Career Success Programming Update

Special Message

Career Success: Programming Update

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Resume Review
We will continue to offer resume review via our online site, VMock. VMock offers immediate, actionable feedback on your resume, and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year!
Walk-in resume reviews have been suspended through March 30th.
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Career Coaching
We will continue to offer Career Coaching, though not in person. If you are interested in receiving coaching, schedule an appointment on Handshake, and the coach will reach out to you. We can connect via Carmen Zoom or over the phone. You might also be interested in:
Career Success Quick Chat
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Guides and Tip Sheets
As always, our robust collection of guides and tip sheets are available to you on our website. These documents cover resumes, skill development, networking, interviewing, job and internship search strategies and much, much more!
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Handshake is a great resource that should remain unaffected by our temporary changes. Use Handshake to discover on-campus and local jobs, fantastic internships, and exciting career opportunities! On Handshake, you can also:

  1. Join a Career Community
  2. Build your profile
  3. Discover upcoming events
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Virtual Events
Many of our events between now and the end of the term may be able to be modified to be done virtually. PLEASE explore our events calendar, and register on Handshake for any event that hasn’t been canceled. Our team will keep you updated on the best way to participate in each exciting opportunity.

If you have a Disability and rely on a screen reader or the keyboard for access to your computer you will experience difficulty using the Handshake application. As the University works with Handshake to improve accessibility, please contact for assistance in navigating and using this application. A member of our team will respond within 2 business days to assist you.

Careers @ Ford: Informational Event for Students Friday 10/4

What: Information Session with Ford Executive Leadership to learn about careers at Ford Motor Company

When: October 4th, 9:30-10:30am

Where: Ohio Union, Round Meeting Room

Majors: Electrical and Computer Engineering,  Computer Science Engineering, and Design

Targeting students with the following career areas of Interest:

  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Controls
  • EV/Electrification
  • Smart Mobility
  • Cloud Computing
  • User Experience
  • Human Centered Design
  • Model Based Systems Engineering
  • Driver Assistance | Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
  • Software

RSVP HERE if you are a student who plans on attending this event!

ASC Science Career Fair and Mix & Mingle Networking Event










THE Science Career Fair: Adapt Your Future

Who:                ALL OSU students and recent alumni

When:             October 16th from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm

Where:            Ohio Union, East Ballroom

Students can RSVP HERE on Handshake for the Science Career Fair! RSVP is not required to attend the career fair, but appreciated.

We have 60-70 companies joining us at the career fair representing several STEM industry; companies include: MEDPACE, CDC, FDA, Abbott Nutrition, Azimuth, Bellisio Foods, Drayer Physical Therapy, Charles River Labs, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, DYNAmore, ExonanoRNA, HealthPRO, Mercy Health, Mettler Toledo, MP Biomedicals, PPD, ScribeAmerica, Shelby Co Public Schools, Syneos Health, TORC Robotics, and Wexner Medical Center.

These companies are looking for interns and entry level students at all levels, from undergraduates to post-docs. Here is a list of some of the positions:

Science Technicians: Research, Necropsy, Formulation, Reproductive, Tissue, Biological
Clinical Research: Laboratory Project Coordinator, Clinical Research Associate, Project Coordinator , Contract Negotiation Specialist, Clinical Data Coordinator, , Clinical Researchers, PLAY Tutor (developmental or instructional aide), Intervention Specialist
Medical & Health: Scribes, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist, Public Health Internship, Registered Nurses, Medical Assistants, Phlebotomists, Feeding Therapist
Science Research & Data: Asbestos Polarized Light (PLM) Analysts, Data Standard Analyst – Biostatistics, Data Analytics Internship, Statistician, Physicist, Chemistry, RNA Nanotechnology Internship, Research Associate for RNA Synthesis, Research Associate for cell biology, animal study and exosome research; Scientist: Nucleic Acid Chemistry, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research Assistant, Assistant & Associate Scientists, Fine Chemicals Specialist, Biochemicals Product Specialist, Research Analyst, Research Scientist, Research Specialist, Research Intern
Ecological Sciences: Conservation Crew Member, Conservation Crew Leader, Sanitarian, Lake and Pond Specialist, Forestry or Trail Crew Member, Field Supervisor, Mountain Bike Trail Crew, Arid Lands Restoration Crew, Tree Crew Foreman, Tree Crew Climber, Plant Health Care Technician
Education: Math & Science Teachers, Experience Programs Teacher
Engineering: Software Engineers, Software Co-Ops, Software Test Engineers, Radar Engineer, General Engineering Co-Ops, Chemical, Mechanical, Biomedical, Industrial, Materials Science, Systems Engineer, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical
Business and Administrative: Human Resources Internship, Finance & Accounting Internships, Marketing & Communications Internships, Healthcare Administrator, Customer Service, Business Analyst, Accountants, Actuarial/Risk Analysts, Guest Relations Associates
IT: Information Technology Internship, Data Analyst, Technical Sales Support
Consultants & Sales: Science & Technical Consultants, Sales Internships, Sales Executive
Other: Census Taker, City Year AmeriCorps, Project Manager, Junior Graphic Designer, Director of Volunteer Experiences, Aira Agent for Blind & Seeing Impaired (Remote positions), Government Relations Internship
AND Many More not Listed…


*Mix & Mingle Networking Event

Who:                Doctoral & Post-Doc Candidates

When:             Wednesday, October 16th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Where:            Biomedical Research Tower (BRT), Room 115

This event brings our diverse, highly talented Post-Docs and Doctoral Candidates in their final two years together with 10-15 STEM Industry Partners, including: Medpace, DYNAmore, GenScript**, FDA, TORC Robotics, Azimuth, PPD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Owens Corning**, & The Center for Naval Analysis (CNA).

*RSVP is required for the Mix & Mingle. Email or for further details. **These two companies are ONLY attending the Mix & Mingle.

Save the Date: Lubrizol – 10/24 Information Session and 10/25 Interviews

Recruiters from Lubrizol will be on campus for an information session on Thursday, October 24th, at 6PM in room 2015 McPherson Lab. Please go here  to RSVP on Handshake and stay tuned for more information about applying for an interview on Friday, October 25th.

ExxonMobil info session and interviews during the week of September 22nd

ExxonMobil will be interviewing for limited openings during the week of September 22-26.  Among these openings, they will have some focus on Chemistry PhD candidates for positions based in their locations in New Jersey and the U.S. Gulf Coast.  PhD Chemists will be considered for opportunities in process analyzer support, synthesis/scale up of active materials, computational chemistry, and tribology.  Opportunities include both Full-time and PhD Student Internships.

Candidates from any Chemistry PhD area will be considered.  Of particularly strong interest this year would be those with:

  • Process control / Online analyzers
  • Data analytics, modeling, uncertainty quantification, molecular modeling
  • Analytical methods, method development and data interpretation
  • Synthesis, scale-up and use of active materials / catalysts

PhD interview spots are limited and will primarily be filled by those who apply online, as described below:

Those interested should apply online at:

Candidates should apply to one of these positions:

  • Position #22974 “PhD Students Seeking Full Time Opportunities” or
  • Position #22973 “PhD Students Seeking Internships/ Co-Op Opportunities”

These can be easily found by searching for “22974” or “22973”.

Those interested in learning more about the company and the opportunities available should consider attending the ExxonMobil Information Session on Sunday, September 22nd at 7pm in CBEC 110/120 or stopping by the ExxonMobil booth at the Engineering Expo Career Fair on September 23rd at The Ohio Union.

On-Campus Interviews for Post-Doctoral Scientist Position at Eli Lilly – Technical Services & Manufacturing Science – FDE

Representatives from Eli Lilly will be on campus on Tuesday, April 16th to present a careers at Eli Lilly information session and will hold interviews on Wednesday, April 17th. Please see the attached flyer for more information and view the job description and apply for the position HERE.

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FREE Cookies & Coffee @ ASC Coffee Chat with Alums!!!

Join us for FREE coffee & cookies, and chat with two AMAZING Science alumni in April!

On April 4th at 12:30-1:30pm in Denney Hall, Room 352R:

Love Science, Research, & College Life? Then here is a job for you!

TJ Ronningen currently works at The Ohio State University as a Senior Researcher in the College of Engineering. TJ holds his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from OSU! In his role TJ proposes and leads research projects in the area of infrared sensors. There are many researcher roles on campus in the sciences, so if you want to learn about opportunities in your areas, then ask TJ how he got involved. Come have some FREE cookies and coffee and chat with TJ about his career!

RSVP to chat with TJ here:

On April 17th at 11:30am – 12:30pm in Denney Hall, Room 352R:

Interested in working at the OSU Wexner Medical Center?

Come chat with Aditi Bhatiya, the Assistant Director of Research at OSU Wexner Medical Center! She has an AMAZING career path to share with you. Aditi holds two BS degrees in Biology, Biotechnology; and did her Masters in Microbiology at OSU! Have some FREE cookies and coffee and ask Aditi about her career.

RSVP to chat with Aditi here:

Healthcare & Life Sciences Expo

We are bringing together a select group of 15-30 companies that will provide a wide range of opportunities in two HUGE industries: HEALTHCARE & the LIFE SCIENCES. RSVP now for the Monday, March 18th Healthcare & Life Sciences EXPO at the Biomedical Research Tower (room 115) from 3:30pm to 6:30pm! 

The companies attending this fair will be hiring for full-time entry level positions, as well as summer internships. Don’t put off your career search any longer! Come join us and find that first job, your next job, or a resume building summer internship!

For more details, click on the Handshake link:

Postdoctoral Recruitment Event-Apply by March 1, 2019

Applications are now being accepted for the Ohio State University 2019 Spring Postdoctoral Recruitment Event, being held April 9-11, 2019.  This event will provide an excellent opportunity for outstanding PhD students from leading graduate programs to meet research faculty, interview for open postdoctoral positions and discover the exciting and innovative research taking place at The Ohio State University and the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH).  Selected candidates will visit the Ohio State campus, network with current OSU and NCH postdocs, present their research, interview with prospective mentors, and learn more about postdoctoral opportunities at Ohio State.  Full funding will be provided for travel expenses and candidates may be considered for a variety of opportunities, including fellowships, training grants, and other internal training programs.

Application for this event is open until March 1st and is available to senior graduate students who have completed or expect to complete their PhD between May 2018 and December 2019.  Any graduate students in the US (visa status does not matter) can apply and we are especially interested in reviewing applications from US Citizens and permanent residents who are training grant-eligible and/or who come from underrepresented backgrounds including African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders, or persons with a disability.

More information can be found on our web page or the application can be accessed directly through the link below.

The event flyer can be found here: