Higher Education

Selected Resources

The resources below are a combination of general industry information as well as specific job and internship posting sites for this industry.

  • Academic360: Includes the most popular sources for higher education jobs, such as HigherEdJobs.com, Chronicle of Higher Education, Academic Careers online, American Association of Community Colleges, StudentAffairs.com, Women in Higher Education (WIHE) as well as newspaper classifieds. 
  • Academic Keys: Job postings (from faculty and researcher of diverse disciplines to administration), resources, news and updates and forums.
  • APCA Directory: Online directory of Graduate Programs that prepare student affairs professionals. Also has great articles such as how to select the right program and how to figure out if a career in student affairs is right for you.
  • Chronicle of Higher Education: Information and news pertaining to higher education as well as job posting for academic and student affairs positions. 
  • Higher Ed Jobs: This job search engine allows you to browse by locations or job functions.
  • NASPA Directory: A comprehensive, searchable online directory of all known graduate programs in Student Affairs Administration.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Describes the field and future employment outlook.
  • StudentAffairs.com: Comprehensive job listing site for all areas of student affairs.
  • The Times Higher Education Supplement – U.K. and Europe: Site includes jobs and news articles for United Kingdom and Europe.

Selected Professional Associations

A professional association is an organization of people who have similar career interests. These membership-based organizations often offer a reduced rate for students that allow access to the many resources they provide. Professional association websites can also offer job/internship databases as well as opportunities to find mentors or other contacts.

  • American College Personnel Association (ACPA): Student affairs association representing graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in student affairs/higher education administration programs, faculty and student affairs educators, from entry-level to senior student affairs officers, and organizations that are engaged in the campus marketplace.
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE): Serves educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas.
  • Natl. Assn. of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA): NASPA members serve a variety of functions and roles, including the vice president and dean for student life, as well as professionals working within housing and residence life, student unions, student activities, counseling, career development, orientation, enrollment management, racial and ethnic minority support services and retention and assessment.