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The Career Development Center at Ohio Dominican University is committed to empowering students to navigate their individual career development. From career and major exploration, to experiential education, to job and continuing education opportunities, we provide comprehensive resources and career development opportunities that help students grow professionally.

  • Career Center Explore Majors

    Majors & Careers

    Understanding your interests, skills and values will help you make an informed major selection as well as help you target a career path that compliments your goals.

    Start Exploring
  • ODU Career Fair

    Internships & Job Search

    Developing skills relevant to your academic program and applying them in the industry is an important part of your collegiate experience and preparing for success.

    Learn More
  • Career Center Connect with employers

    For Employers

    Connecting current students, alumni and recruiters through job postings and career events.

    Learn More

The Career Development Center invites you to take advantage of the resources provided to maximize your career development.

In addition to the resources available online, such as our Career Activities by Year PDF, you can schedule an appointment with a member of the career development team to focus on your individual career path.        

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Resources

  • ODU Jobline

    ODU JobLine is an online job board featuring internships, part-time and full-time employment opportunities and career events such as job fairs and workshops. ODU JobLine is free for current students and ODU alumni. 

    ODU JobLine

  • Why Visit the Career Development Center?

    Our goal is simple — to help you prepare for a successful career after graduation. Whether you have yet to decide on a major or are looking for an internship or job, our experienced and dedicated team will make sure you have access to ODU’s vast collection of resources and network of corporate partners to help you stand out in a competitive job market.

    We can help you with:

    • Resume and cover letter preparation
    • Exclusive job & internship opportunities
    • Career decision-making
    • Networking opportunities
    • Graduate school application
    • Major exploration

    Download our Career & Development Center flyer for more information!

    Download PDF

  • Focus 2 Assessment

    FOCUS 2 is a user-friendly, self-paced, online career and education planning tool for college students.

    It will enable you to self-assess your personal qualities and explore career fields and major areas of study that are most compatible with your personality and interests.

    Students who use FOCUS make better decisions about their goals and plans and learn how to self-manage their careers.

    Once you’ve completed the FOCUS 2 assessment, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with the Career Development Center to review your results and explore next steps.

    Login Portal

    New to FOCUS 2?

    If this is your first time using FOCUS 2 you must create an account.

    The access code for FOCUS 2 is panthers.

  • Apply for Graduate and Professional Education Programs
    Deciding to pursue an advanced degree is a process that needs to be made thoughtfully and carefully. We encourage students to explore their options early and to plan accordingly for the application and selection process. 
  • The Outcomes Survey

    The Outcomes Survey is our online tool for gathering ODU students' post-graduation plans including employment, service and graduate school.

    Complete Your Survey

    The Career Development Center (CDC) also gathers information about students' engagement in career exploration at ODU and participation in CDC sponsored events.

    Career Outcomes Data will be updated annually during the spring semester. The data is reported to the National Association of College Employers and shared with university administration so we can strengthen curricular and co-curricular career development programs.

    In addition, this information will be used to improve future programming and help current students understand career opportunities within their majors.

  • Featured Events
    • Alumni Career Partners Luncheon
      Join distinguished alumni for an interactive lunch-hour program. Accomplished alumni are eager to share with you their stories, lessons learned and advise as you continue your college journey and move towards life beyond college.
    • Collegiate Career Fair
      Our annual Fall career fair with partners at Otterbein and Capital University that provides students with an opportunity to connect with employers for internships, full time positions, and graduate school. Opportunities for all majors! RSVP on ODU Jobline.
    • OFIC CareerFest
      An opportunity to meet with national and statewide recruiters for jobs and internships. RSVP on ODU JobLine
    • Site Tours
      Take a visit to a local company/organization and learn all about the company!

     

 

Career Development Center Staff

Hall, Jessica
Hall, J

Director

Career Development Center

Erskine Hall, Room 111

  • MA, Ohio State University
  • MLHR, Ohio State University
  • BA, Ohio University

Thompson, Doanise
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Career Coordinator

Career Development

Erskine Hall, Room 108B

  • M.Ed., The University of Georgia
  • B.A., Baldwin Wallace University

Contact Us
Career Development Center
Erskine Hall, Room 108
Ohio Dominican University
1216 Sunbury Road
Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: (614) 251-4733
Fax:  (614) 251-0776
Email: careercenter
@ohiodominican.edu

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