Career & Professional Development

Searching For Opportunities

Before you can find and apply for a job or internship, you need to identify several realistic career paths and geographical locations. The more focused your vision for future employment, the easier the process can be. You can find a concise list of best search strategies in the Searching for an Internship or Full-Time Job document. The most effective way to identify potential opportunities is through networking. PantherLink, LinkedIn, the Internship Host Database, and online job boards are other ways to identify opportunities.

High Point University Career and Professional Development posts job listings on PantherLink 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.


Exclusively for HPU students and alumni, PantherLink is an online internship/job board. This tool allows students and alumni to access full-time, part-time, internship and volunteer opportunities posted directly by the employer or through Career & Internship Services.

NOTE: Please LOGIN using your HPU email address and password (the same username and password that you use to access Blackboard, Webmail, etc). You DO NOT need to register for an account; your information is already in the system. If you have difficulty logging in please contact Career and 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.


 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.

Internship Host Database

Please use these databases as resources to help you in your internship search. To access each database please contact a CPD staff member for the password.

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.

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.

All Industries
Industry Specific Indeed What Can I Do With This Major? Simply Hired Media Bistro
Intern Match Glassdoor Idealist
Idealist Career Builder Team Work Online
Linkup USA Jobs
The Riley Guide Tom Manatos Jobs 
ZipRecruiter  Dice

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