Research shows that 87% of students choose to go to college because they believe it will lead to a better job. The division's Career Development Center creates an enriching environment that prepares students for a lifetime of professional success. Whether building a program for student employees that helps them articulate their skills, organizing industry site visits for student groups to learn about different professions or working with students on their resumes and CVs, the Career Development Center is establishing a network of support across Oregon State University that enables students to strengthen their occupational skills and navigate their futures with confidence and adaptability.


Career Development Center

The Career Development Center works to empower, support and nurture OSU students in their exploration and pursuit of lifelong career success and meaningful employment.


Community Engagement & Leadership

At Community Engagement & Leadership, we believe the world should be a more just, caring place for everyone and that OSU students have the power to shape the world. CEL inspires and nourishes relational leadership practices that enrich communities through collaborative learning, service, and action. Join us and get involved today! 


Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

The LSAMP program at Oregon State University, funded by the National Science Foundation, is dedicated to increasing the number of traditionally underrepresented students successfully completing science, technology, engineering and mathematics baccalaureate degree programs. LSAMP also works to increase the number of students interested in and qualified for undergraduate research in graduate level studies. 


Beaver Connect

The Beaver Connect program connects new-to-OSU students, peer mentors and faculty members to ease the student transition to college, facilitate faculty-student interaction and build a network of support to help students succeed during their time at OSU. Students are placed on teams that meet up to five times per term during the first year. They discuss how to be successful when applying for scholarships, finding research opportunities and exploring career paths.


Handshake is your online tool for off-campus jobs, also available to Ecampus students. Access excellent resources and details on employers and industries from this modern, mobile-first platform that is networked with thousands of employers across the country. Register for an event, look for a job or internship, or connect with an employer using Handshake.

Orange Media Network

Orange Media Network oversees a multitude of student media channels, including KBVR FM, KBVR TV, the Barometer, Prism Magazine and Beaver's Digest. 


Beyond OSU

At Oregon State, we're building a university where connections between coursework and careers are infused into the curriculum throughout the college journey. We're here to help not just think about next steps, but to look toward horizons.

Our goal is to empower every college and school with equitable, innovative practices and tools to prepare students for life Beyond OSU. It's education, integrated with purpose.

Learn about Beyond OSU