E2C: Engaging Emerging Creatives

This page has information for employers. Students should visit How to Prepare for a Career Fair.

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Students of UC's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) are some of the most talented and best-prepared design students in the country. All DAAP students must work in the field full-time (that is, co-op) for at least three semesters before they graduate.

Recruit students for co-op positions for spring and summer 2024 at the E2C DAAP Co-op Fair on October 5-6, 2023.

The event features a career fair on Thursday and next-day interviews on site on Friday.

You're also invited to a complimentary reception with DAAP faculty and co-op advisors on Thursday.


E2C DAAP Co-op Fair 2023 Schedule (subject to change)
Day Time Activity
Thursday, Oct. 5
1:30 p.m. Employer check-in opens
Thursday, Oct. 5 3 p.m. Employer expo
Thursday, Oct. 5 6 p.m. Expo ends; Reception with DAAP faculty and co-op advisors
Thursday, Oct. 5 7:30 p.m. Reception ends
Friday, Oct. 6 8:00 a.m. Check-in, coffee and donuts
Friday, Oct. 6 9:00 a.m. Interviews begin
Friday, Oct. 6 4:00 p.m. Event ends

Majors and Skill Sets

At the fair, nearly 500 students will be seeking co-op positions for the Spring 2024 (January to April) and/or Summer 2024 (May to August) terms, as listed below. Most will be seeking jobs for Spring 2024; a smaller number will be seeking for summer co-ops or post-graduation jobs.

Seeking Spring 2024 Co-op Positions

  • architecture (bachelor's and M.Arch)
  • communication design (graphic design)
  • fashion design
  • fine arts
  • industrial design
  • interior design
  • master of landscape architecture
  • urban planning

Seeking Summer 2024 Co-op Positions

  • fine arts
  • horticulture
  • interior design
  • master of community planning
  • master of design
  • master of landscape architecture

Employer Registration

Employer registration is closed.

Cost is $250 per table. A single table registration includes up to two representatives, and you can add a third for an extra fee. If you will have more than three representatives, or simply want more visibility and space to spread out, you can register for a double table (two tables pushed together).

Besides the three-hour fair and next-day interviews, your registration includes complimentary parking on site both days, soft drinks, snacks, on-site reception with DAAP faculty and co-op advisors on Thursday, and coffee, donuts and lunch on Friday.

We offer a 50% discount to nonprofit organizations and government entities. The discount applies to single tables only. The discount will be applied upon approval of your fair registration.

Payment is due September 22, 2023. Credit card is preferred. You will receive an invoice upon approval of your fair registration.

Cancellations received on or before September 8, 2023, will not pay the registration fee, or, if payment has already been made, will receive a full refund. Cancellations received September 9 through 15 will be charged 50% of the registration fee or receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received after September 15 will be charged 100% of the registration fee and will not receive a refund. Cancellations must be approved in writing.

Next-Day Interviews

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Employers may conduct interviews with top candidates the day after the fair. You'll hold interviews at the same table (or tables) you were at the day before.

It is your responsibility to contact candidates directly to schedule interviews with them. Some recruiters like to schedule interviews with strong candidates as soon as referrals go out or as soon as they meet them; others prefer to identify their top candidates immediately after the fair and contact them that evening to schedule next-day interviews.

We suggest that interviews start no earlier than 9 a.m. We ask that you conclude all interviews no later than 4 p.m. You are welcome to wrap up earlier than 4 p.m. if you wish.

We ask that you give us a copy of your interview schedule with the names of the students you interviewed before you leave, for our records. We will provide a blank schedule with half-hour slots that you can use if you wish.


E2C takes place in the home of UC's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at the Aronoff Center for Design and Art, 342 Clifton Court, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221, USA.

Dropping Off Packages

If you are bringing boxes or bundles in a personal vehicle, you don’t have to carry them! Drop them off in front of the DAAP building on Clifton Court off Clifton Avenue (see map). Volunteers will take them inside while you park and make your way back to the building.


Parking in campus garages has been extremely tight this semester (one result of UC's robust enrollment!). Please follow this guidance if you are parking on campus. Of course, you may choose to park on the street (pay online or at kiosks) or have someone drop you off.

By midday Thursday, most campus garages will be full, so here’s what we recommend:

  1. Give yourself lots of extra time.
  2. Try to park in a garage on west campus. Use this custom campus map and the visitor parking tracker to help you choose. If the bar shows blue or green, that garage has space available.
  3. If west campus garages are full, UC Parking Services advises parking in the Eden Avenue Garage on the east (medical) campus and taking a free campus shuttle to west campus.
  4. From the Eden Avenue Garage, you have two shuttle choices:
    1. The Main/Eden shuttle route is a quicker ride, but a longer walk. Board the shuttle on the Eden Ave (east) side of Eden Avenue Garage. Get off the shuttle at Campus Green Drive. Walk to the DAAP building. See map.
    2. The Campus Express shuttle route is a longer (30-40 minutes) ride but a shorter walk. Board the shuttle on the Eden Ave (east) side of Eden Avenue Garage. Get off the shuttle on northbound Clifton Ave at Probasco Street. Walk to the DAAP building. See map.

We will validate parking in any campus garage. We cannot validate parking for non-campus garages.

Friday's parking is a different story because it’s Friday and you will be arriving early in the day. If you are coming for interviews on Friday, UC Parking Services anticipates that you will be able to park in the Clifton Court or Woodside campus garages, which are close to DAAP. See map.

  • Clifton Court Garage is the closest and is accessible from Clifton Avenue at 321 Clifton Court (coordinates 39.134303 -84.517271, clearance 6'4").
  • The next closest is Woodside Garage, accessible from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Woodside Drive at 2913 Woodside Drive (coordinates 39.135025 -84.515180, clearance 6'7").

We will validate parking in any campus garage. We cannot validate parking for non-campus garages.


You may ship materials in advance, and your packages will be held at employer check-in for you. Ship items to arrive by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at the address below. Enclose a return shipping label in each package. At the close of the fair, securely pack, seal, and label your outgoing packages, and we will route them to the carrier.

NEW Ship-to Address

Univ Cincinnati Campus Recv
Docks N1-N7
5121 Fishwick Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45216



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Cordelia Schack-Edmiston

Questions about Co-op or Recruiting at UC

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Suzanne Schindler

Questions about the event

(513) 556-7234