Information for Employers

Otterbein University enrolls 3,000 diverse students, whose critical thinking and communication skills make them ideal candidates. Working with the Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD), employers can tap into this pool of outstanding students to find qualified candidates for jobs and internships in a wide range of fields.

Employer Internship Guide (PDF)

Host an Intern (Alumni Give Back)

Provide internship and job opportunities

Share your professional knowledge

  • Serve on a career panel
  • Present a workshop
  • Represent your organization at an information table/session
  • Join the Otterbein Alumni group on LinkedIn
  • Participate in a networking event

Posting a Job on Our Board

Cardinal Careers and the Central Ohio Consortium Jobline will no longer be available after June 30, 2019. We are launching a new job/internship board, Handshake, later this summer. To share opportunities in the interim, please email opportunities to

The Center for Career & Professional Development at Otterbein University invites employers to promote full-time, part-time and internship opportunities which are appropriate for students, graduates and alumni on our online job posting systems, Cardinal Careers and the Central Ohio Consortium Jobline (COC). These services are FREE to all employers.

Looking to develop or post an internship? Check out our Employer Internship Guide (PDF).

You can use COC and Cardinal Careers to:

  • Post jobs and internships at no cost
  • Create and edit company profiles
  • View and manage student applications and more!

Central Ohio Consortium JobLine

Positions on the Central Ohio Consortium site are also shared with Capital University, Ohio Dominican University, and Wittenberg University. To register and post positions:

  • Go to the COC website by clicking here.
  • If you are already registered (or previously registered), enter your username and password.
  • To register, click on 1st Time Users, Create a New Account. Create a username and password, then enter your organization information and contact information.
  • You may then post your position. You are in control of how long the position remains active. Please include important details such as: position description, qualifications, work schedule and flexibility (especially with internships), pay, location.

All postings are subject to approval by each school’s career center.

Cardinal Careers

Positions on this site will only be visible to members of the Otterbein University students and alumni. To use Cardinal Careers, click here.

If you have posted positions with us before, your organization should already be in the system – just follow the instructions to see if your organization is listed. If you are a new employer you can create a new registration by clicking on “Register.” Once your account is activated, posting positions and using the system is easy. If you need assistance, please email or call 614-823-1456.

Recruiting on Otterbein's Campus


The Center for Career & Professional Development looks forward to hosting you as you connect with Otterbein talent!

Due to upcoming Campus Center renovations, we are unable to provide information tables. We apologize for any inconvenience and do encourage you to post your part-time jobs to Cardinal Careers.

Interview schedules in our office can be arranged to meet your unique needs and we will arrange all of the logistics to make your visit easy and productive. To schedule an interview day, please call 614-823-1456 or email

The Value of an Otterbein Hire

Through its liberal arts core, Otterbein is committed to educating the whole student and preparing students for successful careers upon graduation. Otterbein offers nearly 70 majors, 50 minors and seven graduate degrees. At the core of Otterbein’s curriculum is the Integrative Studies program. Through this unique and creative program students take a variety of courses that broaden their view of the world and prepare them for the future. The program has been honored by the Ohio Board of Regents and by the Association of American Colleges & Universities for its quality and innovation.

As employees, Otterbein students will contribute:

  • Communication skills. Our core curriculum stresses writing and presentation skills for all students.
  • Analytical and problem solving abilities. Our liberal arts focus emphasizes reading, research, evaluation and reasoning.
  • Leadership skills. Our students have developed leadership skills while serving as officers in student-run organizations, participating in the governance system or in peer advisor roles.
  • Commitment to community. The majority of Otterbein students have participated in some form of community service.