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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


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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.

Freshman Orientation

Welcome to the Monarch Nation! Orientation will be hosted on-campus. Events include course selection and registration, an overview of resources and a preview of campus life.