Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hire DAAP Students for Community Service Experiential Explorations Program

From the UC Division of Professional Practice & Experiential Learning

I am writing to you to let you know about a tremendous opportunity for your organization to hire students from the University of Cincinnati’s world class College of Design, Architecture, Art, & Planning. The 2012 national report card on U.S. design programs ranked four UC programs in the top ten among industrial design, interior design and architecture categories. Several students from these programs can now participate in a one-time Community Service Experiential Explorations Semester for the upcoming Spring Term.

These students provide fresh ideas and perspectives, and can be a cost-effective resource for special projects, as well as short-term and long-term staffing needs. Our program was recently ranked as the #4 Cooperative Education program in the country by U.S. News and World Reports, and our college of design has just been ranked as the #3 design school in the world by Business Insider. DAAP students bring creative design skills and knowledge of industry-standard software, as well as the critical thinking and presentation skills fostered by working with teams in a studio environment. Our diverse programs include students with specific skills in graphic design and digital media, industrial and fashion design, product design, architecture and urban planning. We’d be happy to help you match your individual needs with students who can be a great resource for your organization.

So what do you need to do to participate?
In order to take advantage of these wonderful student talents you must have a position that is:
  • A work experience that takes advantage of their skill sets and lasts for a minimum 450 hours/semester
  • An experience that is structured, formalized within a not for profit organization
  • An experience in which the student has a mentor/supervisor who can assess their experience
  • Because these experiences will include a service element within your not-for-profit organization, these positions do not have to be paid; however, if available, compensation is not discouraged.
If you have such a position or can develop one, please let us know. As a starting point, we will work with you to finalize a position description. We will then be able to supply you with credentials of students who are interested in your position and you can begin the interview process. Students are available to begin work in a Community Service / Volunteer EEP in early January of 2013.

For more information and/or to provide position descriptions:
Emily A. Paolucci
Program Coordinator
Division of Professional Practice & Experiential Learning
Phone (513) 556-3061

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