The more than 60 faculty and staff of the Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education 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 #1 among public universities and #3 overall, according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges Rankings (2020).  

In the last several years, the Division has grown rapidly to include not only cooperative education but also academic internships, pre-health internships, international work programs, undergraduate research, service learning and UC Forward. Formally, the Division was created when the University merged the Division of Professional Practice with the Career Development Center in late 2016.