2019 Southwest Regional Conference is sponsored by the Texas Cooperative Education & Internship Association (TxCEIA) and provides career services professionals and faculty from two and four year colleges in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas a forum to discuss topics and issues in cooperative education and internships.

During this two-day event, you will meet with other career services professionals to discuss best practices in cooperative education and internships.


The Southwest Regional Conference will be held July 25-26, 2019 in AUSTIN, TX!



Thursday, July 25

11:00-11:45am      Executive Board Meeting
12:00-12:45pm     Registration
12:45-1:00pm       Welcome   
1:00-2:30pm        Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Assistant Commissioner,
Dr. Rex Peebles
-   Texas Internship Challenge overview
-   60 X 30 THECB external learning definitions and rules      

2:30-2:45pm        Break
2:45-3:30pm        Employer panel
-   Tito's Vodka, Levy Restaurants, Texas Commission on Environmental
Quality, City of Austin

3:30-3:45pm        Break
3:45-4:30pm        College internship panel
-   Comparing & contrasting the way different schools run their programs

4:30-5:00pm        Networking break
5:00-6:00pm        Networking reception
6:00-8:00pm        President's dinner


Friday, July 26

7:00-9:00am          Breakfast and Networking
9:00-10:15am         Best practices roundtables (Various Topics)
10:15-10:45am        Break
10:45-11:45am        Texas Department of Information Resources Director, Kelly Parker and Asst.
Director, Joan Scott
-   DIR is the "state IT department" that handles all IT issues for all state
agencies. In fall 2019, they are adding substantial funding for internships
on all DIR managed state contracts.

11:45am–12:00pm Business Meeting and Closing

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June 30, 2019  $225.00
NOW - July 1-15, 2019    $275.00
July 16 and at the door $325.00

Students $100.00


Embassy Suites Austin Central

5901 North IN 35

 Austin, TX  78723

Call hotel direct to make reservations 1-512-454-8004

Make reservations NOW to get conference rate
Use Conference Code: COO

Room Rate $134.00 plus tax.  Bring School tax number for exemption of taxes.

Cut off date:  July 5, 2019

Graduate Student Registration Rate

Graduate students have the opportunity to partake in the conference by paying a discounted rate of $100. To be considered for the graduate student rate, please note the following:

·         Individuals enrolled in degree granting programs of accredited colleges/ universities who have demonstrated interest in the career services, employer relations, and internship & Co-Op coordinator professions and who are not employed full-time in the profession. Student members are eligible to attend conferences and workshops, and serve on committees, but cannot vote or hold office.

·         Membership dues shall be half (1/2) of the full individual membership rate. Student membership is not available to those who would qualify for membership under the Regular membership category. Student membership eligibility ends six months after the completion of the degree, or upon employment in the field, whichever comes first.