Student Resources

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Have a question? Here is a list of student resources to help you navigate the program tools. We will continue to update this list periodically, so please check back often for information and additional support services.

Helpful information getting around UC:

The University of Cincinnati uses a secure Central Login Service for students, faculty, and staff to access essential online services and tools. This includes accessing courses through Canvas; accessing your UC email account, online library resources, and more — all using the same Username and Password.

Two-factor authentication (2FA) adds a second layer of security to your online accounts. Verifying your identity using a second factor (like your phone or other mobile device) prevents anyone but you from logging in, even if they know your password. The University of Cincinnati utilizes Duo Security for two-factor authentication. Learn how Duo works and to set up your device.

Canvas is UC’s learning management system. Keep up with course announcements, track due dates with the calendar, check your grades, review instructor feedback and communicate directly with teachers and classmates. UC created a Canvas 101 for Students course site which walks you through Getting Started, User Preferences, Participating in the Course, Getting Help. See also UC's Knowledge Base for Canvas help articles.  

Online learning offers flexibility and convenience to study any time and any place. However, just like a face-to-face course, it requires strong time-management, regular interaction with fellow students and instructors, and commitment and dedication to learning. UC's Keys to Success pages include topics that will guide you through the differences in an online classroom environment and help you become a successful online learner.

UC's Canopy, is your personal page to connect with all the information and services you have as a student at UC. From your homepage, you have easy access to tools like your student email, Microsoft Word, parking information, shuttle bus schedule, your course schedule and more.

At UC, we are committed to providing full and equal access to students, employees, and visitors with disabilities. The University is actively engaged in improving the accessibility of our community, in the classroom, in the workplace, on-campus and online. You can learn more about UC and accessibility by visiting the Accessibility Resources website.

LinkedIn Learning offers thousands of helpful videos and online courses available to you for free as a UC student. Topics ranging from excel to professional and career development.  

Career coaching is the core of the Bearcat Promise Career Studio. This service is available at no cost to undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni of the University of Cincinnati.

As a candidate, your goal in a job interview is to reach the next stage of the search process, which is to receive an offer. Understanding what to expect in an interview will give you an advantage. Read how to be prepare for your NEXT interview.  

An effective resume is more than a list of your skills and experience. It serves as your professional introduction and a way for you to market and differentiate yourself. UC's Resume Writing Guide will walk you through creation of a resume that will best represent you to the organizations, programs and opportunities you hope to pursue.

Handshake is a career platform used by the University of Cincinnati where students, career centers, and recruiters come to meet, talk, and share opportunities. Update your profile and start networking today!

There are lots of ways to grow your career at Kroger. Start by creating  profile at

Whether onsite or online, we continue to connect students, faculty, researchers and scholars to dynamic data, information and resources. With your UC central login, you can access UC Libraries online.

Additional services:

As a CTAP student, you have access to a wide array of additional courses via LinkedIN Learning to grow your skills even further.

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Hamilton County renters, who have been financially impacted by the pandemic, can still get help to stay in their homes. The Hamilton County Energency Rental Assistance Program draws on COVID aid to provide assistance for up to 12 months in past-due rent and utilities and/or can pay for three months in future for renters who live in Hamilton County and can document financial impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Invitation for non-profit community organizations:

The CTAP program is made possible by a generous collaboration with the organizations of Microsoft, Cincinnati Innovation District, Community Action/Cincinnati & Hamilton Co., and the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

We welcome additional non-profit organzations to list their services that are available to the students in this program. Please email, and we will review for posting as a link on the Aspire page on the UC website. Thank you!

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