Accessing Ohio State Talent

Talent that works for you

Outperform your business goals and outpace your competition with the brightest minds a university has to offer. As your strategic recruiting partner, we help you focus to find the talent that works for you.

What you get when you work with Ohio State


Our dedicated talent consultant will work with you to understand your company’s talent and workforce needs. Based on the needs assessment results, we will partner with your you to develop a student engagement and recruiting strategy to maximize your campus recruiting efforts. 


We create unrivaled experiences that bring together expertise, ideas and resources that improve communities locally and globally. We consider the rich diversity of our students, faculty and staff to be both a defining characteristic and an essential source of our institutional strength. 


Ohio State is are solution-focused and action-oriented. We create solutions that people need now — and no challenge is too big, too complex or too daunting. Engage with our students through innovation exercises, capstone projects, internships, co-ops and more. 

Student engagement ecosystem at Ohio State

Learning communities
Classroom lecturer
Student organizations
Integrated Business and Engineering Program

Volunteer to mentor students 
Informational Interviews 
Mock Interviews
Industry Immersion classes

Offer scholarships
Sponsorship opportunities: student organizations, student event or competition, career office

Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Career Opportunities/Exploration Night
Office hours – available via career services offices

Internships or co-ops
Job shadowing 
Career treks


When to engage

There’s no time like the present, but here’s a brief overview of the year. Whenever you engage, we are here to help you navigate our talent and find the best workforce for your business. Talk with us about creating your customized student engagement plan. 


colleges on the Columbus campus




undergraduate majors


minority enrollment

Resources to target the right talent

Career fairs

Looking for targeted recruitment fairs? Each academic year, a number of career fairs are hosted at Ohio State covering a number of areas. Buckeye Careers compiles a list to help you plan. 

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Student engagement

Handshake is a platform for sourcing, engaging and hiring talent. Handshake also includes a number of way to engage students, including oordinating on-campus interviews and hosting events.

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Meet your talent partner

Consultant, Corporate Partnerships

Julia Beckner

Frequently Asked Questions

Ohio State offers many ways to engage with students as you are developing your talent plan. We offer specialized student programming and employer engagement opportunities throughout the university, including more than 35 career fair events each academic year. We are ready to help you reach your talent objectives. Contact Julia Beckner, talent & career services consultant or Christina Hayduchok, corporate partnerships liaison, to get started today. 

Ohio State seeks students that demonstrate academic rigor; who are willing to lead; who see strength in diversity of people and ideas; who seek collaboration when solving problems; and who make use of all opportunities to figure out what kind of impact they want to have in the world.

Making connections with students is key to your talent recruiting success. Not only do you need to identify potential candidates, but you also need to know the best ways to market your organization and job opportunities to them.  Some methods for reaching potential candidates: Handshake, job postings, on-campus interviewing, a comprehensive “company details” section in Handshake. Other methods: Ohio State career fairs, information sessions, tabling, engagement with student organizations, or other academic programs

The more visibility you have on campus, the greater your chances of increasing your brand recognition. Methods to increase brand awareness: sponsor an event, hire co-op and intern students, sponsor and facilitate special presentations, support student research, sponsor faculty research, sponsor career services office via partnership programs.