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Career Resources

Career Resources

Here for you, for life

The alumni career network team is here to support you throughout your career lifecycle. Whether you’re just starting out on your path, looking to change careers, re-enter the workforce, or focusing on your professional development where you are right now, we’re here to support you. Join us and your fellow alumni on the Bobcat Network and, check out our upcoming events.

Bobcat Network

The Bobcat Network enables the entire OHIO community to build connections for today and your future.

Work with people in your region, college, or affinity; explore our alumni job board; share jobs with your fellow alumni, or current students; discover events and learn about what's new on-campus, and share your success or questions with a wide audience of fellow Bobcats who are here for you.

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Alumni FAQ

How do I sign up?

Register with your email address. Answer a few questions about your expertise, what you’re interested in, and how you can help Bobcats. Connect your LinkedIn profile if you want, and you’re all set!

I’m signed up. Now what?

There are lots of things you can do in the Bobcat Network! Join groups that align with your interests, region, or industry – and engage with those specific communities by posting discussions, asking for tips, or sharing your work. Respond to requests to connect. Post jobs on the job board. Browse upcoming events and event recordings. Check out the Bobcat Neighborhood full of Bobcat-owned businesses. Post on the overall discussion board and share items of interest. Share with your connections looking to build their network. 

I'm already on LinkedIn. how is the Bobcat Network different?

The Bobcat Network is full of Bobcats willing to help other Bobcats. The connections we all share as Bobcats is uniting, spanning generations. We are Forever OHIO. To help you complete your profile, you can import your LinkedIn data and reach out to Bobcats today!

I’m looking for employment. How can the Bobcat Network support me?

By joining the Bobcat Network, you will have access to our alumni-only job board. Some of these jobs are posted by your fellow alumni, others are pulled from our career database, Handshake. In order to apply to a job pulled from Handshake, you will be asked to activate your alumni profile. Handshake also houses career fair events that are open to alumni and you can register once you’ve activated your profile.

I want to share job opportunities with my fellow alumni. How can I do that?

The Bobcat family supports one another and Bobcats love working with Bobcats! If you have a job opening at your company, we hope you will consider sharing it under the “Jobs” tab in the Bobcat Network. 

I want to share job opportunities with current students. How can I do that?

We love that our Bobcat alumni support our students in their career pursuits! To share a job opportunity with current students, please visit Handshake and create an employer account. 

 

Faculty/Staff

Why should I join?

Reconnect with former students, find alumni speakers for your class or special project, and promote upcoming events or publications, and more! 

How do I sign up?

Join using your OHIO ID. Answer a few questions about your expertise, what you’re interested in, and how you can help Bobcats. Connect your LinkedIn profile if you want, and you’re all set!

 

Students

Why should I join?

You have more than 270,000 connections across the world in Ohio University alumni! Building your professional network early will help you excel in life beyond college. Connect with alumni in your industry or learn about new industries. Learn about a region that interests you. Get career tips. You might just end up with a lifelong friend or mentor. The Bobcat Network is full of fellow Bobcats who were once right where you are.

How do I sign up?

Join using your OHIO ID. Answer a few questions about yourself, and what you're looking for on the site. Connect your LinkedIn profile if you have one, and you’re all set.

How can I get the most out of this community?

Join an industry community under the "Groups" tab. Don't be afraid to reach out to new people and ask questions. The Bobcat Network is a supportive and inclusive environment where you can learn more about life beyond Ohio University.