Regardless of your location — Bend, Portland or across the globe — the Career Development Center, part of the Division of Student Affairs, is committed to providing students with the support they need to succeed.

Career Expos and Online Events

Our career events, such as career expos that happen in Corvallis every term and draw hundreds of employers from across the Northwest and the nation, are open to students from any OSU location. You can find these events, as well as online panels and webinars on Handshake under “Events.” 

Also check out Oregon State Alumni Association’s frequent webinars and videos about professional development. 


Career Drop-Ins and Advising Appointments

Ecampus students and those at learning locations other than OSU-Cascades (see below) can get individualized career advice through the Corvallis-based Career Development Center. 

During the school year, students can call in for career assistant drop-ins for advice on their résumés and cover letters. These happen Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT. Additionally, distance students can make phone appointments with their college-specific career advisor through Handshake. Topics they can discuss with an advisor include résumés, CVs, cover letters, interviewing practice, career exploration, salary negotiation and graduate school prep. 

Online Career Tools — Résumés, Interviewing and More

Here is a summary of some of the online resources we offer and what they do. These are available for free, any time, to any student.

  • Job Board, Appointments and Events: You can use Handshake for nationwide job searching and applications, to make phone appointments with a career advisor or to register for career webinars and other events.  

  • Virtual Résumé Reviews: Use Vmock for instant, personalized feedback on your résumé or CV. It is a résumé reviewing tool that uses machine learning and natural language processing to provide you with great résumé help. More information on Vmock and other résumé, CV and cover letter tools. 

  • Career Exploration: Focus 2 allows you to take a free online career assessment. Explore careers, job outlook and your working personality.

  • Interviewing Practice: Use StandOut for interviewing practice on an interactive video platform. Respond to questions from Oregon State faculty and staff and improve your interviewing presence. 

  • Working Abroad or in the U.S.: GoinGlobal provides a worldwide job board as well as country-by-country application guidance. Or if you are an international student wanting to identify employers for post-graduation work in the U.S., check out the H1-B visa application database. 

OSU-Cascades Students

Visit the OSU-Cascades career development website for information on OSU-Cascades career advising services, online tools and resources, events and other career readiness skills. OSU-Cascades students are also welcome to attend career expos and events at other locations such as Corvallis.

Portland Center and Newport

Students spread out across Oregon have access to online tools, are welcome to attend any career events and have access to phone appointments with career advisors through Handshake. Find more information on the Division of Student Affairs Services by Learning Location page.