Grow Your Career in CEOAS. Start Early. Get Ready for What’s Next.

Career opportunities develop over time—intentionally, as you explore, make connections and get experience. With your CEOAS training you might find yourself on a boat in the middle of the ocean, in a mine in Montana, taking samples in a lab, forging new policies at the capital or mapping out a new transportation system – the possibilities are as big as the earth, ocean and sky. But how do you get these opportunities? These resources will catalyze your career.

Online Career Tools Accessible Any Time

These four tools, and many other resources including resume samples, etc. are available on the OSU Career Development Center homepage.

  1. Get Hired & Attend Career Events with Handshake

    Explore employers and jobs, apply, make career advisor appointments and register for career fairs and events — all in ONE SPOT. Oregon State students are automatically given Handshake profiles; all you have to do is fill out your experience and interests and it will recommend jobs for you. Plus, if you make your profile public, employers can contact you directly.

  2. Explore Career Possibilities with Focus 2

    Take a free career self-assessment. Explore careers, job outlook and your working personality. Also explore career paths based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data through O*Net.
    Focus 2

  3. Get Your Resume Reviewed Online with Vmock

    That’s right, an artificial intelligence tool will give you individualized feedback on your resume online, any time. Vmock will benchmark your resume or CV against thousands of other OSU resumes and give you an individualized score. Then work on improving that score from wherever you start. You can upload up to 10 resumes a year.

  4. Do a Practice Video Interview with StandOut

    Need to practice interview questions? Unsure how you are coming across to potential employers or grad schools? Get some practice with an interactive video platform.

CEOAS-Specific Resume Repository

The CEOAS-Specific Resume Examples folder on Box contains numerous templates that can help you get started creating your own resume.

Frequently Asked Questions

Whereas a career advisor can help you with internship searching and application guidance, anything related to academic credit for internships should be directed to the CEOAS experiential learning coordinator, Erin Lieuallen, or your CEOAS academic advisor. More information about CEOAS internships and processes.

Swing into the Career Development Center (Kerr Administration Building, 1st Floor, Corvallis campus) 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the school year for a drop-in appointment with a career assistant. These peer assistants are trained to help you with resumes and cover letters and don’t require an appointment.

Yes, there is a whole section on the Career Development Center’s website dedicated to resume and cover letter help. There are videos, samples, checklists, and more to get you going. Also, don’t forget to use Vmock for online resume reviewing or to swing into the Career Development Center’s drop-in resume appointments Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Kerr Administration Building (during the school year only).

Handshake: With thousands of internships and on- and off-campus jobs, this is a great place to start. It is OSU’s university-wide job board and used by 700,000 employers across the nation. Visit this listing of job boards, tips on networking and more. See more resources on CEOAS-specific internships (coming soon).

Stay tuned for more information about how to make an appointment with a career advisor.

Find a listing on Handshake of all upcoming career fairs, employer networking opportunities, workshops, panels, webinars and more. Look under the “Events” tab.

Yes. All of these resources are available to all OSU students affiliated with CEOAS. Remote students can do career appointments via phone.

USA Jobs is where all federal government jobs are listed (Department of Fish and Wildlife, NASA, Department of Energy, etc.) It includes unique experiences for current students and recent graduates. Note that state, county and local government positions are typically listed on their own websites (e.g. State of California jobs). These positions tend to be highly competitive and nuanced in the application process. Reference these Top 10 Tips for Applying to Federal Jobs as well as the USAJobs YouTube page for informational videos.

  1. Pick ONE REASON why you are making the appointment and COME PREPARED with your questions written down. You’re in the driver seat.

    This is your journey.

  2. Check out available online resources at in advance (Focus 2 for career exploration, Vmock for resume reviews, Handshake for job searching and Standout for practice interviewing). Using these tools will help you do some legwork that you can build on in your appointment.
  3. For resume appointments, bring the corresponding job/internship/program description with you. Also consider stopping by resume drop-ins at the Career Development Center (Kerr Administration Building 1st floor, M-F 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.).