by Kaitlin Schafer | April 6, 2017
Searching for internships and full time jobs in the US as an international student can be competitive and difficult. ECS advises all students to maximize the job search by laying out a parallel plan. What exactly is a parallel plan? It’s a way of making progress in two different career objectives, for example, two locations of interest, so if one doesn’t work out, you haven’t fallen behind in the search. Setting up a parallel job search plan keeps you on track in case it needs to become your main plan.
If your goal is to find an internship or full-time position in the US, be persistent and devote multiple hours per week to your search. Your search should involve submitting applications, signing up for employer information sessions, networking with contacts, attending career fairs, as well as ECS workshops. While you search for positions in the US, be sure to pursue … Read More
by Katy Arenschield | March 30, 2017
Join the #BuckeyeEngineersWork campaign for the month of April and enter to win a free suit!
Are you excited about your upcoming co-op, internship, or full-time employment? Or are you looking for that right opportunity? During the month of April, ECS is celebrating the exciting work opportunities our engineering students have done and will be doing, and we are also doing a push to help those who are looking! See below for opportunities!
Every student who participates in ANY of the below activities will be entered in a drawing to win a $300 gift card to Easton Shopping Center to buy a new suit. Multiple activities = multiple entries!
Already got work?
If you’ve already accepted a position, participate in any or all of the following:
- COOKIES! Report your internship, co-op, or career employment, and then come to ECS to receive an individually wrapped Cheryl’s cookie. Note: Enrollment in …
by Guest Student | March 23, 2017
This week ECS is featuring Ellen Harrell, a 4th year Chemical Engineering student. Ellen has interned at Cardinal Health in IT, and at Marathon Petroleum Corporation as an environmental intern in Findlay, OH, and an environmental refining intern in Texas City, Texas. Below are her tips on making the most of your internship/co-op experience.
Network with employees
On co-op or internship you are going to meet a lot of new people. You will be introduced to your co-workers and fellow interns, but make sure you go out and try to meet other employees too. I would advise doing informational interviews with other employees outside of your group. This gives you a chance to network and learn about other roles in the company. Don’t be afraid to reach out to people and ask to set up a meeting to meet and learn about their position. At Cardinal Health, I had informational … Read More
by Ashley Taylor | March 10, 2017
What is VIA Character Strengths?
The VIA Institute on Character is a non-profit organization based in Cincinnati, Ohio. VIA focuses on the science of strengths through research, surveys, and tools. To date, over 4.6 million people have taken the VIA Survey. This survey takes inventory of your character strengths, offering a tool for reflection and giving you a vocabulary to use when communicating them. It is a psychometrically validated personality test revealing your positive character attributes.
How can I determine my strengths and why should I know them?
First, take the free survey HERE. Remember that this is an inventory of your character strengths, not an invitation for you to immediately jump to the last page and focus on your weaknesses!
Upon taking the survey you will receive a report of the 24 character strengths, beginning with your strongest. Short descriptions of each are provided, and it is recommended that … Read More
by Guest Student | March 2, 2017
Today's blog features an OSU international engineering student who has been successful in their job search. Md Fahad is a 2017 BS Mechanical Engineering student. His most recent internship was at Meritor Automotive.
Md Fahad at Meritor Automotive
Tell us about your role at your most recent position:
In summer 2016, I worked as a Manufacturing Engineering Intern at Meritor Automotive in Asheville, North Carolina. Meritor is a Fortune 500 company which manufactures gears, axles and brake components for Volvo, Diamler. My main responsibility was to solve the gear noise issue using the six sigma process and to collaborate with gearing, CNC engineers, and materials engineers on this project. I also designed fixtures for the CMM machine using AutoCAD.
What resources did you use during your internship/job search?
Engineering Career Services (ECS) helped me a lot throughout my internship search. The ECS advisors reviewed my resume several times and provided constructive feedback … Read More