students walking
Two students stroll away from Tappan Square, signaling the end to Commencement/Reunion Weekend and the start of their life after graduation.
Photo credit: Dale Preston ’83

Life After Oberlin College

Your Oberlin education doesn’t end when you graduate. With comprehensive career services, one-on-one mentoring, and a close-knit, global alumni network, we’ll guide your first steps after graduation toward a pathway to success.

QuickStart Appointment

Never visited the Career Development Center? Sign up for a 15-minute QuickStart appointment with a professional advisor to discuss your needs and develop an action plan. Log in using your Oberlin username and password to access the schedule.

What’s Next?

On campus, you’ll hone your skills, interests, and connections, as you seek practical application. After graduation, you’ll benefit from a host of relevant resources you can tailor to the future you want and the now you’re living. 

Discover the Possibilities

Our alumni are educators, performers, scientists, artists—and they’re all visionaries. Are you ready to change the world?

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Explore Your Options

Thinking about life after Oberlin can feel overwhelming. It’s never too soon—or too late—to take advantage of the services in the Career Development Center. Whether you’re a first-year student or a recent grad, the center has resources for every stage of your career exploration.

Year of Service

Thinking about taking time off after graduation to regroup and consider next steps? Consider opportunities that can range from service abroad to teaching fellowships.