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by Ashley Taylor | October 27, 2016
If you haven’t gotten a chance to explore our website, you may be missing out on some very helpful tools. In addition to displaying upcoming events, tips for success on the job, and forms to overcome job search challenges—our website offers these hidden gems:
- Hiring Employers: An annual breakdown of reported employment by major. This allows you to select your major and discover companies that have hired Ohio State graduates for co-op/ internships and full-time employment by degree level. Use this tool to research companies and find who hires Ohio State engineering talent.
- Wages and Salaries: Reported co-op/ internship hourly wages and full-time salary data separated by year. Utilize this information as you are comparing offers and determining the market value. Full-time and advanced degree candidates, research the average wage for a candidate with your experience using this calculator to answer the “desired salary” question with an appropriate range.
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by Katy Arenschield | October 20, 2016
Did you know that last year, ECS created a new section on our website and accompanying resource guides in CareerEngine for diverse student populations? We are committed to providing job search assistance to all of our students and recognize that everyone’s needs are not the same.
There is a unique landing page on the ECS website and guides in the Document Library of CareerEngine for the following groups: international students, LGBTQ students, minorities in engineering, students with disabilities, women in engineering, and veterans. Because each student has a unique background and set of qualifications to offer potential employers, not everyone will have the same path to obtaining employment. We are here to support each and every engineering student through their job search process.
Below are some highlights of the diversity pages:
- Disclosure: Tips for how/when/why to disclose your situation with an employer. For example, we include a disclosure script …
by Lauren Verhoff | October 12, 2016
You’ve likely had a lot of engineering projects in your entry-level engineering courses. Most of those projects were probably teamwork based. There were smaller individual parts to make the whole project work. You’ve gained valuable, real-world experience that can be transferred into a company setting. When you’re in an interview or even talking to potential employers, how do you talk about these projects? Are the recruiters looking for a team-player or someone who did the whole project? How do you phrase what you did verses what the team did?
The key is honesty. Give credit where credit is due. Employers will be able to tell if you are not telling the whole truth about your role in a project. It may feel awkward to talk about yourself, but the interview is a time where you need to sell yourself to the potential employer. The employer needs to be convinced that you … Read More
by Lauren Verhoff | October 5, 2016
Do you ever feel like the emails that you send just disappear? The Radicati Group reports that over 205 billion emails per day were sent in the year of 2015. It is estimated that over one-third of the worldwide population will be using email by the end of 2019. Email is a common platform used by most businesses as well as consumers. Why is all of this information interesting to know? It may be challenging to grab a recruiter, company, or individual’s attention with communication through an email.
Wanting to get more replies from recruiters, companies, or classmates? Get to the point. Keep the language simple, but not simplistic. Speak in a positive fashion. Think about your subject line (shrink your subject line message). Ask a question or two.
If you as a student feel that you get bombarded with emails every day, think about a recruiter recruiting at only … Read More
by Rachel Kaschner | September 28, 2016
Have you heard of GoinGlobal? Many students have not! But it’s a fantastic resource that is available to you through CareerEngine. GoinGlobal is the leading provider of both country-specific and USA city-specific career and employment information. The GoinGlobal database features 38 Country Career Guides, 53 City Career Guides for the United States and Canada, corporate profiles and more than 16 million internship and job listings within the USA and around the world. If you fall into one of the two following categories listed below, you need to be using this resource!
You are a U.S. Citizen who wants to work abroad.
If you are interested in working abroad, it’s likely you have a country (or narrowed down list of countries) in mind. It’s also that likely you have the language skills that would be required for communicating in that country.GoinGlobal’s Country Guides would be very … Read More