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by | January 30, 2014
Have you ever heard of company information sessions? Better yet, have you ever been to one? Info Sessions are when a recruiter, and usually an engineer or two, come to campus and give a presentation about their company and the kinds of jobs they are currently looking to fill.
I’ll be honest. When I first started working for ECS, I didn’t really think info sessions were that big of a deal. I would tell students during their first appointment that info sessions existed, but I didn’t really explain anything further. To me, and probably to a lot of students, they seemed like a glorified “show and tell” set up by companies.
At least that is what I thought before I attended a few last semester…
Since last semester I have become somewhat of an unofficial advocate for company information sessions, and here are a few reasons why (listed in increasing … Read More
by | January 23, 2014
It’s never too early to begin developing your professional network! The Job Shadow Program is an opportunity to build connections with some of OSU’s top employers. Job Shadow allows you to gather information about companies, career paths, and industries that are related to your major. You will experience company culture, become aware of trends in the field, and see technologies in action. Some students even secure internships, co-ops, and full-time offers by making a great first impression. In fact, 80% of participating employers utilized the Ohio State Engineering Job Shadow Program as a recruitment tool for their company last year!
All job shadowing opportunities are unique. Depending on the company you visit, you may participate in a number of activities such as:
- Company presentation
- Tour of company facility
- Engineering panel Q & A
- Observe an engineer
Job Shadow takes place over OSU’s Spring Break (March 10-14th) … Read More
by | January 16, 2014
Congratulations! You’ve worked hard in your classes, you’ve researched potential companies that you’d like to work for, you perfected your resume and submitted applications, you nailed the interview, and now you’ve landed a strong co-op or internship opportunity.
The stress of FINDING the job is over, but the work (and fun!) has just begun. You will be working for this company full time for at least 4 months.
This experience will be what you make it, and it’s important that you get the most out of your time there. Below are helpful tips for a successful co-op or internship experience.
1. Meet your coworkersand network: You will hopefully develop a strong relationship with your supervisor, but it’s important to talk to as many people as you can within the company. NETWORK! Introduce yourself to everyone you meet and consider seeking out a mentor who … Read More