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University Career Services Committee

Career Services at The Ohio State University are decentralized, which means multiple career services offices exist on campus that serve different target populations of students and alumni.  These offices also employ varying recruiting policies and procedures when assisting employers with candidate search.  The decentralized structure affords students and employers more personalized services with professionals who have a thorough understanding of their clients' needs. Ohio State career services offices use Handshake, a comprehensive, web-based career services management platform for sourcing, engaging, and hiring talent for internship, co-op and job opportunities.

To help address challenges presented by the decentralized structure, University Career Services Committee (UCSC) was created in 1978 to provide a structured organization for collaboration and professional development among the various career services professionals on campus.  Membership is comprised of colleges and academic units on the Columbus and regional campuses.

If you are interested in joining UCSC or being added to the UCSC listserv, please contact Mandy Williams at williams.6057@osu.edu.

Mission Statement

University Career Services Committee (UCSC) is an organization of university professionals committed to responding to the career development needs of students at The Ohio State University. UCSC members exchange ideas and coordinate the dissemination of career-related information and events.

UCSC supports the professional development and promotes the value of the combined talent of its members. Through its unified voice, UCSC advocates policy resulting in practices that enhance the total educational experience of the students at The Ohio State University.

Vision Statement

To cultivate the potential of all Ohio State University students to become contributing world citizens by fostering valued and innovative career services.

2018 - 2019 Executive Team Officers

Chair/Outreach & Advocacy Team Lead – Katie Reynolds

Chair-elect – Adam Cahill

Secretary - Mandy Williams

Treasurer - Natalie Fox

Member Services Team Lead –Leigh Mascolino

Student Services Team Lead – Dawn Williams & Jen Chilman

Recognition and Professional Development Team Lead – Alex Toomey

Technology Team Lead - Mary McLaughlin

Past Chair - Nancy Thompson


Member Services Team
Purpose: To recruit, orient and retain UCSC members.

Outreach/Advocacy Team
Purpose: To ensure the representation of UCSC in University and broader community activities and keep members informed of initiatives that influence career services.

Recognition and Professional Development Team
Purpose: To support career staff professional development and recognize career champions across the University.

Student Services Team
Purpose: To promote understanding of career services resources across the University available to students.

Technology Team
Purpose: To address and coordinate any career-related technology requests and needs for UCSC.

2018 - 2019 UCSC Meeting Schedule

All meetings will be held from 9:00am-10:30am, unless noted otherwise.

September: Thursday, September 6 at Younkin 150

October: Thursday, October 4 at Mason Hall Rotunda

November: Thursday, November 1 at Mason Hall Rotunda

December: (Holiday Potluck Breakfast) Thursday, December 6 at Mason Hall Rotunda

January:  Thursday, January 3 at Mason Hall Rotunda

February: Thursday, February 7 at Mason Hall Rotunda

March: Thursday, March 7 at Mason Hall Rotunda

April: Thursday, April 4 at Mason Hall Rotunda

Annual Retreat: May

UCSC Professional Development Grant Recipients

Small grants are awarded to support career services staff members attending conferences and other professional training events. UCSC has contributed over $14,000 since 1995.

See the document above for a list of past recipients.

UCSC Career Services Award Recipients

This award recognizes University faculty and staff who support student career development and Career Services programming.