Jenn Douglas '21
West Palm Beach Zoom and Conservation Society
Career Connection elevates students through Internships, Research, Volunteer, and other hands-on opportunities as part of OWU Connection. See what past students have done and share your experience here: “Get Real” Experience Survey.
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Check out our Career Communities that provide opportunities, events, and resources for students in specific disciplines. You can also see our connecting-the-dots infographic on the right to help you choose your career path and navigate finding your post-graduate job or education.
Career Catalysts are specialized Career Connection staff members within each Career Community. They will help you prepare for the professional world by identifying your career goals, mapping strategies for building your readiness competencies, and preparing for a lifetime of opportunity. Schedule today!
Career Connection is located in suite #207 of Slocum. Our central office is open Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Each of our eight Career Communities are based around a specific industry, offering unique content and resources, and connections with potential employers and alumni. Join one or more of our communities to explore various career paths and participate in curated events and programming.
Kanku interned with the Borgen Project to reduce global poverty. She received OWU Connection Grants to study imperialism in France, migration stories between Mexico and the U.S. border, spatial justice after Apartheid in South Africa, redlining within Chicago, and the works of Common Grounds in relation to homelessness in Michigan; research project on the redlining system between Chicago and Paris in relation to housing.
Borish performed research with Dr. Chris Wolverton on a NASA project on plant perception of gravity. She participated in Moot Court competition and traveled to the Galapagos Islands for a travel-learning course
Habib's OWU connection experience includes research on the behavior of Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices and Josephson Junctions, a primary component of any superconducting circuit. He is a Delta Tau Delta.
“The Economics faculty and staff have given me the courage and confidence to strive for my highest goals. Without their help, I probably wouldn't be getting ready to start my dream job in July.” Knowlton launched her own candy company, Sweet Lizabella’s. She received a Woltemade Center internship and traveled to Mexico on a travel-learning course.
“The opportunity to study in Panama with world-class scientists on the forefront of conservation was so important for affirming that I am studying what I want to be. I wouldn’t have been able to do that without funding from the Theory to Practice Grant program.”
who worked with Career Connection agreed the work helped them pursue their future
are entering Ph.D. or Master's programs
secured a job, enrolled in graduate school, or participated in a year-long volunteer activity post-graduation, amidst the height of COVID-19.
are a part of Bishop9 – an effort to support students as they transition from life as a student into life after graduation.
have entered the career field and/or graduate program of their choice.