Office of Student Life

Buckeye Careers

Career Resources

The Ohio State University Resources

Student Life Buckeye Careers

Through Buckeye Careers, Student Life provides a unified career services support model available to all students and employers. Buckeye Careers works in partnership with all university career-related services to help employers find the customized support they need, from creating a new internship program to connecting with students.

Career Services Offices at Ohio State

Ohio State utilizes a comprehensive, de-centralized career services model. College and department career services offices exist across the university to support students in connecting with internships, co-ops and career opportunities related to their majors.

Student Life Career Counseling and Support Services (CCSS)

The mission of CCSS is to serve the career development needs of Ohio State students by providing high quality and diversity-sensitive services through counseling, consultation and lasting partnerships, designed to facilitate learning and advance well-being, purpose, identity development and citizenship. 


Handshake is Ohio State’s comprehensive, web-based career services management platform to help employers find and engage with talented students for internship, co-op and career opportunities. Access Handshake at

Focus 2 Self-Assessments

Focus 2 is a free virtual career planning and assessment tool available to Ohio State students. With Focus 2, students can assess their own values, skills and interests to get more information about careers that may align with these personal attributes. Students can also save or print results to share with a career counselor or academic advisor for further guidance. Access Focus 2 at

Buckeye OnPACE

OnPACE is a series of self-guided career modules that can assist students in learning more about themself and choosing a major(s)/careers, applying to grad school and preparing to enter the workforce as a responsible, global citizen. Changes in the workplace will require students to manage their choices proactively by being adaptable, self-initiating and collaborative. With OnPACE, students will similarly manage and complete each module based on their career needs and/or following a step by step approach. 

Quiet Room Reservation at the Keith B. Key Center

The Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service is located on the second floor of the Ohio Union. Students who need a quiet, private place to attend a virtual career fair or job interview are able to request access to a meeting room in the resource center. Spring 2021 hours are listed online. Use this form to request use of an individual meeting room.

Parker Dewey - Find Micro Internships and Gig Opportunities

Parker Dewey is a network of highly-motivated career launchers and business professionals working together on micro-internships. As a consulting firm, Parker Dewey helps companies more effectively complete tasks and improve hiring. They do this by contracting with college students and recent graduates who want to work on short-term, professional projects so that they can generate income while demonstrating capabilities and gaining practical experience. Find paid, short-term projects through Parker Dewey's website.

*Please note: International Students are only legally authorized to work on short-term projects if the work occurs on-site/at the employer's physical location, related to their field of study and involves direct supervision. CPT will not be issued for remote or independent projects performed remotely.

Community Resources 

Ohio Means Jobs

OhioMeansJobs centers assist job seekers, employers and youth with job search assistance, employee recruitment, job training and more.

Big Interview through OhioMeansJobs

  • Access
  • Click “Individuals: Get Started”
  • Select “Practice Interviews” from the bottom icons
  • Choose “Visit Interview Practice Center”
  • Click “Continue” when dialogue box opens

Ohio Department of Education

A Career Pathway is a collective look at education and training, wage and outlook information for related occupations. These pathways offer an overview of the various career options along with education and training.

Jewish Family Services

Jewish Family Services helps ALL people in the two most important aspects of their lives: family and work. Through a unique combination of mental health and workforce development services, they help people and families become stronger. Access job search online tools, resources and leads that help people to be more successful in finding and securing employment.

Rev1 Ventures

The investor startup studio that combines capital and strategic services to help startups scale. Rev1 Ventures works with some of the most innovative and exciting technology startup businesses in the region, offering exciting opportunities in research, software development, business development and more. They also host a job board for these start-ups. 

Ohio College2Careers

Ohio College2Careers is a partnership between Ohio State and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD). This group provides students with disabilities with support to complete their degree program/credentials, earn higher wages and meet the demands of the job market. Eligible students can access a variety of services, including career exploration and counseling, assistive technology, resume and interview preparation, and more. Learn more about Ohio College2Careers and other Disability Access and Inclusion Resources online.

Versatile PhD

Versatile PhD is an online resource developed by Paula Chambers, a PhD English alumna of Ohio State. It offers a knowledgeable, supportive online community, regular asynchronous panel discussions with PhDs who have pursued non-academic careers and other content that supports successful job searches. Through the Graduate School’s subscription, all Ohio State students, faculty, staff and alumni have access to the full resources of the Versatile PhD. Participation in Versatile PhD is completely confidential and is a great resource for graduate students looking to learn more about potential career options.