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Resources for Job Search

*** Please note that these advertisements are posted as a convenience to our students. Chestnut Hill College does not make any endorsement, representation, or guarantee about the positions listed or the statements made by employers. The College is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, adherence to state or federal laws, or any other aspects of off-campus employment without limitation. It is the sole responsibility of the student to thoroughly research each organization to which he or she is applying for or accepting off-campus employment including but not limited to researching the facts and reputation of each organization to which the student has applied or accepted a position. The student should be cautious and use common sense when applying for or accepting any position.


Chestnut Hill College is now on Handshake!

First-time Log-in Instructions for Students

  • Go to www.JoinHandshake.com, type in Chestnut Hill College
  • Type your CHC email address (last name, first initial) into the text box
  • Make sure you click on "Complete SSO" and finish the setup using your CHC email credentials

Any questions about signing in, please reach out to someone in Career Development for assistance:


ARE YOU CAREER READY? There are eight career readiness competencies, each of which can be demonstrated in a variety of ways: https://www.naceweb.org/career-readiness/competencies/career-readiness-defined/


How To Personalize Your Hunt For Jobs Online

Job seekers today have a plethora of online career placement services from which to choose. From niche offerings for specific industries or career levels, to sites providing access to countless positions across the globe, it's easy to feel overwhelmed when trying to narrow down all the ads to the appropriate level. In the guide below, profiles of common types of professionals are provided, with questions to help guide job seekers - from entry-level to executive - find the website that will be of most help to them.


Agency List. A carefully curated list of the top advertising, design, and marketing agencies in Philly and surrounding areas. Also listed are useful education, career, and professional resources.

Barefoot Student. Barefoot Student connects employers with college students & grads! Get text or email alerts! Search for internships, jobs, and entry-level career opportunities. We are the #1 job site for universities in 192 countries. https://www.barefootstudent.com/

CollegeGrad Job Hunter. The largest, open-access job search site dedicated to college students and recent grads, providing immediate access to job postings, employer databases, and information on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, offer negotiation, and more!

CollegeGrad Top Entry Level Employers Check out the list of top employers hiring entry-level positions.

Counseling Careers There are dozens of counseling careers, from school counseling to psychology. Review the top guide to counseling careers at this link: https://www.counselingdegreesonline.org/careers-in-counseling, including over 20 different types of counseling careers. You can see the descriptions for each counseling job, as well as what degree is required for that career in counseling.

Cultural Alliance Job Bank. (Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance) This Web site offers employment opportunities in the arts and cultural communities. It offers job listings that include: Senior Level Positions, Development, Public Relations, Communications and Marketing, Education, Curatorial, Administration, and Volunteer (Internship) opportunities working together to improve and promote the advertising and communications industry.

Cyber Security Jobs CyberSecurityJobs.com is the #1 platform for cyber security talent and employers to connect. Every month, thousands of job seekers benefit from our exclusive job posts and focused job search experience. Our employers gain access to an unrivaled audience of cyber security professionals providing them with high-quality applicants and filling vacancies fast.

Health Admin Career Explore Paths in Healthcare Administration.

Highest Paid Careers You can review the top degrees segmented by area of study, such as Business, Nursing, or Engineering, or review the different degree levels, or compare the combined list of the highest-paid degrees.

How to Get a Job in Computer Science ComputerScience.org created a resource on how to obtain a job in computer science. It covers topics such as formatting your resume, acing an interview, and freelancing. 

Idealist.org. A division of Action Without Borders, is the most comprehensive directory of non-profit and volunteering resources on the Web. This site links several hundred thousand nonprofit job seekers with information from over 40,000 organizations in 165 countries.

JobCentral. The internet's first employer-owned job board and employment website. The DirectEmployers Association provides more than 310,000 job listings with 25,000 employers nationwide.

Learn How To Become In today’s world, with so many changes taking place in the economy and new technology being introduced continuously, it’s hard to keep up with the job industry. In fact, there are new opportunities becoming available all the time and some of the jobs that were scarce in the past, are now in high demand. Moreover, in order to get a decent-paying job today, you’ll almost certainly need a college degree. It’s not like it was years ago when you can land a job managing a store with a high school diploma. Now, there is too much involved with running a business or fulfilling job duties in other occupations, to rely on basic skills and knowledge. You will need to spend a significant amount of time learning your craft in order to succeed and going to college to earn a degree is the best way to do that.

Opportunity Knocks.  View career opportunities in the non-profit sector by city, state, organization, or position type.

Philly Ad Club. Chestnut Hill College is a member of this non-profit organization which is a community of influential advertising, marketing, and media professionals working together to improve and promote the advertising and communications industry.

Public Services Careers. The goal of this guide is to explain what a career in public service is about, demonstrate how to get a career serving a higher cause, and dispel any myths and misunderstandings about public service.  

STEM Careers. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs open the door to many different careers, including opportunities in engineering, science, and research.

TechGuide. TechGuide provides actionable information to help readers make data-driven decisions on the best tech-related educational and career opportunities. From medicine to entertainment and from school to sports, technology is changing how we live and how we relate. It is also changing the way we work — and where we work. TechGuide is a culmination of research, writing, interviewing, and personal experiences gleaned from experts in the field. The site references papers and journals as much as it will reference years of experience of people that have gone through degree programs, bootcamps, certification courses — all to land a first job in tech, or level-up their career. This project is an ever-expanding look at what kinds of opportunities are available today, and how to best prepare for what is coming tomorrow. We hope you find it useful.

Women in Tech. Career Guide for Women in Tech

Zippia. Search for jobs by Industry, Discipline, Company, or Most Popular by State.

ZipRecruiter. The fastest-growing job board that's free for students to use to find jobs or internships using the job search engine to connect them to thousands of job listings. 

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Students with Undocumented-DACA Status

Higher Ed Immigration Portal - A new digital platform that integrates data, policies, and resources about DACA and undocumented, other immigrant, international, and refugee students to support immigration reform and federal policymaking, fuel change at the state and campus level, and build a diverse movement of partners and stakeholders advocating for these students.

The Dream.US - We provide dreamers the opportunity to realize their college dreams and give back.

The President's Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration - We are an alliance of American college and university leaders dedicated to increasing public understanding of how immigration policies and practices impact our students, campuses, and communities.

DREAMer Friendly Companies

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Pennsylvania School Boards Association. This website provides information and resources to support local school districts and provides links to national and other state associations.

PAREAP. Target: Teachers seeking positions. This website allows prospective teachers, administrators, or non-certified professionals to complete a single online application at no cost and send it to any or all participating school districts in Pennsylvania and across the nation.

Teach Philadelphia. Teach Philadelphia is a service for teachers and independent schools in Philadelphia. Our goal is to make the application and hiring processes as easy as possible for all parties. Teach Philadelphia was conceived by members of the Philadelphia Area Independent School Business Officer’s Association to help address the hiring needs of some of its member schools.

Teacher Catapult. Teacher Catapult is your best resource for finding Pennsylvania teaching job openings and salary information!

Teacher Job Fair Hosted by the DVEC (Delaware Valley Education Consortium) The Consortium, currently composed of 23 Philadelphia institutions of higher education, originally existed solely for the purpose of sponsoring what became an annual teacher job fair. The Consortium has acted as an intermediary in the teacher job search process by providing candidates the opportunity to meet employers from not only the Delaware Valley but from employers across the United States.

TeachingInPA. This site covers the teaching vacancies from over 450 public school districts within the state of Pennsylvania.

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Government Employment


The Federal Government needs new talent, new energy, and new creativity to do the work of the 21st century. 
Learn How to Become. A guide to government careers.
PA State Civil Service Commission. Provides an online application process, answers questions about the civil service process, and contains a downloadable guide, "Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Employment Opportunities for College Graduates".
PhilaJobs. Philadelphia's Personnel Department works in partnership with City departments, agencies, boards, and commissions to attract and maintain a competitive and diverse workforce.  The website provides an overview of available jobs, job descriptions, and compensation information. 
StudentJobs. This is your one-stop for information to find a job within the Federal Government. Whether you're in high school, college, or graduate school, you are eligible for a variety of special opportunities for students. Learn about co-ops, internships, summer employment, volunteer opportunities, and plenty of part-time jobs.
USAJobs. Provides worldwide job vacancy information updated each day from a database of more than 17,000 exciting public service job opportunities. Apply for Federal positions that can give you the chance to provide public service and make a difference in the lives of the American public.
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