CEIA Academy on the Road: Endicott College

CEIA Academy on the Road: Sail to New Heights

Educators: Wednesday August 9 – Friday, August 11

Employers: One Day, August 10

For over 20 years the CEIA Academy has been training those new to professional practice in work-integrated learning ( cooperative education, internships, experiential learning and education, etc).  As a way to attract new members and meet the needs of our institutional partners, CEIA has created the CEIA Academy on the Road.  We are pleased to announce Endicott College as our inaugural host of the Academy on the Road.


Endicott College, Beverly, MA


Valuable tools, tips and techniques to incorporate into your program. An invaluable opportunity to network with colleagues, make new connections and forge new relationships with like-minded professionals. 

Training Sessions Include…

Program development, management and marketing, employer relationships and development, data management and collection, mentorship, and self advocacy.  The inaugural CEIA Academy on the Road will offer three curated training tracks allowing participants to self-select into the best training option for them:


For 21 years the CEIA Academy has been training those new to the work integrated learning field. This program is directed toward those with three or fewer years of experience working with post-secondary education students in cooperative education, internships, experiential learning and education. In a small cohort setting, newcomers that complete this track will obtain a valuable professional network and confidence, with a solid foundation in the critical components of a work-integrated learning program.


Designed as an immersive training experience, this track is intended for those work-integrated learning practitioners with 3+ years of experience in the field who are seeking to focus on their professional development. This interactive and engaging track is a great way to supplement your participation in professional development conferences and events that often focus on your students, your programs, your workshops, your events, but this track will encourage you to take a step back and think about how you can take your career, and in turn the people and programs within your purview to the next level.


This track is designed to help employers help maximize their internship and entry talent acquisition programs. Christine Barkley from Intern Bridge, the nation’s premier experiential education research & consulting firm, will share a total internship management approach based on in-depth research and proven strategies. Internships and other forms of experiential education help students make a seamless transition to the world of work and are a perfect vehicle for organizations to increase retention rates, complete short-term projects, and identify future hires. This workshop is both SHRM and HRCI accredited for 6 CEU credits. The sessions for this track will be highly interactive and participatory workshop, participants will learn:

      • The 4 key elements to a successful internship program
      • How to implement an impactful internship program that yields higher ROI
      • How to engage your interns with meaningful work assignments
      • How to create and maintain a pipeline of highly qualified and educated full-time job candidates
      • How to increase brand awareness more on college campuses