Preview Conference Schedule

Below is a tentative outline of the 2020 conference schedule.  Please continue to check the conference site and your CEIA News Brief for updates about keynote speakers and breakout sessions. 

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
CEIA Board of Directors Meeting
2019-2020 CEIA Board of Directors meet to discuss the business of the association.

2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Managing You is a CEIA Academy pre-conference offering for experiential learning professionals who have moved beyond the initial phase of their career and are looking for ways to keep up the momentum of their professional development with the goals of maximizing their effectiveness in their current roles and potentially aiming for higher-level leadership positions. This workshop begins on Saturday at 2 and ends Sunday at 3.  Please note that this workshop requires a separate registration from the conference.  Additional information on this workshop can be found on this site: https://www.ceiainc.org/events/annual-conference-2020/register-for-academy-pre-conference/.

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
CEIA Board of Directors Meeting
2020-2021 CEIA Board of Directors meet to discuss the business of the association.  

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Managing You: An Intensive Training for Mid-Career Professionals (continues from Saturday)

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Planned Activity Options
Excursion to Coronado Island – join one of your Local Arrangements Committee Members for a trip to Coronado Island! We will take the ferryboat across to Coronado Island. This costs $5 each way. Once there, you can wonder off on your own or in groups or stick with your guide. You can rent bikes, lounge on the beach, visit the famous Hotel Del Coronado, do some window-shopping, or grab a bite to eat. Meet in the lobby on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. RSVP is NOT required.

Hot Sauce Walking Tour – join your fellow member, Ana Clara Blesso, for a walk to two renowned hot sauce stores, The Pepper Palace and Hot Licks. The group will walk the half mile together to the two stores. You can then head back for a nap before the conference starts or cruise a few blocks to the pier for lunch or an ice cream. Plan for at least an hour unless you intend to stay with the group for lunch. Meet in the lobby at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning. RSVP is NOT required.

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration
Check-in for the conference on Level 2 in the Ballroom Foyer.

12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Exhibits Open
Learn about new products and services for your programs in the exhibit area (Level 2 in the Ballroom Foyer).

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
In-Depth Pre-Conference Workshops
Four workshops, each led by experienced practitioners and researchers, will be offered that allow attendees to take a deeper dive into a critical topic in career, cooperative education, internships or experiential learning. There is no additional charge to attend these workshops.  However, registration is required. The conference committee is considering offering these workshops.  Please note these topics are subject to change.  Please check this site for updates.

  • Demystifying the Research Process: An Introductory Guide to Conducting & Publishing Research Are you interested in conducting research about co‐operative education and internships? Come and join in this hands‐on session. We will discuss different phases of the research process ‐ from identifying research questions to choosing a methodology to sharing the story of your findings, and share recommended resources. The facilitators will work with smaller groups of participants to focus on their specific research interests and needs. Following this, the Urban Institute will present a case study of their report on the measurement of work-based learning in community colleges, a report supported by funding from JPMorgan Chase as part of their New Skills at Work Initiative. The Urban Institute will share key findings and implications for research on co-operative education and internship programs. The purpose of this session is to stimulate and support interest among the CEIA community for practice‐based research, which is key to continuing innovation and remaining relevant, as well as in the assessment and structure of our programs.

    Facilitated by Judene Pretti, Ph.D., U of Waterloo, Sarah Burrows, Ed.D., Providence College, and Shayne Spaulding, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute, with Q & A with Michael Sharp, Ed.D., U of Cincinnati, Editor of Experience Magazine

  • Supporting LGBTQIA+ Students in the World of Work Through interactive activities and group dialogue, this pre-conference session will increase attendee awareness about the distinct challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ students as they enter the world of work. Presenters will share best practices for facilitating inclusive spaces, utilizing appropriate language, and acknowledging the intersections of sexual orientation and gender with other aspects of identity – and how to promote career centers and professionals as strong and knowledgeable spaces of ally-ship. 

    Facilitated by Ana Clara Blesso, MS, University of Connecticut School of Business and Amanda Chase, Ed.D., University of Vermont  

  • The Nuts and Bolts of Co-ops and Internships (designed for newcomers)

    This Pre-Conference workshop is designed for newcomers to the field.  What does it take to start a cooperative education and internship program at your Institution or your Organization?  Or what does it take to sustain a newly established program?  Well, it takes a lot!  But don’t be dismayed.  We are here to help.  Come to this workshop to find out where to start, what to prioritize and how to get stakeholders on board from the start.  This will be an interactive workshop.  So bring your questions and be ready to share your experiences with fellow attendees.

    Facilitated by Lynne Hickle, Executive Director of Cooperative Education, Drexel University

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Network Meetings
Every member of CEIA is encouraged to join a network to learn and share best practices in a more specific area of our profession.  Choose one of the following networks that most closely relates to your responsibilities:

  • Cooperative Education
  • Employer
  • Internships
  • Two-Year
  • Global

Each network meeting led by a CEIA Board of Directors member, allows meeting attendees to explore emerging trends, challenges and needed resources to enhance their programs.

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
New Members’ Welcome Mingle
New members to the association and first-time CEIA conference attendees are invited to learn more about the association, how-to-get involved and tips for making the most of the conference.  Plus, this is an opportunity to meet your colleagues from across the country and expand your network.

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cheers to Our Volunteers – Committee Member Recognition Reception
Everyone who participated on a CEIA committee in the past year is invited to attend a recognition celebration. Members served on a variety of committees, including: Conference, Awards, Professional Development, Research, Networks, Experience Magazine, Webinars, etc. Thank you everyone!

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
CEIA Academy Reunion (formerly known as National Academy of Work-Integrated Learning or NAWIL)
For more than fifteen years, CEIA has hosted a two-day training for professionals new to work-integrated learning.  If you completed the Academy or the National Academy of Work-Integrated Learning (NAWIL) stop-by to network with past alumni of this program.

5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Regional Meetings
Choose from one of the following facilitated by the Regional VPs of the CEIA Board of Directors:

  • Region 1 (Northeast)
  • Region 2 (Mid-Atlantic)
  • Region 3 (Southeast)
  • Region 4 (Midwest):
  • Region 5 (Southwest)
  • Region 6 (Mountains and Plains)
  • Region 7 (Western)
  • Region 8 (Global)

6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
President’s Reception
All attendees are welcome to join 2019-2020 CEIA President Julie Hutt to network around the rooftop pool from the opening conference reception.  Light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.

6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. 
Walking Tour
Molly Weller Thompson, CEIA Board Member, will lead a walking tour near the hotel before breakfast.  Meet in the lobby at 6:30 a.m.

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet

Sign-up to have a one-on-one chat with a vendor/exhibitor. If you sign-up before or during the conference,  grab a plate, serve yourself from the buffet and head into Crystal Ballroom II. Sign-up form will be available one week prior to the conference. All other attendees are welcome to enjoy breakfast in the Emerald Ballroom.

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration & Exhibits Open

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Conference Welcome & Opening Remarks
The 2020 Conference Committee will kick off the first full-day of the conference previewing planned activities, programming, and speakers in addition to highlighting exhibitors and sponsors.  

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: T’wina Nobles, Chief Executive Officer and President,Tacoma Urban League 

The keynote address will be given in the Emerald Ballroom by T’wina Nobles, the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Tacoma Urban League and founder of the nonprofit, Ladies First. T’wina has more than a decade of experience empowering underrepresented groups through economic development, education, politics and wellness.  She has been featured as a TEDx speaker and the recipient of numerous honors. Those honors include the National Urban League Most Improved Affiliate Award, University of Puget Sound Young Logger Service Award, City Club of Tacoma Dennis G. Seinfeld Emerging Leader Award, and Tacoma Public Schools WASA Community Leadership Award. 

SkillSurvey, a platinum sponsor of the conference, will also deliver a few remarks.

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break
Learn about new products and services for your programs in the exhibit area, network with colleagues, and recharge your mobile devices in the Digital Lounge.  

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions
In this one hour block, choose from six to seven different sessions offered in one of two formats: a traditional session (presenter with slide deck) or an Interactive Hot Topic Roundtable Discussion (facilitator shares context or a best practice of an emerging issue in our field and then leads discussion among attendees).

Hot Topic Roundtable Sessions

A Co-op Curriculum that Empowers Student Success (Crystal I)
Laura Meyer, Assistant Co-op Coordinator, Northeastern University
Maricla Pirozzi, Director of Co-op, Graduate School of Engineering, Northeastern University
Erin Macri, Assistant to the Director of Information Systems, Northeastern University

Building a Structured Internship Program that Lasts (Crystal I)
Cate Bechtold, Director, Internships and Community Programs, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

College Collaborations: Resulting in 93% ROI from the Employer Perspective (Crystal I)
Dr. Kate Darcy Hohenthal, Assistant Director, Student Engagement and Experiential Education, University of Hartford
Dr. Linda Moran, Department Chair, University of Hartford
Dr. Randi Ashton-Pritting, Director of University Libraries, University of Hartford

Ensuring Equitable Access to Work-Based Learning in Community Colleges (Crystal I)
Shayne Spaulding, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute
Kelly Harper, Director of Cooperative Education, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Interactive Breakout Sessions

Understanding & Supporting Undocumented & DACA Students in Their Career Development (Crystal II)
Juan Armijo, Coordinator of Internships, Texas Woman’s University

Promoting Student Wellbeing Before and During Experiential Learning (Coral)
Cheryl Arruda, Co-op Coordinator, Northeastern University
Eric Winter, Co-op Coordinator, Northeastern University

Research to Reality—Utilizing data to spark innovation (Diamond I)
Dr. Kathy Tuberville, Faculty Director, Fogelman College of Business and Economics, Univ. of Memphis
Dr. Robert Shindell, CEO, Intern Bridge

Big Learning in Small Places: Bridging the Gap between Underserved Students and Employers (Diamond II)
Joe Battelline, Career Consultant, Carnegie Mellon University
Kristin Staunton, Career Consultant, Carnegie Mellon University

Beyond the Anecdote: The Co-op Student Experience Project (Ivory)
Richard Wikkerink, Director, Student and Faculty Relations, Co-operative Education, University of Waterloo
Karleigh Nyman, Co-op Student Experience Manager, University of Waterloo

Guiding Employers in Launching and Revitalizing Successful Internship Programs (Opal)
Geneva Scott, Senior Assistant Director, Experiential Learning, Florida State University
Catherine Barrios, Assistant Director, Experiential Learning, Florida State University

Co-ops, Internships, But What About Apprenticeships?(Pearl)
Chad Bridgman, Director of Work-Based Learning, Sinclair Community College

Successful Transitions for Students and Organizations (Topaz)
Judene Pretti, Director, Waterloo Centre for the Advancement of Co-operative Education (WatCACE), University of Waterloo
Anne Fannon, Director WatPD, University of Waterloo

12:00 p.m – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Buffet & Annual Business Meeting

CareerShift, a gold sponsor, will also deliver a few remarks.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
In this one hour block, choose from six to seven different sessions offered in one of two formats: a traditional session (presenter with slide deck) or an Interactive Hot Topic Roundtable Discussion (facilitator shares context or a best practice of an emerging issue in our field and then leads discussion among attendees).

Hot Topic Roundtable

Don’t Say the F-Word!: From Fear of “Failure” to Developing Grit (Crystal I)
Karen Kelley, Assistant Director and Faculty BioE and ChemE Co-op, Northeastern University

Growing the Field: How Drexel Trains New Co-op Advisors (Crystal I)
Rachel Callahan, Senior Co-op Advisor, Drexel University
Desiree Easter, Co-op Advisor, Drexel University

Internships and Programs for Students at the Most Magical Place on Earth (Crystal I)
Jeff Hickman, Manager, Disney College & International Recruiting, Walt Disney Company

Leading a Successful Intern Program at Dell Technologies; Integrating a Focus on Diversity (Crystal I)
Lei Young, University Relations Program Manager, Dell

Interactive Breakout Sessions

Creating Wins – Collaboration Between University Advancement and the Internship Office (Crystal II)
Mary Willis, University Internship Coordinator, California State University, Fresno
Shannon Fast, Director of Development, California State University, Fresno

Using Virtual Reality to Recruit and Build Programs at the Community College (Coral)
David Bird, Cooperative Work Experience Coordinator, Linn Benton Community College
Steve Schilling, Dean: Advanced Manufacturing & Transportation Technology, Linn Benton Community College

Neurodiversity and Inclusion – Building Partnerships and Overcoming Job Placement Hurdles (Diamond I)
Jan Coplan, Director of Career Connections, Landmark College
Jonathan Steele, Assistant Director of Career Connections, Landmark College

Students with Disabilities & Career Success: Innovative Employer Strategies/Best Practices (Diamond II)
Veronica Porter, Associate Professor and Director of Cooperative Education, COS, Northeastern University
Alisa Key, Senior Counsel IP and Co-Lead, Pearson Legal Disability Mentoring Program
Matt Harris, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Qualcomm

+50%: How to Increase Liberal Arts Student Internship Participation (Ivory)
Samantha Munsch, Assistant Director of Internships and Experiential Education, Temple University
Liz Anselmo, Associate Director of Student Professional Development, Temple University – College of Liberal Arts

Sharing Student Success Stories through a Magazine-style Publication (Opal)
Mark Isenburg, Industry Navigator, Metropolitan State University of Denver

The Balancing Act: Managing Student and Employer Engagement through a Job Shadow Program (Pearl)
Geneva Scott, Senior Assistant Director, Experiential Learning, Florida State University
Rebecca Lovett, Assistant Director, Experiential Learning, Florida State University

A Best Practices Model for Employer Relations: How a De-Centralized Career Center Does It (Topaz)
Keith Sun, Assistant Director of Career Services, Carl H. Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Break
Learn about new products and services for your programs in the exhibit area, network with colleagues, and recharge your mobile devices in the Digital Lounge. 

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pecha Kucha Big Idea Showcase (All sessions held in Emerald Ballroom)
Pecha Kucha sessions – each presenter presents 20 slides in six minutes and 40 seconds. Following the Pecha Kucha session, these presenters will be assigned tables and then all attendees will have the chance to network with follow-up questions on their presentations.

CEIA Regional Showcase Unique Programs from The Northeast
Dr. Kate Darcy Hohenthal, Assistant Director Student Engagement and Experiential Learning, University of Hartford
Douglas Morrow, Associate Professor, Hofstra University
Max Sederer, Faculty Cooperative Education Coordinator, Northeastern University
Marie Wilson, Assistant Professor Experiential Learning, Endicott College
Hugo Burnham, Assistant Professor, Experiential Learning, Endicott College

Experience, Stat! Paths to Enter the World of Healthcare
Beth Hanneman, Assistant Director, University of Kentucky
Sarah Montgomery, Associate Director of Experiential Education, Columbia University

Framework for Storytelling: Creating Conference Posters to Reflect on Integrative Learning
Lisa Doherty, Associate Cooperative Education Faculty, Northeastern University
Rebecca Westerling, Associate Cooperative Education Faculty, Northeastern University

“Mentors and Muses” Mutually Beneficial Peer Mentorships in the Arts
Beth Herrin, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati

Registered Apprenticeships: Learning While Earning
Danielle Rose, Apprenticeship Coordinator, Forsyth Technical Community College

Specialized Student Support: Mental Health and Workplace Harassment
Peggy Eichinger, Regional Manager, West, University of Waterloo

The Effects of Mentoring on Organizational Commitment for Co-op Students
Charlie Wilder, Associate Director – Cooperative Education, Auburn University

The Landscape for High School and 2-year College Experiential Learning
George Solli, Specialist II-IT Solutions, School District of Palm Beach County
Dr. Sarah Burrows, Senior Associate Director, Providence College

OPEN EVENING
Sign-up for pre-arranged activities by the Local Arrangements Committee or explore “America’s Finest City” on your own.  

6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. 
Walking Tour
Molly Weller Thompson, CEIA Board Member, will lead a walking tour near the hotel before breakfast.  Meet in the lobby at 6:30 a.m.

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet

Sign-up to have a one-on-one chat with a vendor/exhibitor. If you sign-up before or during the conference,  grab a plate, serve yourself from the buffet and head into Crystal Ballroom II. Sign-up form will be available one week prior to the conference. All other attendees are welcome to enjoy breakfast in the Emerald Ballroom.

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration & Exhibits Open

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Announcements from the Conference Committee

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Plenary Speaker: Brian Galicia, Senior Director, Microsoft 

The plenary session will be facilitated by Brian Galicia, a senior director at Microsoft. Over his thirteen year career at Microsoft in many different marketing and sales roles, Brian has developed a deep passion for leveraging and evangelizing the use of LinkedIn to not only turn relationships into revenue but also leverage the platform to connect professionals to make them more productive and successful. He is also about to publish his first book with a co-author in Spring 2020, LinkedIn for Sales.

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Break
Learn about new products and services for your programs in the exhibit area, network with colleagues, and recharge your mobile devices in the Digital Lounge.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions

In this one hour block, choose from six to seven different sessions offered in one of two formats: a traditional session (presenter with slide deck) or an Interactive Hot Topic Roundtable Discussion (facilitator shares context or a best practice of an emerging issue in our field and then leads discussion among attendees).

Hot Topic Roundtable Sessions

International Experience: The 10% Career Readiness Edge (Crystal I)
Meaghan Murphy-Rennie, Assistant Director for Education Abroad, University of Hartford
Dr. Kate Darcy Hohenthal, Assistant Director, Student Engagement and Experiential Education, University of Hartford

Scaling High Impact Practices Through a Zero-Credit Hour and Co-Curricular Option (Crystal I)
Tracey Lord, Program Director, Experiential Learning, Florida State University

Streamlining Employer Connections Through Site Agreements (Crystal I)
Nina Schultz, Lead Advisor – Career and Employment, Madison Area Technical College
Karen Kleine, Contract Administrator, Madison Area Technical College

The 2 Hour Job Search: A Systematic Approach to Developing Informational Interviews (Crystal I)
Joseph Banks, Assistant Director – Career Services, Utah State University

Interactive Breakout Sessions

Global Initiatives in Co-op and Work Integrated Education (Crystal II)
Nancy Johnston, President, WACE
Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor Emeritus, SUNY

Increasing Student Empowerment and Success via Unpaid Internship Award Program Revision (Coral)
Ashley Fry, Student Development Adviser, Franklin & Marshall College

An Exploratory Based Approach to a Job Shadowing Program (Diamond I)
Juan Armijo, Coordinator of Internships, Texas Woman’s University

Take a “Moment” to Reflect (Diamond II)
Michelle Zaff, Associate Cooperative Education Coordinator, Northeastern University
Emily Hornsby, Cooperative Education Coordinator, Northeastern University
Lisa Worsh, Senior Cooperative Education Coordinator, Northeastern University

Enhancing the Information Exchange Between Students and Co-op Employers (Ivory)
Susan Stewart, Program and Process Manager, University of Waterloo, Co-operative & Experiential Education
Dianne Bader, Director, Co-operative & Experiential Education Services, University of Waterloo, Co-operative & Experiential Education

Making Student Employment a High-Impact Practice (Opal)
Mark Isenburg, Industry Navigator, Metropolitan State University of Denver

From Bystander to Ally: Recognizing Microaggressions and Unconscious Biases in Oneself (Pearl)
Heather Carpenter-Oliveira, Assistant Director and Associate Co-op Coordinator, Northeastern University
Nathanial Ziegler, Associate Co-op Coordinator, Northeastern University

The Ethics of Unpaid Internships (Topaz)
Meghan Stidd, Assistant Dean for External Relations, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Mark Paquette, Principal Program Coordinator, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Break
Learn about new products and services for your programs in the exhibit area, network with colleagues, and recharge your mobile devices in the Digital Lounge.

12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Lunch & Planned Programming

Join us for a special CEIA Conference Luncheon showcasing the launch of Experience Magazine ™ | Practice—Theory—Podcast. Podcast hosts will conduct a live-for-audience interview with Nancy L. Zimpher (Chancellor Emeritus of The State University of New York, SUNY) and Dan Cayse (retired Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Entrepreneurial Development at Cincinnati State Technical & Community College).

Dr. Zimpher is co-founder and immediate past chair of StriveTogether, a national network of innovative partnerships that holistically address challenges across the education pipeline. As SUNY chancellor, she served as chair of the National Association of System Heads from 2014–2017, the Board of Governors of the New York Academy of Sciences from 2011–2016, and CEOs for Cities from 2012–2013, and led the national Coalition of Urban Serving Universities from 2005–2011.

During his combined 40-plus years of service, Dan Cayse has made major contributions the field. As Dean, then later Vice President, at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, he was responsible for the academic affairs and co-op program for 24 Associate Degree Programs and 14 Certificates for the Business Technologies Division. Under his leadership, the Business Technologies Division developed a nationally recognized academic and cooperative model that led to strategic partnerships with companies such as Walt Disney World, Procter & Gamble and The Kroger Company.

Join us for lunch, hear from these to two giants in the field of Experiential and Work Integrated Learning, and celebrate the launch of Experience Magazine ™ | Practice—Theory—Podcast. The goal of this new interactive platform is to provide a place and a space for both content creators AND content consumers operating in the world of EL/WIL to learn, interact, share, and collaborate.

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
In this one hour block, choose from six to seven different sessions offered in one of two formats: a traditional session (presenter with slide deck) or an Interactive Hot Topic Roundtable Discussion (facilitator shares context or a best practice of an emerging issue in our field and then leads discussion among attendees).

Hot Topic Roundtable Sessions

Access and Inclusion: Co-op Students with Disabilities (Crystal I)
Richard Wikkerink, Director, Student and Faculty Relations, Co-operative Education, University of Waterloo

Developing Co-ops and Strengthening Relationships Through University Cross-Collaboration (Crystal I)
Josie Flanagan, Co-op Faculty, Northeastern University
Sarah Mockler, Co-op Faculty, Northeastern University

Difficult Conversations – Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable (Crystal I)
Bethany Hanson, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati

Teaching the Masses: 20+ Majors in One Internship Class (Crystal I)
Alyssa Gostonczik, Intern and Employer Relations Coordinator, Viterbo University

Interactive Breakout Sessions

To Infinity & Beyond: Empowering Success at Internships in DC, Disney & Around the Globe (Crystal II)
Sarah Montgomery, Associate Director of Experiential Education, Columbia University
Jocelyn Gaydos, Assistant Director, Career Advising, University of Kentucky

Revitalizing STEM Education for Inner-City Youth (Coral)
Autumn R. Russell, Executive Director, Early College Early Career, MAGNET

Mining for Content in Your Data Goldmine (Diamond I)
Kari Stewart, Strategic Communications Manager, University of Waterloo
Alecz Nieboer, Digital Content Development Specialist, University of Waterloo

So You’ve Collected the Data: Now What? (Diamond II)
Makesha Dockery, Coordinator, Cooperative Education and Internships, Georgia State University

Making a U-Turn: Supporting International Students in International Internships (Ivory)
Andy Radelet, Head of Admissions, CRCC Asia
Zach Osborne, Associate Director of Career Development, Nova Southeastern University

Work Term Evaluations using the NACE Career Competencies (Opal)
Charlie Wilder, Associate Director – Cooperative Education, Auburn University
Randy Bitting, VP, Higher Education and Career Readiness Project Leader, SkillSurvey

Holistic Approach to Support International Students in Internship Participation (Pearl)
Madhvi Acharya, Faculty Coordinator, Experiential Learning, University of Central Florida
Chinyen Chuo, Faculty, Experiential Learning, University of Central Florida
Sandra Leon-Barth, Faculty, Experiential Learning, University of Central Florida
Lauren Pattison, International Program Advisor/ Immigration Advisor, UCF Global University of Central Florida

Pragmatism for Progress: Being Agile, Eluding Negativity, and Escaping the Status Quo (Topaz)
Jason Smith, Director, Experiential Learning, University of Central Florida

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Break
Learn about new products and services for your programs in the exhibit area, network with colleagues, and recharge your mobile devices in the Digital Lounge.

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
In this one hour block, choose from six to seven different sessions offered in one of two formats: a traditional session (presenter with slide deck) or an Interactive Hot Topic Roundtable Discussion (facilitator shares context or a best practice of an emerging issue in our field and then leads discussion among attendees).

Hot Topic Roundtable

A “NICE” Approach to an Internship Program: Experience Through Service (Crystal I)
Amy Ware, Director, Career Services, CBU

Empowering Employer Engagement Team: Best Practices for Virtual/Remote Internships (Crystal I)
Elery Rojas, Assistant Director of Internships, Florida International University

Integrating Career Everywhere into a Co-op Prep Course (Crystal I)
Ria Kalinowski, Senior Co-op + Career Advisor, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Exploring Qualitative Themes: The Co-op Student Experience (Crystal I)
Karleigh Nyman, Co-op Student Experience Manager, University of Waterloo
Richard Wikkerink, Director, Student and Faculty Relations, Co-operative Education, University of Waterloo

Interactive Breakout Sessions

Developing a Holistic, Diversity Internship Program for a Predominately Male Industry (Crystal II)
Courtney Porter, Associate Director, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Critical Curriculum and Just Community | Making Sense of Service Learning in Cincinnati (Diamond I)
Michael Sharp, Academic Director and Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati

Creating New Industry Partnerships and Establishing Best Practices (Diamond II)
Pete Cardillo, Faculty Co-op Coordinator, Northeastern University
Kevini Sitou, Talent Acquisition Partner, Nokia Corporation
Varun Sachdev, Engineer, Nokia Corporation

Using a Survey System to Create a Robust Internship Application (Ivory)
Martin Overly, Manager-Internship Services, Utah Valley University

The Great Pretender: How Underrepresented Students are Impacted by Imposter Phenomenon (Opal)
Irene Camy, Director of Cooperative Education, University of the Pacific

Making Experiential Learning Accessible (Pearl)
Tracey Lord, Program Director, Experiential Learning, Florida State University

Ensuring Quality in our Work-Integrated Learning Programs (Topaz)
Dr. Norah McRae, Associate Provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education, University of Waterloo
Judene Pretti, Director, Waterloo Centre for the Advancement of Co-operative Education (WatCACE), University of Waterloo

5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Award Banquet Reception
Prior to the awards banquet, network with your colleagues.  A cash bar will be available.

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m
CEIA Annual Awards Banquet
Each year, CEIA concludes the annual conference recognizing outstanding achievement by educators, employers, researchers and students in the field of work-integrated learning.  

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
TBA: Employer Site Visits
The conference committee is currently researching and contacting local employers for site visits.  Please check conference website for updates. These site visits, once arranged, will require additional registration separate from conference registration.