Division of Professional PracticeUniversity of CincinnatiPROPEL

Division of Professional Practice
On Stop Education Division

A one-stop career education division has brought together the Career Development Center (CDC) and the Professional Practice and Experiential Learning (ProPEL) programs to provide students with career education pathways by blending experiential learning opportunities with their professional pursuits.

Building upon the oldest co-op program in the world, the new division will make it easier to connect students with employers to prepare graduates for meaningful and successful careers in a wide range of professions, sectors, industries and locations.  

While the division website is under construction, please refer to ProPEL website on opportunities for students and employers.

Or for more information or questions contact us directly at Jeremy.Harvey@uc.edu.




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UC ProPEL at the University of Cincinnati is leading the way in experiential learning.

The Division leads the Cooperative Education Program, which for over 100 years has provided students with the opportunity to alternate full-time terms of school and work to provide them with a solid base of experience and professional development.

The International Co-op Program (ICP) provides exciting opportunities for UC students to learn a second language and gain international experience through an overseas co-op assignment.

Two short-term international programs are offered to give students a chance to gain international experience.  The European Experiential Learning Program will give students the opportunity to travel to Turin, Italy, Milan, Italy and Barcelona Spain.  The Japanese Experiential Learning Program will give students an opportunity to travel to Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima.  These are 3 credit hour undergraduate courses which can be used for an elective or as an international experience. Students will visit businesses, cultural and historic sites.

Experiential Exploration Program (EEP) Study Abroad French Option,
(available for CEAS students and OM and IM students in the LCB)

In 2010, the Division launched the Academic Internship Program, which provides access to opportunities for part time internships to all UC students.

The Singapore Experience combines cultural, academic, and professional development experiences to help you expand your knowledge, strengthen your confidence, and gain a competitive advantage in the global marketplace.  Join the Singapore Listserv to receive updates about the program.

The Hong Kong Experience is an opportunity for students to be immersed in a vibrant culture and gain valuable professional experiences.  Hong Kong's broad range of industry sectors is ideal for a successful Asian co-op or internship experience.  This new initiative will allow  undergraduate student at the University of Cincinnati to complete an international internship or cooperative education experience in Hong Kong.  Join the Hong Kong Listserv to receive updates about the program.

The Toronto Experience offers robust opportunities for internships in English, setting itself apart from internships in the United States through its distinctively Canadian culture, politics and charm.  Canada’s economic capital, Toronto is a city with an impressive list of credentials -- the largest city in Canada, the fastest growing financial center in the G7, and one of the most dynamic, yet livable, cities in North America.  Join the Toronto Listserv to receive updates about the program.

The Center for Cooperative Education Research and Innovation seeks to drive the development and implementation of cooperative education at UC as well as serve as an incubator  for research and new thinking about approaches to experiential education.

In 2011, a Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement was established at UC and was charged with supporting campus-community connections as articulated within the goals of UC2019► and the Integrated Core Learning Initiative.

The advantage of this new Pre-Health Internship Program in ProPEL is that UC students have time and earn credit for the things they need to do to build a competitive application to a professional school program.

UC Forward was developed in 2011 as a way to foster cross-college courses that unite faculty and students from different colleges with stakeholders outside the university - all focused on developing new ways of answering very tricky problems.

Neil Armstrong UC Forward Innovation Award

The award is given to a team of outstanding students whose work and efforts exemplify the characteristics and values of the Just Community Principles, the Bearcat Bond, and the UC Forward ideals of innovation through interdisciplinary collaboration.

2010-2011 Annual Report

See the wage trends, placement trends, what companies hired our students and more in the 2010-2011 Division of Professional Practice Annual Report!

* Annual Report 2010-2011
Click link to download the annual report

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Tokyo Tech



University of Cincinnati Students
Think Aloud at Tokyo Tech

On May 13, students and faculty from the University of Cincinnati (UC) visited Tokyo Tech as part of their university's Japanese Experiential Learning Program.

What is CERI?

The Center for Cooperative Education Research and Innovation drives the development and implementation of cooperative and internship education at UC.


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