Career Development

Career Development

Central Ohio Technical College is following Governor Mike DeWine’s recommendations to take immediate action to minimize the risk of exposure and slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in our communities

The Office of Career Development has transitioned to remote service. The office will be available 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Students & Alumni – Service will be provided via COTC Zoom, Skype, phone or email.  Appointments are encouraged and can be scheduled by contacting me at, or 740.366.9543. For Accessibility needs please notify the office 48 hours in advance.

Employers – The Office of Career Development continues in its effort to assist employers with their recruiting and personnel needs.  We encourage organizations to utilize the free electronic job boards for each institution.  Links to each site are located below:

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COVID-19 Job Search Resource

The Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation has developed a website specifically geared toward matching essential businesses with Ohioans who are able and willing to work as an essential employee during the COVID-19 crisis. Visit

The Office of Career Development and Experiential Learning Services is available to assist students and alumni of The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College.  The office is located on the second floor of the John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center, Room 226. The office provides students and graduates with individualized career planning and consultation with job search strategies, labor market information, assistance in preparing quality resumes and cover letters, help in developing effective interviewing skills, information on employers' expectations, and career assessment for undecided students.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the office at 740.366.9453 or email Derek Thatcher​, Manager of Career Development.

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The Office of Career Development encourages undecided students to explore their options.  No matter where you are in your career development, in order to make informed decisions, you need information about yourself and about the world of work.  A variety of resources to assist you in your exploration process are provided.

Focus 2 Career Assessment​ 

What Can I Do With This Major​


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