You Belong in STEM Forum


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will hold a conversation on Zoom about the success of Black and Latinx students in STEM.

Panelists will include graduate students, post doc students, medical students, and undergraduate students. Panelists will discuss strategies to help you:

  • Ace exams
  • Gain access to research and internship opportunities
  • Network for career success
  • Build confidence

This event will take place on Wednesday November 4, 2020 5:00pm-6:30pm. If interested in attending, please register here.

For more information, please see this flyer for the event.

Development Academy – Conversation and Communication

Employers regularly report to the Center for Career and Professional Success that college graduates need to improve their communication skills (speaking, writing, reading, etc.). In addition, according to research from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), oral/written communication skills are one of the Critical Career Readiness Competencies that college graduates need proficiency in, to be prepared for the modern workforce. This Development Academy will help students develop these much needed skills!

Throughout the 5 sessions, Ohio State Alumni and local industry professionals will present on the following topics:

  • Using Your Strengths to Refine Your Personal Pitch
  • How to Improve Your Non-Verbal Communication Skills, and Eliminate Verbal Ticks
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Writing Emails, Texts, and Social Media Posts
  • How to Get Noticed for Your Active Listening Skills
  • Public Speaking (and Listening!) Master Classes

Make sure you at least register for the first day of the Academy on Handshake, which you can do HERE. If you want to guarantee your spot in all 5 sessions, then follow each of the links below and RSVP to reserve your spot. Remember, there are limited spots, so don’t miss out on this opportunity!

RSVP and learn more about each session through these links: October 15, October 22, October 29, November 5, and November 12. Each session is from 7pm to 9pm via Zoom. You do not have to attend all of the sessions, but it is recommended to attend at least 3, especially the first and last sessions.

Career Success Launching New Podcast

The Arts & Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success (Career Success) is excited to launch a new podcast: Getting Ahead with Career Success.

Episode one focuses on online presence for a virtual job search and includes advice from employers and branding experts. The content covers online portfolios, consistency with your virtual imprint and core platforms such as LinkedIn and the career management system Handshake in building a reputable online presence.

Career Success: Virtual Week

The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success is excited to announce Virtual Week, April 13 to 17, an entire week of exciting opportunities to:

  • Learn best ways to virtually interact with employers
  • Connect and network with recruiters seeking top talent
  • Explore career opportunities and discover ways to improve your job search

The week will provide fantastic opportunities to network with employers and recruiters from companies such as The National Cancer Institute, Chick-Fil-A, JPMorgan Chase, Vector Marketing, and more! Employer sessions are being added daily. In addition, there are two Virtual Career Fairs on April 14: Hire Big10+ and Amazon.

Explore the list of currently scheduled employer and coaching sessions. Sessions are being added regularly, so be sure to check back for the most up to date information!

Professional M.S. Program at Purdue

The Professional M.S. Program (PMP) in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University can help launch your career and increase your earning potential! The program prepares students from both chemical engineering and non-chemical engineering undergraduate backgrounds for successful careers in industry, providing them with the technical skills they would acquire in a traditional MS program, while also developing skills needed in industry, such as leadership and management skills, business and financial skills, oral and written communications, teamwork, and defining and managing projects. Upon completing the program, graduates are prepared to be technical managers and can communicate, negotiate, and lead people and projects within a global engineering enterprise.

Distinguishing features of the program include:

  • 1-1.5 Year Program: Students take a combination of advanced technical and management courses, earning a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering.
  • Specially Tailored Coursework: Students choose from 6 concentration areas to gain specialized knowledge suited to their interests and goals.
  • Real-World Problem Solving and Innovation: Students work with industry leaders and our world-renowned faculty on a 6-credit hour capstone project. This capstone project is the cornerstone of program, providing you with relevant, real-world experience.
  • Advanced Professional Development Programs: Students receive one-on-one counseling and career development to prepare for success at Purdue and beyond.
  • Career Catalyzation: Most graduates enter careers in diverse fields, often on advanced leadership tracks, while some students pursue further education, such as a PhD or MBA.​​​​​​

Purdue is inviting our students to attend one of its upcoming virtual information sessions to learn more about the program and see if it is the right. Register for a date that fits your needs using the links below.

Once you register for a session, you receive a link and instructions on how to join using WebEx, an online video conferencing site.

Networking: Environmental Sciences and Research

This is your chance to get comfortable with the “uncomfortable” and practice your communication skills. Explore and discuss opportunities within the environmental sciences and research industry by speaking with employers in the field. This is a unique opportunity for you to hear from experts who are attending just to answer your questions through a speed networking format where you will be provided with prompts to engage employers. You’ll have a chance to interact and network with these professionals during this exciting event. Your career choices are endless and include, among others: academic research, environmental field work, lab work, consulting, and entrepreneurship.

Companies attending include: Americorps, Shannon Stewart, Program Director American Red Cross, Rebecca Dungee, Recruitment Specialist The Wilds/ Columbus Zoo, Emily Knapp, Conservation Education Coordinator U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Karen Hallberg PhD, Fish and Wildlife Biologist US Geological Survey

Date: Monday, February 10th
Time: 6:00-8:00pm (food provided)
Location: Campbell Hall, Room 100

RSVP on Handshake: https://osu.joinhandshake.com/events/419117/share_preview

Interview with a Buckeye: February 18-19

Practice your interviewing skills.

Improve your interviewing confidence and your ability to make a positive impression, and increase your chances of succeeding in a post event (i.e. career fair, info session, etc.) interview by participating in the Interview with a Buckeye event February 18 and 19. Multiple time slots will be available on both days between 9am-4pm, with all mock interviews being held in 050 Denney Hall.

Connect with College of Arts and Sciences alumni who will provide feedback about your interviewing skills, answer questions you may have about interviewing, and provide tips for resume improvement. This is an excellent opportunity to network with Arts and Sciences alumni and to learn more about how they’re using their degree in the workplace.

Reservations required.

To sign-up, please visit https://osu.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2650868/. Once on that page login to Handshake and “apply” for the Interview with a Buckeye position by submitting your resume. As soon as you do that you’ll be taken to a page where you can choose a time that fits your schedule. If you have any difficulty please email Randy Dineen at dineen.2@osu.edu.

Workshop – Science Communication and Social Media for Scientists

The School of Earth Sciences is hosting a Science Communication and Social Media for Scientists workshop this Friday, February 7, at 12:45pm in Mendenhall 291.

This fast pace and engaging workshop will introduce the importance of sharing your science through social media and the impact it can have. Topics include job and grant offers, grad school information, recruiting prospective students, keeping in touch with colleagues, and sharing published papers.

The event will be lead by Dr. Wendy Bohon, Science Communication Specialist at Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology.

ASPIRE Medical Research Program

ASPIRE is a spring and summer medical research program devoted to providing research experience to undergraduates from underrepresented and disadvantaged groups. They are seeking applicants who are interested in becoming medical doctors or biomedical scientists who would bring diversity to the field.

In order to apply, you must be a sophomore or junior at OSU with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Your application must include at least one letter of recommendation from a science professor and your undergraduate transcripts.

You can apply here. The application deadline is December 1, 2019, so apply now!

Find additional information here. If you have further questions, you may contact Aaron Thomas at aaron.thomas@osumc.edu.

Fall 2019 Entrepreneurship Academy

The Fall 2019 Entrepreneurship Academy is a series of workshops exclusively for students in the College of Arts and Sciences. This non-credit series of workshops is presented by Career Success and  taught by successful Arts and Sciences alumni as well as local members of the entrepreneurship community. The program provides a foundation for understanding what is required to develop an idea into an entrepreneurial venture. Those that complete the program have the option to deliver a final pitch and be considered for cash awards for best presentation.

The Academy will meet weekly from 7-9pm on the following dates:

September 10, 2019 : Ideation
September 17, 2019 : Value Proposition and Customer Validation
September 24, 2019 : Target Markets and Marketing Essentials
October 1, 2019 : Business Plan
October 8, 2019 : Financials and Funding
October 15, 2019 : Building Your Pitch
November 8, 2019 : Final pitch presentation

A unique feature of this program is that each participant will have access to an alumni mentor to assist them with developing their idea and business plan!

Program goals:

  • Understand the challenges of becoming a successful entrepreneur and how this career path relates to your personal goals and values
  • Refine and further develop your concept
  • Understand the types of business models and determine what model is best suited to your concept
  • Identify your target market and how you can test your ideas
  • Develop the basics on how to construct a business plan
  • Discover what goes in to financing a concept and the resources available
  • Understand and apply what makes an effective pitch
  • Gain familiarity with internal and external resources
  • Understand the basics of creating a marketing plan

Registration is open and space is limited. Please register through Handshake  or contact Scott Kustis at kustis.1@osu.edu