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- My Next Move
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
- O*Net Resource Center
- Career OneStop
- Educate to Career
- Fire Science Online (A Guide to Public Service)
- Learn How To Become
- Peterson's Guide
- Crain's New York Business
- Fast Company
- Give n' Take Network
- Kauffman Foundation
- Small Business Administration
- Small Business Development Centers
- The Wall Street Start-up Journal
- Registered Nursing Careers: RN program rankings, free NCLEX exams with rationales, scholarships, nursing career guides, and career advice from veteran nurses at RNCareers.org.
- 2017 Accredited Online MBA Programs in the State of New York
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- Best Value Accounting Degrees
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- Online College for Working Adults: A Guide to Learning While Working
Here is a tool to assist you in keeping track of the graduate schools you have applied to Graduate School Search Tool
Graduate School Timeline
- Define Career Goals and determine if graduate school is right for you
- Explore and Research Graduate Programs:
- Visit Graduate School Websites to learn about:
- Program requirements
- Application deadlines
- Identify potential “Letters of Recommendation” writers
- Review your unofficial transcripts to check for any discrepancies
- Begin drafting your Purpose Statement and/or Entrance Essay
- Financial Aid options and additional opportunities such as Graduate Assistantships, Teacher Assistantships, Graduate/Research Fellowships, National Scholarships
- Identify Graduate Entrance Exams the programs to which you are applying require, and visit these sites to learn more about the exams, testing site/dates, and practice information:
- GRE (Graduate Record Examination)
- GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)
- LSAT (Law School Admission Test)
- MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)
- DAT (Dental Admission Test)
- PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test)
- VMCAS (Veterinary Medical College Application Service)
- MAT (Miller Analogies Test)
- Praxis I (or PPST)
- NBPTS (National Board for Professional Teaching Standards)
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)/TSE (Test of Spoken English)
- NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination)
- Take Graduate Admission Tests if you haven’t already
- Complete the final draft of your Purpose Statement
- Make an appointment with Career Services staff to review
- Obtain Letters of Recommendation from distinguished faculty who can speak on your ability to meet the rigors of graduate level coursework
- Order Official Transcripts from the Registrar’s Office
- Complete Applications, make sure they are error-free, and later follow up to make sure your application materials/files are complete
- After receiving acceptance letter(s), Select graduate school, and send in Deposit
- Apply for Financial Aid
- Visit Prospective Campuses if able
- Write Thank You Notes to those who helped you/wrote letters on your behalf
Interested in finding out more about what Graduate Programs are at Daemen College
- How to Negotiate a Salary
- AreaVibes Salary Calculator
- LinkedIn Salary
- NACE Salary Calculator
- Riley Guide (Evaluating and Negotiating Job Offers)
- Salary Expert
- The Salary Relocation Calculator
- Understanding Your Job Offer Benefits Package
- US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Bankrate's Cost of Living Calculator
Scholarships & Fellowships
- American Association of University Women (AAUW) Buffalo Branch Scholarships
- American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) Internships and Fellowships
- The American Business Women’s Association Western New York Charter Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund Scholarship
- American Institute of CPAs Legacy Scholarship
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine Graduate Research Program
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine Diversity Student Summer Research Opportunity Program (PDF)
- Capital Alliance Gives Back Scholarship
- DOE Scholarships Program
- HRSA Loan Repayment and Scholarships
- Joe Basil Chevrolet, Inc. Scholarship Program
- Native American Director of Internships and Fellowships
- Paul Marchand Internship in Disability Policy (PDF)
- PayScale's Annual Women in STEM Scholarship
- Summer Programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute for College Students
- The Hispanic Women's League Scholarship
- The US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes Call for Applications
- UNCF/MERCK Science Initiative
- Wiley Accounting Student Scholarship Program
- The RNCareers Registered Nursing Scholarship
- The RNCareers Nurse Practitioner Scholarship
Graduate School Financial Assistance
Many individuals give up on attending graduate school for financial reasons. Graduate school can be expensive; therefore, it is very important to consider and apply for all types of financial aid. The most common types of financial aid are reviewed below. Also, review websites such as Fastweb.com.
Grants & Fellowships - Most grants and fellowships are awards that provide the cost of tuition and fees plus a stipend (salary) to cover living expenses. As a rule, grants are given to those with financial need while fellowships are awarded more often for academic achievement. Funding for grants and fellowships may be provided by the school itself, as well as private foundations, industry, or government agencies. A fellowship sometimes requires students to provide a service to the school.
Assistantships - Awarded by individual departments, assistantships require students to provide a service to the university in exchange for a stipend. Assistantships tend to be in the areas of teaching, research, and administration. Often times, tuition is subsidized or waived outright. Assistantship areas and responsibilities will vary according to program or department.
Education Loans - Most institutions have loan programs for which graduate students may be eligible. These programs can include the Federal Perkins Loan Program, the Subsidized & Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan Program, and private/state sponsored Guaranteed Student Loan Programs.
College Work-Study Program - Eligible students are provided part-time employment during the academic year and possibly full or part-time employment during the summer.
Other Employment - Some schools have arrangements with local businesses and industries whereby a student might be utilized for research or consultation.
Minority Resources - Many graduate and professional schools have allotted resources to the recruitment and retention of minority graduate students. This additional funding has created more fellowship/grant awards and has provided a greater ability to bring prospective students to campuses. Inquire about minority programs when requesting application and financial aid information from schools and programs of interest.
Student Loan Repayment & Forgiveness
An employer's decision to extend a job offer to you is based on many variables, some of which you may never know. The questions you are asked in an interview typically address these 3 areas:
- Can you?
- Will you?
- Do you fit?
An interview is a conversation, not an inquisition. The interview gives you an opportunity to talk about your previous hard work, your career goals, and your aspirations.
Behavioral interviewing is an interviewing technique that helps employers predict how a candidate will perform on the job and fit into the organization. The theory behind this type of interviewing is that the most accurate predictor of future performance is past behavior in a similar situation. By finding out what actions you took and/or how you reacted in past situations, the employer gets a sense for how you will probably respond to circumstances in the position they are considering you for.
Why do Employers use Behavioral Interviewing?
This technique provides employers with objective information that they don't get from a traditional interview question. For example, if an employer asks, "Do you work well with people from diverse cultures?" your response will most likely be "yes." If the employer says, "Tell me about a time when you had to work with people from diverse cultures," you will respond with a story about a situation where this was the case. The employer will then be able to judge for him/herself whether you actually do perform well, according to his/her standards. This also gives you the opportunity to prove by example that you can handle the task at hand.
How to Prepare:
- Refresh your memory about your achievements and highlights of both your school and work careers over the past few years.
- Consider how you handled challenging problems or obstacles and be able to summarize the outcomes.
- Demonstrate past behaviors by drawing on many experiences: internships, classes and projects, activities, sports participation, community service, and full or part-time jobs.
- Decision making, leadership, organizational skills, problem-solving, and team building are among the many topics that behavioral questions probe into, so any experiences which involve these areas would be good to use as behavioral examples.
Check out these resources and tools:
- Sample Interview Questions
- Behavioral Interview Questions
- The Interview
- How to Look Good in Skype Interviews - Tips & Training. (YouTube Video)
Dress for Success
You are not only being evaluated by what you say in an interview but how you present yourself. Dressing professionally is essential for creating a favorable impression.
Thank You Letter
It is a good practice to send the interviewer a thank-you letter within two days after the interview, thanking them for their time and consideration. Consider including the following in your letter:
- Remind the employer of the interview and the qualifications you possess which are especially significant to the position.
- Accent and emphasize a specific point which was well-received by the employer during the interview.
- Share your afterthoughts as a way of supplying important information which was left out of the interview.
- Communicate your continued interest in the position and that you would like to work for the organization.
Be sure to get the correct name, title, and address of the interviewer(s) so that you can properly address your thank you. You should ask for his/her business card at the end of the interview. If time permits, mailing a letter or handwritten thank you note always makes a good impression. However, an email thank you message works when an employer is making an immediate hiring decision or you were interviewed by phone or Skype. Make sure to put in your subject line: Thank you - Job Title Interview.
- Career Website Guidebook
- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Careers
- College Grad Job Hunter
- Common Good Careers
- Federal Bureau of Investigation - Wounded Warrior Pilot Program
- What You Can Do with a Forestry Degree
- Glass Door
- LinkedIn Jobs
- Personalizing Your Hunt for Jobs
- Police Employment
- Social Service Jobs
- The Chronicle of Philanthropy
- The NonProfit Times
Western New York Opportunities
- American Classical League
- Higher Education Jobs
- Independent School Placement
- Teach for America
- Teach in China
- The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
- Environmental Career Opportunities
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Green Job Bank
- Learn How to Become Green
- Sustainable Business/ Green Dream Job
- Careers at Social Security Administration
- City of Buffalo Department of Civil Service
- Division of State Police Employment
- Erie County Civil Service Opportunities
- Erie County Employment
- Federal Government Job Search
- Federal Government Jobs Civil Service
- Government Jobs
- Human Resource Department Exams and Openings
- Municipal Civil Service Agencies
- New York State Department of Labor
- New York State Unified Court System
- NY Federal Jobs - NY Government Jobs
- NYS Department of Civil Service Job Seekers
- Peace Corps
- State Jobs New York
- State Jobs New York - General Public
- United Way of America
- US Customs and Border Protection Current Openings
- US Government Jobs by Agency
- US Government Jobs by State and US Government Jobs Overseas
Here is a tool to assist you in keeping track of jobs you have applied to Job Search Tracking Tool
LinkedIn is the largest professional networking site, with more than 300 million members. It is a virtual "resume" that includes details of your education, professional interests, skills and previous experience.
Why should you use LinkedIn?
More than 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn when hiring. It also allows you to manage your professional online identity, build your network, explore career options and view the profiles of professionals in your field.
Looking to build your network on LinkedIn? Here's how:
- How to Create a LinkedIn Profile
- How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Summary & Profile to Get Jobs
- Join LinkedIn
- Join LinkedIn Groups
- Make Connections
- Search for a Job and Internship
Here is a tool to assist you in keeping track of people you are networking with Networking Tracking Tool
- American Accounting Association
- National Society of Accountants
- National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
- American Art Therapy Association
- American Institute of Graphic Arts
- American Society of Artists
- New York Women in Film and Television
- Society of Illustrators
- American Institute of Biological Sciences
- American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
- American Society for Cell Biology
- Ecological Society of America
- Association of American Educators
- Association for Childhood Education International
- National Association for the Education of Young Children
- National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
- National Association of Special Education Teachers
- National Council of Teachers of English
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
- National Council for the Social Studies
- National Education Association
- National Science Teachers Association
- Association for Women in Communications
- Public Relations Society of America
- Society for Technical Communication Inc.
- American Bankers Association
- Association for Investment Management and Research
- National Association of Credit Management
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
- Association for Talent Development
- Labor and Employment Relations Association
- Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
- American Marketing Association
- Marketing Research Association
- Sales and Marketing Services International
PARALEGAL / LAW
PHILOSOPHY / RELIGION
- American Psychological Association
- Association for Psychological Sciences
- National Rehabilitation Association
- What's the difference between a CV and a resume?
- One of the biggest differences between a resume and a CV is in the audience.
- A CV speaks largely to an academic audience and documents your academic and intellectual accomplishments.
- A resume is read by hiring managers in a non-academic organization and should be tailored to this group. Managers often review hundreds of applicants, and each resume is reviewed for an average of fifteen seconds. Your resume must, therefore, be concise and clear enough to make an immediate impression.
- Both must provide a persuasive account of your specific skills and experiences as they relate to the specific job.
Here are some tools to assist you with creating your cover letter, resume and references:
- 100+ Great Jobs for People with Disabilities
- Facts about The Americans With Disabilities Act (PDF)
- Able to Work
- ACB Job Connection
- Agrability Project
- Americans with Disabilities Act - ADA
- Association on Higher Education and Disability
- College Guide for the Visually Impaired
- Complete Resource Guide for College Students with Disabilities
- College Resources for Students with an IEP or 504 Plan
- Disability Resource Guide
- Emerging Leaders Internship Program
- Employer Assistance & Resource Network - EARN
- Employment and Disability Institute - EDI
- GettingHired, Inc.
- HEATH Resource Center, the George Washington University
- Job Accommodations Network JAN
- Learn about Schedule A
- National Business & Disability Council - NBDC
- National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth - NCWD/Youth
- National Network of ADA Centers - DBTAC
- Office of Disability Employment Policy - ODEP
- Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services - NIDRR
- Resource Guide for Students with Disabilities
- Scholarship Guide for Students with Disabilities
- Social Security Administration Office of Employment Support Programs - OESP
- Social Security Disability Benefits
- The American Association of People with Disabilities
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - EEOC
- U.S. Department of Labor
- U.S. Office of Personnel Management
- Vocational Information Services
- Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Services
- Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP)
- World Services for the Blind
The following information is for our Veterans and their families. You served our country and now Daemen is committed to supporting your career goals. See the links below for the following information.
- American Corporate Partners
- Bradley-Morris, Inc.
- Fundera - A Veterans Guide to Starting and Funding A Small Business
- Jobs for Veterans: How to find a Civilian Career
- Military Friendly
- Military.com Skills Translator
- Military.com Veteran Career Network
- MoneyGeek.com: A Veteran's Guide to Job Hunting
- Moneygeek.com Service Members Guide to Financial Scams
- RecruitMilitary.com Posting Resumes
- Troops to Energy Jobs
- United States Department of Veterans Affairs
- United States Chamber of Commerce
- United States Department of Labor - Work Opportunity Tax Credit
- United States Small Business Administration - Fund Your Business
- Veteran's Guide to Getting Hired
- Vet Jobs
- Wounded Warrior Pilot Program
- 9 Awesome Companies Hiring Veterans Now!
- Military Resume Example