Rosemary Hill Retiring
April 21, 2011
Rosemary Hill, Director of Engineering Career Services at Ohio State University, will retire as of April 30, 2011. She has worked for the College of Engineering since 1989, initially leading the Engineering Cooperative Education and Internship Program; she has held her current position as Director of Engineering Career Services since 1999. Her background includes over thirty years of professional experience in college career services, cooperative education, and corporate college recruiting.
Under her direction, the Engineering Co-op and Internship Program more than doubled in size and both undergraduate and graduate student use of the Engineering Career Services increased significantly; 87 percent of BS graduates now register with the office, while MS and PhD student use has more than doubled. More than three quarters of those employed by graduation report that an ECS service was their employment source. More than 70 percent of undergraduates report completion of an internship or co-op experience before graduation. The office obtains outcomes information on over 90% of BS-level graduates.
In 2011, she was named by the National Association of Colleges and Employers as one of only thirty-four career services directors in the U.S. qualified to evaluate whether career services offices meet professional standards for colleges and universities.
Her professional leadership positions have encompassed a variety of national and regional roles, including election to the Board of Directors for the National Association of Colleges and Employers, two terms as chair of the NACE Principles and Practices committee and service on the Leadership Advancement Program Committee, among other committee roles. She has also been extremely active with the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers; in addition to multiple committee and task force roles, she led the Engineering College Group for four terms, was elected to the Executive Board three times; and received the Paquette Distinguished Leadership Award for "consistent and significant leadership contributions." She also served two terms on the executive board of the Ohio Cooperative Education Association while directing the Engineering Co-op and Internship Program. She earned her master's degree in career counseling/higher education from Northwestern University and bachelor's degree magna cum laude from Wilmington College.
Rosemary commented, "The most rewarding part of my career has been the opportunity to work with thousands of wonderful engineering students to help them launch successful careers. It's especially satisfying to welcome many of them back to recruit co-ops, interns, and new graduates for their companies. I send my thanks and best wishes to all of our students, alumni and employers!"
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
Authored by ECS.