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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.

To be or not to be; but at what cost?

April 29, 2019 3:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By: Ned Khatrichettri Perception is reality! This statement is critical during the internship or job-search process, during interviews, and after entering the work environment. This is especially true for individuals who identify with historically underrepresented or vulnerable populations. Research indicates that ‘white’ washing resumes does solicit more callbacks from employers. Examples of this include an... 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 »


Advice for Students: Speak with Yourself

January 29, 2019 6:21 pm Published by 1 Comment

BY: Ned Khatrichettri is an Internship Coordinator in the College of Humanities at the University of Utah Speak with yourself If you’re a college student, you’re probably under substantial mental duress. Anxiety has now surpassed depression, as the most common health diagnosis, for such individuals, whether the stress is from social pressure (from peer groups or... Read More »


CEIA Hosts Virtual Career Fair on March 26, 2019

January 9, 2019 11:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

CEIA Virtual Career Fair on March 26, 2019 CEIA will once again sponsor the CEIA Internship and Co-op Virtual Career Fair on March 26, 2019. This event is open to all students at every CEIA member institution. At this time, we are asking member schools to promote the event to their employer contacts. See the employer... Read More »


Accept Hard Truths

January 4, 2019 11:49 pm Published by 3 Comments

BY: Ned Khatrichettri, Internship Coordinator in the College of Humanities, University of Utah I can’t think of anything that can “prepare” you for your job search except maybe listening to or reading about another person’s experience. It’s something you just have to go through. Everyone experiences varying lengths of time and degrees of frustration, but... Read More »


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 »