Lindner students explore career options, and build their professional skills, resumes and networks fulfilling co-op experiences.

At the university that founded co-op — and as the top-ranked public university for co-op by U.S. News & World Report — you’ll be immersed in an experience-based curriculum that includes cross-disciplinary projects, remote work options and industry certifications.

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Cameron Martinez, BBA ‘23, joined Land O’Lakes full-time after graduation following a successful experiential learning experience.

You'll participate in a variety of co-ops and experiential learning opportunities. These experiences are the perfect combination of theory, practice and reflection that allow you to earn as you learn.

Co-ops are launchpads that supply you with relevant work experience that will give you a competitive advantage when entering the job market. Lindner co-op students earned more than $7.4 million during the 2022-23 academic year. Additionally, 92% of Lindner undergraduate students who participated in a full- or part-time co-op obtained a full-time job within three months of graduation.

Beginning in Fall 2023, Lindner will implement a new universal co-op program. Once fully enacted, all students will be required to complete a baseline of two co-ops, with the minimum number of experiences needed depending on the student’s specific circumstances.

Click the button below for more information on universal co-op's rationale, requirements, timeline and conditions.

Co-op and internship companies

Lindner students have gained real-world professional experience in co-op and internship programs at companies including, but not limited to:

  • altafiber (formerly Cincinnati Bell)
  • AMEND Consulting
  • American Financial Group
  • Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel
  • BMW
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Burke. Inc.
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Deloitte Services LLP
  • Delta Air Lines
  • EY
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • First Financial Bank
  • GE Aviation
  • Google
  • Great American Insurance Group
  • Hershey's
  • KAO Brands
  • Kellogg's
  • KPMG
  • Kroger
  • Land O'Lakes
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Microsoft
  • NASA
  • NBCUniversal
  • Nestle Waters
  • Nielsen
  • Procter & Gamble
  • PwC
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • tiER1 Performance Solutions
  • Total Quality Logistics
  • Toyota
  • Under Armour
  • U.S. Playing Card Company
  • Vantiv
  • Warner Bros.
  • Warner Music Group