Student Resources

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The Office of Graduate Education provides you with professional and career development support to help you build essential, non-academic skills necessary for you to be successful in a diverse and global workforce. We help to create a community for you to learn, develop and prosper while a student in our college.

Community, Access, Retention and Empowerment

Diversity and inclusion is a part of our mission. We are actively working to enhance our diversity and promote inclusion of all of our students. The Office of Community, Access, Retention and Empowerment (CARE) works hard to bring this strategic plan to life.

Engineering Career Services (ECS)

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ECS provides information, assistance, friendly support and technology resources necessary for graduate students to effectively utilize program services and develop career management skills that last a lifetime. Whether you need a resume consultation, help with job search questions, or assistance with preparing for on-campus interview and recruiting events, we are here to help you!


Columbus has been dubbed a Midwestern style capital by The New York Times and one of the top ten best cities to start a career by Time magazine. A major metropolis and the 14th largest city in the U.S., Columbus is home to more than two million in the metro area alone. The city has an open-minded approach to life, business and ideas.

Graduate Student Organizations

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  • Engineering Graduate Ambassadors (EGA)
  • Women in Engineering Graduate Council (WEGC)
  • Society of Black Graduate Engineers (SBGE)
  • Latino/Latina Engineering Graduate Student Association (LLEGA)

    For details about these and other discipline specific graduate student organizations, please visit our Student Organization Search page.

The Ohio State University

As a graduate student in the College of Engineering, you not only find yourself as a part of the Engineering and Architecture family, but as a member of The Ohio State University family. As such, there are many additional resources available to our students across the Columbus campus.

The Graduate School

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While you are at Ohio State, you will interact with the Graduate School on a regular basis. The Graduate School acts as the governing administrative body for all graduate programs at Ohio State and maintains the integrity of Ohio State’s graduate degrees. As such, all graduate students are beholden to the rules and deadlines set forth in the Graduate School Handbook.

The Graduate School provides essential services that support the work of graduate students, faculty and staff. They have specific assistance for:

As Ohio State's student programming organization, the Ohio Union Activities Board strives to provide diverse programs and events that are educational, entertaining and thought-provoking for the students on the Columbus Campus.

The Graduate and Professional student committee of the Ohio Union Activities Board designs and executes over 200 programs that are intentionally created to enhance the graduate and professional student experience. In an effort to provide holistic opportunities we offer programs in five key areas:

  • Personal Enrichment
  • Professional Growth
  • Social Engagement
  • Special Events
  • Family-Friendly Activities