Categories for Best Practices

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 »