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Career Studio: UC students push professional goals forward

December 9, 2020

By Jenn Cammel and Rebecca Schweitzer While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed so much of college students’ lives, one need remains the same: landing a job after graduation. Toward that end, University of Cincinnati students, working through the Bearcat Promise Career Studio, serve as Peer Career Coaches, mentoring students with advice for building resumés and cover letters, interviewing, navigating career platforms such as LinkedIn and Handshake, and upcoming virtual career fairs. The Bearcat Promise Career Studio, opened in 2019 in UC’s Tangeman University Center, offers full-service job search coaching to students seeking their next step out of college. The center supports UC’s strategic direction Next Lives Here, and its Bearcat Promise that UC students leave college with a degree in one hand, and a career plan in the other. https://www.uc.edu/about/strategic-direction/academic-excellence/bearcat-promise.html With spring semester about a month away, A&S students can take advantage of these services to prepare for upcoming college career events, including Spring Career Fair: Professional Day on Tuesday, Feb. 9, and the A&S Career Fair scheduled for Wednesday, March 31. Here, four Peer Career Coaches from A&S share their experiences and top tips for job searches during COVID and beyond.

UC professor's award-winning book inspires documentary

July 23, 2020

Kristen Iversen, an English professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Arts and Sciences, is in the process of producing a documentary with HaveyPro Cinema based on her award-winning book “Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats.” Released in 2012, New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Skloot says “Full Body Burden” is “an intimate and deeply human memoir that shows why we should all be concerned about nuclear safety,” and, “one of the most important stories of the nuclear era.” Both the book and documentary talk of the detailed and compelling history of The Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant.

UC students provide job coaching for people in recovery

March 13, 2020

University of Cincinnati students are providing job coaching to job-seekers in recovery at Cincinnati's Center for Addiction Treatment as part of a new service-learning project. The students learned through surveys they developed that the residents' biggest priority was returning to the workforce. They developed a curriculum for writing resumes, searching for jobs and filling out applications and put their plan into practice with one-on-one counseling sessions.

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