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by Kaitlin Schafer | January 27, 2016
Are you looking for a chance to meet with top OSU employers and learn more about being an engineer? If so, consider signing up for the 2016 Job Shadow Program! The Job Shadow Program is a one day commitment over Spring Break (March 14-18). You can sign up for more than one shadow if you’d like. Below you’ll find Matt Glasgow’s (ISE student) insight into his job shadow experience during the 2015 program.
Where did you job shadow last year?
I attended a job shadow at LuK USA located in Wooster, Ohio. LuK is a German based company from the parent company Schaeffler, and they make torque converters for cars and trucks.
How was the event structured?
Upon arrival, a few members of the HR Department delivered a presentation that provided an overview of the company. The topics included information about LuK’s history, culture, and customer base. After the presentation … Read More
by Kaitlin Schafer | April 14, 2015
Technical Interviewing: from an Engineering Student’s Perspective
The technical interview can be a scary hurdle between you and the dream job you’ve always wanted! In order to set yourself up for success, you need to study and know what to expect during the entire interview process. Below you’ll find two OSU engineering students who shared their technical interviewing experience during the internship/job search.
David Finn is graduating in May 2015 with a B.S. in ECE. He recently accepted an offer with Amazon as a Software Development Engineer.
Ria Sugembong graduated in December 2014 with a B.S. in CSE. She is currently working as an Application Developer for JPMorgan Chase.
Based on your experience, at what stage of the interview process did companies conduct technical interviews?
David: I had very different experiences with different companies. With the bigger more technically oriented companies (Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Epic), they would often start … Read More
August 14, 2014
Today's blog features a OSU international engineering alum who was successful in his job search. Sughosh Rao graduated in 2013 with his PhD in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently a Research Scientist with the Transportation Research Center, Inc.
Tell us about your role at your most recent position:Read More
I work as a Research Scientist for Transportation Research Center, Inc., and I am contracted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) which is a part of the US Department of Transportation. I work exclusively for NHTSA at my current job, and as a research lab, we conduct vehicle research for NHTSA to help in rule making. Currently I am involved in three projects which are Vehicle Cyber Security, Hardare in the Loop Simulations and Heavy Truck Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Testing. As a Research Scientist, I have the responsibility of setting up and conducting tests and simulations, and everything …
July 25, 2014
Today's blog features an OSU international engineering student who has been successful in their job search. Syn Dee Chua is graduating this fall and is an undergraduate in Civil Engineering with minors in Surveying and Mapping as well as City and Regional Planning. Last year she interned at EMH&T and is currently interning at George J. Igle & Co., Inc.
Tell us about your role at your most recent position:
At George J. Igel & Co., Inc., I work with a Project Manager to oversee various ongoing construction projects in the Columbus area. Main responsibilities include administering subcontracts and purchase orders for a project, track and submit extra work items, track project quantities, collecting and maintaining project documents. I also help with construction estimating to help with project bids.
What resources did you use during your internship/job search? Read More
My biggest resource is word of mouth. I've been …
June 19, 2014
Today’s post is written by mechanical engineering student, Brian Huey. Brian is sharing the cool project he worked on while co-oping at Honda of America Manufacturing.
During the summer and fall of 2013 I worked for Honda of America Mfg at the Honda mother plant (MAP) in Marysville, Ohio. I spent a total of 7+ months working as a Co-op at Honda as a quality engineer. I had responsibilities for parts that went on the 1900 cars produced per day. This experience was very rewarding and surreal because I was given this much responsibility, but my most important accomplishment was the development of an idea that would improve the assembly process at MAP. This idea was to create a cover for the one part of the car body that was uncovered as it went through the assembly line, the fuel-lid. This idea was developed once I noticed the amount … Read More