Career and Leadership Development Resources

Resources to Help You Achieve Your Goals

It’s never too early to begin exploring career options. Below are just a few free resources available to students to help you explore the endless career possibilities.

Handshake is Olivet College’s career management platform. Your one-stop-shop for all things career related, it includes:

  • On-campus job and internship postings.
  • Off-campus part-time, internship and full-time postings.
  • Career Fairs and other networking events.
  • Career education workshops.
  • Career coaching/appointment scheduling.
  • Career exploration resources

Students: Log in to Handshake using your Net ID (Email) and Password

Check out Handshake FAQ’s – for students.

Employers: Sign up for an employer account and start posting today!


LinkedIn is a networking tool to find connections to recommended job candidates, alumni, industry experts and business partners.

Linked In 

My Next Move is a web-based interactive tool for new job seekers, students and other career explorers to learn more about their career options. The site also provides a step-by-step interests assessment.

My Next Move

Career One Stop is another way to access Department of Labor information, this exploration guide takes career explorers through the following steps:

  • Assess Yourself
  • Explore Career Options
  • Gain Skills
  • Find a Job
  • Manage Your Career
  • Next Steps

It also provides other job search skills such as resume and interview help, and seeking out help from people and organizations, such as local workforce centers and other government agencies such as unemployment.

Career One Stop

O*Net is an occupational information site that gathers data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, and has been developed under the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration.

Some ways to search are by key word, industry, career cluster, which occupations have a “bright outlook,” skills/abilities/interests/knowledge/work activities/values, and many more.

This site provides a great deal of information for each listed occupation, such as tasks, education-level, tools used, knowledge, skills, and abilities, and many more.

It also links to other websites that provide information concerning average salary by national data, and broken down by state comparison.

Occupational Information Network (O*Net)

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics and contains comprehensive information on career fields across industries. You can find out about training and education needed, working conditions, what people do on the job, expected job outlook and typical earning potential.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

What Can I Do with My Major? is a website that lets you explore majors and information about your chosen field, this website will help. Learn typical career areas and types of employers that hire in these fields, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research through the websites provided.

What Can I Do With This Major? is produced by the University of Tennessee’s Center for Career Development, and rights to use the product are sold through a subscription.

What Can I Do with this Major?

Candid Career provides you with a fun and effective way to explore careers and learn about job search strategies through thousands of 1-2 minute video clips:

  • Discover career fields that you didn’t even know existed! Industry professionals share their job descriptions, backgrounds and career prep advice.
  • Hear from industry professionals about what it takes to get hired in their field.
  • Learn from “Get Hired” advice videos covering interviewing, resume writing, networking and many more topics to help you land that job!

Candid Career

Creatively connects creative artists of all stripes — animators, fashion designers, web designers, fine artists, writers and producers — with companies and individuals who need their services. The site makes it easy to post a portfolio and apply to jobs offered by a wide array of local and national brands.


Virtual Career Fairs in Handshake: A Guide for Students

Researching Salary and Negotiating Offers

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