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Events | Informational interviews | LinkedIn | Campus resources 

Career events

We host and partner with others to bring you events that further your career and professional development. Events include webinars, career fairs and networking gatherings. These are offered both in person and virtually to give you flexibility and the ability to connect no matter where you live. Visit our event listing to find an opportunity relevant to you.

Listen to Avoid the Top 10 Resume Mistakes webinar presented by Yuliya Dennis. 

Informational interviews

Our number one recommendation for those looking to grow their career is to schedule informational interviews. Find people who are already doing what you want to do or working in the company you want to work. Ask these professionals about what it's like to work in their company, how they got the job and what the company looks for in candidates. This will significantly increase your chances of career growth and increase future opportunities.

To prepare, review the OSU Career Services guide or an article from The Muse on how to request an informational interview.

Beaver Careers Group on LinkedIn

Linked In - Beaver Careers Group

Connect with Oregon State alumni, faculty and staff for career advice, discussions and networking. This LinkedIn group is growing fast and is a partnership among many OSU colleges and departments.

Beaver Careers Group is open to current Oregon State students, faculty, staff and alumni. In order to preserve the quality of the group, your affiliation with Oregon State will be verified before access is allowed. These tips can help get you started on LinkedIn:

  • Your Oregon State education is an excellent place to start building your LinkedIn profile.
  • Highlight your degree, field of expertise, activities, campus affiliations, etc.
  • Connect with other alumni who share your career objectives.
  • Start a discussion about career trends.
  • Review tips for using LinkedIn as a job seeker. 

Please read over the group rules to help make this group a powerful resource for you and other Beavers.

Campus partner resources

Beaver Careers and Job Board
Beaver Careers is OSU Career Development Center's online career management system and is a great way for students and alumni to get started in a job search. You can connect with employers from a variety of organizations as well as from locations around the country and around the world. You also have access to great career development resources:

  • SIGI3 Career and Self-Assessment Tool
  • InterviewStream is an interactive online video-based practice interviewing tool which uses a webcam to record your practice interview.

Beaver Careers is available to OSU students, alumni, faculty, staff and outside employers.To create an account in Beaver Careers, following these steps:

When the Career Development Center receives a pending request for an alumni account, they first search for proof of graduation. If they cannot locate verification of graduation from OSU, they deny the pending account. If the graduation date can be located, they approve the account. All account requests are made through Beaver Careers. You must use the name you graduated with or give the Career Development Center your student ID number, date of birth or other information that can be used to trace your graduation record. 

Career Development Center
Did you know the OSU Career Development Center offers alumni the same great services it provides to students? All services are free for one full year after graduation. After one year, all but the Career Consultation services are free and available to alumni, including:

Are you about to embark on a job search?
Beaver Careers offers a great checklist to guide you from making a list of jobs that interest you all the way to negotiating your salary.