Congratulations! You've graduated (or are about to) from OSU! What's next? Other than taking a moment to celebrate your hard work and accomplishments, it's time to look forward to the next steps you can take to further your professional career. It may seem like the only path forward is linear, but in reality there are many options, including both domestic and international experiences, you can partake in that will bolster your resume and help you prepare for the next stage in your life.
We've prepared some ideas, resources, and opportunities* we think will be very beneficial to you. Ready to dive in?!
*Please note, the programs on this page are from organizations outside of Oregon State University.
There are many options close to home that can give you hands-on experience in a variety of fields. Check out the links below to learn about individual programs and what they have to offer.
- City Year
- Habitat for Humanity (International options as well)
- National Outdoor Leadership School
- OSPIRG - Oregon State Public Interest Research Group
- Outward Bound
- Service Year
- Student Conservation Association
- Teach for America
- WWOOF USA
If you didn't get the chance to study abroad while at OSU or can't wait to go abroad again to try somewhere new, there are plenty of post-graduation international opportunities to explore! Working or volunteering abroad presents you with options to gain valuable experience and skills employers are seeking, but also helps to make a difference in our world.
- Global Service Corps
- Go Overseas
- Jesuit Volunteer Corps
- Peace Corps
- United Planet
- WWOOF Worldwide