Ready to find your next job or internship, but not sure where to start?

We can help with that.

"Getting a Dam Job" is OSU's signature career workshop series, designed to equip you no matter where you're at on the college to career journey. Workshop topics vary each term; attend just one or the entire series.

Upcoming Workshops

Winter 2023

For Winter 2023, most workshops will be held virtually, with one workshop offered both virtually and in-person on our Corvallis campus.

Winning Resumes & Cover Letters

Jan. 25, 2023 | noon-1 p.m. PST

Register for Winning Resumes & Cover Letters

  • Learn about crafting resumes and cover letters that will help your application materials stand out for jobs, internships, graduate school, research, or other opportunities you will be applying to. The presentation will cover formatting, content, highlighting your skills, applicant tracking software (ATS), and telling a compelling story in your cover letter.
  • Before attending the workshop, we encourage you to upload your resume to Vmock to get a virtual review and individualized feedback for improvement.
  • This event will be held virtually on Zoom. Even if you can't attend the live event, please register so that we can send you a recording of the presentation the following day!


Job & Internship Search Strategies for International Students
Feb. 1, 2023 | 5-6 p.m. PST

Register for Job & Internship Search Strategies for International Students

  • This workshop will discuss job and internship searching tips for international students.
  • Topics covered include preparing your job search materials, searching for jobs and internships, networking in the U.S., and getting experience to build your résumé while you study.
  • Note: this is not a student visa advising session, though we will discuss how international student status can influence your job search strategy. 



What You Need to Know if You Want to Attend Grad School
Feb. 7, 2023 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. PST

Register for What You Need to Know If You Want to Attend Grad School

  • Deciding to pursue your education beyond a bachelor’s degree is a big decision.  From determining which graduate degree to pursue to finding money to pay for it, preparing for graduate school requires at least six months of focus and planning. 
  • This virtual workshop will provide you with tips and resources for exploring your degree options, completing your application materials, and paying for school.



What are Government Jobs Like & How Do I Get One?
Feb. 22, 2023 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Peavy 117 and virtual

Register for What are Government Jobs Like?

  • Wondering how to get your foot in the government door? Looking for tips for USAJobs? Want to know how to go from seasonal to full time? What a day in the life looks like? What’s the difference between local, state, and federal government?
  • This Q&A discussion will tackle your questions. Come explore the possibilities.
  • Open to all majors, programs, & Ecampus! This will be offered both in person and via Zoom.



Ecampus Career Tips: Find a Job in Your Own State & In a New Field
March 1, 2023 | 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Register for Ecampus Career Tips


  • This workshop will be tailored to you as an Ecampus student and your unique journey from where you are now to the career you want.
  • We will cover topics like how to switch fields, résumé strategy, how to get experience when you are working full time, how to find employers in your own state, and other specialized career topics that may be on your mind.  
  • This workshop is taught by Britt Hoskins, the career counselor for College of Forestry and CEOAS, and Erich White, the career counselor for College of Engineering. Both work regularly with Ecampus populations on career strategy and are here to help.