Academic Job Search Links

The links provided in the section contain information to assist graduate students.


OWL CareerLink

OWL CareerLink is FAU’s centralized online job search portal.  OWL CareerLink is available to all currently enrolled degree-seeking FAU students and register alumni that allows you to:
  • Search for job postings for full-time, part-time, and Co-op & internship opportunities.
  • Submit resumes to employers.
  • Apply for on-campus interviews.
  • Employers to view your resume and student profile.
  • Stay informed on career events.
  • Access to the Professional Mentor database. Mentors are professionals representing a variety of industries who have volunteered to share their experience and expertise with our FAU Owls. Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to begin building your network.
In addition, OWL CareerLink has a mobile app that allows registered students and alumni to search for position instantly on their smart phones.

Disclaimer: The Career Development Center created the following list of links to help you quickly locate web sites dedicated to career development, but is not responsible for the content of the sites nor do we guarantee the continued existence of the links.  You should also be aware that there are web-based sites providing "free" employment services that will then sell your resume content in the market place, or provide links to services which may have obvious and/or hidden charges. Read all information carefully, and be cautious of providing highly personal information such as Social Security Numbers. The entire risk as to use of information found on any of the following links is assumed by the user. The links are divided into seven different sections for easier access and navigation: 


Clarify Your Career Goals

  • Identify your interests, values, and abilities - Meet with a career advisor or take a career assessment
  • Reflect on your education, experiences, and personal attributes - speak with your academic advisor
  • Determine what you can offer employers- what are your transferable and marketable skills?
  • Consider your personal preferences (geographic location, employer size, work environment) 


Identify the job you want (by field and industry)


Plan and Organize Your Job Search


Self-Promotion/ Marketing Tools


Job Search Strategies

Meet one-on-one with a Career Advisor

Attend the CDC’s bi-annual Career Fair and other national career fairs. Here is a listing of national career fairs:

Conduct Informational Interviews  

Join a Professional Association

Participate in On-Campus Interviews (OCI)

Connect with a mentor via the Professional Mentor Database    

Professionally network via Social Networking  


Evaluate Job Offers/Salary Negotiation

When receiving written employment offers, read the offer and make sure that you understand the details. Various aspects of the offer may be negotiated depending on industry.  Work with a career advisor  to determine if negotiating is appropriate.


Prioritize What is Most Important to You

  • Interest in the type of position, employer, and industry  
  • Values (helping others, work/life balance, salary, etc.)
  • Geographic location


Understand and Evaluate the Offer - Labor Market & Salary Data