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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.

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 »


WACE 20th World Conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand

November 16, 2016 7:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

WACE is delighted to announce that the 20th World Conference on Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education will be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand June 5-8, 2017. The World Conference theme “New Challenges for CWIE in the 21st Century” was chosen to help stimulate a global conversation about the challenges facing CWIE programs and provide, through plenary... Read More »


CEIA – CALL FOR RESEARCH GRANT PROPOSALS – 2016-2017

July 18, 2016 5:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

CEIA has launched a re-envisioned Research Project Grant with a focus on engaging undergraduate students in performing research, to be conducted with experiential education practitioners in the field. The $4,000 grant will be awarded at the spring conference in Denver, with the understanding that the grant recipient(s) will present at the conference in spring of... 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 »