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Resources for International Students

There are some specific strategies that you can use to prepare for your job search in the United States and your home country. Finding employment can be difficult for anyone, so it is important to be proactive and plan ahead. If you are an international student seeking employment, consider utilizing the following resources:

Going Global
Going Global offers more than 16 million worldwide job/internship listings which are updated daily. The Job Postings and Internship Listings feature allows you to locate companies operating in both the US and in your home country. In some cases, international students receive their practical training in the U.S. and then return to their home country to work for a U.S. employer. Because you have language and intercultural skills to offer these companies, you may be considered an ideal candidate for one of their available career opportunities.

The Going Global database also contains state … 

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It's on-campus interview season...are you ready?

On-campus interviewing is one of the best ways to land an engineering job. Employers are coming here to hire Ohio State students, so take advantage of it! Preparation for these types of interviews is important, so to help, here are a few things you’ll want to be sure to do:

1.Apply to on-campus recruiting opportunities. In order to land an interview, you have to apply to the job. Keep an eye out in CareerEngine for on-campus interviewing opportunities. There are a few ways you can identify these positions. In your “Jobs” tab, the positions with a job type marked as “preselect” means that the employer is coming on-campus to recruit. The position title will be followed by the two-letter abbreviation for the semester and the year. For example: (AU13). Once you click into the job, you’ll again be notified that it is an on-campus interview opportunity, and you will … 

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Make a career fair game plan!

The 2013 Engineering Expo is less than one week away! It can be an overwhelming event, so be prepared.  By following the simple steps below, you will be confident and ready to meet the employers.

Before the fair:

  1. Make sure your resume is up-to-date, error free, and formatted properly. Sample, employer-approved engineering resumes can be found here under the “ResourcesàDocument Library” section in Career Engine.
  2. Attend a Career Fair Success workshop: There are two more opportunities, Sept 16th (4:30) and Sept 17th (4:00). For an entire list of fall workshops and locations, click here.
  3. Spend some time on the EXPO web site: https://engineering.osu.edu/expo/ and see who is coming to recruit your major. Decide which companies you are most interested in. Familiarize yourself with the company’s profile and get acquainted their web sites.
  4. Apply to companies of interest in advance! Go … 
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Are you ready for the 2013 Engineering EXPO?

Today's blog is written by Amy Franklin, ECS' Employer Services Coordinator.  She manages both engineering career fairs on campus.  

Can you believe EXPO is in a little over two weeks?  If you’re looking for co-op, internship, part-time or full-time employment, NOW is the time to get ready!

EXPO is on Wednesday, September 18th from 11:00am-4:00pm.  There will be over 200 companies at EXPO this year!  Companies will be located on three floors of the Ohio Union, so be sure to check out ALL locations (Great Hall Meeting Room and Performance Hall on the 1st floor; Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom on the 2nd floor; and the Cartoon Room on the 3rd floor).

New this year…..OSU Career Fair Plus!  A full-featured iOS and Android app that puts the power to prepare for fairs in your hands!  More information about this new app will … 

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back to campus!   I took a walk the other day around the stadium and heard a lone trumpet player working on the “fight song”—so I know the time is near!    

As the fall semester unfolds and you figure out your classes and homework load among many other things, don’t forget to add events happening in Engineering Career Services to your busy calendar.   The Engineering Expo is right around the corner-- September 18th at the Ohio Union from 11:00 – 4:00. We are proud to be the host of the biggest job fair at Ohio State! Click here for more information.

Due to the sheer volume of employers that you could potentially meet, it’s important to prepare ahead of time—come to one of the Career Fair Success workshops which will be held on Sept 5th (5:30), Sept 16th (4:30) and Sept … 

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