Career and Professional Development | Langston University

Career and Professional Development

Career and Professional Development

The Office of Career and Professional Development dedicates its time to educating, advising, and connecting our students to undergraduate and post-graduation career and professional development experiences. Our office is here to assist current and former students as they identify, explore, select and enter into career programs, experiential learning opportunities, and full-time employment. In addition to providing individualized counseling, the Office of Career and Professional Development also organizes campus-wide recruitment events, career development seminars, and professional development workshops. Our office also offers various resources to support students and provide assistance with resume preparation, professional communications and writing skills, interviewing and networking skills, professional dress and etiquette training, and job and internship placement.

If you are a student and would like to set up an appointment, need assistance with a resume or job application, or have any questions, please email, call or stop by our office:

Page Hall, Room 314 
Phone: (405) 346-6377 
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Students can also schedule an appointment with Career and Professional Development online by clicking the button below.
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Handshake is an innovative social recruitment and career services management platform that allows employers, students and career centers to interact and connect with one another directly. Langston University is already connected to over 1,000 employers nationwide through the platform and students can search and apply to hundreds of jobs, internships and other opportunities through Handshake. Even better, Handshake has mobile apps that make it possible to build your professional profile and search for positions from anywhere!

Log on and claim your Handshake account today by visiting:

You must use your “” email to sign up or your request for access will not be approved. If you do not have a “” email address, please contact the Office of Career and Professional Development at for further instructions.

Handshake Dignity and Pride (DAP) Squad

Handshake is launching a student engagement initiative aimed directly at engaging students who attend HBCUs within the Handshake network. Launching this year, through the DAP Squad, Handshake seeks to recruit over 70 students from the various HBCUs across the Handshake network to drive engagement amongst their peers in the Handshake platform and with career services centers on their campus.

For more information about the DAP Squad, please click HERE.


Employers sign up for your Handshake account today! To learn more about Handshake click HERE.

If you are an employer interested in recruiting at LU and would like additional information, please contact:

Leonelle Thompson, Director
Office of Career and Professional Development
P.O. Box 1500
Langston, OK 73050
Phone: (405) 346-6377 
Fax: (405) 466-6014


Each fall and spring semester, the Office of Career and Professional Development hosts a career fair on its campus in Langston, Oklahoma. The career fair is an opportunity for local and national companies, agencies, and academic institutions to interact directly with our students and share information about employment, internship and learning opportunities available within their respective businesses and organizations. It is also an opportunity for students to develop and hone their professionalism skills and to connect with prospective employers and leaders in their respective field of study or desired career path. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the career fairs, as well as, the workshops and seminars offered each semester through the Office of Career and Professional Development which prepares students for the career fair.

Our next career fair will take place soon! Check back soon for more details!


Professional Dress Guide

Resume Template

Cover Letter Guide

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