As a student, we’ll meet you where you are and give you the tools you need for personal and professional success.

The Center for Career & Professional Development

Location: 88 Cochran Alley
Hours: Monday – Friday (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Walk-Ins: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Phone: 614-823-1456

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.


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

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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