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by Guest Employer | July 10, 2018
Audrey Inniger, Senior Talent Management Consultant at Worldpay
Audrey Inniger is a Senior Talent Management Consultant at Worldpay (formerly Vantiv). Before college career fair season is set to kick off, we asked her for general advice and how to make the most out of interactions with employers.
What are the benefits to attending an information session or networking event?
Oftentimes information sessions or networking events aren’t as crowded as a career fair. Therefore, you are able to spend valuable time with a recruiter or company professional showcasing your unique skillset. From a recruiter perspective, I typically remember those students better who I meet at an information session or networking event due to the meaningful conversations held!
What are some tips for college students or recent graduates looking to stand out at a job fair?
Showcase what makes you, YOU. The best and most memorable conversations I have are those in which … Read More
by Katy Arenschield | June 5, 2018
While we know that you probably aren’t thinking about us during your summer break, we have been spending a lot of time thinking about YOU! ECS, along with the other career offices at Ohio State, has been preparing the past several months for the launch of Handshake, our new job search system. As of TODAY (June 5), all students have access to this new platform which we hope you will find intuitive and easy-to-use. Can you tell we’re excited?
Handshake connects you with internships and jobs from thousands of employers. Some perks of handshake include:
- Discover jobs you are truly interested in. Handshake shares job recommendations based on your interest, major, and skills. You can explore collections of jobs just for you. Pro Tip: “Favorite” jobs. Handshake’s smart software will start showing more similar jobs once it learns what you are most interested in.
- Stand out to employers …
by Guest Employer | May 1, 2018
Today's blog is written by MaryKate Wintz, 2017 Chemical Engineering Alumna currently working as a Process Development Engineer with The Lubrizol Corporation.
Buzz words during the job search almost always include “transferrable skills”, but what does that mean? How can something that you do when you are in high school relate to your college school work, let alone an internship or entry level job in a technical career? How can you find those skills that will allow you to move seamlessly from the classroom to workplace?
I started working when I was 14 years old as a cashier in the gift shop at a historic B&B. From there, I held jobs ranging from receptionist to leasing agent to coach before finding my 5-term co-op with The Lubrizol Corporation. As a graduate of Ohio State, I moved to Cleveland to work full time as a Process Development Engineer with Lubrizol … Read More
by Katy Arenschield | April 24, 2018
This week’s blog is written by Mike Snyder, Chief Engineer at Made In Space Inc. Mike supervised OSU student Howard Schulman and then nominated him for our 2017 Student Impact Award. The nomination letter stood out among the rest, and Howard was named one of our winners. Mike knows what it takes to be an exceptional intern, and is sharing his feedback and advice below.
First of all, tell us a little bit about your company.
Made In Space, Inc. (MIS) is the world’s only experienced space manufacturing company. Established in 2010, and with offices in Florida, California, and Alabama, MIS leverages the unique properties of the space environment to develop manufacturing solutions for commercial, industrial, research, and defense challenges. The company’s vision is to enable the future of space exploration by offering off-Earth manufacturing capabilities.
In the recruiting process, what stands out to you most when … Read More
by Alex Austin | April 9, 2018
For graduate students looking at different career options, ECS can help! We have Career Advisors that are focused on supporting graduate students and have come up with the most common tips and resources.
Consider your path.
As a graduate student there are a lot of different options available, but the most common career decision is between pursuing academia or industry--or considering both! The ECS staff can help with each of these options since your approach will differ. We can help ensure your resume, CV, and cover letter reflect your skills and experience while framing it in an academic or industrial way.
Understand how graduation date impacts job search timeline.
While there can be flexibility in graduation dates (especially for PhD students) it is important to understand when you are going to be looking for a position. The job search can take many months if you are going into industry, and most academic institutions have … Read More