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Crash Course in Career Fair Networking

Hundreds of employers trying to sort through thousands of students with everyone looking for the perfect pairing. How are you supposed to stand out as a top candidate? Below are ten tips to standing out at the career fair. Five focus on body language and are written by Mary-Kate Wintz, a Process Development Engineer at The Lubrizol Corporation, while the other five highlight the impact of preparation and follow-up.

Body Language

  1. Start with good posture. Use power posing before the fair begins to get your confidence set and to practice the posture that you want recruiters to see you using. During the fair, standing with your knees ever so slightly bent to reduce the risk of passing out will allow you to continue to…
  2. Breathe! Take a deep breath both prior to and within your conversation with a recruiter to not only calm your nerves, but naturally open your chest and … 
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Have You Seen ECS' New Resources?

Buckeye football kicked off this past weekend, so it’s officially fall at Ohio State! As you get acclimated to your new class schedule and life on campus, don’t forget to carve out time for the busy fall recruitment season! Here are a few (NEW) resources to review as you prepare for the internship/co-op or job search:

Check out the ECS 101 Video to learn how ECS can help you! Find out best practices that can increase your chances in securing interviews and offers.

Log in, complete your profile, and upload your resume to Handshake. Handshake is your go-to resource for all things career! If you haven’t logged in yet, what are you waiting for? Get a jumpstart on your search now by clicking HERE. By doing so, you will have access to:

  • 6,000+ postings
  • 125+ on-campus interview schedules
  • 160+ events (workshops, company information sessions, career fairs, meet and greets, etc … 
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Well-come Back! Wellness Resources for Success

The start of fall semester might bring a mix of emotions. The excitement of being back on campus to see friends is generally met with the realization that summer is over. Sure, the first week might be relatively easy, but as an engineering student the pace of classes picks up pretty quickly. Not to mention the job search, which can bring added stress. We often make sure that everyone and everything else is taken care of before ourselves. But, I challenge you to put yourself first this year. Lean on your buckeye community and take advantage of the great resources out there to ensure you feel the best you can so that you can be successful!

What are some resources on campus?

  • Student Wellness Center provides student empowerment resources to support balance and overall holistic wellness.  The office’s initiatives promote 9 dimensions of wellness: emotional, social, spiritual, physical, financial, intellectual … 
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Graduating This Year? Check Out This One-Stop Shop Event!

The checklist is endless when you are searching for a full-time position during your last year. Not only do you have to contend with the time it takes to complete your assignments, but you have to manage to update your professional documents and presence, network with employers, and figure out how to nail the interview. The Engineering Career Success Conference (ECSC) on Friday, September 21st (11:30am-5:30pm) will lay the foundation for a successful job search by helping you complete that checklist!

Polish your professionalism.

An employer panel will offer insider advice from hiring managers and engineers in a variety of industries. You’ll also choose from a selection of career workshops to enhance professional skills. A few of the workshop topics include: salary negotiation, interviews, LinkedIn, networking, and managing your finances. View full event agenda HERE.

Interact and improve.

During the ECSC Interactive Lounge, you will have the chance to … 

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Law School and Engineering

Photo of guest blogger, Brian Kulp

Today’s blog features Brian Kulp, a 2017 B.S. Chemical Engineering Ohio State graduate. Brian is currently a J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School.

What sparked your interest in applying to law school?

Although nobody I knew had practiced law, my family had always been sufficiently connected to the legal world. First, entrenched in the pharmaceutical industry, my parents dealt indirectly with intellectual property and regulatory issues. Second, my grandpa frequently served as an expert witness for litigation regarding the paper industry, aiding the jury in cases which cut across a broad swath of legal topics. However, the ultimate spark came from two places—my internships and my reading. Through internships with Prosoft Clinical and ExxonMobil, I realized that wherever my projects went, a legal problem would confront or constrain me. Consequently, I began to read anything I could get my hands on about the law and was instantly hooked.

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