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Launch Your Career

Most students obtain industry-based experience throughout their academic career. In order to help students obtain co-ops and internships, the College of Engineering has its own office comprised of 10 full-time staff members dedicated to the task: Engineering Career Services (ECS). This team provides students and employers with guidance and opportunities to connect; empowering students to attain lifelong career management and employment goals.

ECS provides a wide variety of services to help students develop themselves professionally and best position themselves for the job search. Here are a few examples:

  • Job search tools and resources: includes a Student Handbook, ECS blog, Weekly Wire newsletter, and Handshake, our online job posting system.
  • ECS programming: such as Intern Week, Career Week and the Job Shadow Program.
  • Mock interviews: ECS staff as well as recruiters from companies conduct practice interviews with students—asking real interview questions and providing feedback.
  • Resume reviews: Advisors look over your resume to ensure it is an industry accepted format, well written (data is quantified), and that there are no spelling or grammar mistakes.
  • Workshops: ECS hosts many workshops throughout the semester, covering a wide variety of topics, including salary negotiations,  uilding a strong LinkedIn profile and interview strategies.

Each semester companies come from around the United States to attend our Engineering Career Fairs in order to recruit Ohio State Engineers (~300 in the fall, ~150 in the spring) for full time and co-op/internship positions. Students have the opportunity to meet different companies and see if they are a good fit. At the same time, employers are evaluating the students to see if they would make a great addition to their company. Many companies also reserve rooms in ECS for on-campus interviews, making the process extremely accessible for students.

Average wage for Undergraduate Students’ Engineering Related Intern, Co-Op, Research, and part-time work is around $19.00 / hr. All opportunities provided through ECS are guaranteed to be paid.

We are committed to helping you with your professional journey. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions: eng-ecs@osu.edu

Thank you for considering the Ohio State College of Engineering!

Amy Thaci, Director

Learn more: go.osu.edu/careerengr