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Job Search Strategy
by | January 30, 2014
Have you ever heard of company information sessions? Better yet, have you ever been to one? Info Sessions are when a recruiter, and usually an engineer or two, come to campus and give a presentation about their company and the kinds of jobs they are currently looking to fill.
I’ll be honest. When I first started working for ECS, I didn’t really think info sessions were that big of a deal. I would tell students during their first appointment that info sessions existed, but I didn’t really explain anything further. To me, and probably to a lot of students, they seemed like a glorified “show and tell” set up by companies.
At least that is what I thought before I attended a few last semester…
Since last semester I have become somewhat of an unofficial advocate for company information sessions, and here are a few reasons why (listed in increasing … Read More
by | 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
by | November 25, 2013
ECS held its first international student panel on Monday, November 4, 2013. Over 70 students and staff attended to learn about successful internship and job search stories from students representing several different countries, majors, and industries within engineering.
Panelists were asked to give job search advice to international students in the audience. All panelists shared the same message – job searching takes time, effort, and persistence. It’s not unusual to for a job seeker to apply for a handful of positions and not hear anything! Maximize your chances of securing industry experience by taking advantage of the panelists’ advice in the following areas:
Your resume is what opens the door to a job interview! Think quality over quantity. Applying to 50 jobs will not increase your chances of securing an interview if your resume content or format is poor. Be sure to tailor your resume to the specific … Read More
by | October 4, 2013
Pinterest is known primarily as a place to share the latest recipes, fashion, and DIY crafts. But how about as a place for job searching? Pinterest is now evolving into a unique tool for job seekers. With over 100 million visits a month, Pinterest is becoming a leading force in social media. Consider using the platform to showcase your work, learn helpful job search tips, and find career inspiration all while increasing your (positive) online presence. Here are some ways to use Pinterest during your job search:
Learn about companies you’d like to work for–Read More
You can learn a lot about a company by viewing their pinboards and who they follow on Pinterest. These pinboards will give you an overview of what services the company offers and what topics they find useful and worth sharing. This is a great way to get a feel for the company culture and work …
by | September 11, 2013
The 2013 Engineering Expo is less than one week away! It can be an overwhelming event, so be prepared. By following the simple steps below, you will be confident and ready to meet the employers.
Before the fair:
- Make sure your resume is up-to-date, error free, and formatted properly. Sample, employer-approved engineering resumes can be found here under the “ResourcesàDocument Library” section in Career Engine.
- Attend a Career Fair Success workshop: There are two more opportunities, Sept 16th (4:30) and Sept 17th (4:00). For an entire list of fall workshops and locations, click here.
- Spend some time on the EXPO web site: https://engineering.osu.edu/expo/ and see who is coming to recruit your major. Decide which companies you are most interested in. Familiarize yourself with the company’s profile and get acquainted their web sites.
- Apply to companies of interest in advance! Go …