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College Success and Career Planning

Academic Success 

Academic Success is often defined as meeting the expectations of the university and making satisfactory progress toward your degree.  However, Academic Success is so much more than getting good grades, it’s also about building skills that you will need for the rest of your life. 

The College Success Counselor provides one-on-one and in-class workshops to assist you with academic and life skills. Make an appointment to address any of these skills. Here are some resources to get you started.

♦ Growth Mindset bog
Growth Mindset Quiz
Motivation - see video at right

In the meantime, know that Academic Success requires you to:

  • Challenge yourself to get as much as possible out of your educational experience.
  • Take responsibility for your successes and your failures.
  • Always, always ask for help.

OSU has many more resources to help you succeed in college.  For more information visit the Dennis Learning Center.

Career Planning

Career Planning is the process of matching your interests, skills, and values with a career that you will enjoy. Once you have found a career, you prepare for the workforce by gaining experience in the field, networking, building your resume, and preparing for tough interview questions. The College Success Counselor is prepared to assist you with all aspects of Career Planning including:

Career and Major Exploration

  • What Can I Do With This Major?
  • Whether you are exploring majors or looking for more information about your chosen field of study, “What Can I Do With This Major?” is a valuable tool designed to help you connect your major and interests to career paths. This resource details the typical industries, career areas, and employers associated with each major and covers strategies aimed at making you a more marketable candidate after graduation. “What Can I Do With This Major?” is a free, virtual resource available to all Ohio State students.
  • Resumes
  • Cover Letters
  • Internship and Job Searches 
  • Mock Interviews
  • Salary Negotiations
  • Handshake
    • Handshake is a career-management platform that allows Ohio State students and recent graduates to connect with employers and internship sites in the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors that are interested in recruiting Ohio State students. Students create a profile, add photos, and upload resumes and cover letters.  This enables them to apply for jobs and internships online through the Handshake platform.
  • LinkedIn
    • LinkedIn is the world's largest professional online network with 500+ million members.  This social media networking platform connects users to professional contacts, the latest information in their field, and helps users exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities. 

Career Planning Resources

About the College Success Counselor

Denise Rotavera-Krain has worked in Higher Education as both faculty and staff for 18 years. She is an experienced advisor, teacher, and coordinator from her years at The College of Wooster, Ohio State ATI, and Richard Stockton College of NJ. As the College Success Counselor, Denise works with students to set goals for future academic and career success through one-on-one appointments and workshops.  Denise lives in Wooster with her husband Matt, daughter Maia, and cats Phoenix, Perry, and Teddy.

How to Schedule an Appointment with Denise:

Need help making an appointment with OnCourse?  View this video:

  • Email:
  • Phone:  330-287-1281
  • Office:  Halterman 200E (Not accepting in-person Walk-In appointments at this time)