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Career Exploration

Discover the diversity of career opportunities through exploration tools that best fit your needs. Whether it is online research, connecting with professionals in your field of interest, in-depth reflection through CLDC career courses, or an exploration of your values, interests, skills and options with a CLDC career coach, taking the time to explore the possibilities will enable you to fulfill your career potential. 

Career Exploration














Explore Career Options

Career and Leadership Courses

Prepare for your future through a career course taught by CLDC professional staff. The course variety enables you to find the best fit for you career development needs. CLDC instructors work with you in exploring career options, applying self-knowledge to career-related decisions, and researching opportunities that fit your interests and goals. Each course integrates a variety of reflective exercises and exploratory assignments ranging from building a top-notch LinkedIn page, to writing a stellar resume, or sharpening interviewing skills. Earn academic credit while taking action in your own professional development.

Find the Right Course for You




Ohio University Career Tools

Explore the ever expanding collection of career and leadership resources available through Ohio University Career Tools. From career exploration to resources for individual industries, Career Tools has it all.

Explore Career Tools

What Can I Do With This Major?

Informational Interviewing

Expand your professional network, while juggling a busy schedule, through informational interviewing. This strategy enables you to connect with many professionals, in various fields, for 15 - 20 minute question and answer discussions. You prepare the questions and lead the interview - seek a better understanding of the individual's career development, their current role, organization, and field.

Learn More About Informational Interviewing




Job Shadowing

Experience a specific work role or company first-hand through job shadowing. This approach to exploring career options provides a brief window into the professional role an of individual, insight into the culture of an organization, and greater awareness of the overall field, all while building your professional network. 

Get Professional Experience


Leadership Development

Excel in your college and professional career through the development of your role as a leader and your leadership skills.

The CLDC emphasizes six leadership skills, carefully selected based on the qualities employers value. The skills are self-awareness, team development, problem solving, interpersonal development, adaptability, and innovation.

Through a variety of opportunities, including leadership coaching, two leadership certificates, Foundations, and Pepsi Scholars you can identify the best way to foster these skills and reach your full potential. 

Develop Leadership Skills


Shape your reputation as a professional and leader through involvement on-campus. Connect with student organizations engaging in your professional field or an extra curricular area of interest or participate in community service opportunities. Identify the ideal involvement opportunities for your professional aspirations with a CLDC career coach.

Find Involvement Opportunities at OHIO




On-Campus and Part-Time Jobs

Develop transferable skills through on-campus and part-time jobs. Every work experience you have, regardless of the setting, is an opportunity to develop professional and leadership skills and gain marketable experience for your resume. 


Ohio University hires students in a variety of roles, from research and teaching assistantships to various support staff positions. 

Student Employment at OHIO

Want an internship related to your field of study? Check out the university PACE program:

Are You Eligible for PACE?


Meet with a CLDC career coach for support in finding the right opportunities and creating the perfect application.

Schedule Career Coaching

Find a Job at JobFEST


Prepare for the competitive job market by engaging with organizations in your field through internships. Through experience-based learning you develop tangible, field-specific, and transferable professional skills, while also gaining an in-depth understanding of your field and the various opportunities within it.

Talk About Internships with a Career Coach




Graduate School Planning

Take your education to the next level by pursuing graduate or professional school. Attending graduate school is a major decision and requires a lot of support and reflection. CLDC coaches help you consider your professional and personal goals, research different programs, and prepare to develop a dynamic personal statement.

Schedule Career Coaching