Career Services

Choosing a Career

Choosing your career direction is one of the most important decisions you'll make while you're a student at Cincinnati State.
  • Start your career planning through online research and/or in-person help
  • Gain work experience through cooperative education, internship, or clinical experience

Career Planning Resources

Career Coach is an online planning tool that provides current local data on the employment outlook and job openings for numerous career fields, as well as education and training needed to enter these fields.
Ohio Means Jobs is an online career research tool that provides detailed information about the career environment throughout Ohio and in some cases in other states.

The Cincinnati State Library has many books to help you select a career, write a resume and cover letter, and prepare for interviews. Some resources are designed for special groups, such as people looking for their first job, people returning to the workforce after an absence, or people looking for employment after termination or layoff.

The Library maintains an Online Reference Shelf with resources on careers and job searching, or you can visit the Library in person and browse the books in the 650.14 classification number section. Or stop by the Library Research Help Desk and ask for assistance.

In-Person Career Services

Pathway to Employment Center (PTEC)

PTEC provides career assessment, planning, and placement for the Greater Cincinnati community and offers career services for Cincinnati State students in selected career fields, including advanced manufacturing and supply chain management.

Counseling and Career Services

Cincinnati State provides counseling and referral services to address career choices, community resources, and mental health.

  • Clifton Campus: Room 171, Main Building. Phone: (513) 569-5779
  • Middletown Campus: Room 302. Phone: (513) 217-3700

Cooperative Education and other Experiential Education

Most Cincinnati State degree programs require experiential education through co-op, internship, or clinical education. Talk to your Co-op Coordinator, Program Chair, or Academic Advisor to learn more.

The Co-op Orientation Schedule (for students planning to co-op during the 2017-18 academic year) will be available in August 2017.

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