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by Guest Student | August 2, 2018
Today’s blog features Brian Kulp, a 2017 B.S. Chemical Engineering Ohio State graduate. Brian is currently a J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School.
What sparked your interest in applying to law school?
Although nobody I knew had practiced law, my family had always been sufficiently connected to the legal world. First, entrenched in the pharmaceutical industry, my parents dealt indirectly with intellectual property and regulatory issues. Second, my grandpa frequently served as an expert witness for litigation regarding the paper industry, aiding the jury in cases which cut across a broad swath of legal topics. However, the ultimate spark came from two places—my internships and my reading. Through internships with Prosoft Clinical and ExxonMobil, I realized that wherever my projects went, a legal problem would confront or constrain me. Consequently, I began to read anything I could get my hands on about the law and was instantly hooked.
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by Katy Arenschield | April 4, 2018
Jordan Lucki and Katy Arenschield, ECS Co-op and Intern Program Manager
How cool would it be to be recognized as “Intern of the Year” by a national engineering organization? This recognition includes being flown to attend a conference luncheon and reception, being awarded in front of a room full of engineering education professionals and employers, and given a hefty cash prize to top it off. Just ask Jordan Lucki, recent Chemical engineering grad and recipient of the 2018 Intern of the Year Award from the American Society of Engineering Education.
Jordan volunteered as a Career Fair Coach with ECS this past fall, putting him on the radar of ECS’s Co-op and Internship Program Manager, Katy Arenschield. His commitment to give back to the college and community and his impressive resume made him an obvious choice for nomination for this award. The nomination packet included a letter of support … Read More
by Guest Student | January 30, 2018
Today's blog features an Ohio State international engineering student who has been successful in their job search. Ishan Mann is a May 2018 B.S. Mechanical Engineering student. Ishan’s most recent internship was at Illinois Tool Works.
Ishan Mann, Illinois Tool Works
Tell us about your role at your most recent position:
I worked as a Mechanical Engineering Intern in the Welding Division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW). I worked in the maintenance department and hence most of my work was to maintain the machines that produce and pack welding wires and work towards reducing downtime by incorporating a Preventive Maintenance (PM) schedule.
What resources did you use during your internship/job search?
I used Engineering Career Services a lot during my job search. I would go to ECS to get my resume reviewed before the career fairs. In addition, attending the career fair helped me land many interviews (TIP … Read More
by Guest Student | November 21, 2017
Today’s blog features Prashanth Peketi, a 2015 B.S. Materials Science and Engineering Ohio State graduate. After graduation, Prashanth pursued a M.S. degree abroad at Sheffield Hallam University.
Tell us about your most recent position.
I recently accepted a position as an Innovation Assistant Manager with the adidas Group in Portland, Oregon. This role will be within the Basketball Innovation team, and I will be working with athletes, designers, sports scientists, and engineers to help develop the best basketball footwear and apparel in the business.
What core skills or qualities do you think employers find most useful?
In my experience, flexibility and dependability have been two of the most important characteristics. Flexibility, especially in regards to people early in their careers, is key to showing employers that you can roll with the punches. This includes taking new challenges as they come up, sometimes even before your manager assigns projects to … Read More
by Guest Student | October 3, 2017
Each year, ECS hosts our Cool Co-op Contest, and a winner is chosen in each of the following categories: Perk, People, and Projects. Riley Daulton, our Project winner, is the guest blogger this week. Below she talks about her incredible experiences at NASA.
I have had the pleasure interning three times with NASA! My first two internships were at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Cape Canaveral, FL (Spring and Summer of 2016). My third internship was at Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, TX. While working at NASA’s space centers, I contributed to the coolest projects out there!
At KSC, I was involved in design and testing of an instrument that would go to Mars or an asteroid and characterize the organic compounds on the surface. I was responsible for conceptual designs of different components of the instruments such as a pressure vessel and a fluid pump. I also worked in … Read More