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Student examining 3D printed metal structure

Physics undergraduate Ryan Tollefsen (left) examines samples of 3-D-printed metal structures during a tour of Nicholas X. Fang's lab, where he was an MIT Summer Scholar. Photo by Denis Paiste, MIT Materials Research Laboratory

Your career journey starts here.

The College of Science prepares students to tackle the tough problems and transform the world through discovery, hard work and innovation. We do this by fostering creativity, hands-on learning and out-of-the-box thinking while offering students experiences that challenge and inspire their thinking.

With a science degree, the possibilities are endless.

Science degrees prepare students for career success by learning relevant technical knowledge, and also building critical thinking, problem solving, and strong written and oral communication skills. With so many career paths available, it can be challenging to choose! Thankfully, your major does not limit your career choices. While majors lean into areas of interest, they are flexible and allow you to be employed in a wide variety of areas!

Career advising

Meet with Rachel, our science career advisor, to discuss your career goals. She is able to help with everything from career exploration, finding experiences, resume writing, all the way to applying to jobs & professional schools.

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A science degree gives you endless possibilities

Our science career development services prepare students to identify areas of interest, prepare for and pursue experiences that will lead them to a fulfilling career and achieve their life goals. In partnership with OSU's Career Development Center, we offer resources, guidance and professional training that will enhance your academic life, help you explore internships in your field of interest and pave the way to your post-graduation goals.

As a science student, it’s only natural to want to investigate careers of interest. Think of your career goal as your hypothesis: “This is what I think I want to do when I graduate”. While you’re at OSU, you should plan to test this hypothesis by collecting as much data as you can. Data collection can range from taking relevant course work to participating in a wide variety of hands-on experiences. These opportunities could include internships, research experiences, study abroad opportunities, community service and so many more!

From your first to your last term, we will help you get the career training and develop the professional skills you need to be successful in your transition from college to whatever your next step may be!

Career events

Attending career events is a critical part of gaining a deeper community and building your network. To find events like Career Development Center workshops, employer events, career fairs and networking events, visit Handshake (link to handshake). Events on Handshake are generally open to all OSU students, postdocs, alumni and staff.

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