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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

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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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Apr 17

Engineering Corporate Circle Day

04/17/2014 12:00 PM - 04/17/2014 2:00 PM

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Apr 17

LEAP2 Workshop 7: Professional Mixer

04/17/2014 12:30 PM - 04/17/2014 1:30 PM

This will be the final piece of the LEAP2 puzzle. Professionals will be invited to mix and network with the students in hopes that students... ( More )


Apr 17

DL Using Social Media in Your Job Search Workshop...

04/17/2014 6:00 PM - 04/17/2014 7:00 PM

DL Using Social Media in Your Job Search Workshop

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Apr 18

LEAP2 Workshop 7: Professional Mixer

04/18/2014 2:00 PM - 04/18/2014 3:00 PM

This will be the final piece of the LEAP2 puzzle. Professionals will be invited to mix and network with the students in hopes that students... ( More )


Apr 22

Sport Management Internship Workshop 4

04/22/2014 12:00 PM - 04/22/2014 2:00 PM

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Apr 22

Human Services Internship Fair

04/22/2014 12:00 PM - 04/22/2014 2:00 PM

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Apr 24

Professionalism Pairing Project: LEAP1 and LEAP2

04/24/2014 12:30 PM - 04/24/2014 1:30 PM

This is the final meeting hosted by the CMC for LEAP1 and LEAP2 students. ( More )


Apr 24

Careers for the Common Good

04/24/2014 12:30 PM - 04/24/2014 1:30 PM

The "Careers for the Common Good" panel is designed to provide a venue for representatives from the non-profit sector and local, state... ( More )


Apr 24

DL Resume Workshop - Online

04/24/2014 6:00 PM - 04/24/2014 7:00 PM

DL Resume Workshop - Online

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Apr 25

Professionalism Pairing Project: LEAP1 and LEAP2

04/25/2014 2:00 PM - 04/25/2014 3:00 PM

This is the final meeting hosted by the CMC for LEAP1 and LEAP2 students. ( More )


Apr 26

Senior Symposium

04/26/2014 12:00 PM - 04/26/2014 3:00 PM

This year’s event will feature The Dream Share Project as the opening featuring a showing of a portion of their film, and an abbreviated... ( More )


May 1

Sciences Internship Orientation

05/01/2014 12:30 PM - 05/01/2014 1:30 PM

Orientation and information regarding academic credit for a practical experience. Also an overview of career services. ( More )


Jun 19

Distance Learning-Resume Workshop

06/19/2014 12:30 PM - 06/19/2014 1:30 PM

Resume Writing Workshop! Attend from wherever you are or join us in 2202 Webb Center! To attend online, just log-in... ( More )


Jul 24

Distance Learning-Resume Workshop

07/24/2014 12:30 PM - 07/24/2014 1:30 PM

Resume Writing Workshop! Attend from wherever you are or join us in 2202 Webb Center! To attend online, just log-in... ( More )


Aug 7

Distance Learning-Resume Workshop

08/07/2014 12:30 PM - 08/07/2014 1:30 PM

Resume Writing Workshop! Attend from wherever you are or join us in 2202 Webb Center! To attend online, just log-in... ( More )