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Graduate Career Management provides personal career management skills students need for their career growth and advancement!

Graduate Student Career Management

Beginning with the first semester of academic experience, our residential graduate students participate in a professional development series that starts the preparation of a personalized career management strategy, professional career materials, and participation in leadership and social activities. A full-time career coach, housed within our graduate and professional education suite, is here to meet with you one-on-one and in workshop formats to assist you in crafting and launching your career plan.

While on campus, meet with your Career Coach

Tracy Corrigan, GCDF

Assistant Director, Career Management, Residential Graduate Programs


Muck Business Annex 338

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After you Leave Campus, Access Lifelong Career Support

In addition, Ohio University graduate business programs go the extra mile to support your career growth and advancement once you graduate. Whether your next step is to move up or change directions, the college’s partnership with experts at Randstad’s RiseSmart provides the most unique approach to career management in the United States. All graduate degree-seeking business students at Ohio University are provided access to RiseSmart’s cutting-edge career management tools in the final two semesters of their program.

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Working hand-in-hand with the Graduate Career Acceleration Team (GradCAT), students are provided access to four months of support from a dedicated team of three: a career coach, a branding expert, and a career concierge. Students are also provided: 

  • 24/7 online resources that can be accessed anywhere, anytime
  • Convenient, live coaching via video conference or phone
  • Job-search resources that include new opportunities, personal assessments, and webinars
  • Lifetime annual career coaching sessions and access to RiseSmart’s Spotlight technology platform

Additionally, RiseSmart’s career coaches can help new degree holders overcome psychological, strategic and tactical challenges, such as: 

  • Overcoming stress and building confidence
  • Deciding the type of roles that are best suited to their interests and skill sets
  • Knowing how to write a professional value proposition
  • Customizing a resume
  • Practicing the art of effective interviewing
  • Understanding how to negotiate salary.

Learn about Career Support for Online Students.

“For me, it was the resume writing and professional development side. We went through the resume writing and they helped out with making sure formatting looked good and making suggestions." —Professional MBA student Anna Arhin

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For additional information on Graduate Programs that can help you launch, relaunch or advance your career, complete this form and one of our graduate program advisors will connect to discuss your goals.

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