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!


How to apply for Jobs in Oregon State government - This short how-to video explains the application system used to apply for jobs in Oregon state government.


How to apply for Federal jobsThis video will provide you with an overview of the Federal application process for positions in the competitive civil service using USAJOBS, the main Federal employment website. It will explain the basic steps you can take to search and apply for Federal job postings on USAJOBS.

Pathways Internship TutorialThe Pathways Program offers federal internship and employment opportunities for current students, recent graduates and those with an advanced degree.


State of Oregon Employer Panel - March 2018

Captioned Video of the March 2018 State Jobs Panel event.


Career Development Center Counseling and Resources

Britt Hoskins, Career Development Center Advising for The College of Forestry 

Whether you want to explore career options, talk about internships, practice interviewing, learn about Handshake or get help with your resume or cover letter, Britt is your go-to person. She’s located in Strand 130D and would love to meet with you. Make an appointment by going to Handshake or calling: 541-737-4085.


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


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.