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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
  • How to Schedule an Appointment

    You can schedule an appointment with a member of the Career Development team through Handshake.

    • Make sure you're logged in to Handshake.
    • Click on "Career Center" (in the top far-right side of the page) and the Career Development Center page will open.
    • Click "Schedule Appointment" (blue button below our contact information) and follow the instructions.

    Launch Handshake

    No-Show Policy for Career Advising Appointments & Programming
    We understand that unexpected academic obligations, work commitments, and illnesses can affect your schedule. However, please inform the Career Development Center of any change as early as possible, as there is a high demand for appointments. Your cancellation will allow us to offer your time slot to another student. Be sure to check your schedule carefully in order to avoid multiple appointment cancellations.

    Read Full No-Show & Cancellation Policy

    Download our Career & Development Center flyer for more information!

    Download PDF

  • Handshake | Career Network – Internships – Job Opportunities

    Handshake logo

    ODU has partnered with Handshake – a modern career development platform to help current students and alumni reach their full potential: discover new career paths, search and apply for part-time jobs, internships, and full-time career opportunities with great companies and non-profits.

    Launch Handshake

    Students, sign into Handshake with your ODU username and password; Alumni, create a new account and connect with the ODU Career Community in Handshake

    • Schedule appointments with Career Development Center staff  
    • Personalized job recommendations based on your major and interests
    • Easily register for and attend career fairs and career events

    Handshake is the official partner of 850+ colleges and universities with over 21 million students + young alums, more than 300,000 employers, and 100% of the Fortune 500 companies.

    Download the App

    Get it on Google Play

  • Featured Events & Programs

    Visit our Career Development Center services page for a list of events and programs designed to support ODU students and alumni in their career search, including:

    •  OFIC Career Fest
    • Meet the Districts (for Education majors)
    • Education Interview Day
    • Student Athlete Boot Camp
    • And more!

    Visit Career Services

  • What Can I Do With This Major?

    Explore majors and search for information about your chosen field at WhatCanIDoWithThisMajor.com

    Here is a short video about this resource.

    Learn typical career areas and types of employers that hire in these fields, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.

    Visit Site

  • 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.

  • Challenge Cards

    How to access the Digital Challenge Cards:

    • Navigate to the Spark Path website: https://app.mysparkpath.com/
    • Click the Sign Up button in the top right-hand corner
    • Enter your full name and your Ohio Dominican email address
    • Use the access code: panthers
    • Create a password to use for future logins

    The Challenge mindset is an approach to career exploration focused on finding challenges to tackle instead of job titles to fit into. 

    By completing the Challenge Cards you will learn:

    • The world needs me
    • There are many fascinating challenges, problems and opportunities that I can work on. 
    • I don’t need to choose one job title that I will have for the rest of my life. 
    • I can take action to discover the challenges I care about, the companies who work on them, the people who work there and what I need to learn to be able to do that. 
    • When I ‘flip the model’ of career exploration, I can get better results. 

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

    Click Here to Access Spark Path

  • Access Resume Target

    Thanks to a partnership with ResumeTarget, a professional resume-writing service, we are pleased to offer complimentary access to 1000+ Premium Resume Templates and Cover Letters in over 54 industries and 4 different career levels. 

    ODU Students: Click here for free access

  • Complete the Career Outcomes Survey

    Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from Ohio Dominican University! The Career Development Center, in addition to being a career resource for you now and as an ODU alumni, surveys graduating seniors regarding job placement and graduate school plans.

    Career Outcomes Survey


    ODU publishes aggregate information from these surveys as required by the federal government. Follow-up surveys are sent out three, six and 12 months after graduation. Complete your Career Outcomes Survey by clicking here or the yellow button above.

    Recent graduates can still access Handshake with their ODU username and password to make a virtual appointment with a career advisor, as well as search and apply for job opportunities. For additional questions and career support please contact careercenter@ohiodominican.edu.

ODU student Noah Bland says, "ODU's Career Development Center has been great; they helped me improve my resume and interviewing skills, which has led to internships and job opportunities after I graduate."