Career ready at Oregon State
Making discoveries, networking, and advanced training — just some of the opportunities you'll have as a graduate student at Oregon State. Whether you plan to do a thesis or non-thesis program, you will gain practical training and essential skills to take the next step in your career. As an Oregon State graduate, you will join a network of over 200,000 Oregon State alumni around the globe.
Put Your Knowledge to Practice
During your studies, you will have opportunities for hands-on experience as part of your degree requirements. This can include researching for a thesis, participating in an internship or practicum, or completing a final project. The goal of these activities is to apply the knowledge you gained in the classroom and put it to practical use, preparing you for your career ahead.
Career Development Center
Our Career Development Center provides resources and career advice to Oregon State students. Join a CDC webinar, career fair, or schedule an appointment with a career advisor. You can also visit the graduate students section of their website for additional tips and resources.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Graduate school inspires innovation and may spark an idea for a business or patent. Oregon State University offers graduate students a wide array of opportunities to engage in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Engaging with and learning the skills of I&E can make you a more attractive candidate to employers and possibly help you earn a higher wage.
Graduate school is a time to network and make connections. The Graduate School's Professional Development Award and Scholarly Presentation Award can help cover costs for you to present at a conference or become a member of a professional organization. Your college or faculty advisor may have additional funds to help with these pursuits.
We hope you are making progress in choosing the university where you can best achieve your goals for graduate study. We understand the importance of this decision, and we are pleased Oregon State University is one of the universities you are considering.
If you would like to talk to us, give us a call at 541-737-4881 or send us an email at email@example.com.
Graduate school at Oregon State email series
- Week 1 - Learn more about OSU and Corvallis
- Week 2 - Getting career ready (you are here)
- Week 3 - How to fund your graduate degree
- Week 4 - Final thoughts