June 2018

Dean's message: Arts & Sciences in high demand

Nearly 1,000 new Arts & Sciences undergraduate students are streaming to Athens for orientation. They represent one of the largest incoming A&S classes in recent years, and we are excited to welcome them as they begin their intellectual journey here at OHIO. Read more.

Wolfort: Strong job market for liberal arts graduates

Today's graduates are entering a very strong job market, especially for liberal arts graduates of the College of Arts & Sciences, says David Wolfort, '74. "You're in high demand today, very high demand."

"Now I couldn't make that speech in 2009, nor could I have in 1974 the year I graduated. Those were recession years. But you're not in a recession year. You're in a hyper-growth environment. And you have the ability to secure employment and begin a career."

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Interns go to work on Wayne National Forest projects

Ten Ohio University students are spending their summer gaining invaluable hands-on experience as they intern at Wayne National Forest.

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Donate professional clothing to Career Closet for students

Check your closet. Do you have a suit or a dress that you're not wearing anymore? Summer cleaning is a great time to donate professional clothes to Ohio University's Career Closet, where students preparing for interviews and job fairs can “shop” at no cost.

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New online degree in psychology helps Ohioans in competitive job market

The College of Arts & Sciences launches its first degree completion program—an online B.A. in Psychology designed to help more Ohioans in a competitive job market where a bachelor's degree can be the key to getting a job or getting a promotion.

"Online degree programs such as this one are vital to strengthening the state's workforce," says Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis.

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Upcoming events

Save the date! Chemistry building groundbreaking

Save the date to join us for a groundbreaking to celebrate OHIO's new chemistry building on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 3 - 5 p.m. A reception in Clippinger Laboratories will follow the shovel ceremony.

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WGSS reunion and roundtables at Homecoming, Oct. 19

Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies will host its annual Reunion & Roundtables at Homecoming 2018 on Friday, Oct. 19, from 1-6 p.m.

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Put A&S Homecoming tent on your calendar, Oct. 20

Find College of Arts & Sciences faculty and alumni at Homecoming 2018 on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Tailgreat Park. The 2018 theme drives home “the Bobcat belief that Athens, and Ohio University, stay with you long after you leave these bricks.”

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Miss seeing your favorite professors? Or learning something new? We bring the campus to you with A&S TV.

Alumni share career successes with students

Ohio University alumni David P. Levy, '78; Lisa Maatz, '89; and David A. Wolfort, '74 discuss their career paths and advice for students during an Arts & Sciences Alumni Career Panel.

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Alumni news

Phipps leaves retirement to treat opioid epidemic in Washington County

“Having 36 years’ experience in the drug and alcohol treatment field, it was difficult not to be pulled back to try and help out in some way with what was going on in Washington County with the opioid problems, specifically with heroin and fentanyl,” says Brent Phipps ‘89.

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Career corner

New M.A. in Law, Justice & Culture offered on campus, online

The new M.A. in Law, Justice & Culture—focusing on critical analysis of law in relation to society, culture, politics and power in the United States as well as other western and non-western legal traditions—is offered on campus or online.
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Online graduate certificate offered in Gender, Sexualities and Health

A new three-course online graduate certificate in Gender, Sexualities and Health can help those in health care, social work, education and other professions better address the needs of women, LGBTQ persons and survivors of violence.
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Online Certificate in Data Analysis for those with no statistics, programming experience

“The ability to understand novel problems, apply good judgment, and make informed decisions has become essential to leadership. Students earning the Certificate in Data Analysis learn to describe, analyze, and visualize real-world data using open-source tools," says Dr. Michael Burton.
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More than 200,000 employers just a Handshake away

Handshake is a career development, networking, and recruiting tool that will expand opportunities for OHIO students and alumni. More than 200,000 employers, including all of the Fortune 500 companies, are using Handshake.
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Graduate Student Career Day, Oct. 5

The College of Arts & Sciences holds its first Graduate Student Career Day on Friday, Oct. 5, focusing on the needs of graduate students, those who are looking to pursue careers in academia and those moving into the public or private sectors.
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Online master's degrees

Online degree completion

Online graduate certificates

Connect with A&S on LinkedIn

The College of Arts & Sciences has a group specifically for alumni and students, where we share information on employer events, internships, career resources, and job postings. Connect with us at the College of Arts & Sciences LinkedIn group.

Can you help students? Get involved!

The Bobcat alumni network is incredibly productive in giving OHIO students a great start on successful career paths. If you could benefit from access to Bobcat career services … or if you know of internship opportunities … or if you want to help your department support students, there are many ways to get involved, both in Athens and from afar.

If you’re interested in connecting with a department, educational enrichment, networking, or coming to campus, contact Lisa Cohen.

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