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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 is the primary source for connecting employers and students seeking careers, internships, and co-ops.