Job Lists & Resources

We’ve compiled a variety of job boards and sites for you to explore to find open positions. Use the links below:

Full-Time Jobs

  • Local and California Job Links: If you would like to obtain a job in Santa Barbara or elsewhere in California you can begin your search at one of these sites.
  • National Job Links: Looking for a position outside of California? Then begin your search through one of the links in this document. Some of the links are specifically geared towards undergraduate students or recent graduates.
  • Industry Specific Job Links: Getting a job in your planned career field is the ideal. So narrow down your search by focusing on a specific industry. If you would like to get more information on careers based on your major, check out "What Can I Do With a Major In?" and you will also find relevant job listings for that major.
  • What Can I Do With a Major In...?: Select your major under "Careers by Major", then scroll to the "Job Listing" section within the page.
  • CareerOneStop: Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this site lists hundreds of thousands of jobs. It also links to employment and training programs in each state.
  • Buzzfile: Database where you can search for employers by major or by state.
  • LinkedIn: Utilize the professional social media tool to find jobs and internships.

Part-Time Jobs

  • On-Campus Opportunities: UCSB hires approximately 2,000-2,500 students each year in various academic; student affairs; and operations areas. Salaries range from $8-10 per hour. Click here for departments that typically hire.
  • Work-Study Jobs: Approximately 1,200 UCSB students receive work/study funds each year. Campus and off-campus positions are listed on Handshake under Work/Study and are managed through the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships.
  • Off-Campus: Most restaurants hire direct. There are many major hotels in the area and they often have part-time jobs as banquet servers, reception, catering and etc. Retail outlets often need part-time hours during the week when students are in class, however, it does not hurt to apply.

Seasonal Jobs: Summer Camps, Resorts, & Sales

You love the outdoors. You love hiking and biking and sailing. And – your good friend says you're great with kids.

If you relate to this, then there's the perfect place waiting for you: summer camp. Over half a million college students will find their way from their campus to camp this summer to fill openings at camps across the United States.

Consider this:

  • Live, play, and work in the great outdoors.
  • Go on active adventures.
  • Experience other parts of the country.
  • Make new friends from all over – even from other countries.
  • Bank more money than you think – with few expenses.
  • Become a child's hero.
  • Learn leadership skills.

Begin your search through Handshake for more local positions. A few sites that provide a variety of summer job listings include American Camping Association Employment Center, Camp Channel , and The Student Conservation Association.

Some employer specific programs include

Southwestern Company Summer Work or Internship Program

Approximately 350 colleges and universities from the United States, Canada, Europe, South Africa, and South America. Sell educational products to families in their homes. As an independent contractor, you will have the opportunity to run your own businesses by purchasing products from The Southwestern Company at wholesale and selling them to customers at retail. In 2008, the average North American first year student dealer working all summer made over $8,000. Provides a well-established five day on-site hands-on orientation and training in Nashville, TN corporate headquarters.

University Directories

Get trained to sell print and mobile advertising for the industry leader in collegiate publishing since 1974 by bridging campus and community through innovative marketing solutions. Work in customer service; inside sales; outside sales; production and/or branding as a summer intern.

Vector Marketing

Get trained to demonstrate and conduct in-home sales of  a line of kitchen cutlery, accessories and sporting knives of the highest quality as a subsidiary of Cutco Corporation, which has been manufacturing Cutco Cutlery since 1949.

Disney's College Program

Positions are at the Anaheim and the Orlando sites, and are offered in fall, spring and summer. They have other programs to review such as: www.disneyauditions.com, and www.disneycareers.com.

International Business & Trade

  • Escape Artist.Com - Links to embassies, jobs overseas, living overseas, etc.
  • EuroGraduate - Features 1000s of graduate job opportunities across Europe.
  • International Chamber of Commerce - Only representative body that speaks on behalf of enterprises from all sectors in every part of the world.
  • Jobs in Logistics - Largest jobs board for those seeking jobs in freight-forwarding, transportation and logistics. Great starting place for college graduates interested in starting a career in international trade.
  • Monster Global Gateway - Search job listings by country of interest.
  • Overseas Jobs.com - Features international job opportunities for professionals, expatriates and adventure seekers.
  • Riley Guide International - Besides links by multiple and individual countries, don’t miss links under international employment info.

International Education

Diplomacy, Government & Think Tank

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) & Activism

  • One World - “Where the good guys gang up”
  • Jobs for Change - Change.org is a social action platform that empowers anyone, anywhere to start, join, and win campaigns to change the world.
  • NGO Jobs @ Idealist.com - Sort international non-governmental organizations (non-profits) by country; type of work and length of service.  Create an agent for what you seek for convenient notifications of new job postings.
  • InterAction - A United Voice for Global Change. The largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), with more than 190 members working in every developing country.  Members are faith-based and secular, large and small, with a focus on the world’s most poor and vulnerable populations. The U.S. public, foundations and others support the efforts of our membership via funding totaling more than $13 billion a year, according to 2009 estimates.
  • International Employment Hotline - Weekly subscription of more than 500 international jobs in development and assistance, education, environment, commerce, health, foreign policy, and more. Students or recent graduates get half off individual price or only $21 for three months.
  • Human Rights Resource Center - Provide opportunities for employment with human rights organizations around the world.

International Job Search Information

  • Work Permit Requirements by Country
  • Turning a Resume into a CV - Provides tips on how to transform your resume into a CV.
  • iHipo - iHipo enables candidates to find internships and jobs abroad. As a social network, iHipo offers the ideal opportunity to build an international career network (e.g. with other expatriates) and join country-based communities.