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Career Services

Career Services provides services and resources to support professional growth and leadership skill development for students and alumni. Whether you are exploring major or career options, preparing a resume or job searching, our career development coordinator customizes appointments to meet your priorities. Career coaching is action-oriented and empowers you to set short-term action steps to work toward long-term career goals.

Schedule a one-on-one appointment
Career Coaching

Schedule a 30-minute career coaching appointment through Handshake and gain personalized attention. Whether you are exploring major or career options, preparing a resume, or job searching, our professional career coach customizes appointments to meet your priorities. Maximize the clarity and effectiveness of your professional materials by reviewing them with a career coach or attending an educational workshop offered by Career Services.

Ohio University students also have access to a robust database of high-quality resources curated from around the internet. This is your go-to source for job searching, major and career exploration, graduate school preparation, and more.

Explore your options
Career Exploration

Ignite your future by connecting your academic interests to career opportunities. A specific major does not necessarily lead you to a specific career path, and meeting with the career coach is the perfect resource to explore your options. Consider meeting with a career coach to talk about how to combine your academic studies with interests, out-of-class involvement, and internship experiences to design your professional path.

Learn about opportunities in your field
Internship and Job Search

Internships in your field are pivotal in demonstrating relevant experience to an employer. Meet with your career coach to learn about internships in your field. Ohio University utilizes Handshake, the leading career platform used by 500+ colleges and by more than 250,000 employers to connect students with hiring managers and experiential opportunities. Handshake allows you to discover jobs and internships at top financial institutions, cutting edge tech firms, leading design and marketing agencies, nonprofits making the world a better place, and more.


Enhance your interviewing skills
Mock Interviewing

Enhance your interviewing skills through a Career Services mock interview and gain valuable insights for improving your performance in interviewing. Knowing how to prepare, learning and practicing pays dividends when it comes to high pressure situations such as interviewing. 


Why visit Career Services?

  • Collaborate with a career development coordinator to consider major and career options
  • Develop leadership skills through individualized leadership coaching
  • Prepare for a job or graduate school interview with a mock interview
  • Gain a leadership certificate and develop a deeper understanding of leadership through the leadership series options
  • Identify involvement opportunities that support your personal and professional goals
  • Meet with a career coach to discuss aspects of career development, such as networking, writing a resume and cover letter, job searching and more.

Schedule an Appointment 

Book time with OHIO Eastern Career Development Coordinator Daniel Christian

30-minute career coaching appointments offer time to discuss any career-related questions. All appointments are being held by telephone or Microsoft Teams. Please schedule using your Handshake account. Examples of common topics for career coaching include preparing for a job search, updating a resume, choosing a major, building a LinkedIn, and planning for graduate school. 30-minute appointments are available during regular office hours (Monday-Friday between 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). If you need help using Handshake, visit our About Handshake resource page.

Schedule on Handshake

What is Handshake?

Ohio University uses Handshake, the leading career platform used by 500+ colleges and by more than 250,000 employers.

Used by all Fortune 500 companies, Handshake allows you to discover and favorite jobs at top financial institutions, cutting edge tech firms, leading design and marketing agencies, nonprofits making the world a better place, and more. You can also receive personal recommendations based on your interests, skills, major, location preferences and search history.

Log in today to complete your profile and put your best self forward to employers. And, be sure to download Handshake Mobile to discover jobs on the go and to stay on track with reminders for application deadlines and direct messages from employers.

Finding a job can be daunting, but Handshake is here to help you take the first step toward building a great career and fulfilling your potential.