The Ultimate Elevator Speech is Yours for the Taking

This 90-minute workshop will help you sharpen your message and the impression you make. Terri Browne Kutzen is a phenomenal speaker, with tested and powerful suggestions for presenting effectively.

Two workshops offered tomorrow October 10th in the Career Center Conference Room at 12:30 pm and again at 4:30 pm. Space is limited; to register, go to

Info Session: The Possibility Project

The Possibility Project is a new Oberlin program offered by the Career Center, available exclusively to first- and second-year students, launching spring semester 2015.

The aim is to help participants develop confidence and clarity about the expanse of possibilities they may pursue in, around, and beyond Oberlin.

One key focus of the Project is on the team dynamic. College students nationwide have typically been on their own as they explore and discover their place and purpose in the larger world. This program offers the opportunity to work together in small, supportive, high-functioning teams with common aims.

During the course of the semester, students will meet 5 to 8 times in both small teams and a few larger group sessions.The program will cover a range of skill development activities within a safe and trust-based environment, through which students will:

* create their unique storyboards as they connect past experiences and actively imagine what’s ahead
* develop self-expression skills – from 30-second self-introductions to 8-minute TED-style talks
* benefit from the support and coaching of select alumni resources
* engage in exercises to enhance self-awareness & self-confidence

If a “study group on living a liberal arts life” sounds appealing, come find out more.

Information Sessions
Thurs Oct 9, 2014 @ 4:30pm in King 101
Tues Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm - location TBD

Application Deadline
Fri Oct 31, 2014

Application Deadline for SLAC November Video Interview Day

The Application Period for the Selective Liberal Arts Consortium November Video Interview Day ends on October 15th!

The Selective Liberal Arts Consortium coordinates multiple recruiting events for throughout the year. These events are ideal for seniors seeking entry-level jobs or juniors seeking internships with top employers in a wide range of fields, including education, advertising, marketing, political organizing, technology, economic research, consulting, public policy, law, government, and medical & scientific research.

Winter Term Internship Information Session

Wednesday, October 8th from 4:30-5:30 and Thursday, October 9th from 12:30-1:30 in King 123

The most valuable experiences in college career development are the interactions students have in their career fields of interest. The Career Center offers Winter Term internships in various career fields, usually sponsored by Oberlin alumni.

In this workshop, learn how to search for internship on Oberlin’s recruiting database, ObieOpps and application/selection process. The Career Center Winter Term internships deadline is Monday, November 3. For more information visit:

Peace Corps and City Year Joint Information Sessions

Come learn more about post-graduate service opportunities. Representatives from the Peace Corps and City Year will be hosting a joint information session and will provide insight into their respective programs and how to apply. 

City Year is an education-focused nonprofit organization that partners with public schools to help keep students in school and on track to graduate. City Year AmeriCorps members commit to a year of full-time service in schools, where they work as tutors, mentors and role models. Founded in Boston in 1988, City Year works in 25 cities across the United States and has international affiliates in London & Birmingham, England and Johannesburg, South Africa.

Peace Corps Volunteers make a difference by working as educators and trainers in schools, clinics, NGOs and community centers in over 65 countries. Volunteers commit 27 months to promoting peace and friendship and a better understanding between Americans and people of other countries. 

Both sessions will be held in Wilder 204 on Tuesday, October 7th
Session 1: 3pm–4pm
Session 2: 4:30pm–5:30pm
(These sessions are identical)

There will also be Information Tables outside Wilder (or in Wilder Basement, if rain) from 11am-1pm on October 7th.