The Center for Career and Professional Success offers a variety of services specific to the needs of Arts and Sciences students and recent graduates. These services can help you develop and refine your application materials, evaluate the effectiveness of your search strategies, identify sources of potential network contacts, and assist with interview preparation. You are strongly encouraged to utilize each of the services below throughout your career development process.
Resume Review Options
The Center for Career and Professional Success specializes in resume preparation for the internship or job search. For assistance preparing a CV or resume for graduate or professional school admissions, contact Career Counseling and Support Services.
Meet with a Peer Career Coach during walk-in hours to have a hard copy of your resume reviewed. Check out our tip sheets if you need information about how to draft a resume. You may also want to consider using the Virtual Resume Builder to prepare your document.
During a walk-in you may also receive guidance about writing cover letters, preparing for interviews, and obtain a brief tutorial on use of Handshake.
Summer Semester Walk-In Hours
Mondays & Thursdays | 8:30am-11:30am
Tuesdays & Wednesdays | 1:30pm-4:30pm
Please check in with reception staff in 100 Denney Hall. The final student must be checked in 20 minutes before walk-in hours end.
If you are unable to attend walk-in hours due to scheduling conflicts or other circumstances, you may submit your resume for review electronically. Please note that electronic resume reviews typically take between 3 and 5 business days; processing time may increase during busy times of the year (e.g. before a career fair or at the beginning of a semester).
- Upload the current version of your resume to your Handshake account.
- Contact the Arts and Sciences Career Services Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a review and include a few sentences about how you are planning to use the resume. For instance, is there a specific position you'll be applying for, or do you need it for a career fair? Providing details about the types of positions you are trying to qualify for will allow the reviewer to evaluate your resume's overall effectiveness. If you are interested in meeting with a Career Prep Coach, please note this.
- A staff member will follow up with you to provide electronic feedback about your document.
- Once it has been approved, you may call our office at 614-292-6961 to schedule your appointment, if you requested this.
Meeting with a Career Coach
After your resume has been polished, you are eligible to meet with a Career Coach who can assist with your specific career development needs, such as finding an internship or other resume building experience, as well as preparing for interviews. Consultations are offered by appointment, and obtaining an office-approved resume through the walk-in or electronic review process is required prior to scheduling an appointment. Learn more about career coaching below.
A note about resume approval: Think of your resume as a living document that grows and changes as you gain experience through volunteering, internships, part-time jobs, and other opportunities. Please continue to update your resume and have it reviewed by a staff member, even after it has been approved to meet with a coach. Staff members are willing to provide feedback multiple times over the course of your Ohio State career.
Meet with a Career Coach
Just as obtaining a degree consists of classes that build upon one another until you reach an expected level of proficiency, moving successfully from the classroom to the workplace is also a process that requires you to take action and reflect. Take action now to build a strong resume. Take action now to establish professional relationships with those who can serve as your references. Opportunities abound for taking action via internships, volunteer roles, student research positions, and the other forms of workplace learning that are popular options among students in the Arts and Sciences!
Handshake is a great starting point for identifying internships and other types of resume builders to pursue before you graduate, and a Career Prep Advisor can assist you along the way with your search.
Assistance Provided by Career Coach
Each Career Coach tracks opportunities associated with particular career clusters. You can view information about the career coach staff and the clusters they advise here. When you meet with a Career Coach, they can:
- assist you with identifying and considering how specific resume builders will support your career goals
- suggest strategies aimed at enhancing your candidacy for opportunities
- help you understand the selection process from the perspective of internship coordinators (or those at the other workplace learning sites you are considering)
- advise on a recommended timeline for conducting your search in relation to when you want to do a resume builder
- assist with finding opportunities in geographic and/or career areas not included among the postings in Handshake
- help you evaluate how a particular experience contributed to your skill set, and discuss how to best capture the experience on your resume
Obtaining an Appointment with a Career Coach
All students interested in meeting with a Career Coach are required to bring to their first appointment a resume approved by the Career Center.
Before you can obtain an appointment with a Career Coach you will also need to indicate which career cluster best describes your interests at this point in time. As an Arts and Sciences student, you may choose to join any of our 10 Career Communities. Each community is based around an industry and will offer you unique content – such as connections to alumni or employers within that industry and events that will prepare you for that next step. Regardless of your major, you can explore or attend a number of events across industry or interest. When you meet with a Career Coach they can provide guidance related to your desired Career Community.
Obtaining Assistance with Your Post-Graduation Job Search
The Career Center offers a variety of tools and resources to help you get started with your search. In addition, you may wish to schedule an appointment with Career Counseling and Support Services to discuss how to efficiently and effectively execute your job search. The service is free and available to alumni for two sessions up to one semester past graduation.
The intent of the following programs are to offer all students the opportunity to engage in career programs that create connections between students with particular career interests and professionals who have such expertise. Be on the look-out for announcements about these programs throughout the year.
Career Connections Series
This series consist of networking nights focused on popular career community destinations for arts and sciences students. The goal of the series is to connect you with alumni and other key professionals who’ve all secured a career in your career community of interest. Students will learn about career paths related to their interest and gain insight on job search tactics to use for entering the field.
Life Beyond Degree
Life Beyond Degree (LBD) consist of programming for areas of study where a major is not generally directed toward a particular professional pathway and/or industry. LBD targets students from a single area of study and will connect you to alumni who utilized their degree in various industries and/or position types. LBD programming supports the development of career readiness competencies and career exploration.
These conferences consist of concurrent workshops that apply to each stage of your professional process. Potential focus areas might include: STEM, Pre-Med, Business and Government and Non-Profit.
ASC on the Road: Ask a Career Coach
Career Coaches are stationed throughout the semester at several designated locations for you to drop by for advice on resumes, how to connect with Ohio State alumni for networking, exploring career options, and just about all things career related!