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Finishing Up Your Freshman Year

Finishing up that first year? Get Registered with ECIP over summer break!

During the latter half of spring quarter after completing your first year at OSU, you'll begin to receive information within your CARMEN account to get started with the Engineering Co-op and Internship Program [ECIP]. ECIP is part of Engineering Career Services and registration for a job search account is a vital first step for your job search for an internship and/or co-op position.

ECIP provides job search assistance through individual appointments, workshops, on-line tutorials, resume consultations, practice interviews and many other job search relevant topics. The earlier you complete the registration after your third quarter here at OSU, the better you'll be positioned to begin interviewing for internship or co-op opportunities.

If you will be on or near campus this summer, then after you have completed the CARMEN registration session, call ECS at 292-6651 to complete your registration. ECIP advisors will be available for appointments in 220 Mason Hall all summer.

This year the Engineering EXPO career fair will be held on October 7, 2010. By completing your CARMEN session, meeting with a career advisor, and setting up your online job search account, you'll have a jump start on the busy fall recruiting season!

You can register with ECIP as soon as you have met the following five requirements.
1. You are enrolled in the College of Engineering as a full time undergraduate student with a declared major;
2. You have completed ENG 183 or ENG H193;
3. You have a GPA >= 2.5;
4. You are at least 18 years of age;
5. And you have completed 3 full time quarters [2 full time semesters] at Ohio State.

The eligibility requirements for participation in ECIP are based on what the minimal academic performance levels are that students typically need to become marketable for employers to hire. Your ECIP advisor will work with you personally to help you learn to effectively present yourself to employers. We look forward to working with you!

"The purpose of primary education is the development of your weak characteristics; the purpose of university education, the development of your strong."
-Nevin Fenneman

Authored by Olga Stavridis.