OUR THOUGHTS ON:

Ohio State and Ohio University Switching to Semesters

Human Resources

By Natalie Donovan

The advice The Ohio State University and Ohio University gave to incoming students two years ago was, “Make good choices now so you don’t experience any hiccups when the schools move to semesters in fall 2012.” That time is nearing, and it will greatly impact students still enrolled, as well as employers that will potentially hire those students.

OSU and OU are two of 17 public colleges making the switch to semesters. State leaders have been pushing the handful of public colleges still on the quarter system to change so that students can transfer among schools more easily. Nationwide, more than 90% of schools are on semesters.

Other reasons for the switch: the change from 10-week quarters to 15-week semesters will result in “meatier” classes, and the school year will end earlier, giving students a better chance to land internships, research opportunities and volunteer work over the summer.

Schneider Downs’ Columbus office still plans to offer winter accounting internships; however, the recruiting period for these positions will change. We will interview winter intern candidates (along with summer intern candidates and full-time candidates) in the fall (vs. spring) going forward. Schneider Downs will post winter 2013 internships in fall 2012 and interview students at that time.

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