Information for Students

2018 Ohio State University Career and Internship Fair

September 18-19, 2018 | Ohio Union | 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

September 20, 2018 Interview Day 

List of registered employers

Join us for a campus-wide career fair that connects Ohio State students across all majors, graduate programs and degree levels with employers seeking to recruit them for career employment and internships.  

Professional dress is required. Current students should bring a BuckID for entry; there is no pre-registration required. Recent Ohio State alumni are welcome to attend and should bring a copy of their resume for entry.

If you need to request accommodations for the Career Fair, please contact by September 11.


Professional Headshots

If you had a professional headshot taken during the Career and Internship Fair, it should be available to download Wednesday, September 26. You can use the links below to locate and download your headshot:

September 18:

September 19:

You can also use the LinkedIn Profile Checklist to build a profile that will help you expand your network and get noticed by recruiters.


Tips for Success at the Career and Internship Fair 

Plan Ahead

Goals for the Career Fair

What to Wear

What to Bring with You

Prepare Your 2-Minute Commercial

Questions to Ask

Overall Tips

Following Up After the Fair


Career Fair Prep Events

Converting CV to Resume and Career Fair Tips

Ohio Union, Ohio Staters Inc. Traditions Room

Wednesday, August 29

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Attend this workshop to learn how to translate the graduate and professional experience from your Curriculum Vitae into an employer-friendly resume. Also, gain insight into strategies for successfully navigating The Ohio State University Career and Internship Fair. 

RSVP Preferred via Handshake. Log in to Handshake, using your name.# and OSU password.


Making the Most of a Career Fair Workshop

Ohio Union, Ohio Staters Inc.Traditions Room

Thursday, August 30

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

This workshop will address best practices and effective strategies for making the most of your time at the upcoming Ohio State Career and Internship Fair. Learn how to conduct research prior to the event, appropriately present yourself to employers, follow up after the initial introduction and much more. 

RSVP Preferred via Handshake. Log in to Handshake, using your name.# and OSU password.


Career Closet

Ohio Union, Lower Level

Wednesday, September 5

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Interviews and career fairs can be tricky, especially when you don’t have the right attire to dress to impress. Don’t have the budget to purchase an outfit for an upcoming interview?  Stop by the Student Life Career Closet event, we will have gently used clothing, shoes and accessories – everything you need to make a lasting impression, at no cost to you!  Dressing rooms and mirrors will be available for your convenience.

Open to all students, no RSVP required.


Mastering the Application Process on

Page Hall 130

Wednesday, September 5

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

This session will cover the federal application process and how it differs from a traditional employment application process.  Individual topics will include search tips, anatomy of federal vacancy announcement, and federal resume writing.

RSVP Required via Handshake. Log in to Handshake, using your name.# and OSU password.


Professional Head Shot Photo Booth

sponsored by American Eagle Outfitters

Ohio Union, Glass Art Lounge

Tuesday, September 18

Wednesday, September 19

12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Don’t miss this FREE opportunity to have a professional photo taken to use in your social media profiles. 

Open to all students.


Graduate and Professional School Expo

Ohio Union, Performance Hall and Great Hall Meeting Room

Wednesday, September 19

12:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Begin your journey to graduate or professional school. Attend the expo and connect with schools from across the country. This is a great chance to explore your options, gather information and make connections with admissions officers. RSVP Preferred.


Student-Employer Networking Events

Multicultural Student and Employer Meet and Greet

Sponsored by Avery Dennison

Ohio Union, Ohio Staters Inc. Traditions Room

Tuesday, September 18

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Use this opportunity to engage with various employers from the Career and Internship Fair. Whether you are actively searching for a career or internship, or seeking an opportunity to build your network for future prospects, come learn about each of these organizations and what they can offer talented students, like you. Employers are very interested in meeting students from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds, who can bring unique perspectives and skills to an organization.

RSVP Preferred via Handshake. Log in to Handshake, using your name.# and OSU password.


Employer and Student Veteran Networking Reception

Sponsored by KeyBank

Ohio Union, Woody’s Tavern

TuesdaySeptember 18

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Your military experience has given you powerful skills and leadership opportunities that provide immeasurable value to the workplace. Join us for a special event co-sponsored by Enterprise and Vets 4 Vets to connect you with employers across multiple industries. Several recruiters will be attending and are eager to meet you and explore opportunities to leverage your skills and expertise in their organizations. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided and please dress in Business attire for this event. 

RSVP Preferred via Handshake. Log in to Handshake, using your name.# and OSU password.


Chinese Career Forum

Ohio Union, Cartoon Room

Wednesday, September 19

2:30 - 5:00 p.m. 

The 2018 Chinese Career Forum is presented by International Career Management, the only professional student organization at Ohio State, focused on providing professional services to foster students’ comprehensive growth with international perspectives.  During this event, international students will be exposed to panel discussions and presentations from experienced professionals addressing on how to successfully hunt a dream job opportunity in the United States or in China.

Open to all students, no RSVP required.


Public Service and Nonprofit Careers Reception

Page Hall

Wednesday, September 19

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Are you interested in working in the public sector? Do not miss this premier opportunity to meet some terrific alumni and employers that work in public service. We ask that you dress in business attire and come prepared with questions to ask regarding your transition from college life to professional life. 

RSVP Required via Handshake. Log in to Handshake, using your name.# and OSU password.