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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 »


CEIA’s Upcoming Virtual Career Fairs

August 9, 2017 8:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By: SCOTT MAYNARD CEIA is pleased to announce a partnership with CareerEco to provide virtual co-op and internship fairs. Students from participating CEIA member schools will be able to attend four regional fairs. Details and registration links are on the CEIA website and listed below: What are the Benefits? Opens national Co-op/internship opportunities up to... Read More »


Definitions Vary for Co-op and Internship

November 18, 2016 11:43 am Published by Leave your thoughts

By DAWN KOELTZOW The terms internship and co-op can vary at different schools. At Bradley University, we have a centralized Cooperative Education and Internship Program. We use the term ‘internships’ for most of our placements. Students work full-time alternating, full-time single semester, and/or part-time parallel. Internship employers offer structured programs, good training, hands-on supervision, and... Read More »


Co-op Vs. Internship: What’s the Difference?

November 18, 2016 7:22 am Published by Leave your thoughts

By DEBRA BARRICK  You say “tuh-mey-toh” and I say “toh-mah-toh”.   Co-op and intern can be like that…..with the terms often being used interchangeably. However, while Cooperative Education is implemented differently from institution to institution, there are certain characteristics that remain relatively constant from one program to the next. Cooperative Education is an academic program that... Read More »


The Rise of Working Learners

November 17, 2016 1:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By L&D A recent study by the ACT Foundation uncovered a rise in the number of working learners, ATD reported. Working learners are defined as “individuals who work for pay and learn toward a credentialing at the same time.” The article points out that this education can be formal training or personal skill development, and... Read More »


2016 Annual Conference is a Must

December 30, 2015 6:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Big Ideas Happen Here! The Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA) proudly invites you to the 2016 Annual Conference in Dallas, TX, April 3-5, 2016. This year’s conference offers exceptional value and great opportunities to share big ideas and high-impact practices. Conference program highlights include: Three days of programming to support your personal and professional... Read More »