Career Services offers several assessments to help your student evaluate the 5 areas of self-exploration.
They are Do What You Are, Kuder, StrengthsQuest, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and Strong Interest Inventory.
- Career Exploration
Students are encouraged to learn more about themselves and the world of work, identify and explore
potentially satisfying occupations, and develop an effective strategy to realize their goals.
- Career Fairs
Career Services provide various career fair events for your student to meet with employers in person,
network with them, and learn about potential positions available from different companies.
- The Hire System
The Hire System links employers and your student for their job search.
- Individual Career Advice
Our highly trained Career Consultants meet with students to assist them on
a one-to-one basis to be
certain that your student receives the personalized service that they need and deserve. Students can receive one-on-one assistance in any of the
following areas: Resumes, Curriculum Vitas, Cover Letters, Mock Interviews, Interviewing Tips, Internship and Full-Time information, Job Search
Strategies, Salary negotiations, and any specific needs.
- Internship Information
College Career Consultants will meet with your student to assist them in finding, deciding,
interviewing and preparing for internships both domestically and internationally.
- Job Search Correspondence
College Career Consultants will instruct and assist your student in preparation of
documents necessary to attain internships and full-time positions. Correspondence may include: letters of inquiry, letters of application,
networking letters, professional references, thank you letters, acceptance letters, withdrawal letters, letters of refusal and anything else specific
to your student's individual circumstances.
- Job Search Strategies
College Career Consultants will work with your student to decide the best strategies to employ for
their specific job search. This can include the following: job search steps, impressing recruiters, initiating contact with employers, learning about job
opportunities, what to do at a career fair, questions for representatives at a career fair, what networking is and how to do it, online job search,
geographic job search resources, employer research, research resources in the OSU library, researching an employer online, questions to ask during
employer research and successful research steps in your student's job search.
- Job Search Supplies
These supplies consist of Portfolios, Thank You Cards, Resume Paper and Student Business Cards.
- On-Campus Interviews
There are employers that travel to
the OSU campus to interview potential candidates. Students can sign in
to their Hire System account to browse for employers conducting on-campus interviews.
- Practice Interviews
Career Services provides various options for your student to practice their interview skills.
InterviewStream is an online application that allows students to privately film a simulated interview and receive constructive feedback from a career consultant
and anyone else to whom they choose to send their interview. Mock interview
appointments or Mock Interview Day also allow students to practice
interviewing and receive feedback on their performance.
- Resume Critiques
Career Services staff members are available to help your student
create a resume. Conversations may include discussion about the purpose of resumes, types of information that
should be included and excluded, and how to describe your student's abilities and experiences that will be of interest to an employer.