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Sign-ups starting soon for the 2014 Ohio State Engineering Job Shadow Program

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
  • Lunch
  • Observe an engineer

Job Shadow takes place over OSU’s Spring Break (March 10-14th) across a variety of company locations in Ohio. You may visit up to 5 companies (one per day). Sign-ups are on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Here's how to sign up:

STEP 1-->APPLY: Identify job shadow opportunities within your CareerEngine account from Thursday, January 30-Tuesday, February 11 by keyword searching “job shadow” in the “Jobs” tab.  Apply to all opportunities you are interested in.  (NOTE:  Applying does NOT guarantee your spot!)

STEP 2-->SECURE YOUR SPOT(S): Visit ECS from 9AM-4PM anytime between January 30 and Thursday, February 13 to meet with an ECS advisor.  You will lock down your opportunity, receive full company job shadow details, and sign the participant liability form.

Check out the ECS Job Shadow page for additional information!

“The experience was very educational and eye opening; I would recommend it to any engineer.”
-2013 Job Shadow Participant

About the author

Kaitlin Schafer

Kaitlin Schafer is a Career Counselor at Engineering Career Services.