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, March 1, 2018. The format of this event is expo style. There is no fee for this event. 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.

Event Details

Date | Thursday, March 1, 2018
Location | Knowlton Hall
Time | 1:30-4:30 pm

Employer Registration

This event is currently full. Please contact Angela Beer to be added to an event waitlist.

Event Schedule

Noon to 1:30 pm - Check-in for employers, boxed lunches available for reps
1:30 to 4:30 pm - Career Fair open to students
4:30 pm - Career Fair concludes

On-site interviews: Space available upon request.

Job or Internship Posting Guidelines

To share a professional job or internship opportunity with current students or recent graduates, please contact Angela Beer. Positions are posted internally for students to view, and Knowlton School students receive a bi-weekly email to remind them of current job and internship opportunities. The best employment announcements include the following information (PDF preferred):

Job title
Agency, company, or firm name*
Position location
Position type (career employment, part-time, internship)
Approximate dates of employment and/or preferred start date
Description of duties
Any necessary qualifications (specific skills or software experience)
Level of education required (undergraduate or graduate)
Application instructions including contact person/supervisor and materials required
Application deadline

*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 of business owners.

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.

Unpaid internship postings may be accepted; we encourage you, however, to first review the items below with your HR department and legal counsel to determine whether or not your internship is in compliance with federal law. Posting of an unpaid position is not an indication that you are in legal compliance.

Fair Labor Standards Act
Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division's Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act

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.

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.