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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 cidoyle@ncsu.edu.

2020 CEIA Call for Proposals Deadline is Approaching!

October 11, 2019 4:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Career services professionals, cooperative education and internship practitioners, faculty, employers, and scholars are invited to share innovative ideas, best practices, and research that elevates experiential learning at the 57th Annual CEIA Conference in San Diego, California. Program proposals are now being accepted! Submit your proposal by Friday, October 18, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (CST). Helpful... Read More »


CEIA Annual Awards – Nominations Due November 1

October 11, 2019 4:10 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Each year, CEIA celebrates outstanding achievements in the field by offering several national awards. We recognize students, educators and employers who have excelled in or made significant impact in work-integrated learning. Please consider submitting an award nomination. The application deadline is November 1, 2019. The Dean Herman Schneider Award (educator) The Charles F. Kettering Award... Read More »


CEIA signs first-ever Global Charter for Co-op and Work-Integrated Education

August 6, 2019 5:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

CEIA signs first-ever Global Charter for Co-op and Work-Integrated Education Charter signatories agree to create more and better international work-integrated educational experiences for students CINCINNATI, Ohio — Aug. 5, 2019 — More than 50 university presidents, education association executives and high-ranking government officials, including CEIA, convened at the birth place of cooperative education, the University... Read More »


2019 CEIA Academy & Life Design Thinking, a Great Success!

August 6, 2019 5:57 pm Published by 2 Comments

32 WIL professionals attended the academy June 11th-13th at the Manor Lodge in Vail, CO. The new format created by Joe Catrino and Zach Osborne proved to be a great success! The design thinking process is a powerful framework for understanding and solving complex problems. Professionals learned how to push beyond their first good idea... Read More »


Unpacking Best Practices

July 24, 2019 4:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By Ned Khatrichettri *orignially published in NACE. “Best practice” is a common phrase in higher education institutions; yet it is rarely analyzed, and thus its meanings are often subjective. It is presumably a standard of performance to which administrators are expected to adhere, but its parameters are often left unstated. This is particularly significant because... 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 »