Intern Week

Intern Week (January 16 – January 19, 2024) primarily targets first and second year students in their pursuit of an internship or co-op. It is strategically placed before the SWE fair (January 29 & 30, 2024) and is packed with events to help students feel confident and comfortable navigating the fair and the spring job search.

Employers who desire to recruit for co-op and internship positions and have a strong interest in promoting their brand to students seeking those roles have the opportunity to sponsor this week-long event and attend Intern Day, or sign a student representative up for the Intern Exchange. See details below for both sponsorship and non-sponsorship options.

2024 Intern Week Schedule of Events 

Sponsor Intern Week 

Why Sponsor? 

SPONSORSHIP IS FULL FOR 2024. Employers who provide sponsorship for Intern Week will have the opportunity to brand their company and engage with students PRIOR to the SWE fairYour generous $1000 sponsorship grants your company the following benefits:  

  • Name and logo on Intern Week marketing materials: Event website page, email outreach, workshop slides, program materials/handouts, and t-shirts will recognize company sponsors. 

  • Intern Day Participation: Interact with Engineering students in-person on Thursday, January 18th. The events this day include 1:1 networking during "Coffee and Conversations with Companies" in the morning and 1:1 Mock Interviews  in the afternoon. 

  • Increased visibility at the Intern Exchange event: Sponsors may sign up two student representatives AND have one of those students share their experience and advice with the entire audience during a student panel prior to the networking poster session portion of the event. 

  • Inclusion in "Advice from our Sponsor Interns" video reel which will be promoted on ECS Instagram and Tik Tok pages. 

The deadline to sign up as an Intern Week Sponsor is November 10th.

Interested in Sponsoring Intern Week? Email Katy Arenschield

Non-Sponsor Option:

Participation in the signature event, Intern Exchange, does not require sponsorship but is available first come, first serve. 

Intern Exchange 

The signature event of Intern Week is the Intern Exchange.  Participating companies may sign up one current OSU engineering student who has previously worked (or is currently working) at your company as an intern or co-op.  This student representative will promote your company by sharing their experience with other students during this casual networking event. 

2024 Event Details

Date: Thursday, January 18, 2024

Location: Scott Laboratory

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

5:30-6:10pm: Intern Panel featuring Sponsor companies 

6:15pm-7:30pm: Open networking with student representatives from all participating companies.

Participating Companies:

Central Insurance, Eaton, Fiserv, GE Aerospace, Honda, Huntington Bank, Hyland, JPMorgan Chase, Lincoln Electric, Marathon Petroleum, Messer Construction Co., Nationwide, Niagara Bottling, Schaeffler Group USA, Sherwin-Williams Company, Stantec, USDA-NRCS and Walt Disney World.

Snapshot of 2024 Student Events 

A customizable menu of events will be offered throughout the week.  

  • Coffee Chats with Companies: Sponsoring companies will attend Intern Day on Thursday, January 18 where they will showcase employment offerings and share insights with increased marketing and promotion.
  • Professional Preparation: Students will have personalized, in-person assistance from our sponsor employers. Mock interview opportunities help students freshen up their professional presence. 
  • Intern Exchange: Panel and poster session networking event that allows employers to sign a former or current interns up to connect with students and promote their company in a small, casual setting.  Limited spots are available for non-sponsors to participate. 

  • Workshops and Pop-up Events: Intern/co-op-seeking students will enhance their knowledge of resume building, career fair prep, crafting an elevator pitch, and interviewing during interactive online and in-person programs. 

Requesting Accommodations:

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in any of the Career Week events, please contact ECS at Requests made two weeks before the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date. 

Want to know more?

Intern Week 2024 will be
January 16 - January 19.

If you are interested in learning more about Intern Week 2024, please contact:

Katy Arenschield

Thank you to our 2024 sponsors!


Employer logos for: Eaton, Fiserv, GE Aerospace, Honda, Lincoln Electric
Employer logos for: Marathon, Nationwide, Niagara Bottling, Schaffler, Stantec