The search for your first job after graduation looks a little different for everybody, it’s important to start planning early. As you enter your senior year, you should already have some idea—broad or specific—about what you’d like to do when you leave. The below resources can help you get started.
Job Search Resources
- WheatonWorks, Wheaton’s job and internship database
- GoinGlobal, an international internship search database
- International Employment Resources, compiled by Career Services
- Opportunities by Interest, Career Services’ compiled list of industry-specific experiences
- Resources for International Students and Historically Underrepresented Populations
- External, third party resources like Indeed, LinkedIn Jobs, and Idealist, and our list of other Job Search Resources
Gap Year and Post-Graduate Year of Service Opportunities
Some students consider taking a year to explore their interests further or do something different before graduate school by taking a gap year. Perhaps you may be interested in giving back while also gaining more work experience. You can find several examples of these programs on the Career Services Public Service page and the Academic Advising Scholarships and Fellowships page.
Summer and Part-Time Off-Campus Jobs
Students may seek to work instead of intern over the summer, and some students wish to work off campus during the semester in addition to or instead of working on campus. These resources are just a few ways students can search for these opportunities.
Outdoor Summer Jobs: Alaska Department of Natural Resources, BackdoorJobs.com, CoolWorks.com, Resortjobs.com, Student Conservation Association, SeasonalEmployment.com, Vermont State Parks, Yellowstone National Park
If you have Federal Work Study or Wheaton Work, check out the job postings on the Student Employment website. If transportation is a problem, consider working at the Old Town Hall Book Store or for Dining Services here at Wheaton. This is not considered FWS or Wheaton Work.
- Attleboro Sun Chronicle – Daily updated resource for local jobs.
- Craigslist – Boston
- Craigslist – Providence
- Care.com Earn money as a babysitter, nanny, tutor, senior care provider, pet sitter or housekeeper!
Recent development in the Norton area has added to jobs in retail shops and restaurants. Many stores are in malls, but you must apply to the individual store, not the mall management. Below are some popular places for Wheaton students to work.
- Mansfield Crossing – Directions
- Wrentham Village Premium Outlets – Directions
- Emerald Square Mall – Directions
For students who do not have access to a car, consider riding the GATRA. The routes are limited, but it just might get you where you want to go.