New Year Reminder of OCP Resources

As we begin a new year, the Career Planning team continues to listen and we know many students are feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about their career or professional development plans while the world responds to the pandemic and the resulting economic impact. We know that many faculty and staff across campus support student career decision making in both formal and informal ways. OCP is committed to providing you with quality, current resources to inform these conversations. Below you will find a number of resources that you may draw on at any time. As always, career counselors are available for consultation by contacting Students may schedule an appointment directly via Handshake. Later this month, look for communication highlighting what we know about hiring trends and how they may impact our graduating class.

Resources on MyMeredith – Career Planning

  • Career Planning Workbook: resume/cover letter samples, interview prep, career exploration tools, etc.
  • Career Exploration Resources: What Can I do With this Major?, ONet, Occupational Outlook Handbook, etc.
  • Self-administered, free career assessments
  • Tools for job, internship and grad school searches

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources for Career Conversations & Job Search
Individual identities, values, and goals are an essential part of career and professional development planning. OCP has curated career resources and tools for students of diverse identities including BIPOC, LGBTQIA, disabled, international, veterans, adult students, etc. Visit the Showcasing Diversity page under Career Planning on MyMeredith for links to all resources. This page also features tips for evaluating the inclusiveness of a particular workplace.

Asynchronous Learning Modules/ Resources
On the main Career Planning page on MyMeredith, you will find a list of learning modules that you may share with students and/or incorporate into your courses. These include:

  • Strengths based Interviewing
  • Strengths based Resumes
  • Career Planning & Exploration
  • Networking – Getting Started with LinkedIn (Video)
  • Getting Started with LinkedIn (Interactive Module) COMING SOON!
  • Courageous Conversations Part 1: Strategies for Having Difficult Conversations
  • Courageous Conversations Part 2: Inclusive Leadership
  • Start Smart Salary Negotiation Course, provided by AAUW

Webinars on the OCP YouTube Page

  • LinkedIn & Networking in a Virtual World, presented by Northwestern Mutual
  • What Major Should I Choose?
  • How Do I Find an Internship?
  • The Power of First Impressions, presented by SAS
  • I think I want to go to Grad School…
  • Resume Jam, presented by Genworth

And more…

Have questions or another topic that you are interested in? Contact OCP at

Melyssa Allen

News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330