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Talent Acquisition

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The College of Arts and Sciences is Ohio State’s largest college and home to approximately 19,000 students across 80+ undergraduate majors, 50+ graduate programs, and 100+ minors and certificates. Companies naturally seek the skills and talent needed for the organization and our students are prepared to work in a diverse set of fields such as business, healthcare and wellness, science and technology, data analytics, consumer behavior, consulting, sales, non-profits, visual, written, and performing arts, marketing and advertising, journalism, public policy and social services. 

The student quality is outstanding: 

  • For Ohio State’s autumn 2022 first-year class, 98% graduated in the top 25% of their high school class with an average ACT score of 28.9.   
  • The percentage of first-year students returning for their sophomore year is 94%, compared to a nationwide retention rate of 72% and average retention rate of 69% among colleges and universities in Ohio. 
  • Ohio State’s graduation rate is 72.3% within 4 years and 88.1% within six years of enrolling.   

All talent acquisition services are led by the Arts and Sciences Office of Career and Professional Success. Ohio State uses Handshake for all student recruitment opportunities across campus. If your company has an existing account, you can post co-op/internship and career opportunities via your company page. Otherwise, you will need to establish an account. For complete details on developing a recruiting strategy, review recruiting options and access detailed information on using Handshake, please visit the employer page

Employers are encouraged to attend career fairs, poster sessions or other events of interest on campus to increase brand awareness and engage with students. For more information on planning a campus visit, recruiting options and advice on position postings and talent acquisition strategies, please contact: 

For undergraduate students: 
Scott Kustis, Director, Industry Connections 

For graduate students and postdocs: 
Addie Cheney, Director, Graduate Student Professional Development