At the Career and Leadership Development Center, “Early, often, and forever” is more than a slogan. It's an essential practice in reaching one’s aspirations and potential. We know that the achievement of a satisfying career happens when you start early and try often—and we’ll support you in that process, forever. We recognize career and leadership development are lifelong processes of achieving goals through tiny steps and simple actions. Our nationally-recognized, award winning services are designed to engage you from the first day on campus. Through one-on-one coaching, skill-building workshops, leadership development programs and interactive career and leadership courses, as well as career exploration and job search events, the CLDC prepares you to define and independently pursue your professional goals from your first position after college and throughout your evolving career.
Baker University Center, 533
Athens, Ohio 45701
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
30 Minute Appointments: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (by appointment only)
Please note the CLDC is operating remotely until further notice. No in-person events or appointments are being held.
From US-33 East to Baker Center parking:
- Exit 33 East at Exit 17 for OH-682 N
- Continue onto OH-682 N for half a mile
- Keep right at the roundabout—take first exit onto Richland Ave
- Continue down Richland to Bobcat Lane—turn right
- Turn left at entrance to surface lot 122 and Baker Garage
Need more information about traveling to campus? Visit the university's page for directions.
Baker University Center offers hourly parking options in surface lot 122 and the Baker parking garage. Visit Ohio University Parking Services website for additional details on campus parking.
The CLDC is not currently available for space reservations due to the shift to remote operations.
The CLDC has a conference room and meeting spaces available to university and student groups during business hours—8am–5pm, Monday–Friday. Please contact our main office to reserve space. Please find the reservation policies below.
The CLDC develops annual reports featuring their impact on the Ohio University community. Review our work through the links below.