Career Services

Career Services Resource Information
At Cincinnati State, we’re just as interested in your future as we are in the years you spend on campus earning your certificate or degree.  Your career choice is one of the most important decisions you'll make while here.  Below are some steps and resources that will aid you in your personal career development.

Steps to Planning Your Career Prior to Graduation
  • Engaging  in Career Planning Activities early
  • Gaining “Relevant” Work Experience
Career Planning Resources

Web-based Services- check them out at your convenience.

Career Coach
Career Coach is designed to help students find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.
Key components on:
  • Career Assessment
  • Degrees at Cincinnati State
  • Careers in the Cincinnati area
  • Military and Careers
  • Resume Development
  • Hot Jobs in the Area
To access the Career Coach Website:
Ohio Means Jobs
OhioMeansJobs is an online career research tool that can be accessed through any internet connection.OCIS provides the following career information relative to Ohio environment and even specific to major Ohio metropolitan areas such as Dayton, Cincinnati, Toledo, Columbus, and Cleveland. OhioMeansJobs recent enhancements allow users to obtain same occupational information for other states as well and allow comparison of data.
  • Overview of Occupation
  • Common Tasks and Activities
  • Working Conditions
  • Physical Demands
  • Skills & Abilities
  • Specialized Knowledge or training
  • Wages
  • Employment Outlook
  • Reference Links

Cincinnati State Library
In the Library at Cincinnati State there is also a large collection of circulation books on career information. On the library's shelves you can find books to help you select a career, write a resume and cover letter, and prepare for your interview. Many of these are targeted to particular audiences, such as people looking for their first job, older people returning to the workforce after an absence, or people looking for employment after termination or layoff. These can be found through BLINK: the Berry Library Online Catalog, or by browsing through the 650.14 classification number. Whenever you're in the Library, stop by the HELP DESK and ask for assistance.
To access more information:

In Person Services

Pathway to Employment Center (PTEC)
PTEC offers career services for select programs of study in Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Chain.  Contact  us at 569-4135 or Visit us on our Facebook Page Cincinnati State PTEC

Cincinnati State Counseling Services
Counseling and referral services that address career choices, community resources, and mental health.                   
Clifton Campus, Main Building, Room 171, Telephone number: 513-569-5779
Middletown Campus, Room 302, Telephone number:  513-217-3700.

“Relevant Work” Experience
Most degreed programs/majors on Cincinnati State’s campus require some form of experiential education as part of their degree requirement.  (Co-op, Internship, Practicum, Clinical or Special Project)
Please connect with either your academic advisor or Co-op Coordinator to find out more details about the experience required for your major.

Spring 2016 Co-op Orientations for students in Business, Engineering, IT and Humanities and Science programs:
Clifton Campus Middletown Campus
Monday, January 25
4 -6 p.m.
Main 342 (Conference Center)
Monday, January 25
5 – 6 p.m.
Thursday, February 4
6 – 8 p.m.
Main 342 (Conference Center)
Thursday, February 4
1 – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, February 10
Noon – 2 p.m.
Main 342 (Conference Center)
Wednesday, February 10
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Upcoming Events
  • Career and Co-op Expo/Job Fair – Wednesday, March 16, 2016 – More details to come.

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