In this General Resources section, you will find tools and resources that are applicable regardless of whether you are pursuing a federal, state or local, or nonprofit career.
Exploring Career Options
PathwayU: There are many different types of government and nonprofit jobs. Use this career assessment to determine what types of jobs fit your interests, values, personality, and workplace preferences, and see what Boise State majors correspond with those career paths.
What Can I do With This Major: There are opportunities in government and nonprofit for any major. Use this tool to explore career paths related to your major or majors you’re considering. Make sure to scroll to the bottom of each page for links to professional organizations and other sites with helpful information.
Firsthand (formerly Vault): Vault offers career guides that help you explore your options, as well as student reviews of employers and internships.
Virtual Career Center (Career Planning): Find additional online, self-guided resources to help with your career exploration and planning.
Internships: On this page, find resources to help you get an internship.
Work U: Work U is similar to an internship but with some key differences. You apply to the program and if accepted, you are placed into an opportunity based on your interests. You will work on professional projects for a local organization under the guidance of a mentor. There are a variety of government and nonprofit opportunities available. Click on the link to learn more and see current opportunities.
Searching for Jobs
Handshake: Handshake is Boise State’s online job posting platform, where you can find on- and off-campus part-time jobs, internships, and professional career positions locally and across the nation.
Virtual Career Center (Job Search): Get help with your job search plan, resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn, and interviewing.
GoinGlobal: Looking for opportunities abroad? Use this tool to help you learn about the process of finding work in the country you’re interested in and see job postings.