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Conference Attendance Tips

February 20, 2023 6:35 pm Published by 1 Comment

Tips for Attending Conferences Sage advice from seasoned professionals The following tips are meant to help new professionals and perhaps some of us older professionals get the most out of our conference experience. The tips cover a range of advice from timing, networking, preparing for the conference and pacing yourself. • Be on time, even... Read More »

Founding Institutions of Cooperative Education

November 28, 2022 8:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

CEIA Celebrates 60 Years: The Founders of Cooperative Education In 1906, Dean Herman Schneider from the University of Cincinnati founded cooperative education. Schneider concluded that the traditional classroom was insufficient for technical students.  His plan was soon followed by other Universities, which expanded the idea of Cooperative Education to other disciplines, such as business and... Read More »

Our First President: Donald C. Hunt

October 13, 2022 4:39 pm Published by 1 Comment

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 »

October Professional Development Webinar

September 21, 2022 9:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

TOPIC: Best Practices for Submitting a Winning Conference Proposal PRESENTERS: 2023 Annual Conference Program Selection Committee Members DATE: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 @ 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST DESCRIPTION: CEIA’s October webinar is aimed at writing conference presentation proposals that resonate with reviewers.  You’ll walk away with insights into the art, not just the mechanics of writing a compelling... 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 »

News Brief: June 2022

July 5, 2022 3:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

News Brief: June 2022 CEIA Remembers Dr. Harry Heinemann (1933 – 2022) It is with sadness that we share the passing of a true “pioneer” and a giant in the field of cooperative education, Dr. Harry Heinemann. While Professor and Dean of Cooperative Education at LaGuardia Community College, Harry developed and implemented an exemplary and... Read More »

In Memory of Dr. Harry Heinemann

June 24, 2022 7:48 pm Published by 1 Comment

Dr. Harry HeinemannDecember 12, 1933 – April 20, 2022 The Legacy Group Back Row (left to right): Sam Sovilla, Bruce Lumsden, Jim VartyFront Row: Chris Pratt, Jim Wilson, and Harry Heinemann It is with sadness that we share the passing of a true “pioneer” and a giant in the field of cooperative education, Dr Harry... 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 »

We’re all “recalculating” now

June 2, 2021 8:27 pm Published by 3 Comments

Tina J. Mello (she/her/hers) Cooperative Education Faculty, Biology Northeastern University CEIA Blog Contributor, Marketing and Communications Committee We’re all “recalculating” now Those of us who attended CEIA conference in April received Lindsey Pollak’s new book “Recalculating: Navigate your Career Through the Changing World of Work” as part of our registration, but it’s worth picking up... Read More »