Career Development

Gain clarity and confidence about your future

Become career-ready

The Oregon State Career Development Center will help you become a career-ready graduate.

Meet one-on-one with career advisors to get personal support, wherever you are on your career journey.

Or swing by A110 Kerr Administration Building for a drop-in appointment with a peer advisor.

Job help offered by Career Development Center:

  • Discover your interests
  • Identify potential careers
  • Develop transferable skills through internships and professional development opportunities
  • How to craft résumés and cover letters that showcase your strengths
  • Preparing for career fairs
  • Strategies for finding an internship or full-time employment
  • Preparing for graduate or professional school

How to find a job in four steps

Starting the job search process can be exciting, but also overwhelming.

This checklist will help you stay on track to land the job of your dreams.

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Attend career development events

Oregon State University hosts career fairs, networking events and workshops each term. These are a great way to connect with future employers and fine-tune your job search skills.

Events for public health and human science majors


Winter  2023

Winning Resumes & Cover Letters


Wednesday, Jan. 25, noon -1 p.m. PST

Learn about crafting resumes & cover letters that will help you stand out for jobs, internships, grad school and other opportunities.


Ask Alumni Panel: College of Public Health & Human Sciences –
Turning Health & Technology Skills into In-Demand Careers.


Wednesday, Feb. 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m. PST

This virtual panel is an opportunity to meet OSU alumni who have been where you currently are, ask questions and learn from their experiences. Learn how they found success in their college and in their early professional years, from classes to career, and advising to internships.


What You Need to Know if You Want to Attend Grad School


Tuesday, Feb. 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m. PST

Pursuing education beyond a bachelor's degree is a big decision. This session provides tips and resources for exploring degree options, completing application materials, and paying for school.


Virtual Career & Internship Fair - All Industries


Wednesday, Feb. 8, noon-3 p.m. PST

Connect with employers from all over the world at this virtual career and internship fair, open to all majors and Ecampus students.


STEM & All Industries Career & Internship Fairs

CH2M HILL Alumni Center

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. PST

Held jointly, the STEM and All-Industries Career & Internship fairs offer the widest variety of different job types and employers who are seeking students from all majors.


What are Government Jobs Like & How Do I Get One?

(virtual & Peavy 117)

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 5:30-7 p.m. PST

Wondering how to get your foot in the government door? What a day in the life looks like? This Q&A discussion will tackle your questions.


Non-Profit & Public Service Fair

MU Ballroom

Wednesday, March 1, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. PST

Find paid jobs and internships as well as volunteer opportunities at the non-profit and public service fair. Network with representatives from more than 50 non-profit and government agencies.


Ecampus Career Tips: Find a Job in Your Own State and in a New Field


Wednesday, March 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m. PST

Tailored for Ecampus students, this session covers topics like how to switch fields, how to get experience while working full time, how to find employers in your own state, and strategies for crafting your resume.


Explore more career fairs and events.

Strengthen your resume

The CPHHS Office of Student Success is here to help you develop the skills and confidence to thrive in the work place.

Explore hands-on learning opportunities.