Olinde Career Center
Our career-readiness programming, coupled with on-campus access to employers, directly enhances Tigers’ social mobility and prepares them to make important contributions to research, infrastructure, the economy, and our knowledge base in every industry, everywhere in the world. Specifically, we assist students and alumni in choosing careers, obtaining career-related work experiences, developing job search skills, and securing employment or admission to graduate or professional school.
Handshake, our online career platform, connects students and alumni to an ever-growing list of over 9,100 employers with over 6,500 jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities posted at any given time. A team of seven professional staff members supports students in career and major decision making, developing a personalized plan for career success, marketing their experience and skills to employers and graduate schools, and connecting them with employment opportunities or graduate programs. This team provides tailored support for all students and operates within an integrated career coach model that includes Career Coaches embedded in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, College of Engineering, E. J. Ourso College of Business, and the College of Science.
Our more than 16 on-campus recruiting events include the semesterly Career Expo, our largest event, hosting employers of all industries to recruit students and alumni of all majors, and a series of 14 industry-specific events in partnership with LSU academic colleges.