About Us

The Bearcat Promise Career Studio is a place where all students can participate in career exploration, planning, and development.

Our work supports the university’s strategic direction Next Lives Here and the Bearcat Promise that all UC students will graduate with a diploma in one hand and a career plan in the other.

Bearcat Promise Career Studio
Tangeman University Center Room 310
Phone: (513) 556-0381
Email: careerstudio@uc.edu


We are open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. for walk-in services and headshot appointments through August 13, 2021. Fall semester hours will start August 23 and will be announced closer to that date.

In addition, career coaching is available by appointment through the summer. We invite you to schedule an appointment with your professional career coach through Handshake.


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Ellie Bridges

Director, Bearcat Promise Career Studio


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Shannon Lehwald, MAEd

Career Coach for Allied Health Sciences and Nursing


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Taylor Oetjen

Career Coach for Arts & Sciences and Undergraduates in Medicine


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Charlie Thornton

Career Coach for Arts & Sciences, College-Conservatory of Music and College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services


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Doug Mohr

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities


Peer Career Coaches

All our peer career coaches are trained to work with students in any major.

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Kayla French

Peer Career Coach

Studying Organizational Leadnership with a minor in Psychology

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Mya Jones

Peer Career Coach

Studying Psychology with a minor in Communication and a certificate in Deaf Studies

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Emily Kozak

Peer Career Coach

Studying English Rhetoric and Professional Writing with a minor in Spanish and certificates in Copyediting & Publishing and Communication

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Prashanth Prabhakar

Peer Career Coach

Studying Biological Sciences

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Ryan Siebert

Peer Career Coach

Studying Sports Administration with a minor in Professional Sales

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Laura Wood

Peer Career Coach

Studying Biological Sciences and Chemistry