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by Kaitlin Schafer | November 4, 2015
Getting started on the right foot in your career can make all the difference! Don’t miss your chance to enroll in a professional development course taught by Engineering Career Services staff who will help you understand the process of seeking and gaining employment. ENGR 4910: Tools for Engineering Career Success will provide you with a personalized learning experience where you will have the chance to interact with engineering peers and industry professionals while you gain the skills needed to be successful in your job search.
- Resume, cover letter and job search advice
- Selling your strengths (VIA Character Strengths)
- Technical, case and behavioral interviewing
- Salary negotiation
- Professionalism and workplace etiquette
- Advice from industry professionals
“The course is an eye-opener; I wish I knew what I learned in ENGR 4910 at least 15 months ago. Great class!” –2015 Maymester participant
This class meets every Tuesday during the second session … Read More
by Ashley Taylor | October 28, 2015
First year students are able to begin ECS registration after 1.5 semesters (or around spring break). The First Year Gear-Up is a FREE opportunity exclusively for first-year students to get the inside scoop on internship/ co-op preparation and to register with ECS early! Event registration opens November 4th and invitations to participate will be sent via email to all qualifying students. The event has limited spots available—so mark your calendars and sign up early.
This conference-style event takes place on December 4th from 2:30pm-7:30pm. Jumpstart your professional journey by attending three alternating sessions (resumes, interviewing, job search) presented by ECS counselors with representatives from GE providing additional professional perspectives and advice. The Gear-Up is specifically tailored to the internship/ co-op search needs of students early in their academic career and is a MUST for motivated students. Programming materials and dinner will be provided to those applicants selected … Read More
by Kaitlin Schafer | January 23, 2015
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a R&D Engineer for an automotive company or a Project Engineer in the oil and gas industry? Well, here’s your chance to find out!
The 2015 OSU Engineering Job Shadow Program will allow you to ask questions from the experts and experience the normal day-to-day activities engineers face while working in that specific role.
What are the key benefits from participating in the 2015 Job Shadow Program?
The earlier you start building relationships with people in your field of interest, the better! If you make a good impression during your job shadow events, you’ll likely be kept in mind as a candidate for a current/future opening. In fact, 80% of employers utilized the Job Shadow Program as a recruitment tool for their company in 2014.
Job shadowing also allows you to become aware of trends in the field, witness … Read More
by Kaitlin Schafer | November 21, 2014
The job search can be compared to a roller coaster ride, from the excitement of receiving a call from an interested employer to the letdown of finding out you lost an opportunity to a more qualified candidate. What should you do when frustration sets in and hope starts to fade? Now is the time to evaluate your strategy. Ask yourself if you are implementing the following best practices below.
- Creating a game plan? Aim to submit a target number of applications each week. It’s important to set short term goals to avoid feeling overwhelmed. ECS encourages students to submit approximately 30 applications per semester. Yes, you read it correctly—30 applications per semester!
- Using a variety of resources? The job market for graduates looks like the strongest in several years, with employers looking to make significantly more hires than last year. According to NACE’s Job Outlook 2015 report, employers …
by Kaitlin Schafer | January 23, 2014
It’s never too early to begin developing your professional network! The Job Shadow Program is an opportunity to build connections with some of OSU’s top employers. Job Shadow allows you to gather information about companies, career paths, and industries that are related to your major. You will experience company culture, become aware of trends in the field, and see technologies in action. Some students even secure internships, co-ops, and full-time offers by making a great first impression. In fact, 80% of participating employers utilized the Ohio State Engineering Job Shadow Program as a recruitment tool for their company last year!
All job shadowing opportunities are unique. Depending on the company you visit, you may participate in a number of activities such as:
- Company presentation
- Tour of company facility
- Engineering panel Q & A
- Observe an engineer
Job Shadow takes place over OSU’s Spring Break (March 10-14th) … Read More