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We take your career seriously.

        Here’s how:

        An Oregon State University degree will help you develop the critical thinking, communication
        and leadership skills necessary for success in any career — and in life.

        Plus, there are lots of resources to get your future off to a good start. Every Oregon State
        college has a dedicated career development advisor who will give you individual attention.
        The Career Development Center hosts more than 10 large career fairs, networking receptions,
        panel presentations and other career events each year. They’ll help you:

        •  Identify your career strengths, values and interests

        •  Write a winning résumé
        •  Set up mock interviews

        •  Find jobs and internships in your field

        •  Use social media to advance your career

        •  Learn to negotiate a salary

        Top employers come to campus, 500+ a year. Employers like Nike, Intel, Samaritan Health
        Services, Union Pacific and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

                                                                                                                           Every structure, artifact and

       “Once you get                                                                                                       event has a story. Shara Howard

        a little taste of                                                                                                  is telling them.
        going somewhere                                                                                                    Through an internship with the Benton County Historical Society,

        different, you                                                                                                     Shara cataloged artifacts from around the world and researched
                                                                                                                           their background stories. On campus, she’s working on a project
        want to keep                                                                                                       for Oregon State’s 150th anniversary to create signs for historic
                                                                                                                           buildings, sharing the experiences of the people who built,
        doing it.”                                                                                                         taught and studied in them.
                                                                                                                           Shara is also uncovering history’s less-known stories. Her senior
        Neal Mankins                                                                                                       thesis focused on the United States during the Vietnam War.
                                                                                                                           But rather than go down the well-worn path of the anti-war
        Geology | College of Earth, Ocean,                                                                                 movement, she looked at those who supported the war and why,
        and Atmospheric Sciences
                                                                                                                           examining more than a decade of American Legion archives.
                                                                                                                           “Learning about the past and where people came from has
                                                                                                                           always interested me,” Shara says. “Every class I’ve taken has
                                                                                                                           gotten me further toward the things I’m interested in.”
                                                                                                                           After graduation, Shara will begin an internship at the High
                                                                                                                           Desert Museum in Bend, getting experience in multiple
                                                                                                                           departments before applying to graduate school. She eventually
                                                                                                                           wants to work as a museum collections manager or curator.
                                                                                                                           Shara came to Oregon State with a love for history. She’ll leave
                                                                                                                           on a path to a career as a historian.
                                                                                                                           Shara Howard
                                                                                                                           History | College of Liberal Arts
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