Step out of the classroom and into the real-world.

It's part of our DNA.

We invented co-op in 1906, and we continue to innovate and expand our realm of experiential education. Today, all of our students can put classroom knowledge to the test through experience-based learning opportunities, such as cooperative education, internships, study abroad, exchange programs and more!

Check it out for yourself. 

Lindner student Chandler Ranking wearing a Facebook t-shirt in front of a mural

Lindner is the only college at UC with its very own dedicated Career Services and International Programs Offices.

Lindner student Austin Bolger stands in the cockpit of a Delta plane

Lindner Professional Experiences

Cooperative Education and Internship Opportunities

Fast Facts:

  • 1,500 undergraduate students completed a co-op or internship last year
  • Lindner Career Services provides individualized career coaching and supports all aspects of your career development
  • Create a customized roadmap that fits your personal career goals
  • Average starting salary: $50,782
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What resources does Lindner Career Services offer?

  • Acquire teamwork skills and the ability to present yourself with confidence
  • Strengthen your resume through international and local co-op or internship opportunities
  • Develop interview, etiquette, presentation and writing skills through focused coursework, beginning freshman year
  • Fuel career planning through support from our Career Services team
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What is cooperative education (co-op)?

  • An educational model that promotes professional development through paid full-time positions
  • Students alternate traditional academic semesters with semesters spent working full-time in their chosen field
  • Offered by a variety of organizations all over the country and the world
  • Gives students a chance to apply what they are learning to real-world business challenges
  • Students who co-op graduate with substantial, major-related experience on their resume
Lindner student Carley Lucas poses in front of football helmets from various NFL teams

What are internships?

  • Promotes professional development through paid full-time positions
  • Connect students with relevant experiences that enhance their education and prepare them for their next steps post-college
  • Offered by a variety of organizations all over the country and the world
  • Gives students a chance to apply what they are learning to real-world business challenges
The most valuable aspect was the networking. There were so many employees that I could connect with. They taught me a lot and I was provided countless invaluable opportunities. Everyone was happy to help and pass on what they knew.

Justin Frank, BBA ‘20 (Information Systems Major, Fifth Third Bank Intern), Alpha Kappa Psi, PACE Leader

Lindner student Mitchell Phelps holds a Bearcats flag with the Dubai skyline in the background

Going Global 

International Experiential Learning (Study Abroad)

Fast Facts:

  • Lindner sends more students abroad than any other college at UC
  • One of the only colleges that offers first-year study abroad experiences
  • Last year, 603 Lindner undergrads travelled abroad to expand their knowledge of business
  • Study abroad scholarships available for all Lindner faculty-led and exchange programs
  • Programs range from seven-to-ten-day short courses to semesters abroad
Three Business Fellows students pose for a photo on a trip to India
Four female students pose in a red call-box in London

What is study abroad?

  • Earn credit and gain firsthand real-world experience in international business and cross-cultural management
  • Return with an understanding of what it's like to live and do business in a different culture
  • Programs are more affordable than you’d think

Why is studying abroad important?

  • Success in today’s global workforce demands increased adaptability, cross-cultural competency, and intellectual flexibility
  • Employers are increasingly interested in students who have international experience as they struggle to produce a globally competent workforce
  • Students who participate in study abroad demonstrate that they have developed the skills and cultural sensitivity needed to excel in the global workforce
Lindner student Kalea Lucas poses on a busy street in South Korea
Each new travel experience teaches me something new about myself. It teaches me that I am stronger and more resourceful than I think I am. After meeting all the wonderful people that I did, I felt that the world might not be so big after all.

Kalea Lucas, BBA ’20 (International Business and Marketing Double Major, Fashion Design Studies Minor), Business Fellows, Circle of Excellence