Catherine Neiner Director
Catherine Neiner’s path has taken her to number of career centers at a variety of colleges and universities – large, small, public and private. One of the turning points in her path was being awarded a Fulbright to study the beginning of the career services profession in Germany. Some of the leadership opportunities that have crossed her path included serving in leadership roles in her profession on both the state and national level. Her research involves the development of accurate expectations of the first post-college job. She has been invited along the way to speak at state, regional and national conferences. Away from her career path, she will take on any travel adventure, and she collects clothing native to the countries she explores.

Caroline Anderson Assistant Director, Co-op & Internships 
Caroline’s path has taken her from growing up in Georgia, to graduate school at New York University, to teaching for several years at universities in Spain and Mexico, and back home to Atlanta to work on student professional development and workforce readiness. She has worked in experiential learning for nearly a decade and truly believes that “Experience Pays” for students looking to get co-ops and internships to get ready for work after graduation.

Michelle Berg Co-op & Internships Coordinator
MichelleMichelle’s path brought her to Georgia State twice—first as a graduate student and now professionally with the Cooperative Education and Internship program. Michelle has worked with experiential learning programs for over nine years and loves working with students as they develop their professional paths. She also appreciates learning and implementing new technology in career services. Aside from her career path, Michelle enjoys reading, singing, cooking, and participating in Atlanta’s nerd culture.

Makesha Hillery Co-op & Internships Coordinator
Contacting Makesha: Makesha provides students with assistance in searching and preparing for co-op and internship opportunities.
Fun Fact: Makesha is not afraid to spark a conversation with any stranger on any topic.


We would like to thank our colleagues at the following institutions for allowing us to reference their co-op guides as we developed our own for our cooperative education program. We sincerely valued accessing the collective wisdom of well-established co-op programs in creating this guide.

Drexel University
Steinbright Career Development Center:
Employer Reference Guide

Georgia Institute of Technology
Division of Professional Practice:
Employer Handbook

Northeastern University
Central Cooperative Education:
Cooperative Education Employer Handbook

University of Cincinnati
Division of Professional Practice:
Employer Manual