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College in Columbus

Work in Columbus

Going to school in Columbus allows you to build a great resume and then a great career.

The city helps you gain real-world experiences before you even graduate. And with one of the best job markets in the Midwest, Columbus isn’t just a great place to get a degree, it’s also a great place to use it.

The Columbus region provides numerous job opportunities, from part-time job opportunities, to internships, to full-time jobs. Columbus is a great location to start your career. There are five Fortune 500 headquarters, 17 Fortune 1000 headquarters and has been identified as one of the best areas in the country to start a business.

The Columbus region’s economy is diverse and no single industry sector represents more than 18% of employment, resulting in a very stable economy. Not only are there plenty of internship and job opportunities in the Columbus region, but the overall cost of living is also lower than the national average. Which means, your hard-earned dollars stretch further in the Columbus region than in other higher-cost metro areas.

To see what internship and job opportunities are available in the Columbus region, you can use:

  • Handshake – Ohio State’s intuitive and easy-to-use job search system to connect students with employers for part-time jobs, internships, co-ops and full-time career opportunities.
  • Columbus Region Job Opportunities – A list of employers in the Columbus region and their online job postings.
  • Rev1 Ventures – A job board for local startups. Rev1 Ventures is an investor startup studio that combines capital and strategic services to help startup organizations scale.

For more information about opportunities in the Columbus region, visit Buckeye Careers. If you have questions or would like to connect with someone regarding opportunities in the Columbus region, please contact Buckeye Careers at