Ohio University Office of Career Services

Program to Aid Career Exploration helps students gain work experience by Alyse K

Are you looking for an opportunity to gain work experience while taking classes? Check out OU’s PACE Program!

The Program to Aid Career Exploration (PACE) is an on-campus, internship-like work program sponsored by Ohio University. The program employs approximately 400 students each year and gives students the opportunity to explore their career interests during the school year. It also serves as an excellent resume-builder for students hoping to expand their work experience. PACE is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience. For more information about the program visit the PACE page on the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships web site.

Facts about PACE

Internship-like work experience
Hours: up to 10 hours per week
Pay: $7.30 per hour
To be eligible:

  1. Have completed 30 hours of coursework
  2. Maintain at least 2.3 cumulative GPA
  3. Demonstrate a need for earnings

Must be a full-time student (12 credit hours per quarter)
Undergraduate students only
Positions available fall through spring quarter
Students may NOT hold a federal work-study and a PACE position at the same time

Important Dates

March: Complete and submit the PACE application; if approved, create your online PACE resume

April: View and apply to positions

May: Interview with employers

June: Employers will notify job recipients

July: View and apply for any unfilled positions (and in subsequent months)


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