Discover Top Talent!
Learn more about hiring from our nationally-ranked co-op program.

A direct pipeline to tomorrow's top talent

Finding new talent can be exhausting. But it doesn’t have to be.

The University of Cincinnati co-op program offers organizations a direct pipeline to the next generation of leaders, before they hit the job market. Full-time co-op students typically have three to five “rotations” during their academic career, giving employers the opportunity to build long-term connections. Don’t waste time and resources onboarding a new intern every semester.

Find, mentor, and hire top talent.
In every industry.
In every city.

Stop searching and get back to work.

Why Co-op?
4 Benefits of Hiring a Co-op Student

Develop a talent pipeline for years to come. Co-op students often convert to full-time employees.

A cost-effective solution for seasonal/special projects and cover gaps. Co-op students are available for work throughout the year.

Gain access to the latest talent, fresh perspectives, and innovative ideas in an ever-evolving business environment.

Provide current employees the opportunity to lead and manage new talent, freeing them up to focus on higher-level tasks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hiring students can help you:

  • Develop a pipeline of talent for permanent, full-time hires.
  • Provide a cost-effective solution to complete seasonal or special projects, cover gaps, or free up more-experienced personnel for higher-level tasks.
  • Add fresh perspectives, new ideas, and diversity to your organization.
  • Provide an opportunity for current employees to take a leadership role in supervising and mentoring a student.

All UC students gain real-world experience as part of their education. With UC, you can meet all your student hiring needs. From technical work to HR to marketing and beyond, we’ve got you covered.

At UC, we believe we are more successful when we work together. We’ve spent the last 100+ years developing deep and impactful partnerships with organizations across a broad spectrum from Fortune 500 companies to cause-based, community non-profits and beyond. The University of Cincinnati has the oldest and one of the largest co-op programs in the world. We invented cooperative education in 1906, and each year more than 6,500 students participate in full-time, part-time, and project-based co-op. As an urban, public research university of more than 47,000 students, UC is well-positioned to maximize partnerships to achieve real results.

  • UC is ranked among top 5 in the nation for Co-ops and Internships (U.S. News Best Colleges 2021)
  • UC ranks in the top tier of America’s Best National Universities by U.S. News and World Report (2020)
  • UC is home to 14 unique colleges with a wide range of degree programs and specialty areas
  • UC is recognized as a top public research institution by the National Science Foundation
  • UC is one of the few universities that requires experiential learning and career education for all undergraduate students

UC connects employers with students to fill some of the most challenging positions to recruit and hire for today. Connect with talent in the following fields and many more:

  • IT and Computing
  • Organizational Leadership and Human Resources
  • Engineering
  • Art, Design and Planning
  • Healthcare Services and Administration
  • Sales, Marketing and Communications
  • Manufacturing and Logistics
  • Digital Media and Web Development
  • Construction and Real Estate
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Civics and Government
  • Research and Development
  • Community Development, Fundraising and Social Services

If you have a need that’s not addressed here, please contact us at or 513-556-6526.

No, there is never a cost to post a job. Visit: Post a Job to get started.

As a general rule, we suggest posting your job at the start of the semester prior to your desired employment dates. For example:

University of Cincinnati Co-op Hiring Timeline
For work starting in: Begin recruiting in:
January September (fall)
May January (spring)
September May (summer)

Tested. Proven. Trusted.

companies hired UC co-op students in 2021-22
co-op placements
in 2021-22
of UC grads are employed or continuing their education

What our partners are saying

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The fact that we’re getting engineers that already have a strong background in math and science really does help our research. These are some of the smartest young adults I’ve worked with.
Mark Maupin | Procter & Gamble

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It’s a great opportunity for us to make connections with the top students really early on in their collegiate career.
Danielle Polizzi, CEAS ’11, ’14 | GE Aviation