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

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.

General Summer Jobs: Barefoot StudentsChegg Tutors (Online Tutoring Jobs), SummerJobs.comUSAjobs.com

Summer Camp Jobs: American Camp AssociationCamp SewartoThe Fresh Air FundGreat Camp JobsMassachusetts Camping Directory

Outdoor Summer Jobs: Alaska Department of Natural ResourcesBackdoorJobs.comCoolWorks.comResortjobs.comStudent Conservation AssociationSeasonalEmployment.comVermont State ParksYellowstone National Park

Off-Campus Jobs

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.

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.

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.