Coast-to-Coast Co-op Contest

The University of Cincinnati is a leader in cooperative education. We invented co-op more than 100 years ago, and today we rank among the top five in the nation for co-op and internship (U.S. News Best Colleges 2021).

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UC student Alex Castillo on co-op at the British Embassy in Mexico City in summer 2021. Photo/Alex Castillo

But we want to do more. As a leading public university, we’re entering a new era of innovation and impact.

That’s why we’re kicking off UC’s first Coast-to-Coast Co-op Contest.

We’re sharing the cutting-edge talent, interpersonal skills, strength and determination of UC students with people and organizations in the Midwest and across the U.S., and we want you to be part of this movement!

Share a photo or short video (one minute or less) of yourself at work telling us what you like about co-op on Instagram or LinkedIn. We want to hear about the projects you’re working on, where you work, the people you work with, or other perks of the job.

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UC student Steven Habra on co-op at GE Aviation in summer 2021. Photo/Steven Habra

Remember to follow the contest rules and guidelines and tag @UofCincy and use the hashtag #HireUC. Then, take a screenshot of your post and submit the Coast-to-Coast Co-op Contest form to be eligible to win.

Prizes include UC-branded items, an invitation to UC's annual career education awards luncheon, and a chance to be featured in future University of Cincinnati marketing or news publications.

Submissions will be accepted from June 15, 2022, through February 15, 2023. Winners will be announced at UC’s annual Career Education Awards Luncheon on March 29, 2023.

National Co-op Ambassador Scholarship

Want to try co-op outside Cincinnati? Through the donation of a generous UC alumnus, scholarship funding is available to help offset cost of living and travel expenses for UC undergraduate students in any major who wish to co-op or intern in select metropolitan areas across the U.S., including Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC.

Visit the National Co-op Ambassador Scholarship page to learn more and apply.