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Whether you're a student or alumni, on or off campus, our career professionals are available to connect you with information, resources, and services that meet all of your employment needs.

Instant Career Assistance

Quick answers to career questions, Virtual Assistants are available 24/7/365 through 800-937-ODU1 and instant messaging.

Cyber Career Center

Drop-ins are welcome, from Resume Reviews to Mock Interviews visit the Cyber Career Center in 2202 Webb Center.

College Satelitte Offices

Visit your Intern/Co-op Coordinator and Career Liaision in your college or schedule an appointment through ODU CareerLink.

Cyber Career Coach

Career assistance from a distance, for Resume Reviews and Career Advice, a Cyber Coach will point you in the right direction.

Student Employment

Find a job, on or off campus, student employment manages programs to help you get experience and meet expenses.

ODU CareerLink

Jobs and resources posted just for you; don't miss out on an opportunity, login for appointments, interviews, and events.


Career Courses

Earn credit while you gain valuable skills you will use throughout your academic and professional career.

Find the right major and career path, adjust to college and the world of work, and learn how to be successful securing jobs, internships, and a career.

Career Events $ Distance Learning

Orientations, Programs, and Events bring together career profesionals and expert employer both live and from a distance.

Career & Major Exploration (UNIV 120)

Explore your individual interests and discover career resources that help you define your goals and develop strategies to achieve them. Self-assessment and individualized consultations get you on your path to success (1 credit hour).

LEAP Workplace Readiness (UNIV 195)

Engage in self-reflection and work place skill enhancement applicable to the Learn and Earn Advantage Program (LEAP) and the world of work. Develop self-presentation, work ethic, team membership, professional communication, independence and initiative, and see the "Big Picture" in relation to everyday workplace issues (1 credit hour, must have a LEAP Award to register).

Career Implementation (UNIV 200)

Gain an in-depth view of the career process, from internships and cooperative education through professional development and lifelong learning. Learn to navigate the job search process, practice interview skills, and evaluate a job offer in order to make a smooth transition from the classroom to the world of work (1 credit hour).

Career Engagement (UNIV 400)

If you're interested in getting an advantage as you search for your first professional position, this is the course for you! Instructors help facilitate the job search process and prepare you for a new job. Learn more about resumes, social media, networking, interviewing, and being successful in your new position (1 credit hour).

Earn a Certificate of Career Experience

Beverly Forbes

  • Director for Experiential Education Programs, Liaison to the College of Engineering
  • 132 Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-5341
  • bforbes@odu.edu

College of Engineering

  • Outline a program of study specific to your major
  • Document cooperative education experience
  • Decrease supervised hours required for professional registration
  • Certify completion requirements to be credited on your official transcript

Upon completion of the course requirements for the Certificate of Career Experience, students are required to submit this form to their Career Management Center Liaison for submission to the Registrar's Office. The Certificate of Career Experience will be designated on the official transcript.


Certificate Core:

UNIV 200 Career Implementation OR Credits
UNIV 400 Career Engagement
1
367/368 Cooperative Education/Internship 3
TOTAL 4

Engineering Curriculum Courses (Minimum of 12 credit hours):

Civil Engineering
Certificate Core Credit 4
CEE 402 Professional Practice Engineering 1
CEE 403W Civil Engineering Design Project 3
ENGN 401 FE Review 1
ENMA 480 Ethics and Philosophy in Engineering Apps 3
12
Computer Engineering
Certificate Core Credit 4
ECE 484W CMEN Design I 3
ECE 486 Prep to ECE Design II 1
ENGN 401 FE Review 1
ENMA 480 Ethics and Philosophy in Engineering Apps 3
12
Electrical Engineering
Certificate Core Credit 4
ECE 485W EE Design I 3
ECE 486 Prep to ECE Design II 1
ENGN 401 FE Review 1
ENMA 480 Ethics and Philosophy in Engineering Apps 3
12
Mechanical Engineering
Certificate Core Credit 4
MAE 433 Mechanical Engineering Design II 3
MAE 434W Project Design and Management 3
MAE 435W Project Design and Management II 3
ENGN 401 FE Review 1
14
Civil Engineering Technology
Certificate Core Credit 4
CET 434 Intro to Senior Project 1
CET 475 Senior Design Project 3
ENGN 401 FE Review 1
ENMA 302 Engineering Economics 3
12
Computer Engineering Technology
Certificate Core Credit 4
EET 434 Intro to Senior Project 1
EET 480W Senior Project 3
ENMA 480 Ethics and Philosophy in Engineering Applications 3
COMM 101R Public Speaking 3
14
Electrical Engineering Technology
Certificate Core Credit 4
EET 434 Intro to Senior Project 1
EET 480W Senior Project 3
ENMA 480 Ethics and Philosophy in Engineering Applications 3
COMM 101R Public Speaking 3
14
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Certificate Core Credit 4
MET 434 Intro to Senior Project 1
MET 435 Senior Project 3
ENGN 401 FE Review 1
ENMA 480 Ethics and Philosophy in Engineering Applications 3
12
Modeling and Simulation Technology
Certificate Core Credit 4
MSIM 487W Capstone Design I 1
MSIM 488 Capstone Design II 3
ENGN 401 FE Review 1
ENMA 480 Ethics and Philosophy in Engineering Applications 3
12



Career Events

Career orientations, seminars, and events help you learn and develop the skills you need.

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Aug 23

Lifespan & Digital Communication Orientation

08/23/2014 11:00 AM - 08/23/2014 1:00 PM

Introduction of CMC programs and services/resources for new graduate students in the College of Arts & Letters MA Lifespan & Digital... ( More )


Aug 27

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

08/27/2014 11:00 AM - 08/27/2014 2:00 PM

U.S. Marine Corps recruiters will share information about their organization and opportunities. ( More )


Aug 28

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

08/28/2014 11:00 AM - 08/28/2014 2:00 PM

U.S. Marine Corps recruiters will share information about their organization and opportunities. ( More )


Sep 4

ODU Accounting Job Fair

09/04/2014 11:00 AM - 09/04/2014 4:00 PM

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Sep 4

Accounting Job Fair

09/04/2014 12:00 PM - 09/04/2014 3:00 PM

This job fair is designed exclusively for accounting and finance majors and minors. It will provide the perfect opportunity to talk to... ( More )


Sep 8

BAL Internship Orientation

09/08/2014 12:30 PM - 09/08/2014 1:30 PM

Orientation for Internships with the College of Business Arts & Letters ( More )


Sep 9

AVID Information Session

09/09/2014 4:30 PM - 09/09/2014 6:30 PM

Attend this information session and application workshop to join the AVID tutor team! WANTED: College tutors to support the AVID... ( More )


Sep 10

Get Geared for Grad School: 10 things to know

09/10/2014 3:00 PM - 09/10/2014 4:00 PM

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Sep 10

Get Geared for Grad School: 10 things to know

09/10/2014 3:00 PM - 09/10/2014 4:00 PM

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Sep 11

Back to School Part-Time Career Fair

09/11/2014 10:30 AM - 09/11/2014 1:30 PM

Are you seeking a part-time job? Come join us at our Back to School Part-Time Job Fair! ( More )


Sep 11

ODU Back to School Part-Time Career Fair

09/11/2014 10:30 AM - 09/11/2014 1:30 PM

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Sep 11

CMC Resume/Cover Letter Workshop - WebEx

09/11/2014 6:00 PM - 09/11/2014 6:45 PM

Live Broadcast on resume/cover letter writing! Students will have the option of attending in person at 2202 Webb Center or LIVE online... ( More )


Sep 15

Business Arts & Letters Resume Workshop

09/15/2014 12:30 PM - 09/15/2014 1:30 PM

Resume writing workshop ( More )


Sep 17

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

09/17/2014 11:00 AM - 09/17/2014 2:00 PM

U.S. Marine Corps recruiters will share information about their organization and opportunities. ( More )


Sep 18

Get Geared for Grad School: Admissions Process...

09/18/2014 12:30 PM - 09/18/2014 1:30 PM

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Sep 18

Get Geared for Grad School

09/18/2014 12:30 PM - 09/18/2014 1:30 PM

Admissions process and writing personal statements for graduate school ( More )


Sep 24

PepsiCo Information Session

09/24/2014 6:00 PM - 09/24/2014 8:00 PM

PepsiCo will be hosting an information session for students interested in learning about the available positions within our Pepsi Americas... ( More )


Sep 25

Get Geared for Grad School

09/25/2014 4:30 PM - 09/25/2014 5:30 PM

Are you thinking about graduate school? Wondering what it might take and if it is something that makes sense for your career plans?... ( More )


Sep 25

CMC Resume/Cover Letter Workshop - WebEx

09/25/2014 6:00 PM - 09/25/2014 6:45 PM

Live Broadcast on resume/cover letter writing! Students will have the option of attending in person at 2202 Webb Center or LIVE online... ( More )


Sep 26

ODU Graduate and Professional School Fair

09/26/2014 10:30 AM - 09/26/2014 2:00 PM

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Sep 26

Graduate and Professional School Fair

09/26/2014 10:30 AM - 09/26/2014 2:00 PM

Open to all students and alumni interested in pursuing graduate and professional degrees. Come meet representatives from regional... ( More )


Sep 26

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

09/26/2014 11:00 AM - 09/26/2014 2:00 PM

U.S. Marine Corps recruiters will share information about their organization and opportunities. ( More )


Sep 27

FREE Grad School Practice Entrance Exams

09/27/2014 8:30 AM - 09/27/2014 4:30 PM

Thinking about graduate school, but not sure how you'll do with the entrance exam? See how you measure up. Take a free practice GRE,... ( More )


Sep 30

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

09/30/2014 11:00 AM - 09/30/2014 2:00 PM

U.S. Marine Corps recruiters will share information about their organization and opportunities. ( More )


Sep 30

Get Geared for Grad School: Admissions Process...

09/30/2014 12:30 PM - 09/30/2014 1:30 PM

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Sep 30

Get Geared for Grad School Prep

09/30/2014 12:30 PM - 09/30/2014 1:30 PM

Admissions and writing personal statements ( More )


Oct 1

AL CRJS/SOC Major Declaration #1

10/01/2014 1:00 PM - 10/01/2014 2:00 PM

The major declaration for Criminal Justice & Sociology majors will cover the ins and outs of department and major requirements and... ( More )


Oct 2

CMC Job Search Strategies Using Social Media

10/02/2014 6:00 PM - 10/02/2014 6:45 PM

Live Broadcast on Using Social Media in the Job Search! Learn tips on effective online branding and how to use Facebook, LinkedIn and... ( More )


Oct 6

Job Search Strategies

10/06/2014 12:30 PM - 10/06/2014 1:30 PM

Job search strategies for the College of Business & Arts and Letters ( More )


Oct 7

Dress to Impress

10/07/2014 4:00 PM - 10/07/2014 6:30 PM

The Career Management Center and the Alumni Association are partnering on this professional dress event to help ODU students be... ( More )


Oct 8

Dress to Impress

10/08/2014 9:00 AM - 10/08/2014 4:00 PM

The Career Management Center and the Alumni Association are partnering on this professional dress event to help ODU students be... ( More )


Oct 8

Strome College of Business Major Fair

10/08/2014 11:00 AM - 10/08/2014 1:00 PM

College of Business Majors Fair ( More )


Oct 8

AL CRJS/SOC Major Declaration #2

10/08/2014 1:00 PM - 10/08/2014 2:00 PM

The major declaration for Criminal Justice & Sociology majors will cover the ins and outs of department and major requirements and... ( More )


Oct 14

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

10/14/2014 11:00 AM - 10/14/2014 2:00 PM

U.S. Marine Corps recruiters will share information about their organization and opportunities. ( More )


Oct 28

Fall Career Fair

10/28/2014 10:30 AM - 10/28/2014 2:30 PM

Attend the Fall Career Fair to network with local employers, receive information, and learn more about part-time, full-time, co-op, and... ( More )


Oct 28

ODU Fall Career Fair (Networking, Information,...

10/28/2014 10:30 AM - 10/28/2014 2:30 PM

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Oct 28

Aramark Information Session

10/28/2014 5:00 PM - 10/28/2014 6:30 PM

The Aramark Campus Recruiting Team invites ODU students to come learn about all of the exciting opportunities available through the... ( More )


Nov 4

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

11/04/2014 11:00 AM - 11/04/2014 2:00 PM

U.S. Marine Corps recruiters will share information about their organization and opportunities. ( More )


Nov 6

Target Information Session

11/06/2014 12:30 PM - 11/06/2014 1:30 PM

Join us to learn more about the various positions Target is hiring for! ( More )


Nov 18

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

11/18/2014 11:00 AM - 11/18/2014 2:00 PM

U.S. Marine Corps recruiters will share information about their organization and opportunities. ( More )


Dec 10

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

12/10/2014 11:00 AM - 12/10/2014 2:00 PM

U.S. Marine Corps recruiters will share information about their organization and opportunities. ( More )


Jan 7

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

01/07/2015 11:00 AM - 01/07/2015 2:00 PM

U.S. Marine Corps recruiters will share information about their organization and opportunities. ( More )


Jan 22

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

01/22/2015 11:00 AM - 01/22/2015 2:00 PM

U.S. Marine Corps recruiters will share information about their organization and opportunities. ( More )


Jan 29

Co-op Intern Career Fair

01/29/2015 12:00 PM - 01/29/2015 3:00 PM

Learn about the employers and how they use majors. Find out what additional skills you may need. Learn about opportunities, network,... ( More )


Feb 11

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

02/11/2015 11:00 AM - 02/11/2015 2:00 PM

U.S. Marine Corps recruiters will share information about their organization and opportunities. ( More )


Mar 11

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

03/11/2015 11:00 AM - 03/11/2015 2:00 PM

U.S. Marine Corps recruiters will share information about their organization and opportunities. ( More )