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Job Offers: Evaluation
by Kaitlin Schafer | October 31, 2017
According to the National Student Financial Wellness Study, 7/10 college students feel stressed about their personal finances. And for many individuals, this stress does not go away once they secure a full time position upon graduation. According to PWC’s Employee Financial Wellness Survey, Fifty-three percent of all employees are stressed about their finances. The study also cites that those who are stressed are more likely to be distracted by their finances at work.
Dealing with personal finances can be overwhelming for anyone, especially for college students! And so, it is with good reason you should take initiative in learning how to effectively manage your money now rather than later. There are many ways in which you can improve your financial wellness as a college student. Here are a few resources that can steer you towards money-managing success:
Student Wellness Center
Ohio State offers financial education and coaching through Scarlet and … Read More
by Alex Austin | October 17, 2017
Company sizes vary—ranging from multi-billion dollar corporations to start-ups and everywhere in between. Trying to figure out where you want to be on this spectrum is an important part of your research process. While there is ultimately no right answer, there may be a better fit for you. Each company is unique, no matter their size, but there are some things to consider as you determine your interests and priorities.
Know What Matters To You
There are a lot of different things that make up your job experience. Salary, culture, benefits, communication style, flexibility, group environment, location, advancement opportunities, and training programs are all things that go into choosing what company you want to work for. Understanding yourself can help determine what you need to start looking for in an employer. Make a priorities list for “must” items and one for things you would like to have. Using this list, you … Read More
by Lauren Verhoff | November 17, 2016
To all of the seniors graduating...congratulations! While this is an exciting time, you may feel a burden over your head to accept a job right now – even if the job may not really be related to your major or is less than what your degree should be earning financially.
124,800 minutes per year is 40 hours per week for 52 weeks per year--that is a lot to think about. How will you choose to spend it? Assuming that you had experience related to the jobs you’re applying to, your GPA is decent, etc., etc., consider your career long-term and how your first job may impact future opportunities. More than likely, you will be spending more time with individuals at work than people involved in your personal life. It is important that you enjoy what you’re doing. Yes, I understand – not every day is going to be rainbows and … Read More
by Katherine Collins | April 23, 2015
Many of us have been there. It’s your senior year, and you’re applying for various jobs, some of which are located right here in Columbus, while others are what seem to be quite far away-or maybe you already have a job offer and are debating the possibility of moving to a new city.
Location of a job is undoubtedly an important part of any decision, but we often tend to make it bigger than it should be. In fact, studies show that those who move away from their “comfort” zone tend to be more successful socially and professionally- whether this means moving geographically or internally within a company. It’s scary, it’s the unknown, and being unfamiliar with a place or role increases your vulnerability.
Here are a few things to consider when weighing your decision (to relocate):
- Access the NACE Salary Calculator to help you determine how your salary will …
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