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OCEA is excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for 2014 Scholarships.  The Ohio Cooperative Education Association annually awards scholarships to high school, two-year, and four-year students who plan to or have participated in a cooperative education program in the State of Ohio.  The application deadline is April 7, 2014.  Additional information and qualifications can be found here:




Real world learning....

Planting the seed for your future success. 

The Professional Practice (Co-op) Program at the University of Cincinnati was designed to provide our students with the most comprehensive professional preparation available. Our goal is to help you be a successful participant in the co-op program and an ambassador to industry that reflects well upon the University of Cincinnati.

The professional practice faculty advisor has the most important role to play in helping guide you through the co-op program. This website can’t possibly take the place of the personal contact and guidance that is available to all of our students through their co-op faculty advisor. It might, however, come in handy to answer questions during non-working hours. It will also provide many of the links that you will need to successfully navigate through the Professional Practice Program.


ProPEL just launched PAL 2.0, the new software system which you will use throughout your participation in the co-op program. 

To access PAL 2.0, please go to and log in using your central login username and password. 

We have created a number of short training videos to help familiarize you with PAL 2.0’s main functions. To access these videos please go to

If you have questions or concerns please contact your co-op advisor. If you have technical questions or issues please contact