Coronavirus Update

Classes will be held remotely for the remainder of the spring semester, and all official university events and student activities are suspended until further notice. While the Dayton and Lake campuses remain open, access to campus is restricted to personnel who have been identified as essential. Read more.

Did You Know?


  • Nearly 100% of Lake Campus students are employed at least part-time.
  • Work-based learning activities have the potential to make significant differences in a student’s learning. Study after study has shown that students of all ages respond favorably when academics are taught in context. Work-based experiences provide additional context, add value through real-life applications, and bring additional support to the classroom in the form of mentors, sponsors, and other industry-based resources. [1]
  • Nearly 60% of students participating in an internship or co-op reported that they were extremely likely to accept a full-time position with the employer. [2]
  • 65% of bachelor’s degree graduates from the class of 2015 participated in an internship and/or co-op. College students continue to realize how much employers value work experience in the candidates they recruit. [3]
  • There is a variety of reasons why employers hire interns. When asked to think of their primary reasons, employers cited the following most often: to develop a local talent pipeline (62%), to increase exposure at local colleges and universities (43%), and to assist with special project work (40%). Non-profit organizations (60%) hired interns primarily to solicit creative and innovative input.[4]
  • Internship and co-op programs are among the best incubators of talent at a time when the expansion of our regional economy requires more educated workers. A thriving … economy will attract and retain the nation’s best and brightest talent, and internships are a key retention strategy.[5]
  • Organizations that have internship and co-op programs know that today’s interns are tomorrow’s top recruits. General Electric’s Manager of Global Recruiting and Staffing Services Steven Canale said, “If I only had $100 to spend on recruiting, I’d spend all $100 on interns and co-ops.” At GE, 80 percent of its 1,000 full-time hires each year come from internships and co-ops.[6]

[1] Ohio Department of Education, 2001

[2] National Association of Colleges and Employers, 2015

[3] National Association of Colleges and Employers, 2015

[4] Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education, 2016

[5] Northeast Ohio Talent Exchange, 2016

[6] Northeast Ohio Talent Exchange, 2016