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Job Shadow Program

Job Shadow is a one day opportunity for Ohio State engineering students to spend time with industry professionals at an employer’s site, observe engineers, and learn more about professional roles related to their major.  This shadow takes place at various company locations throughout Ohio during Ohio State’s spring break week


Participation requirements:

  • Engineering students registered with ECS
  • Be available during business hours of your Spring Break
  • Responsible for transportation to employer site
  • Freshman Engineering Honors (FEH) are also eligible

Why you should participate:

  • Network with companies & engineers from Ohio State's top employers
  • Gain insight to possible engineering careers related to your major
  • Learn about a "day in the life" of an engineer
  • Experience professional workplace and company culture
  • Spark interest in areas of study or industry

How to sign up:
Since Job Shadow events are only one day--you may sign up for more than one!

  • STEP 1-->APPLY: Identify job shadow opportunities within your CareerEngine account during the Application Window by keyword searching “job shadow” in the “Jobs” tab.  Apply to all opportunities you are interested in.  (NOTE:  Applying does NOT guarantee your spot!)
  • STEP 2-->SECURE YOUR SPOT(S): Visit ECS from 9AM-4PM anytime during the Application Window to meet with an ECS advisor.  You will lock down your opportunity, receive full company job shadow details, and sign the participant liability form.  


Participation requirements:

  • Company registered with ECS
  • Available to host during one of the five days of Ohio State's spring break

Why you should participate:

  • Hosting students is a low-cost way to promote your company
  • Effective way to advertise career and co-op/internship opportunities
  • Network with participants, creating a "buzz" among Ohio State engineering students
  • Participating students can provide feedback on their interests/careers that may be useful to your company's recruiting team

How it works:

Employers choose...

  • Preferred day to host (of the five during Spring Break)
  • Timing/Agenda for the day
  • Number of students you can host
  • Majors preferred

ECS will...

  • Market opportunities to students based on employer-provided information
  • Register students for specific company visits