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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.

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 »


Tough Topics and Multi-Faceted Answers

December 8, 2017 6:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By: RACHEL CALLAHAN, M.ED.    Co-op and internship programs give students the unique opportunity to experience their industry while they’re working through an academic program. This core philosophy is why many career services professionals love their jobs; we sit at the intersection of a number of different things, and we get the chance to help... Read More »


Integrating Ethics Into the Internship Curriculum

September 20, 2017 1:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By: MEGHAN STIDD, PH.D.    It was a conversation that I had been anxiously anticipating. A few days prior, a student sent me an obscure message stating that she was having an issue with her internship. She did not want to provide details via email, but requested an urgent meeting. I spent the first ten... Read More »


Professional Development – Authentically Appreciative

August 9, 2017 10:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By: TRACEY DOWLING Last fall a new hire conducted informational interviews with members of the broader Career Center Team across functional departments to determine which annual conference she would request to attend during the 2016-2017 academic year. And….I must confess a feeling of pride when her travel authorization request landed on my desk bearing the... Read More »


CEIA’s Upcoming Virtual Career Fairs

August 9, 2017 8:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By: SCOTT MAYNARD CEIA is pleased to announce a partnership with CareerEco to provide virtual co-op and internship fairs. Students from participating CEIA member schools will be able to attend four regional fairs. Details and registration links are on the CEIA website and listed below: What are the Benefits? Opens national Co-op/internship opportunities up to... Read More »