Oregon State University

Mission, Values, & Goals

Mission, Values & Goals


To empower, support, and nurture OSU students and alumni in their exploration and pursuit of lifelong career success and meaningful employment in a diverse world.


Explore, Educate, Empower, Engage - All of which leads to… Excellence


  • Guide students and alumni as they explore their unique self (interests, values, personality, skills) as well as occupational possibilities.
  • Educate students, alumni, and the OSU campus communities on the lifelong nature of career development, and as well as skills and strategies for identifying meaningful employment.
  • Empower students to pursue authentic and rewarding careers, and challenge them to become global and productive citizens.
  • Engage students and alumni with employers and experiential opportunities that help them reach their professional goals.
  • Overall, promote excellence among OSU students and alumni through our Employer Relations and Career Development initiatives.

Come to Career Services if you need to:

  • Learn about your interests, strengths, personality and values.
  • Learn about careers that might be a good fit for you.
  • Choose a major!
  • Find experiences and internships to help you learn more about careers, and gain professional skills.
  • Prepare yourself for the job or graduate school search.
  • Find career opportunities when you graduate, and on into your alumni years.

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Contact Info

Career Services
B008 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis, OR 97331-2127
Phone: 541-737-4085 Fax: 541-737-0532

Hours: M-F, 8am-5pm

Drop-In Hours (resume, cover letter, Beaver Careers): M-Th, 1pm-4pm

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