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PortfoliumPortfolium is a dynamic and interactive e-portfolio platform where students and alumni demonstrate their skills and knowledge with work samples stored in individual online portfolios. If you do not already have an account or if you have any questions, reach out to

Glassdoor AccessGlassdoor
Glassdoor provides job seekers with an inside look at specific positions and companies in which they are interested. Glassdoor uses “employee generated content,” which allows employees to anonymously share information regarding salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more. Our students and alumni are given full access to this site as a benefit of being a member of our community.

Career InsiderCareer Library
Vault offers detailed employment information including information on companies, industries, salaries, career advice, and professions, including a Day in the Life section detailing the daily tasks of real employees. Other resources include videos, blogs, and downloadable guides for users. For a video overview, watch this YouTube video.

Online Career Tips provides readers with access to faculty podcasts, career advice from the Office of Career Services, a weekly newsletter, and premium articles from Forbes, Businessweek, U.S. News, Washington Post, and other noteworthy organizations.

Career Assessments
Focus2Use our career assessment tool, Focus 2, to evaluate your strengths, interests, values, skills, and personality traits. You’ll be provided with a listing of careers relevant to your unique characteristics and degree pathway. Get started with Focus 2 now. (New users will need to use the access code: apus123, to gain access.)

Occupational Information
ProfilesThe U.S. Department of Labor developed the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) program to provide information for career exploration and job analysis.

Verify Enrollment for an Employer
National Student Clearinghouse logoWe partner with the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment verification data to prospective employers, credit approval agencies, educational institutions, and other third party requests. Visit the National Student Clearinghouse website for directions to access enrollment and degree data for American Public University System.

Career Development Newsletter
newsletterGet job-search advice, learn which employers are seeking new college graduates, and learn how to prepare for your career transition! NACEWeb is a publication of NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers). Check out the Diversity Resources page and the NACE Salary Calculator as well.

Other General Career Resources
  • Career Consulting Corner offers links to occupational information and listings of educational preparation programs.
  • Career Journal, The Wall Street Journal's career site, offers career related information.
  • Equal Opportunity Publications led the way from affirmative action to diversity recruitment. You can view pages for Equal Opportunity, Woman Engineer, Minority Engineer, Careers and the Disabled, Workforce Diversity for Engineering and IT Professionals, and Information Technology Career World.
Military Veteran Career Resources
  • Corporate Gray Online links employers with transitioning and former military personnel through their Corporate Gray Series of military-to-civilian career transition books and Corporate Gray Job Fairs.
  • GettingHired, Inc. is an online service organization focused on creating employment opportunities for job seekers with disabilities and helping employers find talent. The company is well known for its national employment and networking portal.
  • Helmets to Hardhats is dedicated to helping military members connect to quality career and training opportunities in the construction industry.
  • Hero2Hired (H2H) was created to make it easy for Reserve Component service members to connect to and find jobs with military-friendly companies. H2H also offers career exploration tools, military-to-civilian skills translations, education and training resources, as well as a mobile app. Support for H2H is provided through the Department of Defense's Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program.
  • HirePurpose makes it easier for military veterans and their spouses to discover great careers. Their career guidance helps military talent transition into civilian life; partnering with leading companies to provide education and job opportunities across various industries.
  • Lucas Group has facilitated more than 25,000 successful transitions from active duty military service to civilian careers and is a preferred military transition recruitment agency for Fortune 1000 and emerging corporations around the world.
  • Military Jobs Network is dedicated to making veteran hiring and networking easy, with the only online career platform that requires veterans to verify themselves to ensure its exclusivity.
  • Military to Civilian Pay Calculator on uses information relating to the user’s rank, tax exemptions, benefits (healthcare, dental, special pay, etc.) and other factors, to create the most accurate compensation guidance for civilian salary equivalent to currently earned military pay.
  • RecruitMilitary, a veteran-owned firm, is dedicated to helping military members and their spouses achieve their dreams.
  • (VR) is committed to assisting veterans and military spouses in their global recruitment efforts. VR provides a virtual platform for employers and veteran talent to connect.
  • VetJobs is the largest military job board used by enlisted, active duty, transitioning military, reservists, veterans and their family members. There are no charges to the "United States Military Family" for using VetJobs to seek career opportunities.
  • VetReady, a San Diego, Calif. based non-profit corporation serving as an advocate for a national transformation, is recognizing the service and contributions of women veterans and women in the military. Their initiative focuses on creating strategic alliances in corporate, educational and military resource based partnerships that will provide growth opportunities for our transitioning veterans. Their mission is to empower our veterans and their family members by providing the necessary tools and resources for success.
Disability Career Resources
  • Bender Consulting Services: Helps our students and alumni with disabilities find quality employment opportunities.
  • GettingHired, Inc. is an online service organization focused on creating employment opportunities for job seekers with disabilities and helping employers find talent. The company is well known for its national employment and networking portal.
  • COSD (Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities) is a professional association comprised of more than 600 colleges and universities and over 500 major national employers.
  • provides tutorials and synopses of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as career planning, training, and resources for finding a job.
  • DisABLED Person is a tool to facilitate networking between college graduates with disabilities and employers, as well as other graduates.
  • Equal Opportunity Publications includes subscription magazines (CAREERS & the disABLED), a listing of EOP sponsored career expositions/events, and a career center for seeking and applying for jobs.
  • National Collaborative Workforce and Disability (NCWD) can assist individuals with disabilities in determining the appropriate methods of disclosure. The NCWD website contains excellent information regarding the topic of disability disclosure for individuals with both visible and "hidden" (not readily apparent) disabilities.
  • PEPNet assists the deaf or hard of hearing with their educational and employment opportunities.
  • Schedule A Hiring Authority is used by the Federal Government to non-competitively appoint individuals with severe physical, psychiatric, and intellectual disabilities.
  • Schedule A SF 256 is the Self-Identification of Disability Form used by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The form provides information regarding the legal definition of disability, as well as the types of disabilities that can make an individual eligible for Schedule A Hiring Authority.
  • Workforce Recruitment Program serves as a potential doorway to federal summer employment and select full-time employment for students and recent graduates with disabilities.

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