Categories for Student Development

To be or not to be; but at what cost?

April 29, 2019 3:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By: Ned Khatrichettri Perception is reality! This statement is critical during the internship or job-search process, during interviews, and after entering the work environment. This is especially true for individuals who identify with historically underrepresented or vulnerable populations. Research indicates that ‘white’ washing resumes does solicit more callbacks from employers. Examples of this include an... Read More »


Advice for Students: Speak with Yourself

January 29, 2019 6:21 pm Published by 1 Comment

BY: Ned Khatrichettri is an Internship Coordinator in the College of Humanities at the University of Utah Speak with yourself If you’re a college student, you’re probably under substantial mental duress. Anxiety has now surpassed depression, as the most common health diagnosis, for such individuals, whether the stress is from social pressure (from peer groups or... Read More »


Accept Hard Truths

January 4, 2019 11:49 pm Published by 3 Comments

BY: Ned Khatrichettri, Internship Coordinator in the College of Humanities, University of Utah I can’t think of anything that can “prepare” you for your job search except maybe listening to or reading about another person’s experience. It’s something you just have to go through. Everyone experiences varying lengths of time and degrees of frustration, but... Read More »


Work and Learn Programs Demonstrate Long-Lasting Effects

November 25, 2018 7:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By: John H. Pryor, Pryor Education Insights, LLC (September 28, 2018) (CEIA members participated in a research study conducted by John H. Pryor for the ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning. His study has been released and the findings are mentioned below.) SOURCE: https://www.pryoreducationinsights.com/blog/2018/9/28/work-and-learn-programs-demonstrate-long-lasting-effects Evidence has been mounting to show the positive outcomes for college... 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 »


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 »


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 »


Next Steps: After Your Internship

December 15, 2016 10:42 pm Published by 3 Comments

By BRIAN HIRSCH “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” Tony Robbins Some people know exactly what they want to do when the go into an internship. Some people change their mind and some don’t. And then there are those of us who were not sure going in but... 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 »