by | September 1, 2016
Would you like more practice with interviews? Would you like to receive career advice from professionals from various STEM fields? Then Recruiter in Residence is just for you! ECS' Recruiter in Residence Program provides an opportunity to network with employers while receiving career advice, job search guidance, resume tips, and a chance to practice your interviewing skills. Here are the reasons why you should take advantage of Recruiter in Residence this fall:
- Network with employers outside of career fairs. Networking is a great opportunity to build connections with people you may never have thought of connecting with before. Remember, it’s not always about what you know, but who you know!
- Receive career advice from industry professionals. Even though the Internet can provide some career tips or job search hints, receiving such advice and/or tips from working professionals is invaluable.
- Practice makes perfect. By participating in mock interviews, you are …
by | August 25, 2016
Welcome back! I hope you all enjoyed your summer, whether you were doing a summer internship or co-op, travelling, or working to earn some extra cash. We have a very exciting semester ahead here in ECS!
- We are offering a variety of special events like our mock interview week starting August 29th; a lot of workshops on topics such as Building Your Professional Network, Interview Strategies, and more!
- The Engineering Career Success Conference is on Friday, Sept. 16--the deadline to register is Wednesday, August 31!
- Engineering Expo is around the corner, Sept 20th - 21st at the Ohio Union. Please note the new time is from 1-6pm for both days.
- Numerous opportunities to engage with employers and many, many resources to help you get prepared for your job search.
Schedule your job search consultations soon--we are starting to fill up prior to Expo. Here’s to a great fall semester … Read More
by | August 17, 2016
Today's ECS Job Blog is brought to you by Mary-Kate Mullinger. Mary-Kate is a Chemical Engineering student graduating this May 2017. She is currently the Kappa Theta Epsilon President.
I know what an exciting time it is to be back on campus. Your last summer internship is over, college friends are coming back to campus for their final first day of school, and the excitement of football season is here in full force! With all of the campus hub-bub, it can be easy to overlook the next step in our lives- starting our first full-time job. It is so important to take advantage of the fall recruiting process in order to set yourself up for success after your walk across the field at the 'Shoe. But how can you best take advantage of the biggest recruitment season for employers?
You can start by attending the Engineering Career Success Conference … Read More
by | July 25, 2016
Every year the Ohio Cooperative Education Association (OCEA) has a contest that recognizes students from Ohio universities who have had a "Cool Co-op" experience. Students must answer the question, "Why is the co-op cool?" and can choose among projects, people, or perks that made it so. This year, Leslie Mamula (BS Mechanical Engineering, 2017) won the award for Cool Co-op People category!
Leslie worked for Fortune 500 company, Willams Companies. Williams is an energy infrastructure company that focuses on natural gas processing and transportation. Leslie's co-op was located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Here's what Leslie had to say about the cool people at her co-op:
"Last summer I worked with some of the best people. My fellow interns, my manager, Dale, my mentor, Jeff, and my coworker, Neil, all continually showed me how to do my job to my best ability and inspired me every day to be my best … Read More
by | June 1, 2016
The first month of any new job is an extension of the interview process. Both you (the new hire) and the company are still assessing each other, so your behavior will determine how successful you are during the first thirty days. Make the right impression by following these tips:
Every company has its own culture---specific values, beliefs and habits that guide employee behavior. Observe how people communicate, what procedures are followed, the different working styles and then adjust your behavior accordingly. No matter the company size, people dynamics are a major component in how people get hired, promoted and the overall day-to-day experience at work.
Soak in as much information as possible! Understand how things are done and why. Don’t get worried about asking too many questions, it’s better to clarify an issue right away than to find yourself struggling to get answers later, when everybody expects you to … Read More