Careers, Co-ops, and Internships

​While Materials Science and Engineering students are not required to have an internship or co-op, the majority of our students do participate in some form of paid work experience in industry or research.

Students wishing to continue their studies in a graduate program are strongly encouraged to seek undergraduate research opportunities within the  department, with affiliated research centers and partners, and through unique opportunities sponsored by the National Science Foundation.  Many of our students also have held paid summer research positions in Germany through the DAAD RISE program.

Ohio State's Engineering Career Services through its Handshake platform is the primary source for connecting employers and students seeking careers, internships, and co-ops. Students are encouraged also to use other platforms for their job searches: LinkedIn, Indeed, Monster, and professional organizations, among others.

Employers: please contact ECS for information on setting up a Handshake Account.

Engineering Career Services

199 Hitchcock Hall
2050 Neil Ave                  
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: (614 292-6651
FAX: (614) 292-4794