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February 2014

What makes Engineering Career Services unique?

What makes Engineering Career Services unique?

           U         stands for “US!” We are a dedicated staff of professionals who really care about your professional development and want to see              you succeed

            N         stands for “Number of employers” who use ECS!  We hold the largest career fairs at Ohio State, hosting over 400 employers                 every year

I           stands for our “Internship and Co-op Program.” Over 80% of the students who are successful in securing full time employment have had this kind of experience

Q         stands for “Quality services.” We strive to provide the best services we can such as resume critiques, workshops, mock interviews, connections with employers for internships, co-ops … 

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Greet the greeter!

Let’s face it- when going in for an interview it is often easy to be a little less cognizant of your surroundings, especially when your mind is in many different places. How does my suit look? Is there anything in my teeth? What questions did I have in mind again? Can I explain everything on my resume in-depth?

Although these thoughts are completely normal, it is wise to try your best to be aware. Reason being, in many interview settings there will be what is known as a “greeter”...this person is typically a member of the company’s recruiting team and is available to talk to you before your actual interview even begins. If your interview is at ECS, it is likely that you will see a “meet the greeter” note on the interview schedule to remind you. This means that they are there to talk to you!  Whether they’re … 

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How to fall in love...with the perfect job (Valentine's Day Edition)

Dear ECS,

I’m heartsick! February 14th is right around the corner, and you know what that means…it’s prime recruiting season for employers! To be honest, I am starting to worry that I haven’t fallen in love with a job…or even found anything yet. Is it me? Am I doing something wrong? At this point, I would take any advice you could give me!

Sincerely,

Jobless in Jones Tower

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Dear Jobless,

It’s understandable to be nervous about your job search; many students feel the same way! However, don’t worry! I think you will be in a much better position to find a job you will fall in love with if you follow these principles below:

  1. Make a commitment – Whether you are looking for a full-time job or a co-op/internship, you need to invest time into your job search. ECS recommends starting two semesters in advance and putting a … 
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Help! What do I need to do to prepare for the Career Fair?

It’s the day before the career fair—here’s your guide for successfully cramming for the big event! Career fairs can be intimidating, and at times, overwhelming, but fear no more- these tips will help you “keep your cool” when diving into the sea of employers and students.

1)      Research, research and research some more. It is your job to learn as much as you can about potential companies of interest. Knowing about the company and exactly what they’re looking for in a candidate will be your most powerful tool.

2)      Formulate a 30-second elevator pitch, in which you tell the recruiter a little bit about yourself and what you’re looking for, why you’re interested in their company, and a brief description as to why you believe you’d be a good fit. It would also behoove you to have a few questions in mind ahead of time.

3)      Print copies of your … 

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