Careers, Co-ops and Internships in MSE

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 have also held paid summer research positions in Germany through the DAAD RISE program.


How to find opportunities through Ohio State's Engineering Career Services

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


Registering with Engineering Career Services

 Registering with ECS in two easy steps will give you complete access to all of our services, including:

  • Engineering-specific job postings and on-campus interview opportunities through Ohio State’s online career network and database, Handshake

  • Resume referrals
  • Professional consultations 
  • Employer networking opportunities 
  • Special events/programming
  • Helpful resources


Testimonials and salary

Tag: Career
Categories: StudentsOpportunity

MSE Postings brought to you by ECS

For employers

Engineering Career Services at Ohio State utilizes Handshake for sourcing, engaging, and hiring Ohio State engineering talent for your co-op, internship, and job opportunities.

Employers: please contact ECS for information on setting up a Handshake Account or follow the steps on this page:

Handshake for employers link

Use your Handshake account to:

  • Post jobs
  • Request on-campus interviews
  • Filter applicants
  • Create events
  • Register for career fairs
  • Message students
  • Participate in virtual info chats with students

Engineering Career Services at Ohio State

199 Hitchcock Hall
2050 Neil Ave                  
Columbus, OH 43210

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