Career Exploration and Development

Developing a Recruiting Partnership

Why Recruit at Oberlin?

Excellent Writers and Presenters

Through a curriculum that emphasizes writing and communications skills as well as strong involvement in co-curricular activities, Oberlin students have excellent interpersonal skills and effective writing capabilities.


A strong tradition of campus involvement and civic engagement provides Oberlin students with opportunities to develop effective leadership skills. Oberlin students are engaged in over 100 clubs and organizations, 21 varsity teams, and 31 intramural and club sports. Over 100 students serve in the community each year.

Critical Thinkers and Competent Researchers

Oberlin students have the opportunity to study in close mentoring relationships with faculty throughout their college careers. Many students co-author articles with faculty, which are published in scholarly journals and presented at national meetings.

Globally Oriented

A studying abroad rate of close to 40%, a student population from nearly 50 countries, and a curricular commitment to global studies makes the Oberlin experience an international one that has prepared students for a workplace that increasingly extends past our nation's boundaries.


Through strong summer and Winter Term internship participation, Oberlin students gain real work experience in top organizations. They also enjoy research opportunities throughout their education that are typically available only to upperclassmen and graduate students.

Meeting Your Needs

Oberlin is delighted to help you recruit and support high-quality interns and entry-level hires. We offer you flexible options to meet your recruiting needs and look forward to creating mutually beneficial and effective partnerships. Opportunities exist for employers to recruit for the following positions:

  • Summer Internships: Internships can be posted in our online recruiting database, Handshake.
  • Entry-Level Positions: Connect with our graduating seniors through on-campus interviews, resume referrals, and job postings.

Employing organizations that recruit Oberlin College students and recent alumni are expected to follow the Principles of Professional Conduct  for Career Services & Employment Professionals (2019) established by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) .


For on-campus recruiting visits or posting entry-level jobs or internships:
Please contact us at or 440-775-8140.