The University of Cincinnati (UC) is making a name for itself in the world of internships, co-ops and experimental education. During our visit on campus, we had the opportunity to learn about the fabulous division that gives students access to these programs. The Division of Professional Practice at the University of Cincinnati has a very comprehensive set of programs aimed at elevating student careers. For over 100 years the division has provided students with the opportunity to alternate full-time terms of school and work to provide them with a solid base of experience and professional development.
To add to the great work the division has done for so long, in 2010, the Division launched the Academic Internship Program, which provides access to opportunities for part time internships to all UC students. The Center for Cooperative Education Research and Innovation seeks to drive the development and implementation of cooperative education at UC as well as serve as an incubator for research and new thinking about approaches to experiential education.
In 2011, a Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement was established at UC and was charged with supporting campus-community connections as articulated within projected goals and the Integrated Core Learning Initiative.
On a less serious note, check out this link to see how UC made a mark on this years’ Super Bowl: http://magazine.uc.edu/famousalumni/RecentNews/Tepe.html
EHS also had a chance to check out the UC vs. Seton Hall men’s basketball game on Saturday — Cincy won (and as we all know, went on to do very well in March Madness). A great end to a great trip!