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Ready to explore careers for the common good? Use this space to get information and inspiration about industries like nonprofits, government (local, state, tribal, and federal), lobbying, policy, international development, humanitarianism, diplomacy, intelligence and security, and more!

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Handshake is the Career Center’s database of off- and on-campus jobs, internships, co-ops, and volunteer positions. Search on Handshake; Jobs     -> Filter by Career Community Label.

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Attend Career Programs

Register for Career Labs, career workshops and employer-led events. The Career Center offers many in-person and online educational events. Search for a schedule of upcoming events and Labs, on    Handshake     Events -> Upcoming Events -> Filter by Career Community Label. 

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O*NET OnLine

O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

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Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security


Career Intelligence (Vault)

The SBU Career Center pays for a subscription to this online resource. Learn more about career advice, read career guides, and more. 

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Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)

The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

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Government and Public Administration (Career Videos)



BuzzFile is the most advanced company information database with advanced search and productivity tools that enable users to locate the exact businesses they are searching for.   Access with your email.


Assess Yourself

Career development is a self-initiated process.  We use a 4-part model of career development to help you organize your career development planning activities. 



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Learn From Alumni

Stony Brook University alumni can be found around the globe in all different industries! Learn more through Alumni Stories and by connecting with alumni on The Stony Brook Alumni  LinkedIn.

The Stony Brook Alumni LinkedIn

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Alumni Stories  

Network with Alumni

LinkedIn’s  Alumni page  provides high-level insights about alumni of your school, as well as access to the more detailed professional profiles they've shared.

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   Employers Who Recruit at SBU



Sample Employers  

Employers from across Long Island and around the globe recruit at SBU!   Here is a sample list of  employers that recruit at SBU:

  • National Endowment for Democracy
  • Student Conservation Society
  • Project Vote Smart
  • AmeriCorps NCCC
  • New Jersey Economic Development Authority
  • Arizona Serve
  • NYS Assembly Ways & Means Committee
  • New York City Office of the Mayor
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
  • NYC Economic Development Corporation
  • The Vera Institute of Justice
  • Urban Green Council
  • Council of Korean Americans
  • Suffolk County District Attorney's Office
  • Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County

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Student Experiential Highlights

Find out more about the great experiences students have taken part in through the featured student experiential highlights!


Clubs & Organizations

Here’s a list of all    clubs and organizations

Sample list of clubs and organizations:

  •   Army ROTC
  •   Center for Womyn's Concerns
  •   Circle K
  •   College Democrats
  •   College Republicans
  •   Graduate Student Organization
  •   Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  •   Students Helping Honduras
  •   Undergraduate Student Government
  •   Veteran Student Organization (VESO)

Professional Associations

Professional associations are like career-related clubs: organizations of people in particular careers, they often provide information about getting into and advancing in those careers, as well as job & internship listings and networking opportunities. Students are usually welcome!