Career Exploration and Development


Career Exploration and Development helps students prepare for and take full advantage of meaningful internships and other professional experiences with our advising as well as a range of programming and events.

Oberlin students in a museum.
A member of the Arts & Creative Professions career community, Steven Mentzer ’20 spent the summer between his junior and senior year interning at the Brooklyn Museum. His role included researching contemporary artists who had upcoming solo shows at the museum.
Photo credit: Anna Burholt

In their second and third years, students choose majors and begin to deepen their engagement with an academic subject through advanced coursework as well as cocurricular and professional experiences. This is a time for students to gain experience, build confidence, and put their learning into practice in a range of real-world situations.

Explore Oberlin’s Career Communities

Meet with a Professional Career Advisor

Meet with a Peer Career Advisor

Whether immersing yourself in an on-campus research project or hunting for a summer internship, Oberlin has a range of programs and resources to help students take their coursework into the field.

For students planning to go to law or medical school, your second or third year is the time to start meeting with an advisor to review your academic pathway. Oberlin also offers a set of integrative concentrations that can be added to any major and focus on a range of professional sectors, from business and global health to journalism and international affairs.