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Mackenzie Maisel on co-op at Iwanciw Functional Funware

UC student used co-op to make connections, discover what a future artist might do

“I'm a fourth year DAAP student and I've had two co-op experiences,” says Mackenzie Maisel, fine arts major. “Co-op was a way to think smartly about my future. I could get my feet wet with my dream jobs and have some experience when graduating.” Co-op is definitely something Mackenzie recommends, and with UC's new National Co-op Ambassador Scholarship, funding is available to help offset the higher cost of living and travel so that more UC students can co-op in multiple cities across the U.S.

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CincyUp student Marie Leger
Encouraging a more inclusive workforce
Research shows that patients have better outcomes when their health care providers look like them, stressing the importance of employing a workforce that is diverse and representative of the populations being served. To encourage this goal and promote diversity and inclusion in the present and future of the pharmacy industry, the College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Walgreens are launching CincyUp, a first-of-its-kind visiting Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) pilot program for underrepresented pharmacy students, this summer. Read more.
Employer Luncheon and DEI Strategy Session
UC’s Advancement and Transition Services (ATS) provides life-changing employment, social, and educational opportunities for teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Join us on June 7, at the 1819 Innovation Hub for an industry roundtable session to develop and assess diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace with a focus on disability confidence.
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Still need help this summer?
Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Information Technology students are still available for co-op this summer. Contact us for more information. Last day to hire is May 16.
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John Eringman, a 2018 Carl H. Lindner College of Business graduate
Student Spotlight:
UC business grad goes viral on TikTok

Jeff Bezos’ $165 million purchase of a Los Angeles-area mansion and TikTok helped UC alumnus John Eringman kick-start his career as a full-time content creator. Eringman, who graduated with a finance degree from the Carl H. Lindner College of Business in December 2018, has 1.3 million followers on TikTok, which he uses to provide financial education in an entertaining and informative manner. His goal is to teach people, largely those around college age, about personal finance and to help them make better decisions about their money.

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Employer Spotlight:
UC Center for Public Engagement with Science (PEWS)

UC PEWS recently created graduate-level internships, as part of a university-wide sustainability initiative. “Our starting point was providing a framework for students and researchers to come together across disciplines about sustainability to effectively partner with organizations in Greater Cincinnati who work on sustainability, and to do all that in a student-driven way,” said Angela Potochnik, director of PEWS and professor in the UC College of Arts and Sciences.

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May: Key Dates for Engineering, IT, and DAAP Co-ops
  • Summer co-op term begins May 2 (15 weeks; May 2- August 12)
  • Employers post and verify job listings for fall co-op positions in UC PAL
  • All students begin search for fall co-op positions 
  • Employers notified that next-round fall applicant pools available in UC PAL:
    • Engineering (all classes) and IT, May 23
  • Summer academic semester begins May 9
  • Coming in June   
    • Workplace supervisors provide midterm feedback to summer co-op students
    •  Employers notified that fall applicant pools available in UC PAL:
      • First-round DAAP, June 21
      • Next round Engineering and IT, week of June 20