Student Success Services

Located on the first floor of Benner Library, Career Services assists the traditional student population with career development and employment needs during the college years, and provides the essential career resources to help students enter and navigate the professional world.

Our friendly staff is available to assist students in career development. Among the many services we provide:

  • Managing off-campus job postings
  • Helping students build résumés and cover letters
  • Assisting with the job search process
  • Coaching on interview preparation and etiquette
  • Hosting multiple job fairs each year, including the ONU Internship and Job Fair

Hours & Contact Information

Regular hours are 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Additional hours may be available by appointment.

Office Email: careers@olivet.edu 
Office Phone: 815-939-5243

Additional Services & Information

The Office of Career Services offers several resources for students, including  job postings and career tips.

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First Year Experience

The first year is a vital time in the undergraduate experience, and it takes campus-wide coordination and collaboration to help students transition to college life and find a sense of belonging in the Olivet campus community. Over the course of the first year, topics being addressed include, but are not limited to: time and stress management, study skills, academic planning, diversity, goal setting, proper use of technology, Olivet's resources, interpersonal skills, career exploration and spiritual growth opportunities. These themes are addressed at different points throughout their first year including activities like, Summer Orientation, Jumpstart new student conference, First Year Seminar, OAR peer mentoring groups, Upper Room worship nights, dorm and class events, academic department workshops, multi-ethnic events, and weekly chapel. 

Retention

Retention is a campus-wide initiative and is a priority for faculty and staff as we support students in the academic and social evolution throughout their entire Olivet experience. We work together to anticipate potential issues that might cause a student to get off track. Students have access to numerous resources that assist them at any point in their college journey, whether it is tutoring for a specific course, access to career or life-coaching staff or peer coaching opportunities. Accountability is built into our program in hopes to help students maximize their full potential.