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by Richard (Alex) Broshious | November 12, 2019
Today's blog is written by Alex Broshious, current GAA for Engineering Career Services. Alex has previous experience working within Human Resources at ExxonMobil and offers some advice on how to build your resume right here on campus!
Many students come into Engineering Career Services wondering how they can show employers the knowledge, skills, and abilities that they possess without having an internship or co-op experience. Luckily, by utilizing the resources and opportunities at Ohio State and the Columbus community, you have plenty of opportunities to build your resume on campus.
Ohio State is fortunate enough to have hundreds of student groups that are always open to new members, meaning you have the opportunity to get involved in whatever you’re most interest in! Be it an engineering related student group like the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) or the University Flight Team, what matters is that you get involved. Even … Read More
by Ashley Taylor | November 6, 2019
This entry is the second of a two-part series addressing frequently asked questions during survey course presentations. For more FAQs visit part one HERE.
How do freshmen go about looking for internships and co-ops while having no prior experience?
While you may not have a previous internship, it is likely that you still have a number of valuable experiences. Part-time positions, campus and community organizations, personal and academic projects, and volunteer experiences help develop transferable (and even technical) skills. Visit ECS to ensure your resume makes the most of these and to develop a plan for your internship/ co-op search.
What are some ways you can make yourself stand out to potential employers your first two years?
Explore ways to enhance your engineering skills to set yourself apart. You may not get in depth with your major engineering coursework within your first two years, so taking the initiative to … Read More
by Ashley Taylor | October 29, 2019
Our staff spends quite a bit of time visiting engineering survey courses to introduce first year students to our office and services. During a few recent presentations we collected questions and this blog is the first of a two-part series addressing some of the frequently asked questions.
Is it reasonable to want to wait a year before beginning the search for a co-op/ internship?
Yes! Adjusting to academics at the university, understanding time management, and getting involved on campus takes time. While some companies may hire first year students, we find that most of our employers begin active recruitment with sophomore and junior students. That said, it can be a good idea to visit career fairs and networking events to understand the process before having the pressure of the job search to contend with.
How does a co-op/ internship during the school year affect financial aid, student status, and graduation … Read More
by Katy Arenschield | October 22, 2019
Amy Thaci, ECS Director, presents LyondellBasell with the Employer of the Year Award.
“The co-op term was my highest point in my life so far.”
Wow. Let that sink in for a second. This quote came from an OSU engineering student who co-oped at LyondellBasell last year. While internships and co-ops are often referred to as “impactful”, “a great learning experience” or even “career changing”, it’s rare you hear someone say it was the highest point in their life. It was based on this statement and other testimonials that LyondellBasell was named the ECS 2019 Employer of the Year. Read below to learn what made this company stand out in the words of the three students who nominated them for the award.
How did this experience help your personal and professional growth?
I was able to interact with like-minded individuals that were recruited by a fantastic University Recruiting … Read More
by Katy Arenschield | October 8, 2019
Each year, ECS puts out a call to our intern/co-op supervisors encouraging them to nominate outstanding Ohio State engineering students for our Student Impact Award. This is an annual distinction given to a student who made an exemplary and unparalleled impact on a company during their stay as a co-op or intern. This past year, 23 students were nominated for the award. Congrats to our two winners: Mikala Malkus, who worked at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, and Ben Kott, who worked at NASA Glenn Research Center.
Mikala Malkus will be graduating with her B.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering this upcoming May and then will be going on to pursue her M.S. in that same field with a graduation date of May 2021. Below are two quotes from her supervisor:
What impact did this student have on your organization?
Mikala's capabilities allowed her to take … Read More