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What's New at ECS?

Engineering Career Services has some exciting changes and additions for 2019!

  • Intern Week is a new program primarily targeting first and second year students in their pursuit of an internship or co-op. It is strategically placed the week before the SWE fair and is packed with events.
  • SWE Career Fair is on Wednesday, January 30th and will admit BS students within one calendar year of graduation, MS/ PhD students, and recent alum ONLY from 1pm -2pm, while the fair will be open for ALL students from 2pm-6pm. Read more HERE.
  • Job Shadow will now take place during Spring Break week and signups will happen virtually via Handshake beginning February. This will allow you to quickly secure your spot to network with employers and get insider knowledge of a specific industry or company.
  • Engineers Week celebrates the varied careers within engineering with events during the week of February 18th.
  • Walk-in Hours … 
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Employer Insights for Navigating the Job Search as an International Student

Rukaiya standing under a Tesla Gigafactory 1 sign.Rukaiya Tunkiwala, M.S. Industrial Engineering, December 2018

This blog entry is the last installment in a series addressing specific job search considerations for underrepresented and diverse candidates. We recognize that identities are intersectional and that identity markers do not exist independently of each other, and we offer this information to those who would like to apply it in their job search. Today’s blog is written by Rukaiya Tunkiwala, 2018 M.S. Industrial Engineering graduate and full-time Industrial Engineer with Tesla.

Tell us about your role at your most recent position:

I was an Industrial Engineering Intern for Tesla at Gigafactory 1 in Reno, Nevada. My responsibilities included designing a warehouse for hazardous materials and space and flow allocations for future assembly lines. I am now heading back to Tesla, full time, as an Industrial Engineer and will be responsible for high level decision making regarding space allocation, factory layout … 

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Employer Insights for Navigating the Job Search as an Underrepresented Minority Student

This blog entry is the second of a series addressing specific job search considerations for underrepresented and diverse candidates. We recognize that identities are intersectional and that identity markers do not exist independently of each other, and we offer this information to those who would like to apply it in their job search. Today’s blog is written by Rachel Ligman, Manager – North America University Relations at Eaton.

When it comes to evaluating potential employers on inclusion and diversity, it is important to examine both external brand, and internal culture. The external brand is how they show up when they know you are looking – at a career fair, conference, or company presentation. The internal persona is what is happening to a company, without their control over the brand message.

The external brand around inclusion & diversity:

The National Diversity Conferences (as well as regional conferences) are a great way … 

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You're an Engineer. Why Would You Want to be in Sales?

Photo of guest blog writer, Kevin Parker

This week’s blog is written by Kevin L. Parker, Regional Sales & Marketing Operations Manager for Rockwell Automation, Inc. and 2011 Ohio State B.S. Mechanical Engineering Alum. 

"You're an Engineer. Why would you want to be in sales?" I’ll never forget my mom asking me that question. I understood where she was coming from. She’s the one who had to listen to me complain about the busy weeks and all-nighters (usually self-inflicted) that came with engineering. To her, it seemed like a waste of a technical degree. If that’s the direction I wanted to take, why wouldn’t I have pursued a business degree? In actuality, I considered that at one point but Scott Lab was pretty cool and new at the time, plus we had motorcycle parking right in front! What my mom failed to recognize then, were the experiences and career opportunities that come with technical sales. She has … 

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Staffing Agencies and Third-Party Recruiters

Adapted from a National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) resource titled “Student’s Guide to Working with Staffing Agencies and other Third-Party Recruiters.”

NACE defines third-party recruiters as “agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment opportunities other than for their own needs.” There are several different categories of third-party recruiters, including employment/ staffing agencies, contract recruiters, and resume referral firms. Ohio State career services offices work with third-party recruiters but require that these firms adhere to our policies before posting positions.

Employment/Staffing Agencies

Employment agencies list positions for a number of organizations and receive payment from the hiring organization when a referred candidate is hired. They often do not have an exclusive contract to place an individual in a role with a client organization. Campus and online job boards may include job postings from employment agencies or staffing firms, along with postings directly from … 

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