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UC’s Spring Career Fair to unite hundreds of students and employers

By Sakina Jarmon

It's Career Week at the University of Cincinnati, so hundreds of job-seeking students will be meeting with dozens and dozens of interested employers on campus Feb. 13 and 14.

The Career Fair, which takes over the six-court gymnasium in UC’s Campus Recreation Center in both the spring and fall, is expected to attract nearly 170 employers each day. The event is hosted by the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) Tribunal, Lindner Career Services, from the Carl H. Lindner College of Business (LCOB), and the Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education

Employers are filling a wide range of jobs, from co-ops and internship to full-time opportunities. For UC, the inventor of cooperative education in 1906, having employers on campus to connect with talented students has been commonplace for more than a century. And with Next Lives Here, UC's strategic direction, the university is pioneering a new paradigm for learning and working with Co-op 2.0.

On day one of the Career Fair, Feb. 13, the focus is on professional jobs for students mostly from LCOB and from the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences. Day two has a technical focus and applies mostly to CEAS students as well as information technology students. After two days of meeting students, employers call their top choices back for half-hour interviews on Feb. 15.


A student and potentnial employer shake hands during the UC Career Fair.

A UC student meets with a potential employer during a past UC Career Fair. photo/Joseph Fuqua II

“This is really beneficial for both parties,” says Suzanne Schindler, the marketing and events manager for the Division of Experience Based Learning and Career Education. “Students and graduate students are in demand in this region and beyond for employers.”

UC students have the opportunity to find internships, co-ops and even full-time jobs at the Career Fair. The students have a short amount of time to present an elevator speech and their resume while also being able to ask questions to learn more about the businesses. 

Attendees are expected to wear business-professional or nice business casual attire. Download the Lindner Career Services "Dress to Impress Guide."

Featured Image at top: Hundreds of students met with employers during a UC Career Fair inside the Campus Recreation Center. photo/Joseph Fuqua II


- Sakina Jarmon is a UC student and writing intern with UC News.


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