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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.

Login today to complete your profile and put your best self forward to employers. And, be sure to download Handshake Mobile (iOS) 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 towards building a great career and fulfilling your potential.

Connect on Handshake


The Bobcat Family is part of the extensive Handshake network—a modern career development platform. To set up your account, follow these simple instructions provided by Handshake.


Avoid Job Scams

Anytime a company is seeking a monetary transaction, this should be a red flag that this is a scam. Never deposit checks sent from a company or give personal information, such as bank accounts, to a company during the interview process. Emails from companies that ask you for money or want you to deposit checks before doing any work are scams.

If you receive a message similar to this, “We received your resume from your career services for a possible job placement. Please respond to this email if you are still job hunting or you are looking to earn additional income,” this could also be a scam.

If you receive any emails or paperwork from a company that may not seem legitimate please forward the information to Career Services.

To learn more, please refer to the World Privacy Forum's resources for avoiding job scams.

What can I do with this major?


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 What can I do with this major is the perfect resource to consider your options.
Consider meeting with a career coach to talk about how your academic studies combine with interests, out-of-class involvement, and internship experiences to lead you to design your professional path.