Feeling overwhelmed by the Spring Career Fair?

At the Annual Spring Career Fair this year, there will be over 177 employers (the largest number yet!) recruiting students across a broad range of disciplines into a wide variety of jobs and internships in both the public and private sectors. If you’re feeling a little daunted by that number, you’re likely not alone.  The best place to begin planning for the Career Fair is the event information page, which contains some great tips on how to prepare.  The OSUCareerFair+ phone app can also help you map out a strategy and keep track of which employers you’d like to visit; it’s available in both the Google Play and Apple App stores.

Is your head is still spinning with possibilities?  Start by looking at the following list of organizations scheduled to attend the fair that have indicated they are targeting specifically life science or public health related majors:

Alkermes is a leader in innovative medicines that address the unmet needs and challenges of people living with debilitating diseases. As a fully integrated global biopharmaceutical company, Alkermes applies our scientific expertise, proprietary technologies and global resources to be an engine of innovative treatments for major clinical conditions specifically focused on central nervous system (CNS) disorders, such as schizophrenia, depression, addiction and multiple sclerosis.
BD is a leading medical technology company that partners with customers and stakeholders to address many of the world’s most pressing and evolving health needs. Our innovative solutions are focused on improving drug delivery, enhancing the diagnosis of infectious diseases and cancers, supporting the management of diabetes and advancing cellular research. We are nearly 30,000 associates in 50 countries who strive to fulfill our purpose of “Helping all people live healthy lives” by advancing the quality, accessibility, safety and affordability of healthcare around the world.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of infants, children and adolescents and is one of the nation’s top pediatric care, education, and research institutions. Children’s Hospital Research Foundation is the largest pediatric research program in the Midwest, conducting both basic and clinical research.
Evokes Inc is an Intraoperative Neuromonitoring business that is located in Cincinnati, OH. Evokes has been in business for over 14 years and does neuromonitoring in over 45 hospitals and institutions in OH, KY, NC, and SC. IONM is a new and uniquely challenging medical occupation projected to increase by 43% over the next 5 years. IONM Techs are in high demand, and accredited Neuromonitoring Technologists who graduate over the next few years will find themselves in senior positions, as the field expands and develops.
LabCorp – Our industry-leading reputation and innovative technologies have made LabCorp the choice for healthcare professionals across the country. As a pioneer in advanced genomic testing, we continue to attract the leading minds and technological experts in the field. Headquartered in Burlington, North Carolina, we have thousands of employees in laboratories, service centers and on distribution routes from coast to coast.
Medpace is a leading global full-service clinical research organization providing Phase I-IV core development services for drug, biologic, and device programs. With medical and regulatory expertise in multiple therapeutic specialties, Medpace has assembled the industry’s most experienced and therapeutically focused teams to execute at every level of the company’s operations, providing complete and seamless drug development services.
Mercy Health Partners – We know the best way for you to stay healthy is by exercising your voice. It’s why we joined forces with Mercy Health Partners in Muskegon to create a better health care system that encourages it.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital – We are recruiting the finest pediatric expertise. Our staff represents every major pediatric subspecialty. They achieve at the highest level. They have vision. And relentless determination. They could pursue their life’s work at any hospital. Yet they all chose Nationwide Children’s Hospital. And you can, too. Join our team.
Octapharma Plasma Inc. is a U.S.-based company that collects plasma used to create life-saving medicines for patients around the world. We run more than 45 donation centers in the U.S. and employ more than 3,000 people nationally. Our donors are our most valued customers because they make saving and improving lives possible every day.
Ohio Department of Agriculture – The mission of the Ohio Department of Agriculture is to protect Ohio citizens by ensuring the safety of the state’s food supply, to maintain the health of Ohio’s animals and plant life, and to create economic opportunities for Ohio’s farmers, food processors and agribusinesses.
The Peace Corps sends the best and brightest Americans abroad on behalf of the United States to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Volunteers work at the grassroots level to develop sustainable solutions that address challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development.
PharmaForce, Inc. is a generic pharmaceutical development and manufacturing company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. The company was established in 1999 by a small team of pharmaceutical technical experts to compete in the generic pharmaceutical market through the development and manufacture of select, high value, generic prepaophthalmic and otic preparations.
Stone Lab – OSU: For college-level students enrolled in five-week courses offered at Stone Lab, part-time positions are available. These may be as Laboratory or Library/Bookstore Assistants in exchange for free room and meals. Or students may apply for a National Park Service Internship at Perry’s Monument.
Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC) is a 222-bed 501(C)(3) not-for-profit hospital in Portsmouth, Ohio, providing emergency and surgical care, as well as a wide range of other health-care services; SOMC has been in the community since 1954. SOMC, a rural hospital and one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Places to Work in America, is striving to provide the highest quality of care. It was ranked first on Ohio’s Top Employers list in 2010 and has been on the list for five consecutive years. SOMC was also named one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Places to Work in America, as well as Magnet recognition status.
Teach For America‘s mission is to enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation’s most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and justice. We recruit remarkable and diverse individuals to become teachers in low-income communities for two years and we train them in great teacher practices. With hard work, perseverance, and strong partnerships with their students, students’ families, and communities, corps members our dramatically increase the opportunities available to their students in school and in life.
Urban Teacher Center prepares highly effective teachers who will significantly accelerate student achievement in the nation’s highest-need schools. We accomplish this by recruiting outstanding candidates, equipping them with state of the art training, and linking their certification to their students’ performance outcomes. UTC has offices in Baltimore and in Washington, DC. Additional regions will join UTC in the next year.