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March 19, 2019
At Engineering Career Services we empower all students in the effort to obtain lifelong professional skills that ultimately support their individual career goals. To that end, we offer a variety of tools including our diversity guides housed in the Resource Library of Handshake. The newest guide includes Ohio State, workplace, and legal resources to continue our support for DACA and undocumented students. Here is a quick look at a few of the resource highlights:
Ohio State Campus
In addition to the Office of Student Life Multicultural Center (MCC), Ohio State has an internal resource within University Libraries. This link includes legal, news, and educational tools along with a campus directory of trained allies.
Ohio State has dedicated contacts and a DACA Liaison to answer specific questions involving university policy and support. All questions regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) should be directed to Todd Suddeth, Ph.D … Read More
by Katy Arenschield | March 5, 2019
Did you know that ECS has a list of policies and guidelines that we expect our employers to follow? The purpose for this is to promote a fair and equitable recruiting experience for our employers AND our students. It’s important for you, as a job seeker, to familiarize yourself with the ECS Recruiting Guidelines/Policies. Understanding the guidelines could possibly help you to negotiate an offer, and knowledge of our policies can help you identify unethical recruiting practices.
Some information worth knowing:
Alcohol Policy: ECS does not condone serving alcohol as part of the recruitment process, and we will not promote such events. As a reminder, we do not recommend that students EVER consume alcohol (even a small glass of wine) when offered, whether during the recruitment process or while on intern/co-op with a company. Read more about dining etiquette concerns HERE.
Co-op and Internship Program Policies: ECS has developed a … Read More
by Alex Austin | February 26, 2019
ECS offers a wide variety of tools to help students in the job search process. One of the options we provide is located in Handshake under “Career Center” > “Resources” titled “Other Opportunities”. Often overlooked, this section includes information about events or experiences that companies are hosting. Check out some of the most common categories you can find to enhance your resume, job search, or career interests.
Companies and third party recruiters put on career fairs at no cost to students, and many of these are virtual! Enjoy the experience of looking for specific companies or opportunities while staying in the comfort of your home. Many of these career fairs will target specific industries or majors so that you aren’t trying to navigate through 100s of unrelated companies. You will also see career fairs for veteran jobseekers and students with disabilities.
Some companies just want … Read More
by Alex Austin | February 19, 2019
Finding a job is not easy. It can be hard to know when the right job offer comes around, especially since companies are working on different timelines. You might receive an offer for one company, knowing that you have final interviews with another company in two weeks. Should you accept an offer as soon as it comes in and keep interviewing? Should you just say "yes" and see if anything better comes along?
The answer to both those questions is an emphatic "no". Accepting a job, only to turn it down later is called reneging. While this might seem harmless, there are far reaching implications of these decisions to the student, the employer, and the university.
1. Poor professional reputation.
Even if a company does not keep a physical list, the recruiter will likely remember a candidate that has reneged. The recruiter would have worked with you and your name … Read More
by Rachel Kaschner | February 13, 2019
When you chose engineering as your major, it’s likely you did so because you were good at science and math, or perhaps you had a family member who was an engineer, or maybe you simply enjoyed problem solving. Now that you are at Ohio State, and you are on your way to becoming an engineer, what does that mean job-wise? Typically design engineering is the first role that comes to mind when you are thinking through your options. However, engineers have a multitude of possibilities when it comes to career paths. Consider that there are positions like applications engineer, test engineer, quality control engineer, product engineer, project engineer, and marketing engineer. There's also consulting, technical sales, and entrepreneurship, which is what I am going to focus on in today’s blog.
If you are an engineer, chances are your technical skills are pretty sharp. Some people, however, really love combining their … Read More