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Launch Your Career

Many students enjoy that they obtain industry-based experience throughout their academic career.    In order to help students obtain Co-ops and internships, the college of engineering has their own office comprised of 10 full-time staff members dedicated to the task: Engineering Career Services. They provide students and employers guidance and opportunities to connect; empowering students to attain lifelong career management and employment goals.

Engineering Career Services provides a series of services to help students develop themselves professionally and sell themselves, a few examples:

  • Mock Interviews
    • Recruiters from companies volunteer their time to do practice interviews with students—asking real interview questions and going through the process.
  • Resume Reviews
    • Advisors look over your resume to ensure that it is an industry accepted format, well written (data is quantified), and that there are no spelling mistakes
  • Workshops
    • ECS hosts many workshops throughout the semester, ranging a wide variety of topics:
      • Full-time salary negotiations
      • Building a strong LinkedIn profile
      • Interview Strategies

Each semester companies come from around the United States attend our Engineering Career Fairs in order to recruit Ohio State Engineers (~300 in the fall, ~150 in the spring). They fill up the entire Ohio Union ballrooms and are looking for students to fill their full time and co-op/internship positions. The process is much like speed dating. Students can walk around and 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 culture. Many companies also reserve rooms in ECS for next day interviews, making the process extremely accessible for students.

Average wage for Undergraduate Students’ Engineering Related Intern, Co-Op, Research, and part time work was around $19.00 / hr. All opportunities provided through ECS are guaranteed to be paid.
86% of BS engineering students have completed a minimum of 1 term of co-op, intern, research, or part-time engineering related work experience.