ECS offers three contests per year to recognize our students and employers. If you had a great experience on a co-op or internship, consider entering the Cool Co-op contest or nominating your employer for the Employer of the Year Award. Supervisors nominate outstanding students for the Student Impact Award.

Use the links below to learn more about each award and view past winners.


Cool Co-op Contest

Cool Co-op Contest

ECS hosts an annual Cool Co-op Contest for students, where write about the Perks, Projects, or People that made their intern or co-op experience amazing. 
Learn more about the Cool Co-Op Contest.

DuPuySynthes receiving 2018 Employer of the Year

Employer of the Year Award

ECS knows that some companies go above and beyond to provide their co-ops and interns a stellar experience during the work term. 
Learn more about our Employer of the Year Award.


Student looking at laptop that is opened to a page titled "scholarship"

Engineering Co-op/Intern Expense Scholarship

The Engineering Co-op/Intern Expense Scholarship assists students with the additional expenses that may be associated with taking on an internship or co-op. These include costs that are not always covered by the employer such as: housing, relocation, supplies, transportation, etc. These scholarships are made available thanks to the support of generous donors. Scholarships will be awarded up to $1000.  
Learn more about the Co-op/Intern Expense Scholarship.

Student posing with Brutus Buckeye, holding a chalkboard sign celebrating their internship at AbbVie

Intern or Co-op Social Media Spotlight

ECS is excited to share your success and experience with the broader Ohio State College of Engineering community!  Please complete the form below to be featured on the ECS Instagram (or LinkedIn) account. 

NOTE: Use of your submission is up to the discretion of ECS. Depending on volume of submissions and/or quality of content, it may not be possible to highlight everyone who submits an entry.
Let us know about your experience.

Mikala 2019 Impact Award Winner

Student Impact Award

The ECS Student Impact Award is an annual distinction given to a student who made an exemplary and unparalleled impact on a company during their stay as a co-op or intern.
Learn more about our Student Impact Award.