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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.

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 »


CEIA’s GIVE Campaign: Helping to move forward the students and professionals we serve.

November 7, 2018 12:15 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA) is grateful for the generous support of all of our donors. We take your investment in us and what we do seriously, and we are committed to using your donation in the most effective and cost-efficient manner. Please join us in our GIVE Campaign for CEIA…. This campaign... Read More »


A 6:00AM Student Meeting?! What’s Wrong With You?!

October 31, 2018 9:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By: Zach Osborne, Menlo College I, like most of us, have long struggled with how to convince, entice, cajole, and/or compel students to attend programming, both required and optional. I’ve heard over and over the mantra ‘meet them where they are’, and I recently stumbled on something in this vein that I would never have... Read More »


Elevate Experiential & Work-Integrated Learning; Submit a #CEIA2019 Proposal

October 22, 2018 2:34 pm Published by 2 Comments

By: Andrew Harper, St. Edward’s University As chair of the Programs Committee for the 2019 Conference, I want to encourage all of you, our community of educators, employers, practitioners, researchers and scholars, to submit a session proposal this Friday! Many of you may be contemplating what you could contribute through a session at the upcoming... Read More »


Professional Badging Programs on The Rise!

September 15, 2018 10:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

 By: Sarah Burrows, Ed.D., Providence College Many colleges and Universities are launching professional Badging programs and Gen-Z students love it! The program structures vary according to what area of a college the program manages it- but some common features include: Based on NACE Career Readiness competencies Earned Badges are posted to LinkedIn or Handshake profiles... 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 »


Finding Your Groove in Year One: Community Connections

August 19, 2018 6:46 pm Published by 1 Comment

By: Alyssa Marks, MSW, Internship Coordinator, Metropolitan State University of Denver Some of you reading this post may be in the same situation I found myself in this time last year: just starting in Cooperative Education and Internships. You also may be someone who came from outside of Higher Education, as I did. Fear not,... Read More »


“But I’ve never REALLY worked before”: Considering Transferable Skills

August 6, 2018 4:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By: RACHEL CALLAHAN, M.ED. In every resume-writing class and workshop, one of the top things discussed is transferable skills. Everything you’ve done before – working, volunteering, playing in the school band – has given you something beyond the very concrete skills you utilized while participating in the day-to-day operations. However for first-time resume writers, this... Read More »


CEIA Sends Letter of Support for the Continuation of DACA

January 18, 2018 5:40 pm Published by 1 Comment

By: CEIA’s Board of Directors recently submitted the following letter of support for the continuation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: January 11, 2018 The Honorable Donald J. Trump President 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump: The Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA) unreservedly supports the continuation of... 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 »