Where to Look for Jobs
Handshake is a powerful job search tool that the University of Cincinnati provides free to all UC students and alumni. Handshake helps all students find meaningful careers.
Thousands of employers use Handshake to recruit college students and recent graduates for part-time, full-time, internship, co-op, and permanent positions.
Career fairs offer a time and place for job-seekers and recruiters to meet each other. UC hosts a number of career fairs every year. To find upcoming career fairs, log into your Handshake account, go to "Events," and choose "Fair Search."
Part-Time Job Fair
UC’s Part-Time Job Fair features about 80 local, Cincinnati companies and organizations - including the University itself - who are eager to hire students for part-time jobs and internships. This year, the fair will take place on September 5, 2019.
Professional and Technical Career Fairs
At the Professional and Technical Career Fair, held in September and February, you will meet employers who are eager to fill full-time, co-op, and internship positions with candidates like you. About 120 employers attend the fair each day. Students can talk directly with company representatives about the organization's work, culture, and hiring needs.
Professional Day (Wednesday) focuses on opportunities for students in Business and Arts & Sciences. Technical Day (Thursday) focuses on Engineering and Information Technology (IT). On Friday, recruiters interview their top candidates from the fair.
Search for the fair in Handshake to see which employers are coming to the fair. You can search for specific employers by name, or use the filters to narrow down the list to those that interest you. You can "favorite" employers to find them again quickly later.
Education Career Fair
Teaching and counseling students and alumni seeking full-time employment are invited to attend the Southwest Ohio/Northern Kentucky Education Career Fair in the Cintas Center at Xavier University. Candidates should dress professionally and be prepared to speak with school district recruiters regarding employment opportunities.
The fair is presented jointly by Xavier University, Antioch University Midwest, Cincinnati Christian University, Mount St. Joseph University, Northern Kentucky University, the University of Cincinnati, and Wilmington College.
If you are interested in a particular company or organization, check their website once a month or even once a week for job postings. If you can, sign up for job alerts so that you receive notification when a job is posted that matches your interests.
Job aggregators pull together job listings from many sources into one searchable location. Some examples are Ohio Means Jobs, Indeed.com, Monster.com, and Glassdoor. Searching aggregators can be a way to quickly scan for jobs that match your interests. If you find a job you might want to apply for, look for the job posting on the company’s own site and apply there.
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