Career Development and Professional Engagement

The Calvin C. McKee Student Veterans Success Center offers career planning specifically for veterans and military-connected individuals.

Career Assessment and Preparation

Freshman Year

  • Enroll in your block courses, and learn about the curricula and other requirements.
  • Meet professors and take advantage of office hours.
  • Visit the McKee Student Success Center to learn about the available services and resources.
  • Make a major selection.
  • Get involved on campus via Student Organizations and other opportunities- Student Veterans Association, Student Association, etc.
  • Attend Lunch ‘n Learns at the McKee Student Veterans Center and various job fairs.

Sophomore Year

  • Make a tentative career plan, setting short- and long-term goals.
  • Work on gaining experience that will help you find a job when you graduate (i.e. internships, practicums, etc.).
  • Become familiar with the Handshake and use it to explore summer employment and internships within your field.
  • Meet with professionals for informational interviewing or job shadowing.
  • Attend Lunch ‘n Learns at the McKee Student Veterans Center and various job fairs.

Junior Year

  • Research graduate schools, if you are considering continuing your education.
  • Meet with the Veteran and Military-Connected Student Success Coach to discuss goals.
  • Become familiar with the Handshake and use it to explore summer employment and internships within your field.
  • Develop a working resume.
  • Participate as a student member in professional organizations and begin networking.
  • Research companies and organizations where you may like to work.
  • Adjust short- and long-term goals.
  • Get to know faculty, counselors and administrators, if you have not done so already.
  • Participate in on-campus activities and group projects.

Senior Year

  • Complete the requirements for your major, and minor, if relevant.
  • Update your resume, research companies and participate in job-search related workshops.
  • Research and explore companies interviewing on campus and sign up for on campus interviews.
  • Choose faculty and administrators who you want to use as references.
  • Enroll for graduate school exams and apply for graduate school, if appropriate.

Transition to Workforce

  • November 1 – Hardesty Hall Open House 4- 5:30 pm
  • November 20 – Anthem Service Dogs Lunch and Learn 12-1:30pm (Lunch Provided)
  • November 22 – Honeywell Lunch and Learn 12- 1:30 pm (Lunch Provided)
  • December 6 – Helmerich & Payne Lunch and Learn 12-1:30pm (Lunch Provided)

Anita O’Daniel

Veteran and Military-Connected Student Success Coach

  • U.S. Air Force Veteran
  • B.A. Deaf Education Studies, The University of Tulsa
  • Member of NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers)

918-631-5475
ako866@utulsa.edu