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by | April 14, 2016
"I don't have a summer internship! Is it too late?" In short: NO. However, with only 4 weeks until summer break. It’s going to take a lot of work and effort to land a summer internship. You’re going to need to really want it. Below are some tips for obtaining a position.
- If you haven’t already done so, register with ECS!! As of this week, there are over 350 engineering internships and co-ops posted on our job board, CareerEngine. If you aren’t registered with us, you won't have access to these OSU engineering specific job postings! Info for registration can be found here.
- Assuming you are registered, start/continue applying! We recommend applying to at least 30 jobs per semester. While it may be a stretch to apply to that many this late in the game, there are certainly jobs out there for which …
by | February 25, 2016
You’ve landed an awesome internship offer— yet there’s one obstacle, it’s not where you currently live, you don’t have a place to live or even know where to begin to find housing. If you will be moving out of the Columbus area or away from a hometown for a position, you may want to consider housing options before signing an offer.
Housing is an additional benefit that some employers offer, and housing assistance may come in many different forms including some of the following examples:
- Company furnished, fully paid housing: a place to live with furniture and sometimes utilities included; this would be the ideal situation. The housing factor is completely handled – you just need to move you and your personal belongings!
- Housing stipend: a fixed monthly rate typically taxed
- Increase in wage: employer increases your hourly wage to adjust for your housing needs
- Relocation bonus: a one-time payment to …
by | April 7, 2015
For many students, the first time they will ever receive a “real” offer letter will be when they obtain their first engineering internship or co-op. It is very exciting but can also be a little overwhelming as well. It’s important to know and understand the information that you can expect in an offer letter from a company. PLEASE NOTE: ALL Engineering internships should be PAID. ECS does not encourage students to accept unpaid internships.
The first thing to know is that just like full-time offers, an internship or co-op offer should be in writing. Many companies will first give you the good news over the phone, but the offer is not considered “official” until they have sent it in writing. This is very important to make sure the terms are clear to both parties involved. If an employer does not give you … Read More
by | March 12, 2015
Are you ready to go global with your internship search? Have you ever dreamed of applying your engineering knowledge and experiences in China, India, Brazil, or some other exciting country of the world? Here are some questions to think about and guidance to help you along the way - from someone who was in your shoes just a few years ago, interned internationally in Brazil during his time at Ohio State, and is currently living and working in São Paulo. Ok, let’s go!
1) Decide where you would like to go
Where in the world would you like to gain on-the-job and life experience? Why do you want to go there? Thinking through these questions will help guide your search and be handy to have ready to share with people who can help you along the way.
2) Think about what experiences you want to gain
What would you … Read More
August 14, 2014
Today's blog features a OSU international engineering alum who was successful in his job search. Sughosh Rao graduated in 2013 with his PhD in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently a Research Scientist with the Transportation Research Center, Inc.
Tell us about your role at your most recent position:Read More
I work as a Research Scientist for Transportation Research Center, Inc., and I am contracted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) which is a part of the US Department of Transportation. I work exclusively for NHTSA at my current job, and as a research lab, we conduct vehicle research for NHTSA to help in rule making. Currently I am involved in three projects which are Vehicle Cyber Security, Hardare in the Loop Simulations and Heavy Truck Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Testing. As a Research Scientist, I have the responsibility of setting up and conducting tests and simulations, and everything …