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

Annual Career Day

The Knowlton School's next annual Career Day will take place on Thursday, February 28, 2019. This event is hosted in a table fair format. Employers are provided with a table, and students are free to visit tables throughout the duration of the event. Employers may also opt to conduct interviews on site. There is no fee for this event.

Event Details

Date | Thursday, February 28, 2019
Location | Knowlton Hall
Time | 1:30-4:30 pm

Employer Registration

Please contact Angela Beer to be added to our employer database.

Additional details including the registration timeline can be found on our Career Day page.

Job or Internship Postings Using Handshake

Beginning in Autumn Semester 2018, the Knowlton School will utilize Handshake, Ohio State's career-networking platform for current students and recent graduates, for job and internship postings.

Create a Handshake User Account or Get Started with Handshake

How to Post a Job

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.

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.

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.

On-Campus Interviews

On-campus interviews provide employers with the opportunity to pre-select candidates through an application process and then interview on-site in Knowlton Hall.

Set up a schedule

Contact Angela Beer to determine interview dates, space availability and a time frame announcing the position(s) through scheduling interviews

Call for applications

Announce the position(s) by hosting a short session to highlight your firm's work and answer questions, share a video, or we can help you publicize the position via email to the appropriate student audiences

Review applications

Upon submission, student applications will be stored in a dropbox for your team to review

Select candidates for interviews

Employers reach out to selected students to schedule interviews during your visit

Conduct interviews on-site

Interview students on-site. Some employers also choose to host a dinner, mixer or a question and answer session the evening prior to interviews to meet students in a casual setting.

Employers who have recently participated in on-campus interviewing include Cannon Design, EDSA, SOM and Valley Crest. Contact Angela Beer to arrange an on-campus interview schedule.

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.