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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.

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 »


Finding Your Groove in Year One: Community Connections

August 19, 2018 6:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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 »


CEIA Sends Letter of Support for the Continuation of DACA

January 18, 2018 5:40 pm Published by 1 Comment

By: CEIA’s Board of Directors recently submitted the following letter of support for the continuation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: January 11, 2018 The Honorable Donald J. Trump President 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump: The Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA) unreservedly supports the continuation of... 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 »