Arts and Sciences Career Services sponsors a variety of events to broaden your awareness of career options and help you connect with employers. Follow our Events page to stay up to date about these and other career development opportunities. From August to April, new information is added weekly!
Career fairs provide an opportunity for students and recent grads to network with employers and learn about internship and career opportunities. Many employers enjoy recruiting at job fairs to assess face-to-face whether potential candidates have the communication skills, relevant experiences, and other qualifications needed to advance in their selection process. Because you must “work” the fair to make a positive impression with employers, you are strongly encouraged to review the Career Fair Strategies tip sheet when preparing for your first career fair.
Our special all-day resume review walk-in hours are generally held before large campus career fairs. This is an excellent opportunity get feedback on your resume before attending a career fair or if our regular walk-in hours don't align well with your schedule. During Resume-O-Rama, you can also learn strategies for presenting your resume to an employer at a career fair and for making a general positive impression during the event.
Information Sessions & Office Hours
Employers may hold sessions for students and recent grads to learn more about their company and promote positions posted in FutureLink. Information sessions are formal recruitment events so you’ll want to wear business casual clothing. Office hours are casual opportunities to meet with a recruiter in between your classes. It’s good to have an “elevator pitch” prepared for these events.
"How-To" Presentations & Career Panels
Student organizations have the opportunity to schedule a “how-to” presentation to guide their members in being more successful when communicating with employers, finding internships, and learning other key career development tactics. Request a presentation. Each term, the office organizes career panels for you to learn about the career paths of alumni and others committed to supporting your transition from college to career.
- Career Services Overview – The process of exploring your interest and preparing for life after graduation is not easy and can be overwhelming at times. In this session, you’ll learn about the resources and services Arts and Sciences Career Services offers that will help you discover your interest and obtain the experience and skills necessary to succeed in the workplace
- Identifying Your Workplace Skills - Zeroing in on the skills that you are developing in and outside of the classroom will make it easier for you to write strong resumes and cover letters. Having this awareness is also key when responding to interview questions that are directed at helping the employer to rate your competencies against other candidates
- Getting Started with Writing a Resume – Are you ready to begin the process of applying for an internship or job but uncertain of what to include on your resume, or how to communicate your skills and experience? Resumes are often your first opportunity to impress an employer. During this session you’ll receive guidance for creating an effective resume and access to helpful tips and resources
- Beyond the Classroom: Finding Experiential Learning Opportunities - You know that landing a great job or getting into the best graduate school requires a stellar academic record. But what else do you need to accomplish during college to make yourself marketable? This session addresses which forms of experiential learning support your career goals as well as how to find the experiential learning options that are available to you on campus and beyond
- Internship Search Strategies - Not sure how or where to start your internship search? Swing by the Internship Search Strategies presentation to learn the best places to begin along with insider tips that will help you stand out from the crowd when applying for an internship
- Interviewing Effectively - Preparing for an upcoming internship or job interview? Give yourself the confidence you need to succeed in that interview through this interactive session. Learn the best techniques to help you before, during, and after the interview
- Responding to Commonly Asked Interview Questions - You know the basic techniques for interviewing…but do you really know what employers are looking for when they ask a question? During this session, you will learn about the thought processes behind interview questions and best practices for answering them
- Career Fair Strategies - Career fairs are important ways to connect with employers for internship and job opportunities. This assession addresses the best ways to prepare before a fair, how to execute at the fair, and how to follow up afterward
- Networking Strategies - Networking opportunities are endless. During this interactive session you will learn how to start networking, the variety of ways networking can occur, and best practices for networking
- Using LinkedIn to Network and Obtain Internships - Did you know that most recruiters expect students to have a professional LinkedIn profile? This session will show you best practices on setting up your profile, as well as how to build your professional network and find internship and career opportunities
- Using Your FutureLink Account - So you've heard about the Arts and Sciences online job and internship database, FutureLink, but you aren’t sure how to start using it. This session will guide you through completing your profile, show you how to effectively search for positions, and highlight additional job and internship search resources available through the system
To track the dates and times of career panels, employer information sessions, career fairs, webinars, and other events directed as supporting your transition from OSU to the workplace, check our events calendar on a regular basis.