You likely have more than one reason for attending college and investing in your education, but nearly all students have a goal of working in their field of study after graduation. Perhaps you entered college with a specific major and post-college job or career in mind. Many students, however, need time for self-exploration and support for discovery about how their interests, skills, and talents translate to specific majors or careers. That’s where the Career Center comes in.


Located in Watson Hall, the Career Center stands ready to help students explore career paths and related majors, identify target careers, and prepare to pursue internships and post-college jobs with best-in-class counseling services. We serve all enrolled students through career-related workshops, online resources, assessments and tools, and a job/internship board where our partnering businesses recruit students for open jobs.


Career Counseling

  • career/major exploration
  • resume and cover-letter writing
  • job/internship search
  • interview preparation

Career-Related Workshops

  • guest speakers
  • industry panels
  • career-readiness topics

Online Resources, Tools, and Self-Assessments

Use the self-assessments, tools, and resources on this site to explore on your own. When you’re ready, schedule an appointment with our Career Counselor. This one-on-one opportunity will help you hone your options and move forward into the career you choose.


During the Fall 2021 semester the Career Center will have limited student services due to our Career Counselor, Katie Ottoson, being out on maternity leave. We apologize for the inconvenience. All normal services will return for the Spring 2022 semester. 

Fall 2021 Limited Services and Updates:

  • Career counseling appointments – While in-depth career counseling appointments will not be offered, students can schedule an appointment with a General Counselor here. General Counseling services are in place to help students identify and clarify personal, career, and educational goals. 
  • Career workshops – Topics are limited. Visit this webpage to view the schedule and register for a virtual workshop. Tip: The “OCC Career Center Overview” workshop is a great way to learn about the numerous resources and tools available to students through the Career Center website.
  • Career Center website – Our comprehensive website can help students at any stage of the career development process, including: career/personality self-assessments, career research and exploration, job/internship listings, job search guidance, resume writing, and more. Explore the Career Center website here.


To talk with a Career Education Counselor about technical training and work-based learning programs, visit Career Advantage to schedule an appointment.

To talk with a General Counselor about your education plan, explore appointment options here.

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