Categories for Advice for CEIA Colleagues

Professional Badging Programs on The Rise!

September 15, 2018 10:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

 By: Sarah Burrows, Ed.D., Providence College Many colleges and Universities are launching professional Badging programs and Gen-Z students love it! The program structures vary according to what area of a college the program manages it- but some common features include: Based on NACE Career Readiness competencies Earned Badges are posted to LinkedIn or Handshake profiles... Read More »


Finding Your Groove in Year One: Community Connections

August 19, 2018 6:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By: Alyssa Marks, MSW, Internship Coordinator, Metropolitan State University of Denver Some of you reading this post may be in the same situation I found myself in this time last year: just starting in Cooperative Education and Internships. You also may be someone who came from outside of Higher Education, as I did. Fear not,... Read More »


“But I’ve never REALLY worked before”: Considering Transferable Skills

August 6, 2018 4:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By: RACHEL CALLAHAN, M.ED. In every resume-writing class and workshop, one of the top things discussed is transferable skills. Everything you’ve done before – working, volunteering, playing in the school band – has given you something beyond the very concrete skills you utilized while participating in the day-to-day operations. However for first-time resume writers, this... Read More »


Key to Internships: Ruling It In or Ruling It Out

January 4, 2018 5:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By: KATE DARCY HOHENTHAL, ED.D. Internships can be a win-win for the student AND the employer. During an internship, the student has an opportunity to become immersed in the work and culture of the organization. Over the months of working at a particular job, the student will be able to formulate an opinion about the... Read More »


Tough Topics and Multi-Faceted Answers

December 8, 2017 6:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By: RACHEL CALLAHAN, M.ED.    Co-op and internship programs give students the unique opportunity to experience their industry while they’re working through an academic program. This core philosophy is why many career services professionals love their jobs; we sit at the intersection of a number of different things, and we get the chance to help... Read More »


Integrating Ethics Into the Internship Curriculum

September 20, 2017 1:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By: MEGHAN STIDD, PH.D.    It was a conversation that I had been anxiously anticipating. A few days prior, a student sent me an obscure message stating that she was having an issue with her internship. She did not want to provide details via email, but requested an urgent meeting. I spent the first ten... Read More »


Professional Development – Authentically Appreciative

August 9, 2017 10:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By: TRACEY DOWLING Last fall a new hire conducted informational interviews with members of the broader Career Center Team across functional departments to determine which annual conference she would request to attend during the 2016-2017 academic year. And….I must confess a feeling of pride when her travel authorization request landed on my desk bearing the... Read More »


Keeping Up With Your Own Professional Development

July 24, 2017 6:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By: TINA MELLO It can be easy to get lost in the day-to-day activities of getting your job done, and lose track of big picture, professional development activities that will ultimately keep you current in your work and your skills fresh. As educators, particularly those of us who work with students pursuing internships and co-op... Read More »