Career Exploration and Development


At the heart of our programming is a belief in the power of curiosity and the process of self-discovery.

A large group of second-year students in a lecture hall.
The Sophomore Opportunities and Academic Resources retreat helps second-year students plan an academic pathway through their major alongside cocurricular pursuits.
Photo credit: Dale Preston ’83

Your first semesters at Oberlin present an exciting opportunity to explore new interests within and beyond the classroom. Career Exploration and Development helps students make the most of this period of exploration through mentoring, field-specific workshops, peer-networking events, and talks from industry leaders. We encourage students to reflect on their origins and identities, while trying out and integrating new professional experiences.

Meet with a Professional Career Advisor

Meet with a Peer Career Advisor