Alternative Experiences

The professional path is not always a linear one. An internship, co-op, or even traditional full-time job may not be the route that everyone takes. There are multiple ways to gain experience, build your skills, and add value to your resume.  Employers want to hire candidates who are ambitious, take initiative, and will contribute to the company's overall success (among other things!).  Previous work experience is beneficial and is a desired aspect of one’s resume, but that doesn’t mean it's your only option. If you are considering creative experiential solutions, this page can help you get started.



Alternative Experience Options
Thinking about traditional work alternatives?  Use this resource to map out a professional plan that works for you! 

Parker Dewey
ECS and Parker Dewey have a formal partnership.  This means it's easier than ever to get connected with micro-internships and gig employment.

What Can I Do With this Major?
Whether you are exploring majors or looking for more information about your chosen field of study, “What Can I Do With This Major?” is a valuable tool designed to help you connect your major and interests to career paths. This resource details the typical industries, career areas, and employers associated with each major and covers strategies aimed at making you a more marketable candidate after graduation. “What Can I Do With This Major?” is a free, virtual resource available to all Ohio State students.