Kappa Theta Epsilon
by Rachel Kaschner | February 3, 2009
Maybe you’ve heard of the group Kappa Theta Epsilon…you may have received an email invitation to join or have seen a bulletin board in ECS, but perhaps you brushed the group aside thinking it was just another random honorary. KTE is not some random honorary. It’s a national honorary society that is specific to intern and co-op students that are the most qualified in the country. At Ohio State, KTE members officially serve as the “voice of co-op and intern students" for the College and University community and provide feedback to Engineering Career Services (ECS).
There are many compelling reasons to join KTE. Members have access to exclusive employer networking events, unique opportunities to develop leadership and service skills, and the chance to have fun and relax with other engineering students. Last year KTE underwent a transformative process to improve the organization. Some new features include an annual KTE members-only scholarship, a team-building retreat, and a new fundraiser. When the opportunities arise, KTE members are also recognized for their achievements as well. This year ECIP nominated a KTE member, Christina Elias, for the Cooperative Education and Internship Association’s Student of the Year Award.
Because KTE is a small, yet exclusive organization, it’s a great way to build relationships and hone qualities that will help develop not only your academic career, but also your professional career as an engineer. If you’re interested in joining the group, you must meet the following criteria:
• GPA of 3.0 or better
• At least 50 hours of completed Ohio State coursework
• Completion of a successful work term as an Ohio State University Engineering co-op or intern
• Strong performance evaluations with ratings of either "Very Good" or "Outstanding"
"You must get involved to have an impact."