Career Exploration and Development

Senior Launch Program

Senior Launch Program

As the Class of 2024 prepares for commencement and the future, Senior Launch will help connect students to the community of Oberlin alumni and the world.

Senior Launch CoachesSenior Launch is a collaborative program from Career Exploration and Development (CED), the Center for Engaged Liberal Arts (CELA), and other campus partners.

This year’s program will include a variety of programming and one-on-one coaching. Add the Senior Launch Google Calendar to stay updated.



In Fall 2023, every graduating College of Arts & Sciences senior will be assigned a Senior Launch Coach.  Conservatory students will also receive resources through the Conservatory's Office of Professional Development. Oberlin College faculty and staff members from CELA and partner departments have committed to personally guiding students during their final semester, connecting them to professional support services, and helping Oberlin celebrate the successful launch of the class of 2024.

Each coach has been matched with a senior cohort of 10-15 students based on their own background and professional expertise. They will communicate with seniors throughout the spring semester, ensuring that they have access to the resources and help they need to successfully plan their first steps away from Oberlin.

Early in the fall, Launch Coaches will reach out to cohorts of graduating students, connecting each student to the help and encouragement of a Senior Launch Coach.

Career Exploration and Development workshops and events feature topics of great importance to graduating seniors. A full list of workshops can be found on this page; make sure to check back throughout the spring semester for additional information. 

As Senior Launch Coaches communicate the wants and needs of graduating seniors, additional support and programming will be designed accordingly.  We are committed to meeting students where they are and helping them get where they want to go next.

To view the full list of workshops and register for sessions, log in to Handshake.

Senior Launch Kickoff

Come mingle with coaches and fellow senior class members as we kick off Senior Launch 2024. Learn more about Senior Launch programming and learn how your Senior Launch Coach, CED, CELA, and other campus departments can support you during your final semesters on campus and after commencement. Light refreshments will be served. Please register for this event so we know to expect you. Please note this event is for Oberlin seniors who will be graduating in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024.

Senior Launch Party

Come join us for food, connecting with Senior Launch Coaches, learning about resources at the first-ever Alumni Ascent graduation fair (Moffett Auditorium), and mingling with your fellow 2024 graduates. We will also have swag to give away - drop by for great conversation and fun!

Registration is required and open to the first 150 registrants. You must be graduating in Spring or Fall 2024 to attend.

This event is sponsored by Career Exploration and Development, the Center for Engaged Liberal Arts, and the Office of Alumni Engagement.

  • Friday, April 19, 2024, Time: 4:30-6 pm
  • CELA spaces/Mudd A-Level (register on Handshake)

First 90 Days on the Job: A Conversation with President Ambar

Carmen Twillie Ambar, Oberlin College President

Starting a new job is exciting! However, integrating into a new environment and team, navigating your transition and onboarding, and managing expectations can be stressful. This candid conversation with President Ambar will cover how to achieve success and make a positive impact during your first ninety days on the job.

  • Wednesday, April 24th, 2024, Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
  • Moffett Auditorium/Mudd A-050 (register on Handshake)

Senior Launch Regional Lunch

Join us for a lunch and meet-and-greet with other members of the Class of 2024 who may be moving to the same city/region. We will also give some insight into alumni groups and how you can connect with Oberlin alumni in your chosen city/region using OberLink.

Lunch will be provided.

Registration is required and open to the first 60 registrants. You must be graduating in Spring or Fall 2024 to attend.

This event is sponsored by Career Exploration and Development and the Office of Alumni Engagement.

  • Thursday, May 2nd, 2024, Time: 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Moffett Auditorium/Mudd A-050 (register on Handshake)

As always, students have the opportunity to schedule individual appointments with a Career Advisor to discuss the career planning process more in depth.

Appointments can be scheduled through Handshake (Category: Career Exploration and Development; Type: Select a career community or Getting Started).