by Richard (Alex) Broshious | February 18, 2020
The job search process can be intimidating. There’s a lot to consider with online job boards, interview questions, resume prep, and everything in between. While it can be overwhelming, finding ways to organize the job search will help you feel more confident, comfortable, and prepared.
Use these quick tips to create an effective strategy!
Reflect On Your Job Search Goals
Before you start anything else, make sure you take some time to reflect on what your job search goals are. Do you have a specific industry you’re interested in? A role? A city? How important are company values for you? Can you be flexible with company size? Are you interested in a structured leadership development program?
Knowing what your professional and personal goals for the job search are can help you prioritize. The more confident and clear you are on your goals, the better you’ll feel when everything really kicks into … Read More
by Guest Student | February 11, 2020
Jeffery Morhous, Computer Science and Engineering December 2021
Looking for Spring Break plans and want to experience “a day in the life” of an engineer? Consider signing up for ECS’ Job Shadow Program! The Job Shadow Program is a ONE day commitment over Spring Break (March 9-13) where you can spend time with industry professionals at an employer’s site. You get to select from 30+ companies and have the option to sign up for more than one job shadow as long as the dates do not conflict. Discover how Jeffery Morhous, a current Computer Science & Engineering student, found success in the 2019 Job Shadow Program. Jeffery job shadowed at CoverMyMeds in Columbus, OH and has accepted a co-op with the company.
The job shadow day that I participated in was a little over half a normal workday. After we all arrived, Maria Moore (Technical Recruiter at CoverMyMeds and our … Read More
by Richard (Alex) Broshious | February 4, 2020
So you’ve taken all of our advice and now you’re preparing for your interview—bonus: it’s right here on campus! The company obviously likes you and thinks you’re qualified – so how do you make the most out of your interview? Follow these tips to prepare, and hopefully ace, this opportunity.
Prepare All of Your Materials
It seems simple, but having all of your materials prepared can show employers that you are organized and offer you some peace of mind. Having copies of your resume, cover letter, and questions ready to go for the interviewers and your own personal use is a worthwhile step in preparation.
Prepare Follow up Questions
At the end of every interview you’ll get the opportunity to talk with your interviewer or company representative, and this is a crucial step in the process. They’ll expect you to ask questions, so make sure you come with a few … Read More
by Guest Employer | January 27, 2020
Today's guest blog features Cheryl Verbeke, Digital Technology Manager and Ohio State Recruiter for Caterpillar.
You just spent several hours visiting with company representatives at the career fair. You are really interested in a few of them, but they asked you to apply online before moving forward with the recruiting process. You are confused because you gave them your resume and maybe even filled out some personal information on a tablet. You are thinking, I have classwork to do why do I need to apply online?
Why companies require you to apply online.
There are multiple reasons companies require students to apply online. The main purpose of job application is to capture all necessary information to be able to evaluate a candidate for a specific job posting. Using online application systems allow companies to quickly gather data in the same format for each applicant. This is particularly helpful when there … Read More
by Ashley Taylor | January 22, 2020
Did you know that 70.4% of employers surveyed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) have firm or tentative plans to recruit this spring? On top of that, the #1 source for their new hires is through university campus connections and events. With all that said, it’s a “no-brainer” that you should make the most of our events occurring these next couple months starting with Intern Week (January 27th - 31st). There's something for everyone as we help prepare you for the upcoming SWE Career Fair.
ECS will be partnering with Capital One, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Cummins, Eaton, Emerson, General Electric, Nationwide, Navy, and Niagara Bottling to bring you a week full of programming with 28 different chances to interact with engineering employer representatives! A few of those events include:
- Workshops: Practice your networking skills and enhance your interviewing strategies before the SWE Fair.
- Lunch & Learns: Brush up …