Hiring International Co-op Students

UC’s International Co-op Program (ICP) takes students to new places with the knowledge and communication skills to set them up for success. ICP students receive both language and cultural preparation prior to their international co-ops, so that they are ready to hit the ground running when they start their new positions abroad. Recently, two UC ICP students placed 1st and 2nd in the Advanced category of the 2021 JASCO Japanese Speech Contest.

Branden Labarowski, an Electrical Engineering student took 1st place. He completed two international co-ops at TABATA Inc. in Chiba, Japan, during spring and summer, 2020. Nahal Pahlevani, who received 2nd place, is a Computer Engineering student. She completed her international co-ops at IHI in Tokyo, Japan, also during the spring and summer of 2020. We congratulate these students for their hard work and for being wonderful testimonies for our International Co-op Program.

International Students in the U.S.

In addition to preparing students to work abroad, international students studying at the University of Cincinnati also receive training to work in the United States. Did you know that most international students at the University of Cincinnati are eligible for Co-op? Did you also know that eligible international students can co-op without sponsorship? Cooperative Education and Experiential Learning is an integral part of most degree programs at the university. International students studying at the University of Cincinnati on an F1 or J1 visa are eligible to Co-op through Curricular Practical Training (CPT) or Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Read the U.S. Employer’s Guide to Hiring International Students to learn more.

Student Branden Labarowski in Japan
Branden Labarowski
Student Nahal Pahlevani
Nahal Pahlevani