How to Dress for Success

One of the most important factors that doesn’t have to be overshadowed when planning to go to career fair or an interview is dressing up appropriately, therefore here’s the widely discussed topic: How to dress for success? During my first year at UC, I have been to the “How to dress for success” event, where…

Types of Co-op Experiences

Close your eyes and imagine you are on your co-op or an internship. Do you imagine a desk and a 9-5 job? While that is what most co-ops are, and can be fun too, co-ops are a lot more than that! The foundation of cooperative education at UC is to learn practical skills through hands…

6 Ways to Stand Out When Applying for Jobs

One of the reasons why I applied to UC was because of the experience-based learning program, where students would participate in at least one of the following: research, co-operative education (co-op), performance, internships, study abroad, service learning, or clinicals. I had heard so many amazing stories about co-ops and internships from different UC students, and…

Downstream Chemical Engineer Co-op Experience at BP

Last spring semester, I worked at BP Whiting Refinery as a Process Safety Engineer Co-op, and it has been such an extraordinary experience. My past 16 weeks were devoted to working on three big projects with three different asset teams: Process Safety, Process Management, and Automation. Though my friends who have done a co-op rotation…

Different Types of Career Fairs

One of the most common ways to get an internship or co-op is through recruiters and employers that are coming to the University of Cincinnati from time to time. It is a really great opportunity to present yourself, give your elevator pitch and get their contact information to follow up later. UC hosts two major Career Fairs for students both in fall and spring semesters….

Interview Tips

Did you just get a phone call saying you’d have an interview next week? CONGRATULATIONS! Are you excited? Are you nervous? Yes, interview apprehension happens to everyone, but don’t let it block you from getting an offer to work for dream companies. So, I would like to share with you a few tips on how…