Office of Student Life

Career Resources

The Ohio State University Resources

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. Our career coaches help students clarify career goals and develop an individualized career plan.


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

What Can I Do With This Major?

Whether you are exploring majors or looking for more information about your chosen field of study, “What Can I Do With This Major?” is a valuable tool designed to help you connect your major and interests to career paths. This resource details the typical industries, career areas, and employers associated with each major and covers strategies aimed at making you a more marketable candidate after graduation. “What Can I Do With This Major?” is a free, virtual resource available to all Ohio State students.

Career Closet

Dress professionally with the help of Student Life's Career Closet. Having trouble finding clothes for your job, internship or interviews?  Buckeye Careers is here to help you. Career Closet offers a variety of sizes and styles allowing you to mix and match or walk away with a complete outfit. 

LinkedIn Learning

Looking to develop your skills outside of the classroom?  Thanks to the Office of Human Resources, the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and the University Staff Advisory Committee students have access to LinkedIn Learning, with a digital library of more than 18,000 courses covering a wide range of technical, business, software and creative topics. To access your free account, go to LinkedIn Learning Login and enter your Ohio State email address using the format, and follow the prompts.


GoinGlobal career and employment resources include world-wide job openings, internship listings, industry profiles and country-specific career information. More than 30,000 pages of constantly-updated content is included on topics such as: work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, cultural/interviewing advice, corporate profiles and worldwide job listings... plus much more!

To access GoinGlobal, go to Handshake, click on Career Center > Resources.

Summer Internship Housing

The Ohio State University Events and Conferences offers a unique 12-week summer housing program for interns, researchers, and other guests from Mid-May through the beginning of August. Participants do not need to be an Ohio State University student to enroll in our Summer Intern Housing Program. In fact, that is why this program exists, to offer affordable, short term housing for students across the world to support their learning at an internship and to support the students of OSU and their internships.


ScarletCanvas is Ohio State's Learning Management System for public-facing, non-credit offerings. Learners can access free and paid offerings on a variety of topics, from Swift coding to public health and more. Access ScarletCanvas at

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. Current 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. 

Ohio College2Careers Counselor at Buckeye Careers

Ohio College2Careers, a partnership between The Ohio State University and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, aims for students with disabilities to have the support they need to complete their degree and/or credential, earn higher wages, and meet the demands of tomorrow’s labor market.

College2Careers Counselor embedded at Ohio State: 

Shelby, 614.981.1347 

Tiffany Smith,, 614.307.0833

Some of the services available through Ohio College2Careers include:

  • Career exploration & counseling
  • Assistive technology
  • Resume and interview preparation
  • Internships & permanent employment
  • Assistance navigating OhioMeansJobs resources
  • Connection to an expansive employer partner network

To find out if you are eligible for services, visit

Want to learn more about OOD? It’s the state agency that helps individuals with disabilities get careers and keep careers. OOD serves individuals with physical, intellectual, and sensory disabilities as well as mental health disorders.  Further information about OOD and its services is available at To access other resources pertaining to disability services, please visit Student Life Disability Services at

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.  

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.