UC information technology students recognized for achievement in cooperative education

Each spring, the University of Cincinnati's Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education honors students in experiential learning programs.

The following students have demonstrated outstanding achievement in cooperative education in the School of Information Technology (IT) in the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services. Their stories help to illustrate why the University of Cincinnati is the top public university for co-ops and internships.

Spencer Pelton, Information Technology

Ashland, Ohio, native Spencer Pelton completed three co-op terms at Blizzard Entertainment, a large video game developer and publisher in Irvine, Calif. After graduation, he’ll work full-time at Blizzard as a game producer/program manager on Overwatch, World of WarCraft: Battle of Azurah, and WarCraft: Reforged. As a student, Spencer mentored fellow IT students, developed a useful application to help students in the job search, and presented at a “World of Gaming” information session.

Pushkar Ambole, M.S. IT Practicum Program

portrait of Pushkar Ambole

UC graduate student Pushkar Ambole secured a software engineering practicum with Keysight Technologies. Photo/Provided.

With an outstanding background in software development and engineering, Pushkar leveraged his technical experience and his professional development training at UC to secure a software engineering practicum with Keysight Technologies during the summer 2020 term in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Faculty and staff in Experience-Based Learning and Career Education at the University of Cincinnati facilitate real-world work experiences for students, teach students to prepare for their professional lives, and provide career services to students and alumni. At the same time, we connect employers and external partners with the talent they seek in a variety of arrangements both inside and outside the classroom.

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