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NEWS: Now Accepting Nominations for The Expys 2018!

The Expys 2018: Now accepting nominations 
for the best experiential learning programs
in Northeast Ohio

CLEVELAND — The Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE) and Contempo announce a call for nominations for The Expys 2018, a special awards program honoring the best internship programs in Northeast Ohio and the people who make them great. This unique awards program recognizes experiential learning in six categories:

  • Best Intern
  • Best Supervisor
  • Best College Advisor
  • Best Small Company Internship
  • Best Large Company Internship
  • Coolest Internship

Nominations are being accepted at Category descriptions and eligibility information are detailed on the nomination website. A panel of independent judges will review the hundreds of nominations and narrow the field to four finalists in each category (ten finalists in the Best Intern category). Winners will be announced at the awards luncheon at Windows on the River on April 11, 2018 (event registration will open after December 31, 2017).

For more information, contact Brenda Davis Smith, NOCHE associate vice president for programs at 216-302-3242 or To download details about exciting opportunities to partner with NOCHE and Contempo on The Expys 2018 visit

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About the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE): Founded in 1951, NOCHE ( serves as the backbone organization to engage higher education, industry, community leaders and others in a strategic collective that improves educational and employment outcomes for all Northeast Ohio citizens. Highly regarded as a leader in internship management, NOCHE provides education, training and talent acquisition services to employers throughout the region.

About Contempo: Founded in 1996 by Renée DeLuca Dolan, Contempo ( is a full-service design and communications firm providing visual branding, environmental graphic design and digital creative for businesses and organizations throughout Northeast Ohio.


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