Job Market Resources
The following links provide information about annual meetings, job postings, the academic job search process, developing a teaching portfolio, managing application materials, and sample documents.
- Allied Social Science Association, sponsored by Academic Economic Association (AEA) and 50 other related disciplines
- American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) annual meeting
Career Fair Information
Students are encouraged to explore opportunities through the NCSU Career Fairs. Information about career fairs sponsored by NCSU can be found here.
- Job Openings for Economists (JOE)
A site sponsored by the American Economics Association, JOE provides extensive listings of job vacancies at colleges and universities in the United States and abroad, and at corporations, foundations, and other nonacademic organizations.
- Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA)
- Economics Research Network
International collection of academic and nonacademic job listings for economists.
- Inomics: The Internet Site for Economics
Jobs at European universities and organizations are listed here. Candidates may also sign up for an e-mail service that notifies them about jobs in their field.
- US Government Jobs
This is the official site for jobs with the US Federal Government. There is a HUGE amount of information at this site so be prepared to spend some time wading through it. Includes online resume posting.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle offers information about all aspects of higher education including job listings, resources, news and developments. Includes online resume posting.
- Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE)
- Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management
- Health Economics Jobs
- Post Doc Positions
- A new database for PhD Economists
NCSU Career Placement Services
Both COM and CALS offer resume posting services that allow placement officers to search for qualified candidates when job opportunities become available. These services will likely be of more use to those searching for non-academic jobs.
- The University Career Center (including ePack, the University’s resume posting service)
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Center
- Poole College of Management – MBA Career Management Office
Information about the Job Search Process
- How to Find a Job at the ASSA Meetings — Recent Hire Perspective, Steve Sexton
- Strategy and Etiquette for Graduate Students Entering the Academic Job Market
- AccreditedOnlineColleges.org — information about Careers in Economics
Teaching Skills and Teaching Portfolio
The Graduate School offers several programs designed to help graduate students prepare for college teaching careers. Programs include FIT (Fundamentals in Teaching), CoAT (Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching), and PTP (Preparing the Professoriate). In addition, the Graduate School offers programs in professional development.
The Ohio State University Center for the Advancement of Teaching has a nice website outlining how to develop a teaching portfolio.
Management of Application Materials
Interfolio allows file holders to create an electronic portfolio to manage important credentials online. This portfolio can be used to send academic credentials to a search community, apply for a teaching position, send application materials to graduate or professional schools, or apply for a job anywhere.
The following job market documents have been provided by alumni of the Graduate Economics Program. These documents are examples only and are not to be copied or reproduced in any way. Any indication that students are not abiding by the spirit of this request will result in the removal of these materials.
Industry Job Search Websites
Information for Internationals Interested in Working in the U.S.
The Poole College of Management recently hosted a workshop for international students interested in working in the U.S. after graduation. The workshop was led by Mark Rhoads, an immigration attorney with McCandlish Holton, PC in Richmond Virginia. The basic point is that international students interested in finding employment in the U.S. post graduation need to be prepared to both “sell their employer” on hiring an international candidate, and “guide the employer” through the hiring process. Mr. Rhoads’ PowerPoint presentation and handouts follow:
- Work Options for Foreign Students (PowerPoint presentation)
- Non-Immigrant Business Visa Chart
- Business and Employment Based Permanent Resident (Green Cards)
- Easy Guide to Hiring Foreign Graduates
- Family Based Permanent Residence
- H-1B Exemptions and Alternatives
Foreign Labor Certification Data
U.S. Department of Labor Foreign Labor Certification data indicates an interest by U.S. employers to hire foreign workers. Foreign Labor Certification disclosure data is available for permanent, H-1B and H-2B programs.