University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati Works: Build your career while still in school.
Here, it isn’t about, “What do you want to do after graduation,” because at the University of Cincinnati (UC), you won’t have to wait. Bearcats roll up our sleeves, get to work and create what’s Next. For 100+ years, Bearcats have been jumpstarting their careers through our innovative co-op and internship program that lets students combine their rigorous academics with real-world learning.
Home to nearly 48,000 students across three unique campuses, Cincinnati is a national leader in career-ready education. Today, UC ranks as the #1 public university for co-op and internships by U.S. News & World Report. Every UC student puts classroom knowledge to the test—from co-op and internships to study abroad and service learning to extensive research and performances, the opportunities are endless. That means Cincinnati’s classroom extends to nearly every corner of the globe, from Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups to trailblazing experiences in places like China, Tanzania, and South America.
Career preparation is at the center of a UC education. Through our Bearcat Promise Career Studio, we prepare students for the world of work with professional development, coaching and career services. Our students can gain up to a year and a half of full-time, paid work experience, before they even graduate. No more worrying about needing the experience to get the job, or the job to get the experience. For you, this means graduating with a degree, a full résumé and a plan for your future.
Today, more than 315,000 living alumni count themselves as Bearcats—united not just by their loyalty to UC’s nationally known sports teams but by their common love of the place, the people and the ideas that make up the University of Cincinnati.
Ranked #1 public university for co-op and internships | U.S. News & World Report
Named a top 40 public research university and designated a “research heavyweight” | The Chronicle of Higher Education
Named among the “Most Innovative National Universities” | U.S. News & World Report
Home to seven Fortune 500 companies, Cincinnati’s thriving professional landscape empowers us to change the world, and its widely recognized cultural attractions like professional sports, nationally ranked parks and a renowned art scene fuel us to go above and beyond. Our urban identity is at the core of who we are, forever inspiring us to deepen our community impact.
Create your own unique path in The Queen City, and beyond. Here, you don’t have to choose between a college town or city life—you get it all. That’s why UC was just named the “Best College Location in Ohio” by Niche. With more than 500 student organizations, there is something for everyone on our campus. Experience all that Cincinnati has to offer just minutes from campus: from professional sports and multiple museums to a beautiful riverfront and award-winning restaurants and so much more.
“Throughout my time at UC, I felt constant support and dedication from the faculty and staff.”
“The years I spent at UC made me well prepared for my job.”
“Being a student at UC has given me more opportunities than I could've ever hoped for. I know I've developed the skills to succeed.”
“We have the most amazing faculty and staff at UC. They make the experience enjoyable. I know there are so many resources to help me succeed. I'm so proud to be a student here!”