The Tri-C Career Center is committed to helping students, veterans, alumni and community members make connections between their academic experience and potential career paths. We provide career coaching, resources and programs to help individuals clarify their academic and career goals, develop a career plan and job search skills, and make career transitions. Free services include in-person and virtual career coaching, skills and interest assessments, workshops, resume critiques and mock interviews. 

The Career Center creates strategic partnerships with other College departments and partners with alumni and employers throughout Northeast Ohio to optimize networking, job shadowing, internships, co-ops and job opportunities.  

The Career Center is your resource for all experiential learning and career-related needs. All Tri-C students have access to the College's new career management system, Handshake — the No. 1 way college students find jobs.

 Visit tri-c.edu/careerservices for more information.

Internships

Tri-C’s Internship Program offers students the opportunity to gain hands-on work experience in their field of study prior to graduating. Internships allow students to learn skill sets that employers value when hiring and give them a chance to learn more about their employer/industry of interest. Internships can also directly lead to full- or part-time jobs at the host company. In addition, students can build a network full of references from the company and individuals they work with.

Tri-C internships are noncredit. Eligible students must meet the following criteria:

  • Current Tri-C student studying for a degree or certificate in any discipline
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Minimum 12 credits of college-level coursework completed
  • At least two courses completed in field of study

Internships may be paid or unpaid, and candidates must be able to work a minimum of 100 hours per semester. Attendance at Career Center workshops is recommended.

Contact the Career Center at 866-933-5180 or visit tri-c.edu/careerservices for more information.

Cooperative Education

The Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program supplements formal classroom education with on-the-job experience in a variety of academic disciplines, typically within the time frame of an academic semester. Co-op assignments are at least 180 hours in duration. Students receive pay for the work they do, earn academic credit for documented learning derived from their experiences and are evaluated by employers and the co-op instructor. Students may earn a maximum of nine credits for cooperative work experience, which may be applied toward certain degree requirements.

Eligible students must meet the following criteria:

  • Current Tri-C student studying for a degree or certificate
  • Minimum 12 credits of college-level coursework completed (transfer credits included)
  • At least two courses completed in field of study or equivalent experience (subject to employer requirements)
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Three job readiness workshops completed (Resumes That Get Results, Ace That Virtual Interview and Classroom to Career)
  • Experiential learning agreement completed and signed
  • Enrolled in designated co-op course section(s) by start date

Contact the Career Center at 866-933-5180 or visit tri-c.edu/careerservices for more information.