ASC Career Success: Careers in Biotech

The biotech sector is booming in central Ohio and across our region! Join some of the leading companies for an evening of networking, as part of the Careers in Biotech Connections Event on Monday, February 6th from 4 – 6 PM in Enarson Classroom Building 311.

The event will open with a panel discussion about trends in biotech along with existing and emerging career paths, advice for rising talent in the biotech space, and more. The event will conclude with ample opportunity to network. Spots are limited and students can register here.

The following companies plan to participate:

  • Andelyn Biosciences
  • MedPace
  • Oakwood Labs
  • AmplifyBio
  • Sarepta Therapeutics
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Forge Biologics
  • STAQ

Andelyn, MedPace, Oakwood, and AmplifyBio plan to have representatives serve as panelists as well.

For any questions, please contact Aaron Klein at klein.795@osu.edu.

Resume and Professional Communications Workshops

The Center for Life Sciences Education and Career and Professional Success will present two career skills workshops:

Workshop 1: Resume Writing
Wednesday, January 25 at 4:30pm
Mendenhall Lab 100

Workshop 2: Professional Communication
Wednesday, February 1 at 4:30pm
Mendenhall Lab 100

Refreshments will be provided at both workshops.

Register here.

2023 OSU Spring Career Fair

The annual Ohio State Spring Career Fair will take place on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the Ohio Union.

The event is open to all current Ohio State University students and recent graduates and provides an opportunity for students to network with employers and learn about internship and career opportunities. The event will be held in two venues in the Ohio Union: The Grand Ballroom and the Performance Hall.

Attending employers recruit across a broad range of disciplines, including are opportunities for science and technology students in areas such as laboratory based research and development in medical and industrial settings, as well as computer science and engineering roles.

Advanced research via Handshake is recommended to determine if a particular employer of interest will be in attendance.

Attending employers seek to fill full-time entry-level positions as well as summer internships.

Pre-registration or RSVP for the Spring Career Fair is not required, but you are encouraged to indicate interest through Handshake.

  • Current Students: A valid BuckID is required to enter the fair on the day of the event.
  • Recent Graduates: We welcome you to the event and request that you drop off a copy of your resume at the registration desk upon arrival.

Virtual Career Fair for internships and fellowships with DoD

Join the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) on January 18, 2023, from 12 to 3 p.m. ET for a virtual career fair highlighting STEM internship and fellowship opportunities for college students and postgraduates at U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) research facilities around the country!

During the fair, attendees will have the chance to:

  • Explore paid internships and fellowships with DoD research facilities
  • Learn about DoD host facilities that host ORISE participants
  • Connect with ORISE program staff in 1-on-1 chats

Keynote Presentation: Dr. Victor Convertino, senior scientist with the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, will give a live presentation at the event. His talk is scheduled to begin at 12:15 p.m. ET.

Register here.

NOTE: Most ORISE opportunities with the DoD require U.S. citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status. To see a full list of opportunities, click here.

OSU Women in Engineering Leadership Symposium

The upcoming inaugural Women in Engineering Leadership Symposium will be a two-day event sponsored by the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) Department. The event will take place Wednesday, November 2nd from 5:30 – 9 pm and Thursday, November 3rd from 6-9 pm. 

The first day will consist of a grad school info session/networking opportunity with 2022 AIChE President and NC State Professor Dr. Christine Grant, followed by dinner, her keynote speech, small group discussions with Buckeye Engineering Women in Executive Leadership (BEWEL) alumni, and an informal networking opportunity.

The second day of the Symposium will feature a student panel focused on holistic wellness and resources from the OSU Student Wellness Center.

Though this event will have many engineering students attending, non-engineering STEM students are also welcomed to attend. The discussions will be applicable to all STEM students and will be a great networking opportunity for all.

The symposium has limited capacity, so signups are required for attending one or both days of the event. You may sign up here. Additional information will be emailed to those who sign up.

Stop Apologizing Workshop

FOCUS (Females of Chemistry Uniting Scientists) invites you to their Stop Apologizing Workshop on Tuesday, November 1st at 6 pm in CBEC 267.

Join FOCUS in learning practical strategies for boosting confidence and to stop apologizing in your professional life. There will be pizza and refreshments provided.

FOCUS is not limited to females, all who support diversity in science are welcome!

Demo & Donate Night

Tuesday, October 25 at 6:00 PM in McPherson 1015

oSTEM (out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) has partnered with the local ACS student chapter to put together a Chemistry Demonstration Show!

It is all ages and admission is free, but donations of non-perishable food items as well as unscented hygiene products for NSI (Neighborhood Services food pantry) are welcomed.

Ohio State Graduate & Professional School Fair

Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair
Wednesday, October 26 from 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Performance Hall, Ohio Union

The Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair is designed for students who are approaching graduation and are ready to apply to an Ohio State graduate or professional school. It is also appropriate for students who are early in their enrollment and want to learn about coursework and extracurricular opportunities that will help them to prepare for graduate and professional school admission.

Students can meet with admission representatives from over 20 Ohio State graduate and professional school programs, as well as representatives from pre-law, pre-health, the Arts and Sciences Center for Career Success, Financial Aid, and the Writing Center. A list of attending programs is available here.

The Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair has been approved as both a First Year Experience Student Success Series option and as a STEP professional development co-curricular (PDC) program. It is free and open to all Ohio State students of any major. No RSVP required. Students are asked to bring their BuckID for entry. Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Council.

MBCF Scholars Program

The Medicinal and Bioorganic Chemistry Foundation (MBCF) Scholars program has been established to provide student travel fellowships for up to 15 students (graduate and undergraduate) to attend the 16th Winter Conference on Medicinal and Bioorganic Chemistry.

The conference will be held in the Steamboat Grand Hotel in Steamboat Springs, Colorado Sunday, January 29th to Thursday, February 2nd, 2023. The conference will bring together industrial and academic scientists from across the chemistry-medicine continuum and will be focused on drug discovery and development.

The Foundation will provide partial support (including $1,500 to support the student’s travel and lodging, and full coverage of registration fees) for research active undergraduate students and graduate students to attend the 2023 Conference. Students who are carrying out research on either medicinal chemistry or pharmaceutical facing synthetic organic chemistry are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • GPA > 3.4
  • Experience working in a research laboratory
  • Enough individual intellectual contribution for a poster

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on October 14, 2022. Read the flyer for additional details and application instructions.

Southern Teachers Info Table

This Friday, October 7, a representative from Southern Teachers will be here at OSU to talk with students about teaching jobs in K-12 private/independent schools.

The rep will have an information table in the Ohio Union (Great Hall room, Friendship table) from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.


Southern Teachers helps college graduates find great jobs in college-preparatory schools around the South.

The teaching environment in these private/independent schools can be wonderful because of their small class sizes and their close-knit communities. At independent schools, quality isn’t just about test scores and college acceptances; it’s also the unique way that teachers maximize the potential of their students.

While successful progress through a teacher-education program is essential for some of these jobs (e.g., for elementary teachers), for many positions a teaching certificate is not required. Math majors can be hired to teach math; Spanish majors can teach Spanish, etc. Candidates do, however, need a strong academic record and the personal characteristics that will enable them to manage and motivate K-12 students. To summarize:  Teacher certification is not required for most jobs.