Categories for Advice for CEIA Colleagues

A 6:00AM Student Meeting?! What’s Wrong With You?!

October 31, 2018 9:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By: Zach Osborne, Menlo College I, like most of us, have long struggled with how to convince, entice, cajole, and/or compel students to attend programming, both required and optional. I’ve heard over and over the mantra ‘meet them where they are’, and I recently stumbled on something in this vein that I would never have... Read More »


Elevate Experiential & Work-Integrated Learning; Submit a #CEIA2019 Proposal

October 22, 2018 2:34 pm Published by 2 Comments

By: Andrew Harper, St. Edward’s University As chair of the Programs Committee for the 2019 Conference, I want to encourage all of you, our community of educators, employers, practitioners, researchers and scholars, to submit a session proposal this Friday! Many of you may be contemplating what you could contribute through a session at the upcoming... Read More »


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 1 Comment

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 »