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The 2009 Engineering Job Shadow Program

The economy might be struggling, but there is a great way to keep your job search moving in a positive direction…

The 2009 Engineering Job Shadow Program is the chance for you to visit a company, observe engineers, and learn more about professional roles related to your major. The program takes place for one day over OSU’s Spring Break week (March 23rd -27th). All of the participating companies are located in Ohio…usually (but not always!) in a metropolitan area like Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, etc. As long as you are registered with ECIP/ECS and are available during Spring Break, you can participate!

Since each employer offers limited space, you can look forward to knowing that you’re not only going to get an inside look at an industry or company, but also that you’re going to get a day’s worth of face time with an employer (unlike a career fair where there’s hundreds of students all vying for a few minutes of a recruiter’s time). Many companies use it as not only a way to promote their company, but also to identify potential candidates for future employees. Sometimes participation in the program can also lead to a co-op or an internship opportunity.

This year we are excited to have 37 companies hosting Ohio State engineering students. These companies include:

• Accenture
• American Electric Power
• Amylin Pharmaceuticals
• ArvinMeritor
• Ashland
• Civil & Environmental Consultants
• ConAgra Foods
• Corna Kokosing Construction Company
• Donahue IDEAS
• Floyd Browne Group
• Franklin County Engineer’s Office
• Gardiner Trane
• GE Aviation
• Goodrich Landing Gear
• HAWA Incorporated
• Heapy Engineering
• H.R. Gray
• Jergens
• L’Oreal USA
• Malcolm Pirnie
• MJ Engineering
• Nestle
• NiSource Corporation
• OCA Consultants
• Ohio Department of Transportation
• OSU Human Resources IT
• PCC Airfoils
• The Rovisys Company
• Sherwin-Williams
• Stantec Consulting Services
• Swagelok
• Timken
• US Endoscopy
• Woolpert
• Worthington Industries

Don’t miss this opportunity; it only comes once a year! Look for email invitations next week; sign-ups for the program will take place in 199 Hitchcock the week of Feb. 23rd - 27th. With sign-ups, early birds get first pick on which companies they’d like to visit, so don’t delay!

"The world is your school."
-Martin H. Fischer


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Rachel Kaschner

Rachel Kaschner is the Assistant Director at Engineering Career Services.