Follow the steps provided below to ensure that you are on the road to success, whether you are starting your college career or your professional one!

 Freshmen - Get Started!

  1. Become accustomed to ORU & Tulsa. Start looking for a good church, and get involved!
  2. Find extracurricular activities and on-campus organizations in which to get involved.
  3. Get to know the Career Services Department (LRC-510).
  4. Take self-assessments with CareerBeam (our career management tool).
  5. Look over the course catalog and website to determine what majors interest you.
  6. Speak to advisors and students in the departments of majors you are considering.
  7. Go to myplan.com and CareerBeam to explore your career options with each major.
  8. Take courses in the areas you find interesting.
  9. Participate in Career Week events and the Career Fairs held on-campus each semester.
  10. Seek after the God-given passions of your heart!

 Sophomores - Get Ready!

  1. Consider what courses you have enjoyed most and are interested in pursuing further.
  2. Talk with the students and professors in the academic areas you are considering.
  3. Choose a major by the midpoint of your sophomore year (or the start of your junior year).
  4. Create your resume.
  5. Search for internships in your area of interest for the upcoming semester. Apply early!
  6. Attend Career Week events and the Career Fairs held on-campus each semester to gather information and apply for part-time jobs, internships, and summer positions.

 Juniors - Get Focused!

  1. Choose elective courses (as permitted by your major/minor) that will best facilitate your personal career goals.
  2. Consider applying for the Fast Track Program if you are interested in getting your master's degree at ORU in business, education, or theology.
  3. Develop your resume.
    1. Review our Resume Development Guide.
    2. If you haven't yet, attend a Resume Workshop in Career Services.
    3. Make an appointment with our Career Advisor for a one-on-one resume review.
    4. Post your resume on the Golden Hire Network for employers to potentially find you!
  4. Secure internships or part-time job opportunities to gain relevant work experience.
  5. Attend Career Week events and the Career Fairs held on-campus each semester to apply for part-time jobs, internships, and summer positions.
  6. Consider graduate school options and begin researching programs. Apply early!
  7. Make an appointment with our Career Advisor for a one-on-one evaluation of your career goals.
  8. Begin researching what type of companies/industries you would like to work for upon graduation.

 Seniors - Get Hired!

  1. Confirm with the Registrar's Office that you are on track to graduate.
  2. Polish and finalize your resume.
  3. Finalize your graduate school applications (if applying).
  4. Make sure you will be dressed for success! Plan your interview attire for upcoming interviews.
  5. Participate in a Mock Interview offered during Career Week each semester.
  6. Attend all of the Career Week events and the Career Fairs held on-campus each semester to network and apply for full-time jobs.
  7. Repeatedly check our on-campus interview schedule for companies coming to interview ORU students. This is the easiest interview opportunity you will ever land! Many company recruitment cycles start in the fall for positions that will begin the following spring/summer. Start checking & interviewing early!
  8. Utilize our job search resources.
  9. Set-up a Job Search Strategies appointment with our Career Advisor for additional guidance.

 Graduate Students

  1. Update your resume.
  2. Participate in a Mock Interview offered during Career Week each semester.
  3. Attend all of the Career Week events and the Career Fairs held on-campus each semester to network and apply for full-time jobs.
  4. Repeatedly check our on-campus interview schedule for companies coming to interview ORU students. This is the easiest interview opportunity you will ever land! Many company recruitment cycles start in the fall for positions that will begin the following spring/summer. Start checking & interviewing early!
  5. Utilize our job search resources.
  6. Set-up a Job Search Strategies appointment with our Career Advisor for additional guidance.