Career Communities

Career communities are a way for students to connect with other students, alumni, parents, and faculty who share an interest or expertise in a particular employment sector.

For the 2020-21 academic year, career communities are part of the Junior Practicum Program. All third-year Arts & Sciences students are encouraged to participate in order to gain skills and experience relevant to their career interests, along with Winter Term credit and an experiential opportunity.


Why Join a Career Community?

The best part of belonging to a career community is that you do not have to go through career preparation alone. You will have the support network of Oberlin faculty and staff, fellow students, Oberlin parents, and our talented and successful alumni.

For Fall 2020, career communities will begin with a Career Readiness and Skill-Building Summit and culminate with an 8-week micro-internship or research-based project open to all third-year Arts & Sciences students. To learn more, visit the Junior Practicum website

About the Program

With generous support from Oberlin’s alumni and parents, the  career communities program was created by the Career Development Center in collaboration with the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs.


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