Office of Student Life

Buckeye Careers


What policies does your office follow regarding student records and confidentiality?

When your student attends Ohio State, and is 18 or over, they will be the only person able to access their academic record. This is due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA, as amended, sets forth requirements designed to protect the privacy of student educational records. The law governs access to records maintained by educational institutions and the release of information from those records. You can read more about this regulation on the U.S. Department of Education website.

Where can students set up a career counseling appointment?

The student will go to their college career services office and follow the office’s process for scheduling an appointment. If the student’s college does not have a specified career services office, they can make an appointment with the Office of Student Life Career Counseling and Support Services.

How can families be supportive?

By offering support, open communication and encouraging new levels of independence so that your students can make satisfying career choices and become reliable contributors to society. Let them engage in decision-making and actively explore their occupational options before making a commitment. We have guidelines to summarize helpful practices that a parent can use to foster the career exploration process on our website.

Is there a complete list of on-campus career events and fairs?

Nearly all career focused events, including the major career fairs, are all located on Handshake. The student will be able to log-on with their Ohio State name.# and be able to see what career fairs are available for all students and their specific college career fairs.Family can access a constantly updated list of career fairs on our Buckeye Careers Website.

How does a student find a job or internship?

Students can look for internship opportunities on Ohio State’s university-wide position posting system: Handshake. This system has thousands of jobs, internships and career opportunities, as well as information on upcoming career fairs and on-campus recruiting events. 

Can a student have someone review their resume and help with interview prep?

Several different offices around campus offer resume review and mock interview services. Students should first check with their college career office, they can find them listed on our website. Student Life Career Counseling and Support Services is also a resource for these services for all Ohio State students.

Are there resources available on campus for students that may need help getting clothes for interviews and job fairs?

Yes! Students should be on the lookout on Handshake for different events held at college career offices, as well as the annual Office of Student Life Career Closet event held every spring semester.

What if a student is undecided about a career path and would like to explore their options?

There are quite a few resources for students who are not yet sure what they would like to do as a career. Individual colleges may have career coaches to help, and all students can make an appointment with Career Counseling and Support Services

Is there a list of what employers will be recruiting on-campus?

The best way to stay up-to-date with which employers are on campus is to watch the “events” tab on Handshake.

Can a student use career services to find a part-time job or employment on campus?

Yes! Most on-campus positions are now posted in Handshake, as well as other opportunities near campus and throughout Columbus.

Where can I stay near campus?

The University Hospitality District website is a good central location to find lodging, activities, restaurants and other things to do around campus!