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

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."
  • 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

  • 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

  • Handshake | Career Network – Internships – Job Opportunities
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    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

  • What Can I Do With This Major?

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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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