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About Us

The Career & Leadership Development Center (CLDC) provides support services, resources, and development opportunities throughout students’ time at OHIO and even after graduation. We encourage students to connect with our services early in their time on campus to maximize our development and planning resources. Our career coaching sessions provide one-on-one support for questions related to exploring majors, seeking internship and job search guidance, or building a resume.

The CLDC also features the Amanda J. Cunningham Leadership Center (AJCLC) and several outstanding leadership programs. These programs provide the opportunity to develop leadership and professional skills that students need during college and in the world of work.

The CLDC hosts multiple Career Fairs during the year, along with on campus recruiting (OCR). OCR brings students together with employers to interview for internships and full-time jobs in our on-site interview rooms.

All services at the CLDC are available to current Ohio University students from any campus and to all alumni.

Contact Us

(T) 740-593-2909
(F) 740-593-1393
533 Baker University Center
Athens, OH 45701

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Drop-In Hours

Need help deciding on a major?
Have questions about what to do after college?
Want some guidance on your resume or cover letter?
Exploring job and internship opportunities?

Monday - Friday 11:00am - 5:00pm

Drop in during these times for a 10 minute appointment with a Career Coach.


Career Coaching Appointments

30 minute career coaching sessions are for any topic related to major and career exploration, job and internships searching, and graduate school processes. Career coaching meetings are facilitated by professional staff in our office and focus on identifying short-term action steps that fit best with the individual’s career needs.

To schedule an individual career coaching appointments please call us at 740-593-2909.

Mock Interviews

Our Mock Interview Program is designed to assist you in preparing for an interview that you may have with an employer or a graduate school. We offer both face to face and telephone or Skype mock interviews. All mock interviews are 30 minutes in length. The 30 minute time slot also includes time for feedback related to the mock interview.  

Leadership Programs

We offer all types of leadership and career-related programs including the 21st Century Leadership Series, Foundations for First Year Students, the Leadership Awards Gala, and Student Ambassadors.

Mission Statement

The Career & Leadership Development Center is committed to holistic preparation of all Ohio University students and alumni/ae for active development and implementation of career and leadership skills necessary in our global community.

We accomplish this by: 
1. Facilitating a process of self-awareness that encourages all students and alumni/ae to engage in career exploration and holistic leadership skill development
2. Helping students and alumni/ae recognize, synthesize, and communicate their experiences
3. Fostering collaborative relationships with faculty, staff and employers to connect students with innovative resources, services and employment opportunities
4. Empowering students to be lifelong learners by providing learning opportunities to construct the following leadership skills; self-awareness, interpersonal development, team development, organizational development and innovation


Career and Leadership Development Center