Prepare for Launch

Our four well-resourced centers focus on professional development and ensure that all students are supported as they plan for their futures.

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Build Career Foundations
Downtown Columbus
Upskill & Connect in Columbus
Red Frame Lab
Develop an entrepreneurial mindset
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Explore Research & Fellowships

Knowlton Center for Career Exploration

The Knowlton Center for Career Exploration starts working with students from their first semester on campus and sticks by them long after graduation. From building a resume to landing an internship to getting into graduate school or finding a great first job out of college, the 16 career coaches at the Knowlton Center are there for students every step of the way.

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96% of recent graduates are working in their desired field or position
$600,000+ for internship stipends
300+ on-campus career programs
Recruiters from Business, Technology, Healthcare, Finance, Consulting, Nonprofit, Government, and more.
16 career coaches and over 3,700+ personal coaching sessions per year

ز,Ȳַ ######### Edge

ز,Ȳַ ######### Edge connects you with big-city career assets, ed-tech firms, and entrepreneurs right in our city next door. Youll explore your strengths, bridge your major and career options, and amplify your network with meaningful connections while building relevant skills.

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Downtown Columbus
Cutting-edge programs: data analytics, finance, management, marketing, sales, human resources, business analysis & more
Programs and certifications that enhance your ز,Ȳַ ######### education
Taught by business and industry leaders
Network with professionals, alumni, and peers from multiple universities

Red Frame Lab

Calling all entrepreneurs and problem solvers. In the Red Frame Lab, you can workshop your ideas or partner with companies across a broad range of industries to solve real-world problems (and boost your career network). Simply put, the Red Frame Lab offers opportunities to flex your entrepreneur and consulting skills.

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Entrepreneurs-in-Residence advise, coach, and mentor students
RED Corps students solve real-world challenges through design-thinking
Remix entrepreneurship conference connects alumni and students
Innovative Programs: Design Thinking Test Drives, RED Start Up, UX Design Workshop, Brand Lab

Lisska Center for Intellectual Engagement

ز,Ȳַ #########s Lisska Center is your go-to place for funded research and scholarship opportunities. You can be a paid summer scholar conducting one-on-one research with a faculty mentor, conduct international research, and launch into a post-graduate fellowship. The possibilities are diverse and exciting.

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Top producing Fulbright University
International research opportunities
Paid summer research and travel grants for international research
58% of students have worked one-on-one with a faculty member on a research project

The ز,Ȳַ ######### Advantage

Explore

You will build an understanding of the professional world and career opportunities. With our 16 career coaches, you will develop, test, and refine your career ambitions.

Experience

You will acquire a range of real-world experiencesfrom internships and research to one-on-one workshops with industry experts to hands-on consulting projectsthat will build your resume before you even graduate.

Learn

For every field of study, your academic curriculum will complement the knowledge and skills employers seek. Our programs offer knowledge and in-demand skills that are critical to jobs now and in the future.

Connect

You will be part of a network peers, faculty, mentors, partner organizations, and alumni that advances the next generation of ز,Ȳַ #########ians.


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Upcoming
Workshops, Events,
& Accelerators

Aug. 25 - Dec. 12 9:00am - 4:00pm

Peer Career Coaching Drop Ins Every Week Day

Do you have a quick question and want to talk to the Knowlton Center? Have a resume for us to review? Not sure where to get started and want to see what resources we offer? Peer Coaches are available to work

Sep. 19 - Nov. 14

Credential: Marketing & Brand Strategy

Learn how to drive value through marketing, with a focus on brand strategy. FALL 2023: 9/19/2023-11/14/2023 | Tuesdays | 5:30pm-8:30pm LOCATION: New Albany, OH Participants will gain an understanding of Marketi

Sep. 19 - Nov. 14

Credential: Business Analytics

Gain in-depth knowledge in the emerging field of analytics in business. FALL 2023: 9/19/2023-11/14/2023 | Tuesdays | 5:30pm-8:30pm LOCATION: ز,Ȳַ ######### Edge | 300 Marconi Blvd. #200, Columbus Ohio 43215 In this co

Sep. 20 - Nov. 15

Credential: Foundations of Accounting

Accounting is universally considered the language of business as it impacts every aspect of an organization. FALL 2023: 9/20/2023-11/15/2023 | Wednesdays | 5:30pm-8:30pm LOCATION: Online Understanding Financial

Sep. 26 11:30am - 12:30pm

ز,Ȳַ ######### Exclusive- Chemistry & Biochemistry Alumni Panel

Discover the diverse range of career opportunities that will surround you after you graduate from ز,Ȳַ ######### with a chem/biochem degree. Learn more about those roles from fellow ز,Ȳַ #########ians who majored in Chemistr

Sep. 26 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Workshop: Retail 101

Interested to learn more about the retail industry to see if it would be a fit for you? Considering a career in retail, but unsure about the various roles in the industry? Studying retail already, but looking t

Sep. 27 7:00pm - 8:00pm

ز,Ȳַ ######### Exclusive- Citi Bank - West Coast Office Alumni & Recruiter Info Session

Don't miss a chance to hear from Alumni Jon Behnke '09 with Citi and Angelica Biglieri, an Assistant Vice President on the Foreign Exchange Institutional Sales with Citi, as they hold a virtual info session to

Sep. 28 11:00am - 3:00pm

EXPLORING GRAD SCHOOL VIRTUAL FAIR

The Online Event is Free to all Prospective Students interested in learning more about graduate and professional programs worldwide Free for all Prospective Students to Attend. Please note this is a virtual eve

Alumni Share
Their ز,Ȳַ ######### Experience

Bobby Craig

Bobby Craig '18

Class of 2018
Computer Science

Today Im working for an innovative company on exciting projects with direct impact on the lives of real people. On a daily basis Im interacting with a wide variety of people and am pushing myself to learn as much as possible in an unmistakably fast-paced and competitive field. While Id love to take all of the credit for where I am today, my education and interactions at ز,Ȳַ ######### have undoubtedly played a large part in my growth and have equipped me with the tools to be as successful as I can work to be.

ز,Ȳַ ######### has given me incredible friends and connections all over the world. Its reinforced the value of humility, gratitude, and empathy in my life and has stressed the importance of curiosity, creativity, and an ethical mindset when approaching problems in the real world. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, ز,Ȳַ ######### has encouraged me to explore a love for entrepreneurship and has primed me to act in Americas crucible of innovation. These skills will be invaluable as I continue on in my life no matter which direction the wind might take me.

Liz Melfi

Liz Melfi '18

Class of 2018
Psychology

I am so thankful for the education I received both in and out of the classroom at ز,Ȳַ #########. In the classroom, I learned to be more comfortable with the process of learning. Studying new subjects can be intimidating, but the professors I had at ز,Ȳַ ######### fostered supportive learning environments that gave me the confidence to explore and discuss unfamiliar topics with my peers. Now at my first job, I have much more to learn, but I am prepared to do so because of my ز,Ȳַ ######### education.

Out of the classroom, my experiences were just as positive, especially when it came to mentorship and opportunities for community engagement. ز,Ȳַ ######### professors make helping their students a priority, and the guidance I received from mine shaped my college experience and beyond. Similarly, the opportunities I had to work in local schools and hospitals throughout my time at ز,Ȳַ ######### were not only enjoyable but also critical in helping me discover my professional interests and develop a sense of social responsibility. Now I am a research assistant at Nationwide Childrens Hospital investigating how children with serious or chronic illnesses function socially and academically. Because of my ز,Ȳַ ######### education, I now have the skills necessary to work in a field I love.

Kelsey Schwimmer

Kelsey Schwimmer '18

Class of 2018
Educational Studies & Psychology

My time at ز,Ȳַ ######### was a transformative experience. I came into college quiet and reserved, unsure of what I wanted to do or who I wanted to be. I found friends and mentors who propelled me to work hard, try new things, and take risks. Not only did ز,Ȳַ ######### provide a platform of support, it also offered invaluable opportunities through academics and extracurriculars, pushing me to grow and affect change within my community. Everyone at ز,Ȳַ ######### is passionate and excited about something; every student, professor, and staff member wants to see one other succeed.

Through my involvements across campus, I came to understand my own values and priorities. This led me to the University of Pennsylvania where Im now enrolled in the Urban Teaching Apprenticeship Program, a Masters and teaching certification program serving students in the Philadelphia school system. My ز,Ȳַ ######### classes and internships helped me discover the career I want to pursue in elementary education. My mentors at ز,Ȳַ ######### helped shape who I am as a teacher and leader, and how I approach education as a means of empowerment.

Running student organizations, gaining experience in the field, and making deep connections across difference gave me confidence in my ability to listen to, work with, support, and uplift others. These skills have proven vital in working with children, parents, other teachers, and administrators. Most importantly, because of my experiences at ز,Ȳַ #########, Ive grown into a caring, empathetic, and engaged citizen, not content to sit back and wait for things to happen but instead ready to use my own voice to create positive change. Teaching is my way of making this difference. I can honestly say that I wouldnt be where I am today if it werent for ز,Ȳַ #########.

Caila Hendrickson

Caila Hendrickson '18

Class of 2018
Sociology and Anthropology

Choosing to attend ز,Ȳַ ######### was singlehandedly the most fruitful and most important decision Ive made thus far in my life. It dramatically changed the trajectory of my personal, educational, and professional development. I have not only four years of intense training, real world challenges, and exciting successes but a lifetime of friends, mentors, and a true community I can always come home to. First you experience it, then you go into the real world and you are it. You can feel it. It truly is the ز,Ȳַ ######### difference.

Vanessa Gibson '17

Vanessa Gibson '17

Class of 2017
Psychology

My ز,Ȳַ ######### experience helped me become a more efficient communicator which is essential to my job in admissions at Purdue University. From presentations on research and constant engagement in the classroom, to assisting as a panelist and host in the ز,Ȳַ ######### Admission Office, I learned how to effectively communicate with others. I am able to connect with students daily on a personal level about the college experience because I am able to reflect on the many opportunities ز,Ȳַ ######### had to offer. ز,Ȳַ ######### challenged me to think outside of the box and step outside of my comfort zone and I am so happy to have had the experiences that I did during my 4 years on the hill, because they helped shape me into the professional I am today.

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