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by Ashley Taylor | January 12, 2017
If you are wrapping up your PhD, congrats! Completing an advanced degree is quite an achievement. It's likely you haven't had to think too much about employment prospects, but once the end of the road is in sight...you may be thinking "what now?" Today's blog will outline some options that you may want to consider.
Postdoc: A postdoctoral researcher (postdoc) is a temporary position in academia, industry, a nonprofit organization, or government. This type of role is primarily for gaining additional education and training in research for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue a particular career path. It may be a stepping stone to a faculty role.
Faculty: Many PhD candidates pursue their advanced graduate degree with hopes of obtaining a full-time, tenure track faculty position at a university. With an interest in both gaining and transferring knowledge, a faculty position seems a likely career fit … Read More
by Guest Student | December 1, 2016
This week, ECS is featuring Skyler Reimer, a Computer Science and Engineering student graduating in May 2019. In today's blog, he breaks down his tips for success in obtaining an internship at JM Smucker Company as a Solution Development Intern this coming summer. Skyler has had a lot of experience preparing for interviews and in particular, technical interviews. Learn more about Skyler’s preparation for his job search and interviews below. Some of the advice is specific to those interested in the computer science field, but there are broader job search tips for other types of engineering students as well.
I changed majors last fall and was completely lacking in anything related to computer science for my resume. I was looking at spending an extra year in college, so I wanted to take advantage of the time between semesters. Most freshman and sophomore students are in the same boat I was … Read More
by Ashley Taylor | October 27, 2016
If you haven’t gotten a chance to explore our website, you may be missing out on some very helpful tools. In addition to displaying upcoming events, tips for success on the job, and forms to overcome job search challenges—our website offers these hidden gems:
- Hiring Employers: An annual breakdown of reported employment by major. This allows you to select your major and discover companies that have hired Ohio State graduates for co-op/ internships and full-time employment by degree level. Use this tool to research companies and find who hires Ohio State engineering talent.
- Wages and Salaries: Reported co-op/ internship hourly wages and full-time salary data separated by year. Utilize this information as you are comparing offers and determining the market value. Full-time and advanced degree candidates, research the average wage for a candidate with your experience using this calculator to answer the “desired salary” question with an appropriate range.
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by Katy Arenschield | October 20, 2016
Did you know that last year, ECS created a new section on our website and accompanying resource guides in CareerEngine for diverse student populations? We are committed to providing job search assistance to all of our students and recognize that everyone’s needs are not the same.
There is a unique landing page on the ECS website and guides in the Resource Library of Handshake for the following groups: international students, LGBTQ students, minorities in engineering, students with disabilities, women in engineering, and veterans. Because each student has a unique background and set of qualifications to offer potential employers, not everyone will have the same path to obtaining employment. We are here to support each and every engineering student through their job search process.
Below are some highlights of the diversity pages:
- Disclosure: Tips for how/when/why to disclose your situation with an employer. For example, we include a disclosure script to help …
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