The more than 70 faculty and staff of the College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies facilitate real-world work experience for students, teach students to prepare for their professional lives, and provide career services to University of Cincinnati students and alumni.

At the same time, we connect employers and external partners with the talent they seek in a variety of arrangements both inside and outside the classroom.

Our co-op and internship programs are among the Top 5 in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges Rankings.  

In recent years, our scope has grown to encompass not only mandatory cooperative education programs but also optional co-op and internship programs, international work programs, undergraduate research, Service-Learning, UC Forward, and the Bearcat Promise Career Studio.

In December 2022, the Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education became the College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies.

Current University of Cincinnati faculty and staff will find relevant content on our intranet site Bearcats Landing (UC login required).