Skip Navigation

Career Connections

Skip Side Navigation

College of Arts and Sciences Student Success Center

Career Connections

We know that many students are concerned about how the pandemic emergency will impact their opportunities for internships, and new graduates worry about what it will mean to launch their careers in a time of economic uncertainty. This page collects resources for career exploration and development that remain available and active online. 

Our best advice is to stay patient and stay positive. Economic crises are temporary; education is forever. There may be some new roadblocks in the months ahead, but the skills you have developed in your years at OU have positioned you to be flexible and informed, ready to play important roles in the social and economic recovery. Here are some resources to help. 

The Student Success Center offers regular courses and workshops to help students explore, prepare for, and launch meaningful and successful careers. Watch our social media and events tab for information on upcoming opportunities! 

"You are doing very important work and the research skills that you are using are fundamental not only to your training as a history major, but a great many jobs require the kind of sleuthing skills that you are using.” – Dr. Keppel on internships

Career Services @OU


Hannah Baker

Meet Career Services Assistant Director Hannah Baker, the Career Advisor for students from the College of Arts and Sciences. Hannah is available for one-on-one zoom consultations until campus reopens, and is working hard every day to help students navigate the new world of remote internships, job applications, interviews, and hiring. You can reach her at hsmith@ou.edu.

Resources at HireSooner.com that are particularly valuable for Arts and Sciences students:

If you are exploring career options, the SSC staff particularly recommend the Career Services resource called, What Can I Do with A Major In? Start with your major, and follow the options that interest you through a series of increasingly detailed resources to put you in touch with professional organizations, industry data, and tailored job boards.

Other great HireSooner Resources:

  • Printable Handouts on many topics, including resume design and interview advice.
    Job Search Guide includes resume, cover letter, & thank you note samples, tips on building your resume.
    Career Paths – see where other students who graduated with your major have gone on to work.
    Career Plan – what to do each year of college to prepare

Career Services’ indispensable job board is called Handshake. Your student account is automatically linked to your major.

These job-search sites are available through HireSooner.com 

  • Career Shift
    Internships.com (also has full-time jobs & remote positions)
    GoinGlobal USA (posts positions in the bigger metropolitan areas)
    Passport Career and GoinGolbal (these two sites link to jobs worldwide)

Public Job Boards that are particularly useful for Arts and Sciences Students

Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits
Federal Government Jobs
State Government Jobs (Oklahoma)
City Government Jobs (Norman, OK)
Teamwork Online – Jobs in Sports Industries
NCAA Job Market – Collegiate Sports Jobs 
Higher Education Jobs – University/College Jobs 

Networking Resources

Employers strongly recommend that graduating students put together a strong profile on LinkedIn.com. This launches your professional identity and puts you on the radar of potential employers. 

  • Search for Company/Organization

  • On their page, select the people tab, search University of Oklahoma and see if they have alumni or former OU employees working there.

  • Connect with them! Send a message to chat via phone/Zoom

OU Alumni Clubs

  • OU Alumni Clubs are in every state and across the globe

  • Connect with the club president or club member via their social media channels or email.

  • Sooners always want to help other Sooners!

Thinking about applying for Graduate School?

If you don’t find what you are looking for in the links above, please reach out to us at ssc@ou.edu for individual questions and consultations. We love to hear from you!