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by Ashley Taylor | September 10, 2019
A degree in engineering does not necessarily mean your professional role will be “Engineer”. With a variety of career tracks and industries available, the role you step into could have a number of names. That can make it difficult to determine keywords and position titles to browse when conducting your job search.
Discovering Keywords and Positions
On our ECS homepage you will find Alumni profiles with buckeye engineering stories. These profiles also include the position title and responsibilities of the alumnus, enabling you to uncover possible roles, industries, and career tracks. Biomedical engineering students, have you considered a role as a Clinical Specialist or Medical Device Sales Consultant? Food, agricultural, biological, and ecological engineering students, what about a Business Technology Consultant or Product Manager position? These are roles that actual Ohio State graduates currently hold and you will encounter even more while browsing through profiles.
LinkedIn Alumni is a powerful … Read More
by Rachel Kaschner | September 3, 2019
Are you searching for your first full-time job? Trying to build the toolkit necessary for a successful job search? Want exposure to employers for future prospects? If you relate to any of these questions, then don’t miss the first ever Career Week!
Career Week lasts from Tuesday, September 3rd through Friday, September 13th, but the beauty of the “week” (it’s actually 9 days) is that YOU can choose events from a large menu based on what suits your goals. Offerings range from a technical interviewing workshop to a networking practice session (in a low stakes environment) to mini mock interviews…and SO much more! You can view a snapshot of events here. You can also log into Handshake to view full details for each event and to RSVP. This program is geared towards rising juniors, graduating seniors, and graduate students, but if you are a motivated … Read More
by Ashley Taylor | August 27, 2019
Success in the workplace requires a combination of skills, competencies, and experience. When recruiting talented engineers, employers assess your potential by reviewing your documents and interactions via interviews and events. Based on research by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), ECS spotlights 8 Keys to Career Success. Does your resume reflect some of these competencies? When interviewing, are you able to confidently show your abilities related to critical thinking, communication, leadership, etc.? Let’s take a look at the 8 Keys below.
Critical Thinking: Analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems by interpreting facts and exercising reason.
- Critical thinking skills are put to the test every day during your engineering coursework. The tough part often lies in explaining your decision making process. Practice the structured method as outlined in the Student Handbook (p.34).
Communication: Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively in written and oral forms to a variety of … Read More
by Amy Thaci | August 20, 2019
Welcome back to campus! As I begin my 9th year here in ECS, I want to thank you for participating in all the things we have to offer and for being such amazing and gracious students to work with. We try our best to listen to you and provide exciting events and services that align with your needs. Even though much has changed, much has remained the same. Resumes are still being used when applying to internships/co-ops and jobs; networking is still key to helping you find a job; and using technology to help you along the way has increased by leaps and bounds. But we hear it over and over—students still want that face to face interaction, so we’ve got you covered. We have drop-ins and appointments with Career Advisors. We have interview rooms so companies who visit campus can hold interviews here in our office. We have … Read More
by Kaitlin Hohenberger | August 7, 2019
"Dress for Success". We have all heard this common adage before, and there is definitely meaning behind it! Over the years, there have been various studies showing that our clothes and overall style can affect how we feel and how others perceive us. With that being said, the topic of dressing for success often comes up in the world of work. When you are interviewing for a job or attending a networking event, first impressions are critical. You’re marketing yourself to a potential employer and the first thing they see is your clothing. Of course, just dressing properly won’t get you the job, but it will likely give you a boost of confidence and create a positive first impression.
Figuring out what to wear for interviews, employer networking events, work, etc. can be a source of anxiety for anyone. Factor in a college student budget -- and there’s likely an added layer of stress … Read More