Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Summer Orientation

Student Life Career Counseling and Support Services (CCSS) offers holistic career counseling to meet each student's unique needs. We help students discover their major or career direction, assist with developing job search campaign tools and work with them to address personal barriers that may be keeping them from achieving their goals. We work with all students regardless of year and program major.

In place of on-site Orientation programming, CCSS is offering weekly chat sessions on Wednesdays from 3 – 4 p.m. These chats will take place through Carmen Zoom. To attend, please register online.

If you are unable to attend and have individual questions, please email at or call 614-688-3898 and we will respond as soon as possible. A list of Frequently Asked Questions about campus career services is available through Buckeye Careers at

A list of the resources offered through CCSS can be seen below.

For more information on available resources, visit

Gotta Get to Work

Student Life Human Resources and University Career Services have put together an overview of campus employment and career services resources. Learn how your student can explore internship and career opportunities on campus and meet their professional goals. The slides are available to view at Beyond offering a paycheck, campus jobs help students build skills and explore careers. If you have questions about student employment please contact Tess Smith at

Individual Career Counseling

Individual attention devoted solely to you and your questions about your academic and career path. Career counselors will help you clarify your goals, explore personal concerns and develop an individualized career plan.

Job Campaign Assistance

Our staff will help you develop the tools that you need to promote yourself to employers.

Handshake at Ohio State

Handshake is Ohio State’s university-wide position posting system where students have access to search and apply for thousands of part-time jobs, internships, co-ops and full-time career opportunities. The database also provides information on upcoming career fairs and on-campus recruiting events. Handshake is available to incoming students on July 1st. For information or questions about Handshake please contact Buckeye Careers at

Career Assessments

Generate career options based on your interests, skills, values and personality traits. These assessments measure interests, confidence in skills, confidence in abilities, values and personality types in relation to career choices. Pricing varies.

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • Strong Interest Inventory
  • Campbell Interest and Skill Survey
  • Self-Directed Search
  • Focus II

Group Career Counseling

Connect with other students to share strategies, concerns and solutions to your career-related questions

ESCE 2272

Is a career development class available to any Ohio State student? Focusing on topics like: self-exploration, strategies to clarify majors and career selection, improving decision-making skills, learning strategies for internship and job searches and more. Classes are offered during Fall and Spring.


A series of self-guided career modules that can assist you in learning more about yourself and how to choose an academic or career path that fits you. Visit

Career Related Outreach and Workshops to The Ohio State Community

Request an outreach and/or workshop for your class, department or organization by calling 614-688-3898 and discussing with a counselor your interests in an activity.

Buckeye Careers

As part of the Office of Student Life, Buckeye Careers is university-wide initiative designed to support students throughout their professional development, with a focus on connecting them with local, national and global organizations. For more information about Buckeye Careers visit


The Center for the Study of Student Life at Ohio State did a recent study on the importance of student involvement while in school. They found that highly involved students were 3x more likely than uninvolved students to be considered for a job and that moderately involved students were 2x more likely than uninvolved students. More information can be found at

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) offers Ohio College2Careers at Ohio State to ensure students with disabilities have the support they need to complete their degree and/or credential, earn higher wages and meet the demands of tomorrow’s labor market. A counselor is located within Student Life Disability Services to assist students with disabilities with additional supports.

Find out more information through their fact sheet and website



  • Mon-Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm

Walk-in Sessions

  • Virtual Walk-ins Thursdays 2-4 p.m -
  • Please contact 614-688-3898 by 12:00 p.m. the day -
  • of the Walk-ins to schedule a session -