Educational attainment can be an important step to open the door to a new career field. International security sectors, however, can be difficult to break into and often require the willingness to move (whether to security hot spots like Washington, D.C.) or specific backgrounds (e.g., military experience, security clearance).
If you are considering the jump to a new career field, start looking early! Your status as a student allows you to take advantage of a number of internship opportunities, which can be one of the best ways to get your foot in the door.
By looking for jobs early on, you can also get a feel for what prospective employers expect and what they look for in new employees. We've pulled together resources that may help you in your job search, including some common job search engines.
There are many resources available through the UA's Student Engagement and Career Development program. Services include career exploration, job search tools, resume resources, and interviewing tips.
You can also connect with employers through the UA's Handshake tool. Current students and recent graduates (within one year) already have an account. Simply sign in with your NetID and password.
Job Listing Websites
- USA Jobs – Search U.S. government jobs (they also have a search page specifically for current students and recent graduates)
- CIA Careers – Find information on working at the CIA and career opportunities
- Intelligence Careers – Find an overview of the U.S. intelligence community, member agencies, and career opportunities
- National Security Agency – Search jobs and get career information for working at the National Security Agency
- Defense Intelligence Agency – Search jobs and get career information for working at the Defense Intelligence Agency
- National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency – Search jobs and get career information for working at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
- FBI Jobs – Find and apply for jobs with the FBI