Office of Student Life

Buckeye Careers

Alumni

Alumni Career Services at Ohio State 

Several offices on campus focus on helping alumni with career search tools and resources, notably The Bill and Susan Lhota Office of Alumni Career Management. The Lhota Office of Alumni Career Management has experienced career consultants that can help alumni in all stages of their career using a variety of career development tools and services. 

Additionally, your department or college career services offices may offer alumni services. Buckeye Careers offers all alumni 3 coaching appointments up to a semester after graduation. 

Alumni also have access to Handshake, Ohio State's comprehensive, web-based career services management platform. Because job postings in Handshake tend to be targeted to recent alumni with entry-level job experience, alumni with more professional experience should refer to the Alumni Career Connection board through the Bill and Susan Lhota Office of Alumni Career Management

Networking with Other Alumni 

The Ohio State University Alumni Association offers several ways to stay in touch with fellow alumni. Visit the Alumni Communities section of the organization's website for more information. Stay connected with other alumni and Ohio State community through the Alumni Association. Alumni can also exchange industry expertise and make connections on Alumnifire, a free networking and mentoring community. 

Get Involved with Career Services 

We appreciate alumni who give back to Ohio State by engaging with students through career services. Alumni can connect with current Ohio State students by: 

  • Participating in mock interviews, networking events, or information interviews with students. 
  • Participating in a career panel to educate students on career preparation, or your industry/company. 
  • Hosting an informational session for students about your organization and the roles you commonly hire. 
  • Conducting on-campus interviews. 
  • Participating in campus career fairs. 
  • Encouraging your organization to create a Handshake account to post jobs and recruit students. 

Contact specific Ohio State career services offices to become involved with the campus community. Not sure where to get started? Contact Jennifer Chilman at chilman.1@osu.edu
 

Recruiting Students 

Alumni can recruit Ohio State students for full- and part-time jobs, internships, co-ops, and other experiential learning opportunities via Handshake. Employers can also seek advice from college career offices or departments to see what types of positions or events they support or recommend. Contact a specific college career services office for more information. 

Consider participating in an upcoming career fair or sponsoring a career prep event. A list of career fairs for the upcoming academic year is updated here. To access the most up-to-date list of career fairs, events and programs for Ohio State students, set up an employer account on Handshake for your organization or join your company's Handshake page.

For more information about connecting with and recruiting Ohio State students, contact Jennifer Chilman at chilman.1@osu.edu.