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March 1, 2012
Today's blog is written by ECS graduate advisor, Tara McCarron...
Interviews are an opportunity to put your best foot forward and make a positive first impression on a company you hope to work for. Part of making a positive first impression includes presenting a polished appearance with appropriate attire. I recommend putting together an “Interview Emergency Kit” to help you overcome potential wardrobe malfunctions.
What to include:
- A small shoe shine and repair kit…it’s so easy to scuff your shoes walking up or down stairs. Nasty weather could muck up your shoes too.
- A sewing kit…in case you lose a button.
- A few safety pins and some mending tape…if you are not sure what mending tape is, it’s similar to two-sided tape. It works great in holding up hems that have come down or sleeves that are too long. The sleeve can be folded under and mending tape can …
February 24, 2012
ECS has recently added Going Global as a new job search resource for students. For those who have considered working abroad and are unsure of where to start, Going Global is a fantastic resource for information about individual countries. Those looking to move to a larger U.S. city will also find practical information that may help with the decision-making process. Lastly, Going Global helps international students identify US employers and actual job postings that are open on work authorization.Read More
Here are some specific features Going Global offers that you can utilize for your individual search:
- Country Career Guides: This link provides a list of countries for you to select from. Each Country’s link provides Job Search Resources (including a Job Search Overview, Online Job Sites, and Newspapers that Publish Job Advertisements), Industry and Employment Trends (featuring a specific link for Engineering), Top Companies, Financial Considerations, Work Permits and …
by | February 17, 2012
“So, can you tell me what attracted you to our company?”Read More
Are you prepared to answer this question during a job interview? All too often students show up for an interview dressed to impress and prepared to answer questions about themselves, but balk when the conversation turns to the company itself.
It is imperative to research the company with whom you are interviewing so you can sell why you’d be a great fit. You can be spot-on with all other responses, but if it's apparent you don't know anything about the company, it is an immediate turn-off to a recruiter. Plus, how do you know you’re a qualified candidate for that position/company if you haven’t done your homework about the organization?
It isn't necessary to memorize the entire profile of an organization, but it is smart to spend 30 minutes browsing their website, especially the “About Us” section. Also, many …
February 13, 2012
Looking for a co-op, internship, part-time or full-time employment? The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Career Fair is in one week – on Wednesday, February 15th from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm and is open to ALL engineering students (not just women!). The fair will be held at the Ohio Union in the Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom and the Performance Hall; student check-in will be on the second floor.Read More
Advanced copies of the programs will be on sale for $2 outside of the ECS office in Hitchcock Hall this Monday and Tuesday (the 13th & 14th). Programs will also be available at the career fair for $4.
Be prepared for the fair by having your “elevator speech” about yourself ready to go, plus doing research on the companies you want to make a great impression on before you step foot through the door! Look …
by | February 2, 2012
Here's what students are saying about the Engineering Job Shadow Program...
- “Absolutely worthwhile.”
- “You can be told what companies do but you'll never know for sure until you actually go and see for yourself.”
- “Used the program to see what my interests were and to find out whether I would like those kinds of jobs or not. The job shadowing program really helped me sort through that.”
- “The job-shadow program was probably the best tool I have used while hunting for a co-op/internship.”
Sign-ups for the 2012 OSU Engineering Job Shadow Program are next week! Job shadow happens only once a year…so don’t miss this chance to connect with engineering employers and learn about engineering careers. Savvy students are even using the opportunity to network their way into a job. The program happens during OSU’s Spring Break Week…but it’s only a ONE … Read More