FOCUS Recruitment Event

Females of Chemistry Uniting Scientists (FOCUS) is a student-run seminar series and community outreach program whose purpose is to promote awareness and understanding of the scientific achievements of prominent females within the field of chemistry, an underrepresented group in science. FOCUS promotes awareness of women’s achievements to inspire and encourage females, minorities, and other members of the scientific community.

On Thursday, September 14, 2023 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm in CBEC 267, Females of Chemistry Uniting Scientists (FOCUS) is hosting a Barbie themed recruitment event!

The event will begin with a short presentation about who FOCUS is, what the group stands for, what they have accomplished, and what they hope to accomplish the upcoming year. After that, attendees will split up into teams for Barbie/STEM trivia to promote team bonding.

Snacks, drinks, and pizza will be provided!

You are encouraged to attend the event to learn more about FOCUS and see how you can get involved. All are welcome to join!

2023 OSU Career and Internship Fair

The 2023 Ohio State University Career and Internship Fair is a university-wide event that takes place two days, both in-person and virtual. The career fair will include new exciting opportunities to engage with diverse students across all majors, graduate programs and career levels.

In-Person: Wednesday, September 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Ohio Union
Interview Day: Thursday, September 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ohio Union
Virtual: Thursday, September 14 from 2 to 6 p.m. on Handshake

Visit Buckeye Careers’ Career and Preparation page for more information on up-coming career fairs and tips for a successful career fair experience.

2023 Career Week

September 11 – September 15, 2023

Career Week is brought to you by Buckeye Careers and The Office of Student Life. The 2023 Career Week features more than 30 workshops, covering these topics and more:

  • Job search strategies
  • Writing an effective resume
  • Understanding your transferable skills
  • Interview skills
  • Salary negotiation

This is an opportunity to hear about these topics directly from employers.

Check out the Career Week schedule for the full list of workshops. If you have questions about Career Week, contact Tara Nord at

Quantitative & Data Career Expo

Thursday, September 7th 2023, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT
in the Ohio Union Performance Hall

The Quantitative & Data Career Expo is the premier Ohio State event for students seeking opportunities in the technology, data, and analytics sectors. The event is open to all current Ohio State students and recent graduates. It provides an opportunity for students to network with employers and learn about internship and career opportunities. Over 50 companies are expected to attend this event, so you do not want to miss it!  

Attending industry partners will be primarily interested in students with data, technology, and analytical skill sets.

Advanced research via Handshake is recommended to determine if a particular employer of interest will be in attendance and a good fit for your career advancement. You can also make an appointment via Handshake with a Career Coach to get assistance on your resume, interviewing skills, and/or job searches. Remember to bring your resume! Suggested dress code is business or business casual.

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

Current students must present a valid BuckID to enter the fair on the day of the event. Recent graduates do not need to bring a BuckID.

Diversity Case Study Competition

Participate in the 4th Annual Career Success Diversity Case Study Competition on Saturday, September 30th from 9 AM – 4 PM.

The Career Success Diversity Case Study Competition brings together top-level, diverse talent from the College of Arts and Sciences to conduct strategic analysis and offer solutions to a diversity-focused organizational problem.

Participants will be assigned to a team of four. The team will have one week to review the case, develop innovative solutions to the problem, and create a PowerPoint presentation.

The teams will present their solutions at the competition (Saturday, September 30th). Presentations are evaluated by a panel of employer judges on the overall quality, effectiveness, and feasibility of the case presentation. Judges are from a variety of employers, industries, and roles. More to be announced!

The competition is a resume booster that students can discuss during interviews. It is also an opportunity for students to with employers who value diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. All ASC majors are welcome to participate!

You must attend an info session to be eligible to apply.

Attend one of two virtual info sessions on Tuesday, September 5th (2pm) or Thursday, September 7th (6pm) to learn more about the Competition, receive the application form, learn about the employer partners for the event, and ask questions before applying to participate.

If you are interested in the Competition, you must apply by Monday, September 18th at 11:59pm. Selected participants and teams will be announced on Wednesday, September 20th.

Please feel free to contact me (Barbara Harvey) at with any questions about the upcoming Competition.

ASC Career Success: Mock Interviews

Although the semester is winding down, there is still time to prepare for upcoming interviews related to internships, part- or full-time jobs with a mock interview.

These 30-minute appointments will give you the chance to answer common interview questions and then obtain feedback from a career coach. Bring a job description with you to tailor the interview toward a specific position or practice answering general behavioral-based questions that are commonly asked during interviews.

Appointments are currently being held in-person, virtually or over the phone. If you’d like to meet with a coach in-person, email with your request for an in-person mock interview. Learn more and schedule your appointment.

Semiconductor Day 2023

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
12 PM – 4 PM
Ohio Union Performance Hall

The Semiconductor Industry is coming to Ohio in Semiconductor Day, hosted by The Ohio State University in partnership with the Semi Foundation.

What are semiconductors? They are the brains that enable the apps, gadgets, and miracles of tomorrow. Microelectronics enable a smart future that is radically changing everyday life — from communicating on the go and commuting to work, to “printing” a hearty breakfast and conducting holographic heart surgery. ​The semiconductor industry is coming to Ohio.​.. find out why Ohio is flipping for chips!

At the event, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Network with companies, including: Advantest, Applied Materials, Athinia, Brewer Science, Cadence Design, EMD Electronics, Intel , KLA , Lam Research/Silfex, Momentive Technologies, Nikon Precision, TEL
  • Have their resume reviewed
  • Sign up for speed mentoring
  • Attend 10-minute talks
  • Participate in activities and win prizes
  • Enjoy food and music

Registration is required.

OSU Spring Undergraduate Research Festival

The annual Spring Undergraduate Research Festival is a research poster and presentation forum for students to share their mentored research projects with the broader academic community. It provides an opportunity for students to gain experience communicating their research in new ways, including designing a poster and discussing the project with Festival attendees.

The festival offers poster presentations during 60-minute sessions, as well as 10-minute oral presentations which allow for more creativity in presentation design.

As with the other forums hosted by UR&CI, the Spring Festival is not specific to any discipline; students from all disciplines across the university are invited to apply, and student presenters should prepare to discuss their research with a general audience. The Spring Festival is open to all undergraduate students at Ohio State who are participating in faculty-mentored research, and students can present on projects that are still ongoing – final results are not necessary for participation.

The 2023 Spring Research Festival will take place in-person on Thursday, April 6, in the TDAI Ideation Zone in Pomerene Hall. Exact session times will be provided closer to the event date.

The 2023 Spring Festival application will be open until March 19, 2023.  

Career Success Professional Headshot Program

A profile photo on your Handshake or LinkedIn profile can help employers know you’re a real person and serious about your internship or job search. Career Success is offering free headshot photos to undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences students during the 2022/23 academic year.

Profile photos are offered in Denney Hall suite 154 on Tuesdays 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Students should enter the 100 suite by the East entrance of Denney Hall where they will be greeted by a member of the marketing team. Photographs should be sent to your Ohio State email account within 1 week. The entire process should take about 5 minutes. Questions? Contact

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Ohio State Battelle Center: Upcoming Student Events

Ohio State Battelle Center is running a few student events over the next couple of weeks. All of these can be attended in-person or virtually and offer students an opportunity to interact with guest speakers and gain valuable skills that will help in their professional and academic pursuits.

These events have registration deadlines, so don’t delay if you’re interested!

Thursday, 3/2 – Professional Training: Building Better Teams: Join us for a workshop on how you can be a part of better teams! We want you to have the skills and the awareness of what is going on around you to create more connection and more positive interactions. Whether you are outgoing, shy, introverted, or extroverted, this workshop has a little bit of something for everyone. Register today and join us in-person or online.

Monday, 3/6 – Air & Space SCOPE Conversation, Keith Contrera, SpaceX Engineer: Keith Contrera is a lead propulsion engineer at SpaceX where he works on raptor vacuum engine nozzle extensions. He graduated from Ohio State in 2020 with his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and minor in business. During his time at Ohio State the Battelle Center for Science, Engineering, and Public Policy and the Mountaineers club. Additionally, he completed internships at Moog Inc., NASA Glenn Research Center and SpaceX. Register today and guarantee yourself dinner and an opportunity to hear about SpaceX and the skills you should work on before graduation.

Tuesday, 3/7 – Sustainable Energy SCOPE Conversation, Jon-Paul d’Aversa: As principal and founder of UNPREDICTABLEcity, Jon-Paul d’Aversa develops strategies for long-range energy development and emissions planning. He has served as a trusted and objective resource for over 100 local governments here in Ohio, as well as the US Department of Energy, Interstate Renewable Energy Council, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the Electrification Coalition. Learn more and register for dinner and a conversation with an expert in the field.

Thursday, 3/9 – NEW Digital Technologies SCOPE Conversation, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab: Join us for a new Student Community offering around the expansion and importance of digital technologies. Our first guest speakers will be from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Jarrett Reid and Karen Shuttleworth. Learn about the work APL does, Jarrett and Karen’s career, a discussion of the latest in Digital Engineering and suggestions on how to be better prepared to work in the field when you graduate! Register and join us for a meal and a great discussion with an organization at the forefront of innovation.