Career Development Services
Welcome to Career Development Services!
Career Development Services provides a
range of support for both students and alumni:
- One-to-one career exploration
- Resume assistance and cover letter writing
- Job search and career readiness training (interviewing, soft skills training, etc.)
- Training workshops (resume-writing, LinkedIn, appropriate business/interview attire, etc.)
- Job Fairs and other events with employers.
- Wondering if Career Development Services is for you? Click here to find some questions for the Career Pathway Coordinator. (PDF), opens in a new window
Resume/Cover Letter Development
Please feel free to email a rough draft of your resume and cover letter for review. In addition, a library of reference guides for completing a successful resume and cover letter can be found below.
Interviewing/Soft Skills Techniques
Performing a mock interview is a great way to practice and improve interviewing skills. It also helps with understanding the importance of soft-skills, and how to effectively highlight them during the interview process. Schedule an appointment for your mock interview today! More resources are available below.
Individualized Career Exploration
A career assessment is a great way to help with identifying your interests, skills, and values in order to match them up with potential careers. Feel free to take a career assessment using our Career Coach tool. It is also a great tool for identifying job market information and open positions.
The Career Pathway Coordinator is available to assist with reviewing your individual assessment results, or to explore career options.
College Central Network
College Central Network, opens in a new window (CCN) provides access to local and national job postings, a resume builder, and other tools to brush up on job seeking skills, such as cover letter writing and interview preparation. CCN is a community job board, connecting NC State students & alumni to local employers. We have hundreds of local job listings as well as a search engine with over 500,000 jobs available nationwide.
- Ultimate Interviewing Guide (PDF), opens in a new window
- List of Practice Questions (PDF), opens in a new window
- 60 Second Elevator Speech (PDF), opens in a new window
- Interview To-Dos! (PDF), opens in a new window
- Phone Interviews (PDF), opens in a new window
- Thank Your Interviewer (PDF), opens in a new window
- How to Follow Up (PDF), opens in a new window
- Internship Program, opens in a new window
Read about the on-the-job internship experiences that your peers are having at their internship sites! This could be you next semester or next summer! Contact Alicia Camak, Internship Coordinator, at email@example.com for more information! Click here to go to the internship website.
Want more information on internships?
–Test Drive Your Career (PDF), opens in a new window
–Internships: Company Culture 101 (PDF), opens in a new window
–Paid and Unpaid Internships (PDF), opens in a new window
–Internship Interviews (PDF), opens in a new window
–What is a non-profit organization? (PDF)
In addition to College Central Network, opens in a new window, our community job board with local listings and OhioMeansJobs.com, opens in a new window, you may be interested in searching for jobs on other online job boards. Here are links to other online resources:
Indeed.com, opens in a new window
Monster.com, opens in a new window
Glassdoor.com, opens in a new window
Simplyhired.com, opens in a new window
USAjobs.gov, opens in a new window
CommunityOpportunity.com (Serving Crawford, Richland and Wyandot Counties)
CollegeRecruiter.com, opens in a new window
LiveCareer.com, opens in a new window
LinkUp.com, opens in a new window
US.jobs, opens in a new window
Net-Temps.com/topTECHjobs.com, opens in a new window
Career CoachTake a personalized career assessment and get the career forecast for your area.
Career Coach, opens in a new window offers a brief six question, or a more in depth sixty question career assessment, in addition to providing regional job outlook and salary data.
- Current and future job availability
- Area unemployment trends
- Salary information
- Educational/training requirements
FOCUS 2Take a personalized career assessment.
FOCUS 2, opens in a new window helps you narrow your career choices based on your interests, skills and values.
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Are you undecided in your major?
Are you wondering what careers are connected to your major?
Are you thinking about changing career fields?
The FOCUS2 is a career assessment that will help you examine your talents, interests, values, and aspirations to point you towards a career path that’s a good fit for you.
College Central NetworkFind local jobs that match your career.
College Central Network, opens in a new window (CCN) provides access to local and national job postings, a resume builder, and other tools to brush up on job seeking skills, such as cover letter writing and interview preparation.
CCN is a community job board, connecting NC State students & alumni to local employers. We have hundreds of local job listings as well as a search engine with over 500,000 jobs available nationwide.
Ohio Means JobsBuild a career backpack in addition to the NCSC Career Toolkit!
The State of Ohio job matching system allows anyone to post resumes and get job leads. Employers can also post jobs. Ohio Means Jobs also has a large job searching toolkit that you can utilize in addition to NCSC Career Development Services.
Occupational Outlook HandbookResearch possible career options.
View and research occupational profiles (definitions, salary information, job outlook, education levels) plus much more. The Occupational Outlook Handbook can help you find career information for hundreds of occupations.
Federal Work Study Positions
Jobs available in multiple departments on campus:
-Foundation & Alumni Services
-Child Development Center
-Kehoe Center–IT, Graphic Design, Manufacturing
-Student Success Center
Find a job that offers flexibility to work on campus while improving your skills and building your resume! Fill out the application (PDF), opens in a new windowand return to Financial Aid, opens in a new window to determine eligibility. Contact Paula for details on available positions.
Tips & Tricks for Success:
–Job Fairs–The Basics (PDF), opens in a new window
–Job Fair Mistakes (PDF), opens in a new window
–Networking 101 (PDF), opens in a new window
–60 Second Elevator Speech (PDF), opens in a new window
Career Closet—Do you need some professional clothing for the upcoming employment fair or your job interview? We have racks and racks of gently used professional clothing that students can choose from!
Please contact Paula Waldruff at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 419-755-4786 in order to set up an appointment to shop.
Virtual Resume Prep Workshops—Come work on your resume while getting one-on-one attention from the career services and internship staff! This is great prep for the career networking events!
The dates for our workshops this semester are:
Tuesday, March 16 11:00am – 2:00pm
Wednesday, March 24 11:00am – 2:00pm
Monday, April 5 11:00am – 4:00pm
Please register at https://go.osu.edu/resumedropin.
Speed Networking Meet & Greet—Are you looking for an internship? Looking to network with local employers? Our annual speed networking event allows students and employers to interact to discuss internships, PT/FT jobs, and other future opportunities! Look for our next Meet & Greet event in the Fall.