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Office of Career Development


The Office of Career Development is a career counseling and resource center that encourages students and alumni to be active participants in discovering career possibilities as they relate to individual interests, values, talents, and work-life goals. Wherever individuals are in the career planning process, our office can help. Determining a career is a process of discovery, exploration, commitment and action. Students can successfully complete this process with careful thought and reflection. Our hope is that by accessing the services offered through the Office of Career Development students and alumni will discover work they have a passion for.

Services/Resources we Provide

  • Career Preparation
    If you would like to schedule a class presentation on any of these topics or incorporate mock interviews into your course, please contact Sally Bissell, Director of Career Development.
    • Optimal Resume
    • Resume review and cover letter review
    • Co-op
    • Internships
    • Summer jobs
    • College Central Network on-line job posting system
    • JobFairs:
      • Career Fest Education Expo
      • Virtual Job
      • Work-study/Part-time
    • Job search resources
      • Sample cover letters
      • Resumes
      • Thank you’s
    • Mock interviews
  • Graduate and Professional School Preparation
    • Testing information
    • Kaplan Test Drive in September
    • Extensive web resources
    • Critique personal statements
    • Fellowship information
  • Programs and Events
    Career Development offers a number of programs and events to help prepare students for life after graduation including:
    • Senior Success Day
    • Networking Reception
    • Criminal Justice Night
    • Countdown to Commencement

We can help you by presenting targeted workshops to your students at the time and place of your choosing. Faculty can help us by encouraging students to attend career events, giving extra credit for attendance and providing opportunities for students to learn appropriate job search skills and professional career planning information.  

Contact Us:
Sally Bissell
Director of Career Development
419-783-2366
sbissell@defiance.edu

Tracy Armey
Assistant Director of Career Development
419-783-2349
tarmey@defiance.edu

Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday or by appointment
Fax: 419-783-2597