Job Search Prep

The Lindner Career Services team provides comprehensive support for student career development, including coaching, interview prep, resumé critiques and the connection to a wealth of resources for continued exploration and growth.

Access Career Coaching

As part of your team of support at Lindner, your career coach is here to help you:
  • Acquire teamwork skills and the ability to present yourself with confidence.
  • Strengthen your resumé through international and local co-op or internship opportunities.
  • Develop interview etiquette and presentation, and writing skills through focused coursework beginning with your First-Year Experience.
  • Plan your career.

Lindner Career Services Center is open for both virtual and in-person individual coaching appointments. For all career- and professional-related needs, students should schedule career coaching sessions through Handshake:

  1. Go to Handshake homepage.
  2. Click Career Center.
  3. Click Appointments > Schedule a New Appointment.
  4. Click Lindner College of Business > Lindner Career Services – Individual Coaching Appointment.
  5. Pick a day that works for you, and then select a time.
  6. Under Appointment medium, select your preference.

Be prepared for the following for your coaching session:

  • Discussing job search strategies.
  • Participating in mock interviews.
  • Reviewing and critiquing your resumé and LinkedIn profile.
  • Completing career assessments and setting goals.

Summer Hours

From May 1 to July 31, our office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Drop-in Hours

Drop-in career coaching is available Monday through Friday from 1-4 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. For drop-in coaching, visit us in Lindner Hall suite 1420.

The Lindner Career Services team adheres to university-wide policies. Please review all policies, particularly the No Show Policy, if you are participating in or plan to participate in On Campus Recruiting. If you have questions, please contact your career coach.

Lindner Career Services is excited to offer a the Lindner Co-op Scholarship Fund to students going on co-op during the summer semester. Funding is not guaranteed and will depend on both the merits of a students' application and financial need.

To be considered for funding, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a current undergraduate student with official degree completion after completion of co-op (no post-graduation co-ops).
  • The co-op experience is reported on Handshake first and the student remains enrolled throughout the co-op semester.
  • Co-op start and end dates are during the summer semester.
  • A detailed budget of planned expenses is submitted. Expenses should be related to the co-op and your various funding sources (potentially). Please use the following spreadsheet: Co-op Fund Budget Template.


Handshake How-To

Have questions on how to use Handshake? Access additional tips and video tutorials.

LinkedIn Resources

College-to-Career Partnership

Accessibility Resources, in a partnership with the State of Ohio's Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) office, is proud to offer college-to-career services for our students with disabilities. Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) provides counseling and guidance to individuals with disabilities who are seeking employment to jointly choose an employment goal based on strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, capabilities and interests. A thorough, objective understanding of your assets and liabilities, and of employment opportunities, is a prerequisite in planning. For more information and to meet with a College2Career counselor, visit UC's College to Career website.

General Career Resources

  1. Connect with your career coach to update your resumé and LinkedIn profile.
  2. Create a target list of companies you would be open to working for in a future co-op or full-time job. Bookmark their company websites, follow their social media profiles, subscribe to their YouTube channels, etc.
  3. Utilize the Alumni tool for Lindner on LinkedIn to find one alumnus who works at each of your target companies. Reach out using a LinkedIn message or send an email to set up an informational interview or prototyping conversation.
  4. Follow Career Development/Guidance thought leaders on LinkedIn, such as:
  5. Join a professional group of your peers:

Need help crafting a message to an employer? Want to reach out and connect over LinkedIn with a UC alum, but don’t know what to say? Look no further!

You can cut and paste sample messages in the below button and then make them your own!  Be sure to replace any highlighted text and customize the content to fit your situation. 

If you need more help, please reach out and schedule a time to meet with your major specific Career Coach. We are here to help you! 

  1. Master the art of virtual interviewing.
  2. Expand your virtual network.
  3. Keep an eye out for virtual networking events.
    • Career Services sends out weekly newsletters, all of which have information about the latest virtual networking events.
    • Attend the events that interest you and always follow up using contact information provided during the event.
  4. Learn new technology.
    • Download and learn how to use platforms like Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

Browse What Can I Do With This Major? to see career paths that relate to different majors including job titles, typical employers, further education, and general notes.

As you explore, think about these questions:

  • What kind of work do I think I want to do?
  • Which of my skills do I like to use?
  • What kind of work is likely to make me want to get up and go to work every day?
  • What job titles interest me?
  • In what environment, setting, or field do I like to work?

What Can I Do With This Major? is produced by the University of Tennessee Center for Career Development and is provided free of charge to University of Cincinnati students.

Major-Specific Career Resources

General Accounting Resources and Information

CPA Information and Exam Prep

Professional Association Resources, Trainings, Webinars & Events

LinkedIn Learning

As a UC student, you have free access to LinkedIn Learning. Consider participating in any of these LinkedIn classes (this is just a small sample of accounting-related coursework on the platform):

Consider Volunteering

Public Accounting Resources

  • Companies like EY, Deloitte, KPMG, and PwC offer great resources on careers within public accounting, case study interviewing and industry-specific news

Connect with your Career Coach

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Andy Wellendorf

Career Coach, Accounting

Connect with your Career Coach

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Michael Nuttle

Career Coach, Business Analytics

Connect with your Career Coach

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Weston Atchison

Career Coach, Economics

Connect with your Career Coach

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Susan Bailey

Career Coach, Finance (Last Names A-K)

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Sharon Love

Career Coach, Finance (Last Names L-Z)

Get connected to the Association for Supply Chain Management via their website and LinkedIn page.

Find individuals who work in Operations/Industrial Management roles and reach out for informational interviews on what they do on a daily basis. Common job titles include:

  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • HR Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Logistics Account Executive
  • Production Planner
  • Materials Manager
  • Production Supervisor
  • Product Manager
  • Continuous/Process Improvement Analyst
  • Buyer
  • Sourcing Specialist

Study operations management concepts on LinkedIn Learning and note them on your resume upon completion:

Connect with your Career Coach

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Antonique Flood, PhD

Career Coach, Industrial Management and Operations Management

LinkedIn Learning. As a UC student, you have free access to LinkedIn Learning. Consider completing any of the LinkedIn technology courses:

Connect with your Career Coach

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Crystal Pfander

Career Coach, Information Systems

Connect with your Career Coach

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Weston Atchison

Career Coach, Insurance & Risk Management

Learn something new on LinkedIn Learning.

Earn a Google Analytics or Google Ads certification. 

  • Google Analytics and Google Ads are two of the most foundational certifications for anyone interested in digital marketing. Plus, the training is free.

Get certified in social media marketing on Hubspot. 

Develop your design skills.

Get involved with professional organizations.

Peruse sales-specific resources.

Podcast Recommendations

Connect with your Career Coach

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Bella Gullia

Career Coach, Marketing

UC Real Estate Center Resources

  • Get involved with the UC Real Center by attending Roundtable Programs and joining the UC Real Estate Association.

LinkedIn Learning

As a UC student, you have free access to LinkedIn Learning. Consider participating in any of these LinkedIn classes (this is just a small sample of accounting-related coursework on the platform):

Professional Organizations and Virtual Events

Connect with your Career Coach

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Sharon Love

Career Coach, Real Estate

Interview Preparation

Need help with pre-recorded virtual interviews for platforms like HireVue? Big Interview is a video interviewing platform that allows you to practice interviewing, access field tailored interview playbooks and record/review your performance. The service is free for UC students and available 24/7.

Big Interview offers a variety of tools, including:

  • Mock interview practice and recording options.
  • Written and video curriculum covering the entire job search and interview process.
  • Mechanism for sharing videos for feedback.
  • Administrative dashboard with reporting.
  • Ability to customize/record questions and question sets.
  • Assignments and Customer Sets (create and assign custom questions/sets).
  • Resumé tool.

To set up a Big Interview account:

  1. Go to to the Big Interview website and click "Register."
  2. Enter your school email address, name, and password, and click “Create my Account.”
  3. Log in and start using Big Interview.

Watch this short video for registration help.

International Support (Interstride)

Interstride is one of the many free resources at UC that is helpful for students that fall into two separate groups:

  • International students seeking co-op and job opportunities in the United States.
  • American students seeking job opportunities overseas.

Interstride offers a variety of tools, including:

  • Job search engine that allows filters for keyword, country, H-1B history.
  • Insights on history of international candidate hiring for American companies.
  • Insights on working internationally, including cost of living, immigration and networking.
  • Networking tracker with peers on the platform.
  • Webinars on international job searching and visa or immigration policies.
  • Resources on resumé development, networking, interviews and navigating job offers.

To set up an Interstride account:

  1. Go to the Interstride website and click "Join Community.”
  2. Use your UC email address to open the UC Single Sign-On portal. Log in with your information.
  3. Fill out your profile and start using Interstride.