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Not Sold On Your "Traditional" Engineering Career Path? Consider Technical Sales

Today’s blog was written by Megan Conway, Campus Talent Acquisition Specialist at Eaton.

I remember being in my sophomore year of college for my engineering degree and asking all my friends in engineering what they wanted to do. That was such a hard question for me to answer at the time. My sophomore year was the first year that I was seriously thinking about an internship and attending the career fair at my school but was completely lost on what my interests were and what companies I wanted to talk to. Some of my friends were interested in design, some research, some in helping the environment, and they all seemed to know what companies they wanted to talk to at the career fair. For me, I knew that I didn’t like sitting at a desk all day, that I loved working in a team environment to solve problems, and that … 

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Reflections from a Tech Recruiter at Capital One

Today's guest blog features Liz Beecy, Ohio State Tech Recruiter for Capital One.

The Future Direction of Tech & Ways to Prepare Now 

Technology is constantly evolving and engineering in the corporate banking world is no different. There is a focus on customer experience while utilizing the latest tools and technologies. Although, we have found it takes more than just the latest and greatest technology to be successful. It takes great people. We have found that investing in the development of our associates will lead to greater success as an organization and the Technology Development/Internship Programs are a direct reflection of our emphasis on associate development. Since technology is ever changing, we need to change with it. Working in an agile environment allows us to do so. Our engineering teams are about 6-10 engineers per team working to drive products to production across multiple functions.

With such a wide range … 

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Career Transitions as a Woman Engineer

Today’s blog is written by Renee Desing, current PhD Candidate in Engineering Education with a B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering.

Throughout my career, I have worked in a variety of roles and industries and experienced many career transitions. These transitions include changing roles within a company, switching companies, and returning to graduate school. However, the toughest transition for me was my first transition from college to the workplace. Even though I attended a university that was 28% women, it was not until after I graduated that I realized what it really meant to be a woman in engineering. I found that while my undergraduate degree prepared me for the engineering responsibilities of my role, I was unprepared to deal with gender-based challenges. I have experienced discrimination and harassment because I was a woman engineer. While I worked hard on my job, there were times when I was … 

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Making an Impact at NASA

Each year, ECS puts out a call to our intern/co-op supervisors encouraging them to nominate outstanding Ohio State engineering students for our Student Impact Award. This is an annual distinction given to a student who made an exemplary and unparalleled impact on a company during their stay as a co-op or intern. This past year, 23 students were nominated for the award. Congrats to our two winners: Mikala Malkus, who worked at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, and Ben Kott, who worked at NASA Glenn Research Center.

Mikala Malkus will be graduating with her B.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering this upcoming May and then will be going on to pursue her M.S. in that same field with a graduation date of May 2021. Below are two quotes from her supervisor:

What impact did this student have on your organization?   

Mikala's capabilities allowed her to take … 

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Consulting: An Alum's Perspective

Photo of Pranav ChaudharyPranav Chaudhary, B.S. Industrial Systems and Engineering, May 2018

This week’s blog features Pranav Chaudhary, an Associate with PwC. Pranav graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Systems and Engineering in May 2018.

What does a typical day look like for you as an Associate with PwC?
In a typical day, one of my most significant responsibilities is closing out the user story (as per the Agile PM methodology a user story is a piecemeal of the more substantial client deliverable) for that day. My team meets first thing in the morning for goal setting and status updates. In this meeting we discuss what we've done so far, what are the blockers and what is the plan for the day ahead. We meet at 8:30 am with the offshore team and 10:00 am with the onsite team, which includes the client. Sometimes, I have meetings with … 

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