The UC Cooperative Education Program is the oldest in the world, and the
largest cooperative education program at a public university in the
United States. More than 100 years ago the University of Cincinnati Dean, Herman Schneider, chartered an uncertain experiment. He arranged for engineering students to alternate periods of study with periods of paid work in their field. A century later the Cooperative Education Program at the University of Cincinnati, his legacy, has grown into one of the largest and most well respected programs in the country.
The University of Cincinnati Division of Professional Practice (ProPEL) connects employers with energetic, skilled students from a variety of majors. It’s a great first step for companies looking to develop a collaborative relationship with the University of Cincinnati.
How Organizations Benefit by Partnering with UC:
PIPELINE - You have the ability to build a pipeline for full-time employment. Nearly all students have their first co-op placement as a sophomore, so you will have the ability to identify talent early with whom to develop a relationship for future full-time employment.
ENERGY - You have access to talented and enthusiastic students who are eager to learn and contribute. Hiring students can add fresh perspectives, new ideas, and diversity to your organization.
AFFORDABILITY - Outside of student wages, there is no additional cost to your company by forming this partnership. This is especially beneficial for growing companies, or companies that need the extra short-term resources.
GOOD COMPANY - Over 800 companies hired UC co-op students during the Fall semester of 2015. From Fortune 500 companies to local start-ups, your company will join a long list of firms that have benefited from the program.
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