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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.

Annual Meetings

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 Listings

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.

Information about the Job Search Process

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.

Sample Documents

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:

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.