Start Your Job/ Internship Search
Career Services helps you conduct a successful job or internship search. We review resumes and cover letters, conduct mock interviews, and provide strategy advice.
Use Handshake to search and apply for internships, co-ops, part-time and full-time jobs.
Employers may request resumes, cover letters, applications, and references as part of the application process. Learn more about each of these components.
Quality applications may result in interviews conducted in-person, over the phone, or via video. Here are some resources that can help improve your interviewing skills.
Salary and Relocation
Before accepting an offer in a new geographic location, you should consider the cost of living, culture and opportunities. Use these resources to research salary and housing options.
- Intern Pay Rates - All co-ops and many internships are paid positions. Find out what salary ranges you can expect here.
- Recent Grad Salary Statistics - Salary of recent UNL graduates.
- State of Nebraska Salary Survey - Salary of Nebraska employees both in state government and other organizations.
- NACE Salary Resources - Find general salary and benefit information.
- CareerBliss - Research salaries and organization reviews.
- Glassdoor - Provides salary information and reviews .
- CNN Money Cost of Living Calculator - Compares salary and related cost of living.
- Bankrate Cost of Living Comparison Calculator - Compares salary and specific living costs.
- MoneyGeek Cost of Living Calculator - Compares salary between two cities and specific living costs.
- Salary.com - Provides salary reports and articles.
- UNL Student Money Management Center - Helps students manage finances and make good financial decisions
- CityTownInfo.com - Offers profiles of over 20,000 U.S. cities.
- Find your Spot - Quiz identifies cities based on your preferences.
- Nebraska Community Profiles - Provides information on communities and employers.
- World Chamber Network - A global directory of Chambers of Commerce.
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Provides information and locations of Chambers of Commerce.
Internships and co-ops provide hands-on experience and skills in your career field. Positions may be full-time, part-time, paid or unpaid and many UNL departments allow you to earn academic credit in conjunction with an internship.
The education job search requires specialized steps and documents.
Federal Government Employment
Job opportunities with the U.S. government are available in many career fields. The application and hiring process differs from a traditional job search.
- USAJOBS Resource Center - offers tips on writing a federal resume and answer relevant position questions.
- The Resume Place-Federal Job Resource - helps students and recent graduates find and apply for federal jobs.
- Making the Difference - includes tips on how to use USAJobs and information on Security Clearances.
Exploring and Researching Opportunities
- Federal Pathways Program - is an initiative streamlining the federal job search for students and recent graduates.
- USA.gov-Agency List - is the official portal to all federal, state and local government resources and services and lists all U.S. Government Departments and Agencies.
- Federal Jobs by College Major - assists in choosing a career by your major field of study.
Academic/ Doctoral Employment
These sites provide job search assistance in the higher education environment
- Versatile PhD - helps PhDs identify and prepare for non-academic careers