Career Services Information for Employers

Angela Beer, Student Services Manager
(e): (t): 614-247-7244

The Knowlton School connects current students and recent graduates to professional job and internship opportunities through an annual Career Day event as well as job and internship listings. Employers are encouraged to recruit on-site, contribute toward our Office Associateship program, or sign up to be a mentor for a current student.

Career Fairs | Job/Internship Postings | On-Campus Recruiting | Office Associates | Mentor Program

Career Fairs

Knowlton hosts two career fair events each year. The Planning Internship + Career Connections Fair is hosted in autumn semester and our school-wide career fair is hosted in spring semester.

Knowlton School Spring Career Fair

This event is an excellent opportunity to gain visibility for your organization with interested and highly qualified Ohio State architecture, landscape architecture and city and regional planning students, as well as those in closely related disciplines, seeking internship and career employment opportunities.

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Knowlton Hall
1:30pm to 4:30pm

Employer registration is now open; register here. Register using Handshake, Ohio State's career-services platform. If your organization is new to Handshake, create an account to get started.


Undergraduate (BSArch) and Graduate students in Architecture
Undergraduate and Graduate students in Landscape Architecture
Undergraduate and Graduate students in City & Regional Planning
Students in closely related majors such as Design
Employers may specify additional majors of interest in their registration.


Noon – 1:30pm | Check in and set up for employers
1:30pm – 4:30pm | Career Fair open to students
4:30pm – 5:30pm | Tear-down


6’ table and chairs
Lunch and beverages for representatives
Parking vouchers (up to 2 per organization)


Table linen (black)
Display/pin-up board behind table (limited availability)


Upon request, semi-private interview spaces will be available February 28 (6-9pm) or March 1 (8am-Noon). Employers are responsible for scheduling their own interviews directly with students.


There is no cost for employers to attend this event.


Event parking is available in Tuttle Park Place Garage located immediately south of Knowlton Hall. Vehicular Access to Tuttle Garage is only available from Tuttle Park Place. Parking will be validated at the career fair for up to two vehicles per organization; bring your parking ticket inside to employer check-in.

Prior to parking, employers may utilize Ives Drive to drop off materials near the south garden entrance to Knowlton. Ives Drive is a no outlet street (the parking garage that is accessible from Ives is not provide public-access parking). For drop-off access, turn east on Ives Drive, make a u-turn at the end and temporarily park in the fire lane next to Knowlton for unloading.


If you choose to ship materials in advance please ensure that materials arrive by Wednesday, February 27. Ship materials to:

Attn: Angela Beer
275 W Woodruff Ave
Columbus OH 43210

At the conclusion of the fair, employers may leave materials for return shipping. Please provide your own label(s) for return packages. Packages will be picked up from Knowlton the next day.


Please note that the Arnold Sports Festival takes place in Columbus February 28-March 3.

We reserve the right to deny or waitlist employers whose hiring needs do not closely align with the career interests of Knowlton School students.


Planning Internship + Career Connections Fair

Held in Autumn Semester (most recently October 26, 2018) this event focuses specifically on City & Regional Planning students. Details and registration for the next Planning Internship + Career Connections Fair will be available late summer 2019.


Job or Internship Postings Using Handshake


The Knowlton School and Ohio State use Handshake, a comprehensive, web-based career services management platform for sourcing, engaging and hiring talent for internship and career employment positions. Job and internship postings as well as career fair registrations are handled through Handshake. Create a Handshake User Account or Get Started with Handshake today to connect with Knowlton students in all programs.

The Ohio State University closely follows guidelines for professional conduct set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Please review the NACE Principles for Professional Practice.

We do not accept positions or programs that charge a fee for participation or positions that are hosted at a residential address. The Knowlton School reserves the right to deny other positions on a case-by-case basis in order to protect the best interests of our students.

Posting Policies for Private Home and Business Owners

The Knowlton School does not provide architectural or landscape architectural professional services or consulting to private home or business owners, nor are students able to complete such work for free or for course credit. Architecture and landscape architecture students are just that—students, and as such are not licensed professionals. Therefore, they are unable to take on the work of an experienced, licensed professional without the necessary education, training and supervision that would typically be required. Knowlton is unable to supervise (student) employees on behalf of external entities nor is the school able to “sign-off” on drawings or provide legal advice. In consideration of this, we do not post "positions" for private home or business owners seeking design assistance.


Office Associateship Program

The Knowlton School partners with the design and building industries to attract and retain exceptional students through the Office Associateship Program. The program fosters collaborations between the school and the profession through a student sponsorship plan that provides outstanding graduate students with cash stipends and direct exposure to practitioners. By becoming a partner in the program, you and your firm can have a direct, positive impact on the Knowlton School and, in turn, on the design and planning professions.

Mentor Program

The Knowlton School Alumni Society also plays a role in preparing students for professional practice through its Mentor Program. The Mentor Program along with other alumni events like portfolio review sessions and mock interviews provide current students with access and exposure to professionals in the areas that they are studying. Contact Louisa Morris for details.