Preparing for a Career

Moving successfully from the classroom to the workplace requires thought and action. It is never too early to begin the process.

Getting Started


When you talk with fellow students, you may find yourselves at different points on the path to career preparation. Some students may know exactly what type of employment they are seeking after graduation. They may need help preparing for an interview, utilizing FutureLink, résumé assistance, or improving their networking skills. Other students enjoy their major coursework, but are unsure how to translate that into a career. They need help identifying their strengths, values, and skills. It is important to determine which type of student you are in order to know how or where to begin. Please check out the Career Preparation Timeline link in the menu on the right to get started.

Campus Resources


The Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success

This office serves students within the College of Arts and Sciences. They provide extensive support, including résumé writing and review, interviewing skills, and job search strategies. More information on these specific topics is found on the Arts and Sciences for Career and Professional Success website.

Office of Student Life Career Counseling and Support Services

Career Counseling and Support Services serves the entire OSU community. They offer free, self-guided career exploration and preparation; assessments to identify career interests, values, and skills; advice on job and internship searches. The following links will take you to more information on these specific topics on the Career Counseling and Support Services (CCSS) website.

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