Job Search Resources


The OSU College of Forestry prides itself on educating and preparing its students to be competent, innovative, and professional members in the broad fields of forestry and natural resources management. Students in all of our degree programs are encouraged to seek work experience in their chosen field and for some of our programs, work experience is a graduation requirement.  To help our students in the task of finding desirable positions, we have developed the following list of agencies, resources and employment search engines.


Job Search Engines - Check here for links to federal, state, and non-profit job search sites.

Steps to Sucess: Navigating the National Park Service Hiring Process - A guide to help you understand the National Park Service, National Park Service sites and jobs, a federal hiring glossary, information about federal resumes, and an example resume.

Tips! How to get a Forest Service Job - Check out this link to find out how to get started with the Forest Service! Find out about Temporary positions and Fire Hire as well as connecting with the Forest Service Facebook Page to stay up to date on hiring information. And check out this "How to Get a Forest Service Job" webinar link!


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Hiring Procedures - These helpful resources can make all the difference when applying for the U.S. Fish and Wildlfie Service. Recruitment strategies, hiring process and timeline, and desired universities can help students determine their potential. 


Students are encouraged to visit the Oregon State University Career Development Center located at B008 Kerr Administration Building for assistance with resumes, cover letters, interview tips, and other career related topics of discussion.  Drop in hours are Monday - Thursday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Career Development Center Resources


OSU Career Development Center Events

Career Development Center Webinars 

Resume & Curriculum Vitae

Interviewing & Negotiating 

Career Development Center Tools & Resources

Work Experience Requirement

Students majoring in Forest Engineering, Forest/Civil Engineering, Forestry, Renewable Materials, and Recreation Resource Management must complete a six-month work experience practicum prior to graduation. While it is not required for Natural Resources majors, it is highly encouraged.   Tourism & Outdoor Leadership majors complete an internship (guided by a different set of criteria).

Visit the Work Experience Practicum website to document your work experience. ONID username and password required to login. Please set aside 20-30 minutes of time to complete this process. Currently there is no "Save" button so all work must be completed and submitted.