Please see our events and signature programs below
Career Connection helps you learn more about yourself, your strengths, and what you will bring into the professional world. Through your involvement with our programs and events, you will come away with the tools and support to secure internships and develop yourself as a professional. We look forward to engaging with you!
Career Connection hosts numerous workshops, lunch & learn, and speed networking/interviewing events throughout the year! Check out Handshake to see our events and register to attend. Upcoming events can also be seen in the carousel below.
We are hosting an in-person Career and Grad School Fair on September 21, 2022. We will also host an Internship & Summer Job Fair on February 23, 2023. These robust events will allow you to engage with employers and Grad/Professional programs and learn about available opportunities.
NEW: Career Connection is offering a new Career Course (UC 100.7) for .25 credits in Spring semester called "Designing Your Future". Based on the process known as “design thinking”, this course will challenge students to think of themselves as designers. In this class, students will have ideas, test them, and refine them over time to identify options to pursue following graduation.
Bishop Launch Program (BLP)
A Fall-semester intern development program which helps students gain the confidence and competence to successfully “launch’ into post OWU lives and careers.
Real Life 101
A Senior Spring-semester initiative dedicated to easing the transition from OWU to life after college. Students will be strategically paired with an Alumni Mentor and will gain essential skills on networking, balancing finances, searching for jobs, developing coping strategies, and succeeding as an emerging professional.
Alumni Partners Program
These programs engage Alumni from a wide range of disciplines who are passionate about offering career assistance to students. Alumni engage with students virtually or in-person to offer career advice, employer connections, resume reviews, and more! Many of these Alumni are happy to engage with organizations and faculty to conduct presentations. Their emails and details can be found on the Alumni Partners Page.
Externship Program (Fall & Spring Break)
*Note: Externships are cancelled for the 2020-2021 academic year.
An Externship is a short (1-5 days) practical experience which allows OWU students to EXPLORE a potential career path, gain valuable job EXPERIENCE, and ENGAGE with OWU alumni in various career fields and industries.
Each month we invite recruiters to OWU to table in the HWCC atrium. Engaging with these employers is a great way to make some great connections!