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June 09, 2010
Landmesser Is President-Elect of IAICE

The Office of Career and Life Services at the University of Dubuque, announces that Trina Landmesser, career development specialist, as the newly appointed President-Elect of the Iowa Association for Internships and Cooperative Education (IAICE) during the 2010-2011 academic year. Landmesser earned her bachelor's degree in psychology and her master's degree in educational leadership and policy studies both from Iowa State University.

"I am excited about serving IAICE and representing UD across the State of Iowa," commented Landmesser. "I cannot think of a better mission within career services than to work with employers to develop strong internship and co-op opportunities for students. These opportunities are key for students to develop their professional skills and for employers to connect with Iowa's next generation of professionals."

IAICE is a group of educators and employers who believe in the practice of internship and cooperative education to prepare and develop students to be tomorrow's workforce leaders, IAICE does this by sharing information, creating relationships and valuable partnerships. IAICE is an organization that seeks to maximize the effectiveness of internships and cooperative education for organizations. As a state-wide professional organization for employers and higher education, IAICE acts to promote the use of internships and co-op opportunities through the State of Iowa. The goals of IAICE are to strengthen experiential education within educational institutions among employers of all kinds, and to foster strong working relationships and the interchange of ideas with peers and constituents.

There are many ways for employers within the State of Iowa to get involved with IAICE and create an internship program that is valuable to employers and students, as well as, gather helpful resources in support of best practices, such as the Dubuque Chamber of Commerce Employer Internship Guide, which was a collaboration between its Internship Connect Program, Dubuque Works, and the higher educational institutions within the tri-state area, an electronic copy can be found at .