Career and Leadership Development Center

Welcome to the Career and Leadership Development Center

The University of Olivet Career and Leadership Development Center provides students and alumni with the resources to enter the “real world” with the confidence and skills to thrive in their chosen career and make an impact in their community.

From exploring career interests to building networks to empowering you to walk into a job interview confidently, we’re here to help you succeed.

Comets College to Career Guide

As you transition from high school to college to the “real world,” you’ll have lots of questions and face many decisions about your future. Don’t worry! By planning ahead, you can make the leap from college to career go a lot smoother. To help you plan, check out the four-year Comets College to Career Guide. It’s an easy way to keep track of your goals across your four years as a college student. By following the guide, you’ll be have the opportunity to explore, discover, connect and achieve your career dreams!


The University of Olivet has partnered with Handshake as the one-stop shop for students to engage with the Career and Leadership Development Center. Handshake was created to ensure that all college students have equal access to meaningful careers.

In addition to thousands of jobs and internships at your finger tips, you’ll be able to follow employers, schedule appointments with a The University of Olivet career counselor, check out upcoming workshops, career fairs, networking opportunities and special events, and access a goldmine of career planning resources.

All it takes is a Handshake account to find the right internship or job for you! It’s as easy as creating your profile by and taking a few important steps.

Since its founding in Michigan, Handshake’s network of college and university and employer partners—and the impact for students— has grown exponentially. Within a few years, Handshake has become the leading early career community in the US. Handshake’s network has grown to more than 900 college and universities and more than 420,000 employers.


Ready to launch your internship or career search? We don’t want you to go it alone. Get real support, for the real world, from real UOlivet alumni.

Comet2Comet is exclusively for The University of Olivet students and alumni, offering personalized, lifelong career support at any point in life.

  • Career advise and exploration
  • Mentorship
  • Networking
  • Internship and job opportunities
  • Filter your connections by topics, industries, degree types, hobbies, and more
  • Reach out via messaging or by requesting a meeting
  • You’ll be paired with UOlivet alumni who want to help


Helpful Resources

In addition to personal career and leadership development support and opportunities at The University of Olivet and through Handshake, students are also encouraged to take advantage of free online resources to learn more about careers, graduate school, resume writing, building your LinkedIn presence, interview sample questions, salary and hiring data and more. It’s never too early to begin researching occupations that interest you!

Director of Career Readiness and Leadership Development

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Olivet, MI 49076

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