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.
- Hear some success stories from OSU MSE graduates.
- Information on starting salaries from OSU's Engineering Career Services.
- Information on careers in Materials Science and Engineering from The Career Cornerstone Center.
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