Tess Weitzner ’19 introduced me to the organization We Need Diverse Books. They are a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry. Their aim is to help produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people. Click here to learn more about this organization.
Here are some great opportunities in the EDUCATION sector in Handshake. Lots of them are for post-grad jobs, but there are internships as well. Check them out HERE.
On Thursday, March 14, seven Middlebury grads who majored in ENAM will return to campus for the English and American Literatures Field Guide.
- Register here for the: Career Panel and Dinner (Thursday, March 14 at 5:30pm in Atwater Dining)
- Register here to talk: One-on-One Career Conversations (Friday, March 15 9:30am-noon at the CCI)
Find out how they went from campus to career. ALL majors/minors and class years welcome.
Searching for a summer internship or job for after graduation? Check out these great opportunities posted in Handshake HERE. They include jobs & internships in the education sector. Lots of summer residential teaching internships to get experience in the classroom with seasoned mentors. Deadlines are fast approaching!
We also heard from 3 non-traditional educational access organizations working to close the achievement gap through innovative programming and who are hiring through Handshake: Urban Teachers, UnCommon Schools, Match Education, and SAGA Innovations. Here is a link to many of the urban teaching programs offering full-time jobs for seniors now.
Join us on Monday, October 29 at 12:30-1:30 PM in CCI’s Adirondack House, ADK Library.
Match Education, SAGA Innovations, Uncommon Schools, and Urban Teachers will be hosting an informal Q&A for juniors, seniors, and any interested students to learn more about our organizations and available positions after graduation. We’ll also discuss how our organizations work to eliminate educational inequities and close the U.S. achievement gap. If that sounds appealing to you, we hope to see you there!
Below is a sampling of Handshake opportunities that have upcoming deadlines:
Work as a Program Assistant at Gonzaga University’s Center for Student Academic Success in Spokane, WA.
Work in Boston at an innovative hub for smart, idealistic people transforming the future of education.
Teach full-time in priority public middle schools and high schools in the greater Lousville, Kentucky area.
Work at a nonprofit that manages outstanding urban charter public schools to close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college.
Don’t Want to be in the Classroom? Try One of These Careers in Education Instead
Often during my advising appointments with students here at Middlebury, I speak with students about how much they enjoy the direct experiences they’ve had working with youth during summer camp counseling jobs or through their volunteer mentoring, but have the distinct knowledge that they don’t want to be teaching in a classroom. What advice could I give them? So when I came across this article by Deborah Swerdlow on the Idealist.org Careers job search blog, I thought it fitting for students to help explore the many different ways one can go about staying in an education-related job without having to be in front of the classroom. Check out the article and its many links to cool opportunities here.