Career Exploration and Planning (A&S 1101)
This one-credit, pass/fail, elective course is available to assist students who are having difficulty developing career goals and strategies. An examination of the most predominant characteristics that influence a career decision is covered allowing the student the opportunity to explore careers that match each of those characteristics through validated assessments.
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Internship Preparation (A&S)
This one-credit, pass/fail elective course is a prerequisite for any OSU Marion student who desires to complete an internship while attending classes on the OSU Marion campus. Students in a major that requires an experiential learning component as part of their curriculum requirements are exempt from this prerequisite. The intent of this course is to prepare a student for an internship from beginning to end.
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Job Search Stategies (A&S)
Job Search Strategies This one-credit, pass/fail, elective course is offered to rank 3 and 4 students who desire assistance in preparation for a job search, i.e., self-marketing, resumes, letters, portfolios, interviewing, etc.
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Session 1 - Introduction
Article: Planning Your Job Search
Slideshow: Job Outlook
Session 2 - Skills and Qualification
Article: Know What Skills You Can Offer
Session 3: The Portfolio
Session 4: The Resume
Article: Build a Resume Employers Want
Session 5: Letters
Session 6: Interviewing
Article: Do You Have This Essential Skills?
Session 7: Interview Practice / Mock Interview
Article: Best Bet for Job Interview Prep
Session 8: Negotiation and Follow-up
Article: How to Handle a Job Offer
Internship/Co-op for Credit (A&S)
Offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, students may earn up to 12 elective credits for completing one or more internships. An internship is typically an entry-level, one-time, professional work experience that is either full-time or part-time, paid or unpaid and is typically related to the student's major and career interests. Internships are temporary positions that generally last for at least one semester or summer (three to six months).
- for Academic Credit (A&S 3191.01) [Prerequisite: Internship Preparation (A&S 1101). Instructor permission is required
- for Non-Credit (A&S 1191)
The following is an unofficial excerpt from the the Internship Handbook.
Student Internship/Co-op Agreement
Read, initial each statement below, sign and return this agreement form along with the Student Intern Registration Form to the Office of Career Services before beginning an internship/co-op.
___ You are responsible for obtaining your own co-op/internship experience. The Office of Career Services can provide assistance in the application process and provide leads about known experiences but you are ultimately responsible for making contact and arranging the details. Regarding course scheduling: it is suggested that you preregister for a full-time course load in case you do not obtain a position by the course add/drop deadline.
____ If you receive any type of financial aid, you must see a financial aid advisor to learn how a paid internship/co-op might affect your aid package. You must do this prior to accepting a co-op/internship position.
____ Once you have accepted an internship/co-op offer, you must register with the Coordinator of Career Services for enrollment in the appropriate course for academic credit or non-credit. Discontinue your search for other opportunities.
____ At the end of each co-op/internship work agreement, submit a written evaluation detailing what you gained from your internship/co-op experience. Failure to do so will result in an “Incomplete” or “Unsatisfactory” grade on your transcript.
____ Inform the Office of Career Services of address and telephone number changes during the internship/co-op.
____ Internship/co-op schedules are arranged between you and the employer based on the employer’s needs and schedule. You are, therefore, expected to abide by the work schedule established between you and the organization at which you are completing your internship/co-op. Any changes must be discussed with your employer and approved by the Coordinator of Career Services.
____ As an internship/co-op student who is being paid, you are considered a temporary employee at your site and cannot by law file for unemployment compensation for the time you are not working at your site.
____ Your internship/co-op employer may, but is not obligated to, offer you a permanent position after completion of your internship/co-op agreement nor are you obligated to accept such an offer if it is made. Inform the Coordinator of Career Services if you are made an offer and are considering accepting.
____ If requesting academic credit for an internship/co-op you agree to complete an academic component under faculty supervision.
____ In the very rare event should a change in employer is approved by the Office of Career Services, you must submit a letter of resignation to your employer and send a copy to Career Services at least three weeks prior to your next internship/co-op agreement.Note: You must resign before seeking another co-op/internship position.
____ By signing this agreement you authorize the Office of Career Services to release your current transcript and all subsequent grade reports to interested employers upon request.
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____ Obtain the signature of an Ohio State faculty member (only if taking Arts and Sciences 3191.01 for credit),
____ Obtain the signature of internship/co-op supervisor.
____ Return this Internship Agreement along with the Student Intern Registration Form to the Office of Career Services before beginning
the co-op / internship experience. A copy of this agreement will be kept on file at the Office of Career Services.