nace-jobchoices-diversityedition-magazinecover-2012.gifIn Job Choices Diversity Edition magazine, find general advice for your job search:

  • who's hiring
  • writing a résumé
  • managing interviews
  • getting noticed in social media

Plus information for particular audiences, including students of color, people with disabilities, and GLBTQ job seekers.

Job Choices Diversity Edition is made available through our partnership with the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Review Job Choices Magazine Diversity Edition by NACE »

Co-ops, Internships, & other Field-Related Experience for Current Students

The Wright Search

The Wright Search is an online database and referral system enrolling students who have met the eligibility requirements for co-op and internship and who are actively seeking work. 

Employers  visit The Wright Search to review résumés, post jobs, arrange on-campus interviews, and register for events.

In The Wright Search, you can:

  • view job postings
  • keep your résumé up-to-date so employers review the most recent version
  • register for events where you will meet employers
  • sign up for on-campus interviews

State-located & Federal Opportunities

The Internship Series On Line

Review listings at this comprehensive source for internships and summer job information.

Select the link, and on the "Internships-USA" page select "The Internship Series on line."

When prompted, enter user name: WrightSt, password: Wrig201314.

The Internship Series Online Access »

Wright State University Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) encourages and supports student involvment in research on and off campus. In addition to finding names of faculty who welcome student volunteers and student workers in their on-campus labs, you will find a list of summer internship research programs on the UROP website.

Visit the UROP website

Special Programs with a Liaison in Career Services

For more information about special programs applications, call (937) 775-2556 or email

Other Special Programs

It would not be possible to maintain a complete, up to the minute list of special internship and co-op programs. There are many outstanding opportunities available. In an advising appointment, your Career Services adviser can advise you how to locate a program suited to your particular interests, skills, and educational level.

Start looking and apply early. Some application deadlines are nine months before the program starts!

Attend Recruiting Days and Special Events

Attend one of our targeted Recruiting Days. Each event brings together employers and candidates who share interest in a particular field or type of business. Employers come to Recruiting Days to recruit for co-op, internship, and career positions.

Employers sometimes arrange for special events to connect with students.

Visit our Events Calendar ›

Interview on Campus

In our On-Campus Interviewing Program, students who meet the employer-specified qualifications may sign up for convenient, on-campus interviews using their account in The Wright Search.  Employers receive résumés electronically prior to the interview.  Students  meet with employers at our on-campus interviewing facility during business hours.

Participate in On-Campus Interviewing via The Wright Search ›

Information Sessions and Tables

Employers may also host an information session or an information table to share information and collect student contact information or résumés.

Find Info Sessions and Tables in The Wright Search ›

Personal and Professional Networks

Students may find positions through their personal and professional network that matches the description of a co-op or internship.  Students may register for co-op or internship for these qualifying positions. 

For legal and ethical reasons, if the position in question is not defined by the employer as a co-op or internship position, the student should inform the employer of the intent to register for co-op or internship. Career Services confirms the student’s registration with the employer.

Enroll in The Wright Search for Co-op and Internship Records ›

Other Job Search Resources

Review resources in our Job Search Section.  Lists of resourches by major, location, and special interest.  Tips, videos, and podcasts to improve your job search skills, including interviewing and negotiating.

Career Services Job Search Tips

If you have questions about co-op or internship

If you have questions about referral methods or any aspect of co-op and internship, or want to schedule an individual advising appointment, call (937) 775-2556 or email

Federal Government Employment

  • USA Jobs »
    The Federal employment web site maintained by the Office of Personnel Management. Includes job listings, résumé builder, online application and more.
  • Federal Employment Fact Sheets: Qualification Requirements for Federal Jobs »
  • On USA Jobs website, a brief overview of job requirements, with links to special infromation for veterans, students and recent graduates, senior executives, and individuals with disabilities.
  • Salaries and Wages for Federal Employment »
    On the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, links to a variety of salary tables and related information.
  • Wright Patterson Air Force Base via USA Jobs »
    Search for Wright Patterson Air Force Base through the U.S. Government's official job site.
  • The Washington Center For Internships and Academic Seminars »
    Independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization providing internship opportunities domestically and abroad for highly qualified students. Internships in Washington, D.C., include federal government agencies as well as non-governmental agencies, with work relevant to student's stated interests. Wright State University students have participated in internships at The Washington Center (TWC) since 1998.
  • Peace Corps »
    Federal government agency founded to serve the cause of peace through volunteers living and working in developing contries. Two year commitments in rural and urban placements around the world.
  • Americorps »
    Domestic service program accepting adults to work with local and national nonprofit groups to address critical needs in American communities.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness »
    On the Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) website. Describes forgiveness plan for eligible student loans, for employees in public service jobs.
  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management »
    Browse by audience option on home page, including job seekers. Veterans' information, salaries and wages, federal employee leadership training, holiday schedule and other benefits.
  • Making The Difference (Call to Serve initiative) »
    A joint initiative between Partnership for Public Service and U.S. Office of Personnel Management, dedicated to helping students learn more about careers in the federal government. Front page links to federal jobs, federal internships, student opportunities.
  • Partnership for Public Service »
    Nonprofit, nonpartisan group promoting civil service and innovation among government agencies. Find Best Places to Work rankings. For current federal employees in some agencies and departments, offers special training and advancement programs. A variety other information resources.
  • Careers at U.S. Department of State »
    Careers link on webiste homepage. Multiple employment programs, including student opportunities. Domestic and foreign options for careers. Candidates must plan to apply well in advance.
  • Becoming a Foreign Service Officer »
    State Department website detailing selection process and providing link to register for the Foreign Service Officer Test.

Work Abroad

  • AISEC »
    Non-profit, student-run organization that assists in placing students in internships in over 110 countries.
  • Anywork, Anywhere »
    Contains searchable database of job opportunities around the world.
  • Eurograduate Live »
    Contains searchable database of potential European employers.
  • »
    Find opportunities abroad for study, volunteering, interning, degree, language schools, TEFL certification, eco adventures, teaching, accomodations, U.S. university programs, and job postings.
  • i-to- i: Teach English Abroad »
    Information on TEFL jobs and internships, as well as information on how to become TEFL certified.
  • MyCareer.Com - Australia »
    Database of job opportunities in Australia and other countries.
  • Peace Corps »
    Volunteer opporutnities in 76 countries in education, youth and community development, health, business and information and communications technology, agriculture, and environment.
  • The Washington Center »
    Offers opportunities for student internships in England and Australia.

Resources for People of Color

Women's Issues

The Wright Search Résumé, Job Posting, Networking, and Interview Database 

Wright State University Women's Center

Other resources for women:


Employment Rights
Name of Resource Description and URL
WAGE Project

Educating women about the gender wage gap and how to eliminate it.

Women Employed

“Fair wages. Advancement opportunities. Respect in the workplace. Access to high-quality education and training. Women Employed is fighting to ensure that all women can achieve their aspirations and support themselves and their families.” Employment rights information for women, including sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and medical leave.


Job survival helpline (800) 522-0925 or email where women can get up-to-date information on their rights, how to handle workplace situations, create better company policies, and referrals to different support resources. Offer free toolkits for creating equal opportunity policies in your own community.

Feminist Majority Foundation

Compiled list of national and state hotlines for workplace harassment and discrimination.

‘Feminist Jobs’ website provides women with a place to find jobs that progress the status of women or encompass their passion for social justice.

National Committee on Pay Equity

Compiled information on the most recent research on the wage gap including: comparisons by state, race, professional sports, and occupation, and effective strategies for investigating pay discrimination.

Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW)

This organization supports union women through activism and education on affirmative action, women’s role within unions, and other related legislature Provides resources for activism in your own community, as well as at the national level.

Financial Planning
Name of Resource Description and URL
The Beehive

Career Builder tool to help you create a plan to get the Career you really want. Financial and family planning resources, work/life balance, resources in English and Spanish, real estate and housing support information, and tax filing support.

Wider Opportunities for Women

Support for developing career plans that include a plan for financial stability, retirement planning, BEST Index for measuring the income/assets of US families across a lifetime.

Economic Security for Survivors (ESS) includes tools for building a career plan, policy briefs, factsheets, magazine on economic empowerment for survivors.

National Council of Negro Women

Mission to advocate for and develop women of color as they support their families and communities

Offer financial planning tools, networking opportunities, and policy fact sheets.

Business Career Concentration
Name of Resource Description and URL
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): Women-Owned Small Businesses

Offers specific support for women who are looking to: start their own business, grow their business, finance their business, or mentor others in building their own businesses. Includes information on SBA loans, federal contracting opportunities, and also SBA Women’s Business Centers where one can find support through peers in their region.

National Association of Women Business Owners

Network of women business owners that support each other with access to a large resource and media center, advocacy tools, and professional development opportunities.

Women Impacting Public Policy

National organization advocating on behalf of women and minorities in business at the legislative level.

ExportNow program provides women with resources on expanding their business to the international marketplace.

Women in Business Networking

Based in the Miami-Valley of Ohio Committed to offering a place for professional women to meet and positively support each other, offering education, resources, and recognition for leaders in the community.

Federal & Government Career Concentration
Name of Resource Description and URL
Women Impacting Public Policy

National organization advocating on behalf of women and minorities in business at the legislative level.

ChallengeHer program provides resources to help women compete in the US government marketplace.

US Office of Economic Impact and Diversity’s Women@Energy

List of STEM women employees of the US Energy Department with personal bios and tips for women interested in this career path.


List of women NASA employees with personal bios and tips for women interested in this career path. Website also offered in Spanish.

Offers fact sheets and information on women in space and aviation history and present day

Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN)

National organization dedicated to shaping college women into public policy leaders.

Provides leadership skill development programming, internship opportunities, funding/scholarship opportunities, networking events, and seminars on current events.

Federally Employed Women (FEW)

Dedicated to the equal treatment of women and addressing concerns in the federal workforce

Provides statistics on federal hiring practices, mentoring opportunities, leadership development, working across government agencies, and empowerment

STEM Career Concentration
Name of Resource Description and URL

Sally Ride Science

Online Academy offers lesson plans, tips, and tricks for teachers and school counselors to get elementary and high school students interested in STEM through a career-focused instructional method

National Science Foundation’s Career-Life Balance Initiative

Academic STEM careers that do not support women in balancing life with their careers impact their progression in those fields. This website highlights NSF’s efforts to clear the obstacles from the STEM Career-Life pathways leading from graduate education through to full professor via offering guidance, federal policy information, and resources.
Higher Education Career Concentration
Name of Resource Description and URL
American Association of University Women (AAUW)

National organization dedicated to advocacy for females in education.

Offer resources, funding for research, public policy information, legal advocacy (including resources for knowing your rights in education and the workplace and referrals for legal support if needed), economic justice information, and professional development opportunities for women in higher education

Fellowships and grants directories website:

Work-Life Balance
Name of Resource Description and URL

Networking platform for women who are professionals, entrepreneurs, job-seekers, recent graduates, authors, etc.

Offers a directory of women in different fields and expertise to help connect the community to work and family life

Medical Career Concentration
Name of Resource Description and URL
American Medical Women Association

Dedicated to advancing women in medical professions, as well as women’s health Resources include tips and processes for preparing a research grant proposal, advocacy support, networking, and career opportunities.

Workplace Rights
Name of Resource Description and URL

US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Law Regulation and Guidance page helps anyone understand the federal policy on discrimination of any kind, should you require a better understanding.

Going Back to Work / Workforce Re-entry
Name of Resource Description and URL


Support for women looking to move back into the workforce after a hiatus period; includes guidance on résumés, cover letters, your “elevator pitch”, networking, and Career Reentry Programs for those who are looking for more education from reputable higher education institutions before returning to the workforce (prices available ranging from $350 to $20,000)

Resources for military spouses in particular

Job Posting Boards
Name of Resource Description and URL
Advancing Women

Womens Job List

Career Women

GLBTQ Job Search Resources

Carleen Beckermann, Lisa Duke, Barbara Halabi, Stephanie Spencer, and Debra Wilburn in Career Services have completed training through the Wright State University Safe Space Program.

Out For Work Resource Library

Diversity change organization Out For Work has awarded Career Services a Gold Certificate through their Career Center Certification Program, designed to enhance gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer specific resources in academic career centers across the United States.

As a result of the certification, Career Services can provide access to the Out For Work Resource Library, a one stop resource for GLBTQ career-related information.

To access the GLBTQ Career Resource Library, use:
username: outforwork
password: cccp2013

Access the Out For Work Resource Library »

Activities and Networking
Job Search Sites
Use GLBTQ Keyword Searches
Job Search Perspectives
Reading Material
Links by Geographic Area
Sampling of Corporate GLBTQ Groups

Resources for People with Disabilities

Resources and Information from the Federal Government

Start a Business & Protect Intellectual Property

Get It Going

Ideas = $$: Protect Your Intellectual Property

Networking and Other Step-Ahead Resources

Area Organizations for Independent Artists

Artist, Writer, Musician Resources

Technology Development

Webinars, PodCasts and Other Presentations

Thought-Provoking Places to Visit

Take Skill-Building Courses & Online Practice Tests