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The most effective way to identify potential opportunities is through networking. Use our Networking Contact Log to keep track of your contacts, as well as internships and jobs you find. Handshake, LinkedIn, and online job boards are other ways to identify opportunities.

Career & Professional Development (CPD) makes no representations or guarantees about the opportunities posted on its website. While CPD makes every effort to educate and empower students in obtaining their desired career goals, this responsibility ultimately lies with the student. High Point University Career & Professional Development posts job listings on Handshake for the convenience of students. It is the responsibility of students to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting private, off-campus employment and to thoroughly research the facts and reputation of each organization to which they are applying. Students should be prudent and use common sense and caution when applying for or accepting any position.

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Handshake is the number one way college students get hired. This career management platform allows students and alumni to access full-time, part-time, internship and volunteer opportunities posted directly by the employer or through Career & Professional Development.


LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional networking tool. You can use LinkedIn to connect to professionals in organizations that interest you, HPU alumni, and actual job postings. LinkedIn is also a great tool for researching the job market within specific fields and geographic locations.


Search millions of jobs from thousands of job boards, newspapers, classifieds and company websites on

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Find out what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession, and how to position yourself to start your career. You must register for an account to access the website.


Search all jobs at Google. Do cool things that matter. On Google Careers you can search, find, and apply to the opportunities that are the right fit for you at Google.






WayUp is an online platform for finding jobs and internships. Students can sign up for free and gain access to job postings from companies who are hiring interns and full-time employees.

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Locate and research companies that you want to work for. ReferenceUSA has details on 14 million US businesses including 200 million human resource contact names, business descriptions, company size, and website links to job postings.


Undergraduate Research is crucial for students interested in pursuing careers in the medical field. The National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Inc. provides information about summer research opportunities across the country. These opportunities are open for all students and many of their application processes start as early as a year in advance.

Washington Center

Are you looking for a high quality academic internship experience? Would you like to develop your leadership skills while building  your resume? Would you like to develop the skills, confidence, and sense of purpose that will help you make a real difference in the  world? If so, then the High Point Washington program may be the perfect program for you.

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Unchained Inc, started as a startup technology company with an initial desire to strengthen the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) corporate pipeline while making Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) the standard for recruiting in the professional industry. Unchained has extended their mission to assist minority students at other institutions.  In servicing our students, this is another tool to aid our minority population in searching and securing internships and jobs. For sign-up instructions, please click here.

Job Boards

There are numerous job search tools available online, and we have identified a sampling. In the industry specific sites listed below, you can access job boards, professional associations, and career information targeted to specific fields.

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Big Internships Career Builder What Can I Do With This Major?
Chegg Glassdoor Dice
Human Rights Internships Linkup Media Bistro
Idealist Simply Hired Team Work Online Tom Manatos Jobs 
USA Jobs