Mission and Hours


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

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

*Last drop-in accepted at 4:50 pm


Ohio University's Career & Leadership Development Center offers services and resources that empower students and alumni to take action in ­their­ careers, develop essential leadership skills for the global workforce, and fulfill their promise.

The CLDC recognizes career and leadership as lifelong developmental processes, and we empower students and alumni to adapt and evolve professionally throughout their lives.  We collaborate with employers, faculty, and staff to connect students and alumni with professional resources and opportunities. We provide energetic, action-oriented professional development experiences for every student throughout their education with Ohio University and beyond. 

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Career Coaching

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

To schedule an individual career coaching appointment please call: 740-593-2909.

Leadership Coaching

Through leadership coaching you develop key skills essential to employers, with the support of a personalized process and a professional coach. During three, 30-minute sessions over a period of four weeks, you will:

  • Identify top strengths and assess current skill level
  • Set manageable and focused goals in one skill development area
  • Understand the importance of leadership development beyond the classroom

This unique experience can benefit you at any point during your education, and it equips you to independently develop leadership skills and achieve goals throughout your life.

To learn more, visit our office: Baker University Center, 533

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