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Our First President: Donald C. Hunt

October 13, 2022 4:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By Kelly Harper, CEIA 2015 – 2016 President In 1963, the Cooperative Education Association was established by Don Hunt, University of Detroit, and Frank Jakes, Ford Motor Company. Both served as Presidents of the Association, intending to expand Cooperative Education, especially in non-engineering disciplines. Don Hunt graduated from the University of Detroit, earning degrees in... Read More »


In Memory of David Rowe

September 15, 2022 7:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Dave Rowe on August 29, 2022. He was a pioneering advocate for cooperative education dating back to the 1970’s while working in Human Resources at A. C. Spark Plug, a division of General Motors Corp.  Rowe was a huge supporter of General Motors... Read More »


New Book: Opportunity to Purchase with Discount

June 3, 2022 2:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We are pleased to announce the release of “Mapping the Future of Undergraduate Career Education: Equitable Career Learning, Development, and Preparation in the New World of Work:, edited by Melanie Buford, Michael Sharp, and Michael Stebleton.  This timely book explores current trends and future possibilities for undergraduate career education, the nature of the changing workplace,... Read More »


Message from our 2022-2023 CEIA President

June 3, 2022 2:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It was wonderful to see all those who attended our conference in Alexandria at the start of the month. The conference theme that “We’re back” was certainly apt and your board and the conference committee have appreciated the feedback that attendees really enjoyed the opportunity to be back together in person. We hope it enabled... Read More »


CEIA Remembers Dr. James W. Wilson

June 1, 2021 5:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

  Dr. James W. Wilson, April 27, 1923 – April 3, 2021 Dr. James W. Wilson was for more than 30 years, the pioneer researcher in the field of cooperative education and work-integrated learning. As Director of Educational Research at Rochester Institute for Technology, Dr. Wilson led, and together with a colleague, conducted the first... Read More »


Things don’t end; they evolve!

February 5, 2019 11:37 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

BY: Ned Khatrichettri is an Internship Coordinator in the College of Humanities at the University of Utah Things don’t end; they evolve! There are numerous reasons about why job candidates, even qualified ones, get overlooked for positions. You’ll rarely, if ever, receive feedback about what went awry. It’s an imbedded, turbulent, and an annoying part of... 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 »


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 »