Office of Career Development & Experiential Learning Services 

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Welcome to the Office of Career Development and Experiential Learning Services

The Office of Career Development and Experiential Learning Services is available to assist students and alumni of The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College.  The office is located on the second floor of the John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center, Room 226. The office provides students and graduates with individualized career planning and consultation with job search strategies, labor market information, a resource library, assistance in preparing quality resumes and cover letters, help in developing effective interviewing skills, information on employers' expectations, and career assessment for undecided students.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the office at 740.366.9453 or Derek Thatcher, Director of Career Development.


Career Exploration & Choosing a Major or Program of Study 

The Office of Career Development & Experiential Learning Services encourages undecided students to explore their options.  No matter where you are in your career development, in order to make informed decisions, you need information about yourself and about the world of work.  A variety of resources to assist you in your exploration process are provided.


Resources available through the Office of Career Development:

FOCUS 2 is a self-paced, online career and education planning tool for college students. It will enable you to self-assess your career-relevant personal qualities and explore career fields and areas of study that are most compatible with your assessment results. FOCUS 2 also provides valuable occupation information. Click Here to access FOCUS 2. For more information contact the Office of Career Development at 740.366.9453


Experiential Learning (Internships)

The Ohio State University at Newark recognizes the importance of experiential learning opportunities for both the educational advancement of students and the growth of host employers’ businesses and organizations. 

Resume Development

Helpful information for the creation of a resume, including: resume formats, content, writing tips, use of action verbs, and example resumes.

Cover Letter & Other Job Search Correspondence  

Never prepared a cover letter?  The purpose of a cover letter is explained.  Examples of effective cover letters and other job correspondence are provided.

Job & Internship Board

Students, alumni employers - please visit our new electronic job board and career development website, powered by College Central Network. 

Career Fair -  The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College hosts an annual Career Fair at the Newark campus. The Career Fair is devoted to effectively connecting area employers with well-qualified candidates at a single event.  Information and registration instructions for this year's event will be available in January 2014. 

       Career Fair Information for Employers

       Career Fair Information for Students

Information for Faculty & Staff

The Office of Career Development welcomes the opportunity to present to your students and organizations.  Contact the Office to schedule a presentation.

Information for Parents & Family Members

Beginning a college or university experience is often exciting and frightening at the same time. The Office of Career Development and Experiential Learning Services would like to partner with families to assist your students navigate through the transitions they are experiencing.





Special thanks goes to the Indiana State University Career Center for allowing use of portions of this content.