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January 2016

Why You Should Job Shadow: An Engineering Student's Perspective

Are you looking for a chance to meet with top OSU employers and learn more about being an engineer? If so, consider signing up for the 2016 Job Shadow Program! The Job Shadow Program is a one day commitment over Spring Break (March 14-18). You can sign up for more than one shadow if you’d like. Below you’ll find Matt Glasgow’s (ISE student) insight into his job shadow experience during the 2015 program.

Where did you job shadow last year?

I attended a job shadow at LuK USA located in Wooster, Ohio. LuK is a German based company from the parent company Schaeffler, and they make torque converters for cars and trucks.

How was the event structured?

Upon arrival, a few members of the HR Department delivered a presentation that provided an overview of the company. The topics included information about LuK’s history, culture, and customer base. After the presentation … 

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SWE Career Fair Admissions--Important Changes This Year!

You may have heard that no career fair programs are being printed and sold this year.  Is this true?  It is!  Paper programs will no longer be printed and sold for any engineering career fairs!  The complete program information is available via the OSU Career Fair Plus app and the app is free.  Search for the OSU Career Fair Plus app on the App Store or Google Play Store.

Prefer a paper version of the program?  We understand that some students might still like having a hard copy of the program, so we are making the full version available for you to print.  Please check the swefair.engineering.osu.edu or ecs.osu.edu websites after January 25th.

In the past, the paper program has served as your admission ticket.  Going forward, your BuckID and a printed name badge will serve as your admission ticket.  … 

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Consider a Professional Mentor

Have you ever wondered what your classmates are talking about when they refer to their mentor? Why are they important? And how do you go about finding one?

A mentor could be younger or older than the mentee, but what sets them apart is the mentor's level of experience or depth of knowledge in a particular area or field. A mentorship program is beneficial for personal development as well as professional development. Typically a mentorship program would include a person of less experience and a person of more experience sharing ideas and thoughts over the area of interest.

Aside from building a professional relationship with someone in the workforce, mentorships may provide you with new skills, knowledge, contacts, or even new job opportunities. More than likely, if you find a mentor that is really interested in your professional development, they will become more of a career coach helping you build … 

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