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by Rachel Kaschner | February 2, 2017
Have you heard of the Ohio State Engineering Job Shadow Program? Are you debating it, but not sure you want to spend your spring break doing “professional stuff?” Let me try to convince you that job shadow is totally worth your time—plus each job shadow event is only ONE day, so it’s not like you have to spend your whole break being productive.
- Unlike almost every other job search related event, YOU choose companies you interact with rather than waiting for them to select you.
- You’ll be doing something useful over Spring Break that will further your career.
- In ONE day, you can find out if you like a particular industry/company/job type…much quicker than deciding during a full summer internship or co-op.
- Your interest could be sparked in an area of study or industry that you previously didn’t know about or think you would like.
- You will …
by Katy Arenschield | January 26, 2017
Making connections. Landing Interviews. Receiving job offers. Many engineering students have mastered the art of a successful career fair. It’s an overwhelming experience, but if you prepare well, it can also be the start of a fruitful job search. This year, ECS implemented a new program that gives seniors the chance to “give back” to the college and help other students in their co-op/internship and full-time job search.
Who they are:
“Career Fair Coaches” are graduating seniors who have had great success at prior fairs and in their search. They are students who are energetic and have excellent communication skills. They have maintained solid GPAs and have completed multiple co-op or internship rotations. Most importantly, they have a desire to help other students be successful too!
What they do:
Career Fair Coaches are assisting ECS in preparing students for the upcoming fair in two main ways:
- Career Fair …
by Ashley Taylor | November 2, 2016
Are you a first year student eager to get a jump start on your internship/ co-op search? By attending the First Year Gear-Up on December 2nd, 2:30pm – 6:45pm at the Ohio Union you can begin using the benefits of being registered with ECS up to four months earlier than your classmates. The Gear-Up is a free event that gives first year students the chance to complete all registration requirements in one 4-hour event.
How do I register?
You must be registered to attend and registration is free. Detailed instructions will be emailed to qualified first year students on November 2nd. Programming materials and dinner will be provided to those selected to attend and spots are limited.
What will be covered during the Gear-Up?
In addition to an Engineering Co-op and Internship Program (ECIP) overview, you will engage in sessions that cover:
- Resume: get your resume reviewed by …
by Guest Student | September 14, 2016
Today's posting is written by Ben Heimbach, who is a Chemical Engineering student graduating in December 2017. He has had two internships at Goodyear and attributes much of his success to being career fair ready.
In my time at Ohio State, I have attended two Engineering Expos, one SWE Career Fair, and info sessions for Marathon, General Mills, Nestle, Goodyear and L’Oréal. I have landed interviews with Goodyear, Nestle, General Mills, Campbell’s and Ingevity from the career fair. I have then gone on to land phone interviews, webcam interviews and on-site interviews.
Preparation for the fair begins for me by looking through the company list that ECS puts out. I choose companies to talk to based on a number of factors. I choose 4-5 companies that are within my scope of study that are larger companies that I am interested in. These lines will most likely be longer than the others so I … Read More
by Kaitlin Schafer | September 8, 2016
Conferences provide great opportunities to network with professionals and learn best practices in your field. In order to set yourself up for the best experience, aim to do most of your work before you leave home.
Plan out what you want to accomplish at the conference. Consider your personal and professional goals, and how they relate to your reasons for attending. Map out a list of the breakout sessions/presentations you would like to attend. Read through the program to get a sense of what topics seems most interesting and relevant to you. Conferences can be overwhelming with the wide range of activities going on, so you should figure out how your time can be spent the most effectively; be sure to leave some breaks throughout the day.
Review the list of conference attendees to decide which people you'd most like to meet. Consider connecting with them … Read More