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Greet the greeter!

Let’s face it- when going in for an interview it is often easy to be a little less cognizant of your surroundings, especially when your mind is in many different places. How does my suit look? Is there anything in my teeth? What questions did I have in mind again? Can I explain everything on my resume in-depth?

Although these thoughts are completely normal, it is wise to try your best to be aware. Reason being, in many interview settings there will be what is known as a “greeter”...this person is typically a member of the company’s recruiting team and is available to talk to you before your actual interview even begins. If your interview is at ECS, it is likely that you will see a “meet the greeter” note on the interview schedule to remind you. This means that they are there to talk to you!  Whether they’re … 

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Why bother with information sessions

Have you ever heard of company information sessions? Better yet, have you ever been to one? Info Sessions are when a recruiter, and usually an engineer or two, come to campus and give a presentation about their company and the kinds of jobs they are currently looking to fill.

I’ll be honest. When I first started working for ECS, I didn’t really think info sessions were that big of a deal. I would tell students during their first appointment that info sessions existed, but I didn’t really explain anything further. To me, and probably to a lot of students, they seemed like a glorified “show and tell” set up by companies.

At least that is what I thought before I attended a few last semester…

Since last semester I have become somewhat of an unofficial advocate for company information sessions, and here are a few reasons why (listed in increasing … 

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It's on-campus interview season...are you ready?

On-campus interviewing is one of the best ways to land an engineering job. Employers are coming here to hire Ohio State students, so take advantage of it! Preparation for these types of interviews is important, so to help, here are a few things you’ll want to be sure to do:

1.Apply to on-campus recruiting opportunities. In order to land an interview, you have to apply to the job. Keep an eye out in CareerEngine for on-campus interviewing opportunities. There are a few ways you can identify these positions. In your “Jobs” tab, the positions with a job type marked as “preselect” means that the employer is coming on-campus to recruit. The position title will be followed by the two-letter abbreviation for the semester and the year. For example: (AU13). Once you click into the job, you’ll again be notified that it is an on-campus interview opportunity, and you will … 

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Make a career fair game plan!

The 2013 Engineering Expo is less than one week away! It can be an overwhelming event, so be prepared.  By following the simple steps below, you will be confident and ready to meet the employers.

Before the fair:

  1. Make sure your resume is up-to-date, error free, and formatted properly. Sample, employer-approved engineering resumes can be found here under the “ResourcesàDocument Library” section in Career Engine.
  2. Attend a Career Fair Success workshop: There are two more opportunities, Sept 16th (4:30) and Sept 17th (4:00). For an entire list of fall workshops and locations, click here.
  3. Spend some time on the EXPO web site: https://engineering.osu.edu/expo/ and see who is coming to recruit your major. Decide which companies you are most interested in. Familiarize yourself with the company’s profile and get acquainted their web sites.
  4. Apply to companies of interest in advance! Go … 
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Are you ready for the 2013 Engineering EXPO?

Today's blog is written by Amy Franklin, ECS' Employer Services Coordinator.  She manages both engineering career fairs on campus.  

Can you believe EXPO is in a little over two weeks?  If you’re looking for co-op, internship, part-time or full-time employment, NOW is the time to get ready!

EXPO is on Wednesday, September 18th from 11:00am-4:00pm.  There will be over 200 companies at EXPO this year!  Companies will be located on three floors of the Ohio Union, so be sure to check out ALL locations (Great Hall Meeting Room and Performance Hall on the 1st floor; Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom on the 2nd floor; and the Cartoon Room on the 3rd floor).

New this year…..OSU Career Fair Plus!  A full-featured iOS and Android app that puts the power to prepare for fairs in your hands!  More information about this new app will … 

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