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ECS Welcomes New ECIP Advisor, Dan Lamone!

ECS has a new addition to our staff! Graduate student Dan Lamone has joined us as an advisor for the Engineering Co-op and Internship Program (ECIP). Dan is excited about his role, particularly the opportunity to help students find co-op and internship opportunities and succeed on the job. Dan completed his B.S. in Chemical Engineering here at Ohio State and is now pursuing his Masters. He utilized ECS’ services as an undergraduate student and completed multiple internships both with the U.S. government and in the private sector. His internships also allowed him to gain experience recruiting and supervising engineering interns. Welcome to ECS, Dan!

"Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be."
-Marsha Petrie Sue

Authored by Rachel Kaschner.

Student Perspective: Advice for students considering an internship/co-op

This entry features guest writer, Michael Meade, who is a senior mechanical engineering student…

For those engineers out there trying to decide whether you should go forward with finding an internship or co-op, my advice is to put forth as much effort as possible in securing a position. I know that the job market right now is tough, but forward-thinking companies still take co-ops and interns because by giving people in our position experience, it keeps their pipelines of talent open for future jobs when the economy does recover. Not only will a co-op/internship give you a better chance of finding a job after college, but it will also help you learn things you will not get a chance to cover in an undergraduate degree.

I started my co-op rotations the summer after my freshman year which goes to show that you really can contribute to a company after just … 

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Fall On-campus Recruiting Preview

Despite the grim news about unemployment and hiring trends that have been dominating media reports during the past few months, the outlook for on-campus recruiting opportunities for students is going to remain good this year. At the time of posting, more than 70 employers have reservations for on-campus interviews this fall and many more have job postings entered in the Engineering Career Services online recruiting system.

This is not the time to be complacent in your job search however, or to let the quality of your resumes, cover letters and interviewing skills slip. While there may still be a keen demand from employers for top talent, the number of individual positions each company is looking to fill is expected to be far fewer this year and competition for those slots will remain fierce.

To be competitive, plan ahead, prepare early and do your homework! Now is the best time to … 

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Student Perspective: Navigating workplace hurdles, proving your competence

This entry features guest writer, Abdul Rahman El Husseini, who is a senior electrical and computer engineering student...

Maybe you're worried that one of the tasks you'll undertake as an intern will be making sure the coffee is at the right temperature beside the mouse pad by 7:59 AM right before your manager arrives. Or maybe you envision spending hours at the copy machine, or having to work monotonously for hours on end on other mundane tasks.

What's the reality? Well, besides the fact that every job has its mundane elements, in fact, it's simply more cost-effective to have the least-experienced, lowest paid staff member do the less complex jobs. Someone's got to do them! For example, having to type an inventory of items into a spreadsheet might be something you're assigned as an intern, or manually checking the status of thousands of table loads into a database might … 

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Use summer to plan ahead for your fall job search

August is my favorite time to enjoy the sweet smell of sun lotion mixed with chlorine from the local swimming pool. The start of the school year, although approaching quickly, seems far off.

At work, though, I see signs that the fall is quickly approaching and that the aggressive and prepared (and perhaps local) students are scheduling resume reviews and activating their accounts to get ready for the applications and interviews ahead.

Employers are calling daily and have started registering for Engineering Expo 2009. Our calendar is filling up with employer visits.

Are you ready for recruiting season?

  • Activate your job search account so that employers know you are looking for a job.

  • Update your resume and/or schedule a resume review appointment with ECS...we are already scheduling appointments for September!

  • Prepare for your interviews. Practice an introductory statement about yourself.

  • Bring appropriate interview attire and business casual clothes with … 
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