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Career Exploration

Many students come to college with questions about which major to choose or which career path to take. If you are one of those students, you’re not alone. We can answer your questions and help you explore your options.

Exploring Your Options

  • Study the academic catalog to learn about the courses and requirements of different majors.
  • Choose courses that will allow you to explore fields of interest.
  • Make an appointment with us and we can help you assess your natural abilities, interests, and work values in order to discover compatible majors and careers.
  • Discuss your interests with your advisor and contact faculty in the departments you are considering for more information.
  • Talk to upper class students about their majors.
  • Research career options utilizing books, periodicals, and professional associations.
  • Talk to people in career fields you are considering; ask us for contacts.
  • Gain practical experience by interning, shadowing, and volunteering.
  • Explore sites such as The Occupational Outlook Handbook, O*Net Online, and Explore Health Careers for specific occupational information.
  • Check out BuzzFile to explore employers by major.

Informational Interviewing

An informational interview is a focused meeting/conversation with a networking contact designed to help you choose or refine your career path by giving you the 'insider' point of view. To learn more, click here.

/ Center for Career & Professional Development

The Center for Career & Professional Development is located on the corner of S. Grove and
W. Home streets near the Campus Center and behind "The Rock."

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Walk-In Hours
M-F: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Ryan Brechbill, Executive Director
e/ rbrechbill@otterbein.edu

Taylor Lowry, Assistant Director
e/ tsutton@otterbein.edu

Meagan Toohey, Career Advisor
e/ toohey1@otterbein.edu

Sara Yinger, Administrative Assistant
e/ syinger@otterbein.edu

p/ 614.823.1456
f/ 614.823.3052

Center for Career & Professional Development
1 South Grove Street
Westerville, OH 43081


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