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Career Development Services

Welcome to Career Development Services!

CDS is the Career Center for Old Dominion University and offers a comprehensive range of services as your destination for campus jobs, internship/job search strategies, career fairs, resume & interview preparation, classroom presentations, graduate school application assistance and anything else career related. Let's ROAR!

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Careers & Major Interests

Discover your interests, decide on a major, and learn more about career options for your major

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Gain Experience & Opportunities

Learn about on-campus and post-grad job opportunities, internships, and graduate school

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Resumes & Job Search

Information about resume writing, interviewing, networking and job search strategies

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Career Services & Resources

Career coaching, events, and other services and resources that will lead you to career success

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Handshake is your one-stop-shop for all things career!

  1. Apply for jobs/internships

  2. Get noticed by employers and find out when they post new jobs

  3. Register for in-person and virtual career fairs, workshops, employer info sessions and networking events

  4. Receive tailored e-newsletters based on your major and career interests

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I met with NAVSEA at the Career Fair and landed an interview. I interviewed as "practice" since I already had an internship and...

Andrea Strausser

Cyber Security

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CDS helped me prepare my resume by coaching me twice to help adjust my resume. Also, attending the career fair last semester prepared me to...

Jorge Ramirez

Electrical Engineering Technology

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As a distance learning student, it is easy to feel alone in furthering my career but CDS offers value and services to all ODU students. Get...

Brent Ransom


Featured Events

Upcoming Events

Mar 28

Vantage Marketing Information Table

03/28/2023 10:00 AM - 03/28/2023 2:00 PM

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Mar 28

City of Virginia Beach Information Table

03/28/2023 11:00 AM - 03/28/2023 2:00 PM

The City of Virginia Beach is comprised of departments and offices that provide countless services to citizens, businesses and visitors.... (More)

Mar 28

The Literacy Lab Virtual Information Session

03/28/2023 12:30 PM - 03/28/2023 1:30 PM

Come see what the Literacy Lab has to offer you! (More)

Mar 29

Vantage Marketing Information Table

03/29/2023 10:00 AM - 03/29/2023 2:00 PM

Vantage marketing is currently the nation's largest pest control marketing company, and an industry leader in providing summer employment... (More)

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Experience Guaranteed

Enhance your college career by gaining relevant experience with the skills and knowledge needed for your future career. Discover our experiential learning opportunities.

First Fridays

Get an inside look into your major of interest when you speak to professors and current students at our monthly First Friday events.

Spring Open Houses

Explore our beautiful campus and its community! Join us for our Spring Open House events in February and March.