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by Amy Franklin | September 17, 2019
You asked and we listened!
Did you know that prior to 2016, the Engineering Expo career fair was held on one day? Due to the number of employers interested in recruiting top engineering talent from Ohio State, we switched to a two day career fair in 2016. While the two day career fair created more opportunities for you by allowing more employers to attend the career fair, you’ve told us over and over again that attending two back-to-back career fair days is exhausting― and we agree!
To give you a break between the two career fair days, we are excited to announce that the format for the Engineering Expo has changed. We will offer two career fair days and two next-day interview events, plus one day off in between! The dates for the 2019 Engineering Expo are:Read More
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 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 Guest Employer | January 22, 2019
Today's post is written by James M Geckler, Ph.D., LPCC-S, Embedded Clinical Counselor for the College of Engineering.
It’s Career Fair time! That means time to polish up resumes and portfolios, get out the suits, ties, and dresses. And do research on the companies we hope to work for through employment, internship, or co-op. We put a great deal of effort putting ourselves together to present our best selves as a match to what businesses are looking for. After all, being our best and talking about how we are a good match for the company through interests and experience assists us in securing the experiences we want and need to set us up for future success. In the pressure of making ourselves look good on paper and in person, we forget to engage in self-care activities to help reduce our anxiety and stress levels and increase our ability to actively … Read More