Career Advising

Conservatory and College students and recent alumni may meet with a Career Center advisor. Our highly trained advisors can offer information, advice, and resources on a wide variety of topics.

Schedule an Advising Appointment

If you want to speak with an advisor please call 440-775-8140 or stop by the office in Stevenson-Longman to schedule an appointment. If you have a preferred name, please let us know!

Typical Conversation Topics:

Enhancing self-awareness

  • Exploring personal interests, values and skills
  • Choosing/changing a major
  • Career exploration...what's out there?

Providing opportunities to acquire knowledge, experience and education

  • Obtaining a Winter Term or summer internship
  • Applying to music festival and competitions
  • Finding opportunities within the Oberlin community
  • Transitioning to a post-Oberlin life
  • Identifying and researching potential employers
  • Planning for and applying to graduate and professional school
  • Planning and applying to fellowships

Develop skills for effective self-presentation

  • Developing a resume, cover letter, essay and/or other application
  • Preparing for auditions
  • Preparing for job, internship, fellowship and graduate school interviews
  • Connecting with alumni to learn about career fields

Drop-in Hours

Peer Advisors (PAs) are specially trained student workers who can help you with your career needs, including resume and cover letter critiques, getting started on the internship and job search, navigating online resources, and using the Career Center library. Our PA's drop-in hours are on a first come, first serve basis; the current schedule can be found here.