Cardinal Solutions Partners with University of Cincinnati to Bring Industry Experience to Campus

Cardinal Solutions, a national IT solutions provider with headquarters in Cincinnati, signed an agreement with the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Information Technology on Monday, Oct. 21. 

In a ceremonial signing at Cardinal Solution’s office in Kenwood, Kelly Conway, president of Cardinal Solutions, and Hazem Said, department head of the Department of Information Technology, committed to an ongoing effort to collaborate on information technology initiatives.

“Our partnership with Cardinal Solutions will provide channels for exchanging ideas and experiences while enriching research and innovation at the College,” said Dean of UC’s College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services Lawrence Johnson. “The penetration of mobile devices, such as iPads and smart phones, in all sectors of our community has changed how we learn and communicate. We are fortunate to be at the forefront with our new partner, exploring new ways to harness these evolving technologies.”    

Cardinal Solutions will leverage its extensive experience in technology solutions including mobile application development, user experience and custom application development to help bring real world experience to the students. The goal is to help effect curriculum in a manner to drive productivity of students when they graduate and enter the workforce. 

“Cardinal's expertise in user experience, agile development, mobile and enterprise software solutions and integrations offers unique opportunities for students, like me, in the IT program,” said Andrew Lively, BSIT ‘17. “My interest in mobile development has grown since I joined the program last year, and I am excited to see the IT program partner with a distinguished organization like Cardinal Solutions.” 

The partnership will help Cardinal Solutions interact with the talented pool of students. As the IT industry job landscape continues to be more and more competitive, Cardinal will get to know students from a recruiting perspective and ensure the students are prepared to enter the job force. 

“We are very excited about this partnership with UC. Giving students an opportunity to learn about and to work with the latest technologies to solve realistic business problems is a win-win idea, “said President of Cardinal Solutions Kelly Conway. “The students will get a more “real world ready” academic experience and potential employers will get a much needed stream of “hit the ground running” IT talent.  The fact that we have this relationship with UC right in our own backyard is an added plus. Many of us at Cardinal (myself included) are proud Bearcat alumni and we are thrilled to help UC become recognized as a regional and national leader in IT student development.”

About Cardinal Solutions 

Cardinal Solutions is a national IT solutions provider, founded in 1996, with offices in Cincinnati, Columbus, Charlotte, Raleigh and Tampa. The growth of Cardinal Solutions is driven by solutions such as mobile, user experience and design, cloud, agile, social and business intelligence. With a passion for hiring and developing the industry’s best people, Cardinal partners with clients to identify innovative ideas and effective best practices to continually deliver high-value, quick to market technology solutions. Cardinal Solutions has close to 400 consultants and is projected to reach $50 million in revenue this year.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. 

About University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati is one of America's top 25 public research institutions and the Cincinnati region's largest employer, with a student population of 42,000. U.S. News has described UC as one of America's “up and coming” universities. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight.” Forbes and Travel+Leisure magazines have named UC one of the world’s most beautiful campuses. UC was named a “green university” by Princeton Review. The university’s academic programs are highlighted by the world-renowned cooperative education program – founded at UC – which provides professional experience along with classroom learning.