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Please see below for events and activities that provide academic and professional advancement opportuinities as well as with recognitions for student success. If you wish more information about these events, please do not hesitate to reach out to Lisa  .


Connect. Lead. Inspire. Mentor. Belong.
Experiential Career Exploration and Leadership Seminar (ExCELS)

Connect. Lead. Inspire. Mentor. Belong.

2018 GE Aviation plant visit

CLIMB is a collection of activities designed to increase self-efficacy and foster community  among DOI students.  CLIMB works to connect students with peers, alumni and industry partners through professional development seminars, hands-on skill building workshops, industry tours, and panel discussions with engineering professionals and faculty. Participants gain valuable leadership skills and inspire the next generation of Buckeye engineers by serving as volunteers and role models for engineering outreach and recruitment events hosted by the women and minority engineering programs. CLIMB also offers students the opportunity to be mentored by a professional engineer or connect informally with small mentoring groups.


Through industry visits and networking events


Student organization leadership retreats, professional development workshops and conference travel


Banquet keynote speakers and professional engineers panel discussions and alumni sponsored scholarships


1st & 2nd year students small mentoring groups and upper class individual engagement


Learning Communities located in Torres and Houck House


Experiential Career Exploration and Leadership Seminar (ExCELS)

 Two destinct tracks have been designed to introduce students to engineering careers and research through authentic inquiry activities sponsored by industry partners and research laboratories on campus.

The first option of ExCELS will provide opportunities for students to engage in hands-on learning and shadowing experiences with industry partners and faculty while gaining a better understanding of engineering design, safety and testing, and work efficiency. Following their completion of the sequence students are better prepared for entry-level internships or co-ops in industry.  

 The second offerering focuses on preparing students for research experiences in engineering. Students learn about the as well as undergraduate research experiences. Seminar topics introduce and prepare students to apply for funded research internships at Ohio State and other host institution. Students will meet faculty and graduate students to explore their research interests, learn to prepare a personal vision statements, be introduced to basic research methods and tools and become familiar with working in a laboratory setting.