of the USC Career Center's homepage.  Provides career information and job listings in such categories as career exploration, careers by college, intern/seasonal, graduate school, company research, interview/resume, employment guides, jobs by college, geographical search, job listings, career fair, relocation/salary, associations, diversity, government, non-profit, international, diversity and disability.

* JobMate
http://www.sc.edu/career
Click on the student link under the JobMate icon in the top right corner of the page. Updated daily by the Career Center at USC, this database lists full-time, part-time, summer, internship and graduate assistantship opportunities in a wide variety of industries.  In addition to searching for advertised opportunities students may also search the employer directory or lists of USC Career Fair employers, as well as upload a resume for employers to view and/or sign up for on-campus interviews with employers.

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GENERAL SCIENCES SECTION
 

 

EDUCATION

USC - Websites for the College of Education
http://www.sc.edu/career/education
From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to education related opportunities.

Academic Keys
http://www.academickeys.com/

A comprehensive listing of academic positions including such categories as health sciences, medicine, and general sciences.  Once you’re into the database you can search more specifically by discipline.  Excellent site.

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GENERAL

* Science Careers Web: General Science Positions Listing
http://www.sciencecareersweb.net/EmployWeb/Employ_General.htm
This site has employment listings for the natural and the physical sciences.  You can also search by "Discipline Specific" jobs.

* American Association for the Advancement of Science
http://aaas.org/

This site is an open forum for scientific discussions including role models that have gone into alternative science careers. It also has fellowship opportunities and discussions about careers in science in general. It provides links to other Internet sites such as the AAAS home page, which lists career opportunities such as those that would be listed in the Journal Science.

Science’s Nextwave
http://nextwave.sciencemag.org/
Produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the journal Science is the oldest science career magazine on the web. A comprehensive resource that contains information about careers, resources, salary surveys, job hunting, and current articles related to the sciences.  A "must see" if you are interested in the sciences.

* The National Acadamies: Advisors to the Nation on Science, Engineering, and Medicine (A Career Planning Center)
http://www.nationalacademies.org/
Along the left side of the page, there is a section entitled "Career Links."  You can find information on Employment, Fellowships & Post-Doc work, and Career Guides which give information on a variety of fields in the sciences.

* Sciencejobs.com
http://www.sciencejobs.com/
This site is a comprehensive listing of jobs and careers related to the science and biotechnology industry.  Sciencejobs.com provides a focused site that helps job seekers find the right position in science. 

* BioSpace.com
http://www.biospace.com
This site is a comprehensive site that deals with a variety of science fields (besides biology).  There is information on recent research as well as news affecting the sciences.  Information on careers is located in the "Career Center" section in the left hand of the page.  Job seekers can search for jobs and post their resume.

Scholarly Societies Project
http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/society/subjects_soc.html

An extensive list of links to organizations and associations related to particular industries.  Categories include: biology, chemistry, environmental science, math, health and medicine, and physics and astronomy.

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GOVERNMENT (Federal, State, & Local)

* USC - Websites for the College of Arts & Sciences (Political Science)
http://www.sc.edu/career/la/poli.html#GOVT
From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to federal, state & local government opportunities.  Will allow you to research employers as well as search for jobs.

* National Science Foundation
http://www.nsf.gov
For the job listings click on "About" and look on the left side of the page for "Career Opportunities" about half way down the page.

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GRADUATE/ PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL

USC - Career Center - Graduate School
http://www.sc.edu/career/Webresources/graduateschool.html
From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage. This page will link you to multiple resources pertaining to graduate school planning.  Be sure to see "Gradschools.com" and "Peterson's" to search for graduate programs.

Careers in Science and Engineering
http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=5129
Exceptional site that links to information regarding graduate and professional schools, job search guides, and salary information for careers in science and engineering. Site offers suggestions for how to choose graduate schools and how to select dissertation topics, as well as career profiles.

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HEALTH SCIENCE

* USC - Websites for the Allied Health Professions
http://www.sc.edu/career/?id=healthprofessions
From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center web page.  This page links to numerous sites pertaining to health-related opportunities. Use these links to explore how your background in might might have prepared you for a career in the health professions.

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RESEARCH

* American Evaluation Association
http://www.eval.org/
Click on "jobs" for lots of listings in research including both scientific and social science research.  You may also post a resume on this site.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program - NSF
http://www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/reu/reulist.htm
This is a wonderful site for students who are interested in research opportunities in the sciences.  The focus of the site is for federal positions in a variety of different agencies.  A "must see" site for students interested in undergraduate and research opportunities.

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USEFUL USC RESOURCES

USC - College of Arts & Sciences
http://www.cas.sc.edu/
The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of South Carolina.  Provides information about various programs and services the college offers.

* USC Career Center - Web Resources
http://www.sc.edu/career/Webresources/webresources

Fantastic all-in-one site that is part of the USC Career Center's homepage.  Provides career information and job listings in such categories as career exploration, careers by college, intern/seasonal, graduate school, company research, interview/resume, employment guides, jobs by college, geographical search, job listings, career fair, relocation/salary, associations, diversity, government, non-profit, international, diversity and disability.

* JobMate
http://www.sc.edu/career
Click on the student link under the JobMate icon in the top right corner of the page. Updated daily by the Career Center at USC, this database lists full-time, part-time, summer, internship and graduate assistantship opportunities in a wide variety of industries.  In addition to searching for advertised opportunities students may also search the employer directory or lists of USC Career Fair employers, as well as upload a resume for employers to view and/or sign up for on-campus interviews with employers.

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WOMEN IN SCIENCE

* Association for Women in Science: Job Listings
http://www.awis.org/
Job listings in categories such as Life Science, Physical Science, Social Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Technology, Internships, and Fellowships.

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