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


During the summer term (late April through August), the Career Studio is open by appointment.


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Ellie Bridges

Director, Bearcat Promise Career Studio


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Shannon Lehwald

Assistant Director, Bearcat Promise Career Studio and Career Coach for Allied Health Sciences and Nursing

(513) 556-0898

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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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Pinky Arunwattanamongkol

Peer Career Coach

Mechanical Engineering major with minors in Fashion Design Studies and Robotics and Automation

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Grace Elliott

Peer Career Coach

Studying Psychology with a certificate in Minority Health

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Darl Jacob

Peer Career Coach

Studying Biochemistry with a minor in Economics

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Anushkaa Parwade

Peer Career Coach

Studying Cell and Molecular Biology

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Maggie Tagher

Peer Career Coach

Industrial Design major

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Cat Whetstone

Peer Career Coach

Operations Management major

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Laura Wood

Peer Career Coach

Studying Biological Sciences and Chemistry