Categories for Best Practices

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 »


The Power of Diversity: Nudging Partners to Hire Outside the Box

September 7, 2018 10:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By: Ross Johnston, Executive Director of Co-operative Education, University of Waterloo “I couldn’t even imagine looking at someone who hasn’t done a co-op term.” That’s what one employer mentioned as key criteria in hiring talent fresh out of university. He went on to say that that co-op enables students from different background to develop a broad... 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 »


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 »


Assessment- a Dirty Word?

July 24, 2017 3:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By: SARAH BURROWS, Ed.D. For almost twenty years I have overseen academic internship programs. While I passionately believe in the transformational learning that comes from experiential education – specifically internships- I have sought more concrete proof for years. I want to be able to measure quantitatively and assess qualitatively – the learning outcomes from work-based... Read More »


Zero to Hero: Collaborating On-Campus Through 0-Credit Internship Courses

March 21, 2017 2:29 am Published by Leave your thoughts

By ANA CLARA BLESSO With the CEIA Annual Conference just a few weeks away, I am thrilled to share some information about my upcoming presentation: Zero to Hero: Collaborating On-Campus Through 0-Credit Internship Courses. On Tuesday, April 4th, I will present a Speed Session on the 0-credit internship course offered at the University of Connecticut’s Center... Read More »


Moving Beyond Majors, Connecting Students to their Purpose

December 14, 2016 8:33 pm Published by 1 Comment

By KEITH SMITH Consider the following two statements: “I am majoring in Public Health” and “I am learning about public health because I want to improve unsafe water conditions in third world countries.” Which do you think is more intrinsically motivating?  Not a hard decision, right?  Meaning is something we want in our work, and... Read More »


International Students in the Job Search: Best Practices

December 14, 2016 3:07 pm Published by 1 Comment

By KATY ARENSCHIELD In today’s market, it is crucial that ALL students, including international students, gain career-related experience before graduation. International students already face obstacles in landing full-time employment; they have to prove to the company that they are the BEST candidate for the job. This makes it even more important that they are provided... Read More »