Ohio University

University Career Resources

The Career and Leadership Development Center is committed to holistic preparation of all Ohio University students and alumni/ae for active development and implementation of career and leadership skills necessary in our global community.

Handshake Student Portal (Database of internships and jobs)


Ohio University has switched to Handshake, the leading career platform used at over 400 colleges and more than 200,000 employers.

Used by all Fortune 500 companies, Handshake allows you to discover and favorite jobs at top financial institutions, cutting edge tech firms, leading design and marketing agencies, nonprofits making the world a better place, and more. You can also receive personal recommendations based on your interests, skills, major, location preferences and search history.

Login today to complete your profile and put your best self forward to employers. And, be sure to download Handshake Mobile (iOS) to discover jobs on the go and to stay on track with reminders for application deadlines and direct messages from employers.

Finding a job can be daunting, but Handshake is here to help you take the first step towards building a great career and fulfilling your potential.

CLDC Career Closet


The CLDC Career Closet provides students with business professional and business casual clothes for interviews, career fairs, formal events or any career-related function, both on and off campus. Students can borrow any item of clothing they need and are not required to return anything. We encourage students to keep the clothes they find.

CLDC Student Services

Career Coaching - Gain personalized attention through career coaching. Whether you are exploring major or career options, preparing a resume, or job searching, our professional career coaches customize appointments to meet your priorities.

Leadership Coaching - Develop key skills essential to employers through leadership coaching

  • Develop greater self-awareness
  • Set two, short term goals to improve your experience within one leadership skill
  • Learn to articulate this skill in a professional setting

Mock Interviews - Enhance your interviewing skills through a CLDC mock interview (In person, Phone and SKYPE) and gain valuable insights for improving your performance.

Leadership Development - Excel in your college and professional career through the development of leadership skills. The CLDC emphasizes six leadership skills, carefully selected based on research into the qualities that employers value most. The skills are self-awareness, team development, problem solving, interpersonal development, adaptability and innovation.

  • CLDC Certificates
  • Leadership Courses
  • Pepsi Scholars

CLDC Events

Career and Internship Fair

  • Fall and Spring Semesters
  • Prepare for the Fair - CLDC offers opportunities to learn about professional dress, resumes and cover letters, and job searching.

Work That Matters (Non-Profit and Service Fair)
Connect with non-profit and service organizations to learn about career, internship, and volunteer opportunities in their sectors.

Grad School Fair
Explore graduate education programs throughout the region. Get to know the variety of opportunities available in your interest area and meet recruiters from those universities in one convenient location.

Part-Time, On-Campus and Seasonal Employment Fair

For more information, please visit the Career and Leadership Development Center.

Baker University Center, 533