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EKU Online Career Services

The EKU Office of Academic and Career Services is a one-stop shop for all of your career and professional development needs. We offer a variety of services to current online EKU students and alumni to help you with your career development, decision-making and job search.

Browse through our career services resources or contact your online alumni/career service liaison, Allison Reusch, at allison.reusch@eku.edu or (859)-622-8679 for one-on-one assistance.

What Can I Do With My Degree?

Trusted Career and Employment Resources

What Can I Do With This Major

Developed by the University of Tennessee (UT), this site provides information on available majors, career opportunities within each major and strategies to be a top candidate in your field. It will allow you to see outlines of common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Produced by the US Department of Labor, this resource overviews specific work tasks, employment environments, educational qualifications, job outlook, and salary ranges for a wide variety of occupations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the federal government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other federal agencies, state and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

Occupational Information Network

The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated from input by a broad range of workers in each occupation.

This platform serves as the nation’s primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations. This resource can be used as a tool for career exploration and job analysis.


Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals, CareerOneStop serves as a great resource for employment information and inspiration on how to further your career.

Online Career Service Support

Creating Your Resume & Cover Letter
Interview Tips & Coaching
Major & Career Support

Not sure what online degree program is right for you?
Explore your career/major options by taking a free career assessment by logging into your Pathway U account.

Virtual Appointments & Workshops

Wherever you are in your professional career – whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned professional – we would like to connect with you and be of assistance in climbing the ladder of career success. Connect with us to explore majors or careers, find a co-op/internship position, prepare for the job search, and network with potential employers.

Schedule a Virtual Appointment

Career Service Virtual Appointment for topics that range from:

  • Career Coaching (Ex. What can I do with a major/degree in …. / Learning Job Search Strategies)
  • Part-time Job Search
  • Mock Interview
  • Resume/Cover Letter Review
  • LinkedIn Review
  • How to dress for success?
  • Major & Career Exploration

Attend a Virtual Workshop

Bring your lunch and join us virtually on Tuesdays from 12:30 – 1:30 PM for valuable information on career readiness topics. More information about each workshop can be found on Handshake.

Professionalism Certificate
Earn a free professionalism certificate to add to your resume

How It Works

  • Email oacs@eku.edu and request to be enrolled in our Professionalism Organization on Blackboard
  • Watch the webinars and review any attached documents
  • Pass the quizzes in each module
  • Download your certificate as proof of completion


Finish the certificate on your own time. Each module completed will earn you a badge in that subject area. Once all modules are complete the certificate will be awarded.

Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Handshake is a database of full-time, part-time, seasonal and internship positions filtered and maintained by the Office of Academic & Career Services. Handshake lists positions from local, national, and international organizations. It also serves as the portal through which you can schedule in person or virtual appointments with the Office of Academic & Career Services to have your resume reviewed and/or schedule a mock interview. It is also the first place you can check for career fairs, interviews, and other career-related events happening on or around campus. Most importantly, Handshake is offered at more than 500 colleges and universities, so it gives you access to a national network of hiring employers. Handshake is accessible through a user-friendly app that you download on your mobile device.  To get started, log onto Handshake at EKU.joinhandshake.com using your student email (mymail) credentials and set up a profile. When creating your personal profile, be sure to include the following:

  • Add your work experience
  • Add your education
  • Add any projects and extracurricular(s) you would like to mention to future employers
  • Follow your favorite employers
  • Uploaded your most current and up to date resume. Once your resume is approved by the Office of Academic & Career Services it will be active for all employers connected with Handshake to see.

Learn how to navigate Handshake:


Eastern Kentucky University’s Co-op Program is the first program accredited in the state of Kentucky by the Accreditation Council for Co-op and Internship.  We offer both Co-op and Internship opportunities.

Learn More About Co-ops/Internships
Job Opportunities, Job boards & Employers

To learn more about job opportunities and direct links that you can find job boards related to your interest/career field please visit: https://oacs.eku.edu/job-opportunities.

List of Employers by Major:

Buzzfile, a comprehensive business information database, pulls industry data from a variety of sources. This list shows the number of employers in any state by major. By clicking on the major, you will be able to see details about the employers including founding year, size, revenue, contact information, and similar companies.

Career Outlook for Individual Degrees

For information regarding specific EKU Online programs, please visit your chosen program for career opportunity information.

Computer Science

General Studies

Instructional Design & Learning Technology