Back to Blog Changing Industries with Employer-College Partnerships Blog Share Share on FacebookFollow us on LinkedInShare on PinterestShare via Email Kickstart Your New Career Path When considering a career change, it’s natural to have some concerns about moving into a new field. But with the right mindset, challenges become opportunities—developing new skills, forging new professional connections, embracing independence, and venturing beyond your comfort zone. And with the right approach, those opportunities can lead to a rewarding career. That’s where employer-college partnership programs come in. Designed to help drive positive change in your career development, these programs provide specialized training, networking opportunities, and career guidance, easing the process of industry transition. And at the University of Cincinnati Online, our Business Partnership Program is known for improving access to high-quality academic programs for working adults, including on-the-job and for-the-job learning—meaning you’ll gain industry-vetted skills in whatever field you’re looking to transition to while growing in your current career. Industry-Specific Programs By enrolling in a college partnership program, you can partake in programs tailored to your desired career path, acquire skills applicable to your specific industry, and gain the upper hand in employment opportunities when applying for new positions. Upon completion, you’ll be equipped with the confidence and industry experience you need to transition smoothly and achieve success. Transferable Skills Improving your transferable skills allows you to take control of your career trajectory and ease the stress experienced in transitional times, bridging the gap between your previous experiences and the demands of your future career. At UC Online, you’ll build on the transferable skills employers value, such as organization, communication, relationship building, and attention to detail. Networking Opportunities Investing time in your professional relationships can yield long-term dividends for your career. UC Online students leverage our connections with industry experts and alums to explore new opportunities, gain valuable insights, and increase their chances of being recommended for positions. Experiential Learning Depending on your desired path, many UC Online programs offer real-world experiences that enhance resumes and boost career advancement opportunities. By engaging in problem-based or project-based learning, you’ll gain context and connection through authentic scenarios that will enhance your career readiness and make you more competitive in the job market. Career Counseling and Guidance While career counseling resources vary by program and college at UC Online, all enrolled students can utilize Handshake, the career platform where students, career centers, and recruiters come to meet, talk and share opportunities. This personalized assistance is crucial when exploring new roles and navigating the job market. Take Charge of Your Future Switching careers may seem daunting, but with the proper preparation, you can smoothly navigate the process and achieve your goals. Engaging in your current organization’s employer-college partnership program offers the essential skills, connections, and support you need to facilitate an easier transition. Ready to learn more? Explore our Business Partnership Program to discover how you can prepare for an industry or career change by furthering your education at the University of Cincinnati Online. Or take the first step in furthering your future by connecting with one of our advisors today.