Drawing on the success of our world-renowned cooperative education program, the University of Cincinnati is leading the way in remote work. Driven by accelerating technology, increased connectivity, and a worldwide health crisis, today’s workforce and workplaces are being redefined.
The greatest challenge many employers face is developing the training and resources to prepare, support, and manage remote workers, from a professional development, technical, and distinctly human aspect. UC is here to help. We have the resources and training students and managers need for remote work success.
REMOTE WORK LAB AND LEARNING CENTER
Conveniently located on campus, UC’s Remote Work Lab is a collaborative workspace where co-op students can work remotely in a quiet, tech-enabled, productive environment. Employers can reserve a workstation for their student(s) for up to 40 hours per week.
Students workstations include:
- 27” Curved Dell Monitor
- Docking Station for personal laptop, or
- Dell XPS and MacBook Pro laptops available to use in-lab
- Desk and table space
- Dedicated data line and/or WiFi
UC’s Remote Work Lab is open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday, inside USquare. Any UC co-op student, regardless of academic program is eligible to use the space, but space is limited and reservations are required.
Interested in having your co-op student work from our Remote Work Lab? Contact us to learn more.
Learning to work remotely
The Remote Work Lab is also a Learning Center. We offer training for students to become effective remote workers and for employers to be more effective remote managers. The Remote Work Lab and Learning Center also offers technical bootcamps and simulated environments to help workers learn to use remote work tools such as Microsoft Teams, Slack and Trello. Contact us to learn more.
The Remote Work Curriculum (login required) is a great tool for on-boarding remote student co-op and interns. It consists of several LinkedIn Learning* modules which address many important aspects of remote working:
- Remote Work Foundations
- Time management
- Productivity tips
- Leading virtual meetings
- Being helpful
- Working with a remote manager
- Work with remote teams
- And more …
This curated collection, compiled by Aaron Burdette, Faculty Lead for the NEXT Apprenticeship Program, takes approximately 4.5 hours to complete. *LinkedIn Learning is available for free to UC faculty, staff, and currently-enrolled students.
The Remote Work Form can be used to set parameters for start and end dates, working hours, availability, communication, and assignments.
Remote Work Webinars
Listen to experts and industry leaders as they discuss how to create and onboard for a remote co-op and internship program. Recorded summer 2020.