by | February 18, 2016
You only have one chance to make a first impression and that first impression is partially based on your appearance and how you carry yourself. At any type of event, especially career related, your attire and appearance are non-verbal statements about who you are and what you do. In fact, your appearance not only shows you are taking the employer’s time seriously, but that you are eager to make a good impression and you are confident that you will fit into the company.
When deciding what to wear for different recruiting events, consider the following guidelines:
Feeling confident about your appearance is the first step to being confident in the interview! A good rule of thumb is to dress in business professional attire for interviews.
- Wear a conservative dark-colored, two-piece matching business suit.
- Choose a long-sleeved, light-colored, button-down shirt that falls ¼ to ½ inch below suit sleeve …
by | February 11, 2016
My money says that you want a job, perhaps not this semester, but eventually. The problem is that all of your peers reading this also want a job, possibly even the same job you want. There is a lot of competition in the job search. Many of your resumes are practically identical to each other. Same first year project, same list of technology, a similar list of organizations, and a quick print of a degree audit shows that your classes and GPA are also neck and neck. So how do you stand out? Show them what’s not on the resume. Show them you. Show them that you are professional and prepared.
It seems like common knowledge, but many recruiters report that students aren’t prepared and/or lack common professional behavior. You can’t add classes or gain industry experience a week before a job interview, but there are things that you … Read More
by | February 5, 2016
No one is denying it, we are right smack dab in the age of technology. Many people prefer texting to calling and scrolling social media to paying attention in class. Despite our dependence on technology and new ways of connecting with companies, it remains just as important as ever to make face-to-face connections with recruiters.
Personal connection is powerful.
The power of personally connecting through human interaction speeds up the relationship building process. In a ten-minute conversation we can learn more about each other than in six months of online searching. This goes both ways, meaning that you are able to gather much more information about a company’s culture by interacting with a representative than by simply researching online. Why do you think companies continue to travel to university campuses for recruitment? Despite the financial cost, personal interactions continue to be the top method for recruitment. The National Association of Colleges … Read More
by | 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 | January 21, 2016
You may have heard that no career fair programs are being printed and sold this year. Is this true? It is! Paper programs will no longer be printed and sold for any engineering career fairs! The complete program information is available via the OSU Career Fair Plus app and the app is free. Search for the OSU Career Fair Plus app on the App Store or Google Play Store.
Prefer a paper version of the program? We understand that some students might still like having a hard copy of the program, so we are making the full version available for you to print. Please check the swefair.engineering.osu.edu or ecs.osu.edu websites after January 25th.
In the past, the paper program has served as your admission ticket. Going forward, your BuckID and a printed name badge will serve as your admission ticket. … Read More