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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
by Rachel Kaschner | July 25, 2016
Every year the Ohio Cooperative Education Association (OCEA) has a contest that recognizes students from Ohio universities who have had a "Cool Co-op" experience. Students must answer the question, "Why is the co-op cool?" and can choose among projects, people, or perks that made it so. This year, Leslie Mamula (BS Mechanical Engineering, 2017) won the award for Cool Co-op People category!
Leslie worked for Fortune 500 company, Willams Companies. Williams is an energy infrastructure company that focuses on natural gas processing and transportation. Leslie's co-op was located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Here's what Leslie had to say about the cool people at her co-op:
"Last summer I worked with some of the best people. My fellow interns, my manager, Dale, my mentor, Jeff, and my coworker, Neil, all continually showed me how to do my job to my best ability and inspired me every day to be my best … Read More
by Katy Arenschield | 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 Lauren Verhoff | 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 Katy Arenschield | 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