Online Self-Guided

Do you know (or at least have a pretty good idea) of what you need? Between this website and Handshake, you can access career events, job postings, resources, and more! Simply use the tabs or the sidebars to navigate to what you need. If you're having trouble registering for an event or finding what you need, feel free to call or send an email. We love hearing from you! 

So about Handshake - this is the place that does (almost) all the things. Go here to make an appointment with your career consultant, look for jobs (full-time, part-time, local, seasonal, etc.) and internships, browse and register for career events, and, of course, access resources. We are adding new tools & resources to our robust resource library every day, so take some time to check it out now! Simply log into Handshake with your ONID username and password; every OSU student already has an account! If this is the first time you've logged in, all you need to do is confirm and submit your account information. From there, you can access everything Handshake has to offer! 

Use the website for... Consider another option if...
  • You need help with your professional documents
  • You want to talk to someone about your career path
  • You aren't sure exactly what you need

Drop-Ins

Need someone to look at your resume or cover letter, or have a quick question about Handshake? Drop-ins are for you, my friend. These 15-minute walk-in appointments with the Job Squad take place in the Career Development Center, 1-4 pm Monday-Thursday during Fall, Winter, and Spring terms, and throughout campus for Pop-Up Drop-Ins (times and locations change by term; check our Facebook page for updates!)

Prepare for your drop-in by:
  • Printing out your resume/cover letter beforehand
  • Making sure you have enough time to arrive, have your drop-in appointment, and get to your next class or commitment 
  • Having a clear idea of what you need help with
Use Drop-Ins for... Consider another option if...
  • Figuring out how to set up a resume or cover letter 
  • Having someone review your resume or cover letter to make it even better
  • Getting help accessing Handshake
  • You want in-depth assistance with your professional documents
  • You're looking for career assessments or a mock interview
  • You need to talk to someone about how to start the process of transitioning to a career

Career Consultation

If you need help with literally anything else, a career consultation is for you. Our career consultants work with students in indvidual colleges to provide specialized, industry-aligned assistance. Every appointment is tailored to you; your college career consultant takes the time to get to know you, your background, and your aspirations, and provides you with the specific assistance you need! We can go in-depth on resumes, cover letters, and curriculum vitae, administer career assessments, help you figure out the transition from college to career, get you ready for the big interview, and so much more. 

To schedule a career consultation, login to Handshake with your ONID username and password. Click "Make an Appointment," write a brief description of what you'd like to talk about, and search for a good time. Click on the date and time you like, and you're all scheduled! If you can't make your appointment, please let us know at least 24 hours in advance. We'd be happy to reschedule you!

Prepare for your career consultation by:
  • Bringing all related documents
  • Knowing what you want to talk to your advisor about
  • Being ready to talk about your strengths and experiences
Use consultations for... Consider another option if...
  • Getting in-depth assistance on your professional documents
  • Learning more about yourself through career assessments, like the MBTI or Strong Interest Inventory
  • Exploring your career options
  • You have a pretty good idea of what you need - it's probably available on the website or Handshake!
  • You just want someone to glance over your resume/cover letter for typos
  • You need to register for an event