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Co-op was invented at the University of Cincinnati in 1906. Now, over 100 years and 43 countries later, generations of students worldwide have followed our lead!

Today, UC's co-op program is listed among the nation's best in "US News & World Report" rankings.

This site has been designed to meet the needs of the important constituents of the co-op triad—the student, the employer and the university.

Co-op News

This is from a current College of Business student:

Participating in the co-op program has provided me with a variety of invaluable benefits. If I had to narrow it down to just five, I’d say:

    • Number one is making great contacts for networking that I will have for a lifetime. 
    • Number two is gaining professional experience for a stellar resume.
    • Third is knowing that I have skill in my career which many new hires take years to learn on the job.
    • Fourth is having the chance to learn what I liked and didn’t like in my career field which enabled me to choose the best path for me.
    • Finally, co-op helped me land a great first job that I will be starting in June after graduation.

I would recommend this program to any student who cares about having these advantages before heading out into the "real world."

Khalia Jenkins
College of Business ‘11

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Our co-op program is carefully designed and tailored to meet the individual needs of employers and the educational goals of student participants. Hire a co-op now!

Co-op News

Coolest Co-ops in Town

Click here to check out who won UC's 2012 Cool Co-op Contest!

2010-2011 Cool Co-op Contest Winners
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“cooperative education program gives students a real edge in the job market” ...

For the seventh year in a row, UC is praised as one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review.