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CBS News: The best public colleges in America, ranked

CBS News reported that Niche, a college ranking and review service, has ranked the University of Cincinnati No. 45 among the top public universities in the country. UC nudged ahead of other respected schools such as Auburn University and the University of South Carolina. 

Earlier this year, Niche gave UC the top spot in the “Best college locations in Ohio'' category. U.S. News and World Report also named UC the top for cooperative education among public universities and No. 4 in co-op overall for all colleges and universities, as well as No. 68 among the most innovative national universities in 2022. 

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Employer Tabling and Info Sessions
In addition to UC Career Fairs and on-campus or virtual interviews, employers can also connect with University of Cincinnati students through in-person tabling and info session events on select dates each month.
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FEB 7-9, 2023
Professional and Technical Career Fair
Registration is now open for the University of Cincinnati spring Professional and Technical Career FairFebruary 7-9, 2023.  View it and the full slate of specialized career fairs happening at UC this spring on the Career Fairs page.
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Employ High-Achieving Student Researchers Next Summer
Highly talented and motivated undergraduate student researchers are available for 12–15 weeks over the summer through the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) Protégé Undergraduate Research Program.

Every CEAS student in our diverse pool has a proven record of academic achievement and a strong interest in research. Organizations having research interests should consider employing these promising new scientists—protégés ready to help push innovation forward.

 Protégé Undergraduate Research Program or contact Dr. James Boerio  ( if interested in working with these talented students.
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Student Spotlight:
Bitanya Derese

When Bitanya Derese began raising money for children in Ethiopia, the country where she was born, she didn’t realize the importance of her endeavor. Derese, a first-year student at the University of Cincinnati, left Ethiopia with her family when she was just 3 years old. She doesn’t remember much of her life before immigrating to the United States besides the long plane ride. Returning to her native country last year, Derese saw how impactful her charitable donation would be and how fortunate she was.

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UC student  Kunal Kewalramani with other hackathon winners
Employer Spotlight:

Combining their knowledge of economics and computer science, a University of Cincinnati professor and student won first place in an international hackathon competition with their solution to counter inflation's harmful effects. The hackathon, a competition in which participants engage in engineering over a relatively short period, was sponsored by CoinDesk, a news site specializing in bitcoin and digital currencies, and the Crypto Research and Design Lab (CRADL).

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December: Key Dates for Co-ops
  • Mid-December: Workplace supervisors provide final feedback to fall co-op students in UC PAL
  • December 10: Fall semester ends 
  • December 23 - January 2: University offices will be closed for Winter Break
  • Coming in January →  
    • Spring semester co-ops begin January 3rd; actual start dates vary by employer 
    • Employers post and verify job listings for summer and fall co-op positions in Handshake/UC PAL  
    • Students begin search for summer co-op positions 
    • First year engineering and IT students begin search for fall co-op positions 
  • Employers receive link to complete fall semester co-op evaluation
  • Still looking for a last minute spring co-op? Reach out to Brian Fanelli (
  • Coming in January → 
    • Employers set goals with their spring co-op students
    • Summer co-op positions should be posted to UC Handshake