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by Rachel Kaschner | February 2, 2017
Have you heard of the Ohio State Engineering Job Shadow Program? Are you debating it, but not sure you want to spend your spring break doing “professional stuff?” Let me try to convince you that job shadow is totally worth your time—plus each job shadow event is only ONE day, so it’s not like you have to spend your whole break being productive.
- Unlike almost every other job search related event, YOU choose companies you interact with rather than waiting for them to select you.
- You’ll be doing something useful over Spring Break that will further your career.
- In ONE day, you can find out if you like a particular industry/company/job type…much quicker than deciding during a full summer internship or co-op.
- Your interest could be sparked in an area of study or industry that you previously didn’t know about or think you would like.
- You will …
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 | November 2, 2016
Are you a first year student eager to get a jump start on your internship/ co-op search? By attending the First Year Gear-Up on December 2nd, 2:30pm – 6:45pm at the Ohio Union you can begin using the benefits of being registered with ECS up to four months earlier than your classmates. The Gear-Up is a free event that gives first year students the chance to complete all registration requirements in one 4-hour event.
How do I register?
You must be registered to attend and registration is free. Detailed instructions will be emailed to qualified first year students on November 2nd. Programming materials and dinner will be provided to those selected to attend and spots are limited.
What will be covered during the Gear-Up?
In addition to an Engineering Co-op and Internship Program (ECIP) overview, you will engage in sessions that cover:
- Resume: get your resume reviewed by …
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 …