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Welcome to CEIA's blog, where we hope to create a member-driven learning community. Please consider sharing your expertise and opinions on hot topics and issues facing our field. Suggested length for a blog entry is 500 to 1,000 words. To submit a post, please email your text and title to dkoeltzow@bradley.edu.

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 minutes... 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Employer Education for International Students

March 21, 2017 2:35 am Published by Leave your thoughts

By: REBECCA HALE Should international students list their visa status on their resumes? Should a brief elevator pitch to recruiters contain phrases such as “I do not require sponsorship”? What about listing an “English” name in addition to a Chinese name on a resume…with or without quotation marks? In an era of executive orders, undergraduate... 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 »


Harnessing the Networking Potential of Career Center Events

March 20, 2017 10:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By HELEN EATON Weekly or even daily, on our campuses and across college communities, students are afforded opportunities to network with potential employers. Industry nights, conversations with alumni, and guest speakers give you the chance to introduce yourself, express interest, and share your goals with potential employers. Be engaged Simply attending a networking event is... Read More »