Working virtually with the SSCD

Student Success & Career Development

Location: Lower Level of Towers Hall
Hours: Monday – Friday (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Phone: 614-823-1456
Email: career@otterbein.edu

Student Success & Career Development is now located in the Lower Level of Towers Hall

Consistent with the university’s action to responsibly ensure a healthy campus, the Center for Career and Professional Development has adapted the following services to ensure continued support for your career and professional development needs.

Career Resources

As always you can access all of our resources via www.otterbein.edu/career (this page) or through your Handshake account. Log in to Handshake, click on career center followed by resources.  You will find a broad range of topics that can support many career questions 24/7.

Online Document Reviews

If you would like to have a resume, cover letter, or personal statement reviewed, you may submit a word doc to career@otterbein.edu. Career staff will respond with feedback and suggested edits.

Appointments

Our staff is available for one-on-one phone and virtual appointments to address career exploration, internship & job search tips, graduate school considerations as well as practice interviews.  You may schedule an appointment by emailing career@otterbein.edu. A CCPD staff member will be in touch with you after you schedule your appointment with details for connecting virtually.

Social Media

We encourage all students to connect with us on social media to stay up-to-date on the latest campus & CCPD news. Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/YouTube: OtterbeinCareer

The Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD) at Otterbein University empowers students to navigate the self-discovery process and integrate their curricular and co-curricular experiences by providing comprehensive resources and professional development opportunities that promote career development as a lifelong process.

Through individualized career advising and career education programming, students gain new insight on areas including:

  • Career and major exploration.
  • Resume and cover letter development.
  • Internship and job search strategies.
  • Graduate school preparation.
  • Practice interview training.

In addition to career advising, the CCPD collaborates with several partners both on and off campus to facilitate opportunities for students and better serve the Otterbein community. One such partnership is with the Center for Student Success (CSS), Otterbein University’s academic advising office. Together, these offices work to serve students who are exploring careers and majors. Focus 2, an online self-assessment tool, provides a foundation for this process as students explore career fields based on interests, skills, and values.

Handshake

Otterbein is part of the Handshake job and internship network that provides access to access to over 300,000 employers.

The CCPD is one of the most valuable resources at Otterbein because it gives us the tools and encouragement to be successful inside and outside of the classroom. The staff makes a point to push you to explore as many opportunities so that you can position yourself for a great post-Otterbein future.

Tristan Freshly '18, Finance

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

Otterbein stands for developing the whole person so they can be the best version of themselves.

Ryan Brechbill, Executive Director of the Center for Career & Professional Development