Starting or growing a co-op/internship program can be intimidating; for both educators and potential
employer partners. In an effort to learn the pain points for both parties, opportunities to break down
barriers and build bridges, and identify actionable steps to get started, faculty from the University of
Cincinnati’s Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education conducted a two-year research
project with 65 co-op and internship employers from more 15 unique industry clusters, and 50
university faculty and staff representing 24 unique institutions. This poster will graphically share the
resulting findings from more than 1250 qualitative responses, and generate discussion on the
educational pedagogy of creating best practices for employer partners. Find out what “the survey says”!