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Welcome to the Office for Career Success!

At OCS, we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and supportive career ecosystem for students, faculty, and employers. Our focus on diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility underscores our commitment to providing transformative career education and professional development. 

What is Career Library?

Gallaudet University’s Career Library offers a caring and transformative approach to career education, providing resources, employer partnerships, and job opportunities.

Check out our new Career Library

Our new career library contains toolkits, resources and other information about employment affecting our students, alumni as well as members of the entire deaf and hard of hearing community.

Career Library

What We Offer:

  • Tailored Career Advising: Whether you’re a student exploring education and career paths or an alum seeking lifelong career services, our team is here to guide you.
  • Lifelong Support for Alumni: Graduated from Gallaudet? We offer ongoing career services to ensure your continued success.
  • Networking Opportunities: Current students and alumni can connect with employers through our career education and networking events as well as our career portal.
  • Quality Partnerships: We collaborate with reputable employers across private and public sectors to provide meaningful opportunities.
  • Career Resources: Explore our new career library, which continues to add resources covering all aspects of career development. From toolkits to success stories, we hope to support your journey.

How We Can Help You:

Whatever support you need, OCS has got you covered! Explore our career advising services, discover networking events, and connect with quality employers. Your journey to career readiness starts here.

Meet the Team

Julie Tibbitt

Director, Career Success

Anjali Desai-Margolin

Employer Relations Coordinator

Aimee Mousavi

Career Success Manager

Information

FAQs

Common Questions

ALL matriculated students (full-time, part-time, online, graduate and undergraduate) have assigned Career Educators.

Career Educators are assigned to each school. This information should be viewable in Navigate, however if you cannot find this information, please contact Career Success.

We strongly encourage all students to start acquiring work experiences during their first year of college. Internships are available as early as the 2nd semester of the freshman year. Internships can be done during any semester of the year (fall, spring, summer). Students should always check directly with their faculty advisor and career educator, as there are specific timelines for various internship sites.

Services and Support

You can prepare for an internship in the following ways:
  • Participate in on-campus recruiting (e.g.,info sessions/tables, interviews, job fairs)
  • Work with your Career Consultant to identify potential employers
  • Log on to the Bison CareerLink to review position announcements, and
  • Create a network of contacts such as friends and family.
The Career Center coordinates various Employer Information Sessions throughout the school year. Internships are also posted on the Bison CareerLink and in the Career Library. You can also check with your major department to see if they have information about internship placements related to your major field of study. The best way to learn more about securing an internship is to visit the Career Center.
An internship or job interview is a two-way street. The job of the interviewer is to determine whether or not you have the skills and attitude that make you the best fit for the position. You also have to determine whether the company and the position is a good fit for you. The best way to do this is by asking the interviewer questions during the interview. Usually, the interviewer will ask, “Do you have any questions for me?” Your response should always be, “yes.” Saying no or having no questions prepared tells the employer that you might not be motivated to work or that you do not put in effort to be prepared, which can reflect on the effort you put put into the job. Employers make judgments about you based on the questions you ask. Make sure that you ask good questions.
  • Do your research on the company and ask questions related to the company and your position
  • Don’t ask about salary and benefits during your initial interview
  • Don’t ask general, bland questions. Know the industry and lexicon
  • Ask open ended questions and not questions that can be answered with a “yes” or “no”
Here are examples of questions you can ask the interviewer during the interview:
  • How does the department relate to the overall organization?
  • What are the values that make up the organization’s culture?
  • What kind of work assignments might I expect the first six months on the job? What will be my day-to-day responsibilities?
  • How often are performance reviews given?
  • Are there opportunities for professional growth and advancement?
  • In what ways is a career with your company better than one with your competitors?
  • Is this a new position or am I replacing someone?
  • Can you tell me about the individual to whom I will report? What is their management style?
  • What characteristics do achievers within this company share?
  • What are the next steps?
You can find more interview resources and questions to ask at Interview Central and by participating in mock interviews to help you prepare.

Contact Us

Office for Career Success

JSAC (Jordan Student Academic Center) Suite 2200

Monday
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am-5:00 pm

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