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Five career resources every UC student should know as they begin the new semester

Next lives here at the University of Cincinnati. With a co-op program ranked #1 in the nation among public universities and #3 overall, it’s easy to see why so many students choose UC. Whether you’re just getting started on an undergraduate degree or completing your final year of a graduate program, the College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies at the University of Cincinnati offers the support, tools, and opportunities for all students to be successful after graduation. 

Here are five career resources every UC student should know about as they begin the fall semester. 

1. Handshake Career Portal

Handshake is the career platform used by the University of Cincinnati where students can search for and apply to jobs, connect with employers, and learn about career fairs and other on-campus employer events. Log in with your UC username and password.

2. Career Fairs and Employer Events

UC hosts a number of career fairs and employer events to support students in their professional development. 

A few fall career fairs are listed below. To view the complete list of fairs and employer events, login to Handshake, and select "Events" from the left-hand navigation. Read How to Prepare for a Career Fair to learn what to expect.

Fall Career Fairs

University of Cincinnati Part-Time Job Fair
Tuesday, Aug 29, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Tangeman University Center, Great Hall

Find immediate openings for paid, part-time jobs and internships on and near UC's main (Clifton) campus.

UC Professional and Technical Career Fair
Sep. 12-14, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Campus Recreation Center and TUC

UC Business and A&S students should stop by Professional Day on Sep. 12. UC Engineers, Applied Sciences, and IT students are invited to attend Technical Days, Sep. 13-14. Employers will be recruiting students for co-ops, internships and full-time permanent positions.

UC Engaging Emerging Creatives (E2C) Career Fair
Oct. 5, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

DAAP students can meet with employers who are eager to fill co-op positions.

3. Bearcat Promise Career Studio

The Bearcat Promise Career Studio is a place where all UC students can get help writing their resume, updating a professional online profile, searching for jobs, or exploring career options. Visit the Career Studio,  located in Tangeman University Center Room 310, next to the PNC Bank, or virtually during walk-in hours

Career Services are also available at UC Clermont, UC Blue Ash, and Lindner College of Business. Students should contact their college career offices to learn more.  

4. Free Professional Headshots and Private Interview Booths

Photo booth inside career studio

Photo booth inside career studio

UC’s headshot photo booth is located inside the Career Studio. It’s free, easy to use, and delivers digital images to you inbox within 10 minutes. 

The Career Studio’s four private interview booths provide a quiet space with noise-dampening walls so students do not have to worry about interruptions. Two booths are set up for remote interviews only while the other two can be used for remote or face-to-face sessions.

Students can stop by the Career Studio during walk-in hours for a free, professional headshot. To reserve one of the private interview booths, email the Career Studio ( or call 513-556-0381.

5. Virtual Resume Review and Interview Practice

VMock is UC’s virtual resume assistant. It provides students with personalized suggestions and instant feedback to improve their resume, build a data-backed career plan, and align their public profile with their career aspirations.

BigInterview is a mock interview practice and recording tool that gives UC students a new and innovative way to prepare effectively for a job interview. It combines training and practice to help students improve their interview skills and build confidence.

VMock and BigInterview are available online 24/7 at no cost to UC students.

Don’t leave career planning to the final months of your studies. The earlier you start, the more successful you'll be when you graduate.

Featured  top image of UC student Olivia Kentner at the 1819 Innovation Hub. Photo by Andrew Higley/UC Marketing + Branding.

Discover what to do at every stage of your college career to set yourself up for meaningful, full-time employment or graduate school upon graduation. Get started with UC's Career Planning Guide.

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