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Why Co-op?

You practice what we teach.  

This valuable on-the-job experience helps our students learn and mature in a professional environment. Our students graduate with solid experience which makes them more valuable to future employers and increases opportunities for more responsible initial career assignments.

Co-op Opportunities

DAAP students have gained real-world experience through a multitude of co-ops including top Fortune 500 companies:

  • 3M
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Facebook
  • Guess
  • IBM
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • L Brands
  • Macy's
  • Nike 
  • Nordstrom
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Urban Outfitters
  • Under Armour
  • many more! 

Additional Co-op Benefits

Co-op also provides an opportunity for students to preview their career path to make sure they are headed in the right direction. It provides career perspective that can't be learned in a classroom. The year-round schedule permits students in the program to have at least a year of highly beneficial professionally related experience before graduation and to obtain first-hand knowledge of professional practices and opportunities.

Co-op helps create a perfect match for future employers since our graduates know what they want in their careers. Companies hire graduates who are already familiar with the environment and have an understanding of the corporate culture. Co-op assignments assist students by teaching them to work with others as a team, and how to apply classroom knowledge in the real world.


Learn more about the UC co-op program


University of Cincinnati introduces College of Cooperative...

January 5, 2023

Building on our reputation as the #1 public university for co-ops and internships (U.S. News & World Reports, 2023), the University of Cincinnati’s College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies will continue to collaborate with industry and collegiate partners to create and deliver co-op and experiential learning opportunities for students.


New book chapter touts entrepreneurial programs for UC students,...

December 21, 2022

Entrepreneurship education helps undergraduates cultivate an innovative mindset while learning practical skills for business success. Including students in the broader entrepreneurial-university ecosystem can foster mutually beneficial relationships among students and the local business community. That’s the conclusion drawn by University of Cincinnati authors of a chapter in a new book on entrepreneurship.

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