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Institute for Career Readiness and Lifelong Learning: Home

Your Gateway to Career and Professional Success


Introduction to navigating our website:

How to use College Central Network?

Free Career Resources:

Search jobs posted at our school!

Placement Rate:

98.9% of DC's 2020 graduates found full-time employment or are attending graduate/professional school.

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Office Hours:

Mondays-Fridays 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

*Other hours available by appointment only. 

Sally Bissell


Institute for Career Readiness

and Lifelong Learning


Office #: Pilgrim Library 214

Tracy Armey

Assistant Director,

Institute for Career Readiness

and Lifelong Learning


Office #: Pilgrim Library 211

Disclaimer:  Job announcements should not be deemed as a guarantee by Defiance College of an employer’s fitness or credentials.  Students are urged to validate job postings and use caution and common sense when applying. Do not disclose social security numbers, credit card information or bank account numbers or perform any sort of monetary transaction to unknown employers. Any concerns about the legitimacy of a job posting should be communicated to the Office of Career Development, the Pilgrim Library 211/214.

*Institute for Career Readiness and Lifelong Learning

is located in the Pilgrim Library*


FOCUS2 is a series of short assessments you can take online. Your results help identify majors & careers that might be a good fit for you. We recommend meeting with Sally Bissell or Tracy Armey to analyze your results. 

FOCUS 2 requires you to establish a username and password, which you will need to access your profile in the future.

Click the linked logo above and use the access code below when creating your account. 

ACCESS CODE: jackets

What Can I Do With This Major Logo

Click the logo to the left to go to the "What Can I Do With This Major?" website. Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help. Learn typical career areas and types of employers that hire in these fields, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research through the websites provided. Check out the video below for more information about "What Can I Do With This Major?":


The Office of Career Development launches students into conversations that transform their lives through intentional programs, services, and experiences to achieve career and professional success.


In support of the institutional mission of Defiance College, the Office of Career Development assists students and alumni in identifying personal strengths and interests, exploring major and career options, and progressing toward graduate school and/or employment after graduation. Working closely with all the College stakeholders, the staff in the Office of Career Development strives to educate students with the knowledge, skills, and habits in the areas of professional communication, etiquette, resume and cover letter preparation, interview skills, networking, personal branding, graduate school preparation, and job search strategies.

Pilgrim Library:   
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