Here to Help

Like you, we want to see our students and alumni be successful. The Career Development Center is here to support faculty and staff as you assist students in applying their education to career opportunities. 

Career Counseling

Do students come to you for advice and input regarding major and/or career decisions? We help students explore major and career options and strategize action steps to further discover their interests, career goals, skills, values, and personality and how they relate to certain majors and career paths. We also offer self-assessments specific to individual interests and personlity styles that help to identify potential occupations and work environments that might be a good fit for students.

Career Resources

Do your students need assistance with application materials for internships, jobs and/or graduate school? The majority of our time is spent assisting students in understanding how to best articulate their past successes and future potential throughout their applications. Please encourage your students to schedule an appointment with a career counselor to review their materials and develop their skills. We also have a variety of career-related resources available online and in our office for both you and your students. Anything from learning about what to include on a resume, how to write a cover letter, how to prepare for an interview, what to include in a personal statement for graduate school, and much more!

Classroom Presentations

We can bring our information and resources directly to your class. We specialize in customized and standard presentations to classes and student organizations about a host of career-related topics such as resume writing, job search strategies, interviewing skills, and “Where Can I Do With My Degree?". In addition, we can arrange presentations by professionals (many of them alumni), who can relate their experiences and how their major has helped them in their careers. Contact us to request a classroom presentation. 

Mock Interview Class Assignment Option

Assignments are always a great way to get students to engage in the career development process.  One that has become particularly popular with our faculty/staff is InterviewStream, an interactive online video-based interviewing tool which uses a webcam to record a practice interview (we have a webcam available in our office for students to use if they don’t have one). InterviewStream provides feedback and tips of non-verbal behavior and communication missteps. If interested in using this tool in your class, utilize our instructions sheet to give to your students which also includes our contact information if they have any questions. 

Career Fairs, Seminars, & Other Events

Career fairs on-campus and at the main campus in Corvallis attract many recruiters to one event. You are always invited to attend and find out which employers want to hire Beavers.  Our career fairs provide an excellent opportunity for you to meet with representatives and establish a network of contacts from companies and industries that you can connect with your students. Oftentimes, faculty/staff will encourage their students to attend the career fair and sometimes offer extra credit as an incentive. We also offer seminars about the job search process, resume and cover letter writing, internships, graduate school, and interviewing throughout the year.