Career Advising for Interns

Hello interns!

Just a friendly note that your career advisor, Pepa Casselman, will be on leave starting “any day now” until the end of February 2019. Don’t fret, though, there are plenty of ways to get career assistance while I’m gone.

For the remainder of Fall 2018 (till Dec. 7):

  • Make an appointment with a College of Education Career Peer Advisor or an All-Majors Advisor via Handshake.
  • Send your most updated resume and/or cover letter to COECareers@msu.edu for a quick critique. As a reminder, there are plenty of resources on this site, especially under the section called Professional Document Resources if you need help.

During winter break: 

  • Very minimal career advising appointments will be offered during this time. Check Handshake for any options.
  • No quick resume critiques via email will be offered. If you email your document(s) to COECareers@msu.edu they will not be reviewed until the first week of classes in January.

For Spring 2019 (starting Monday, January 7):

  • Make an appointment with a College of Education Career Peer Advisor or an All-Majors Advisor via Handshake.
  • Send your most updated resume to COECareers@msu.edu for a quick critique.

Other Resources: 

  • Use this site, including previous blog posts, for help with career-related topics such as professional documents, job searching, interviewing, career fairs, etc.
  • Search around the MSU Career Services web site for other helpful resources.
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Teaching in California – Virtual Fair

The California Center on Teaching Careers (The Center) invites you to explore a career in teaching in California through a VIRTUAL career fair.  Teacher candidates can join the event from a laptop, tablet, or mobile device and connect with teacher preparation representatives and/or school district administrators to chat or simply browse. No traveling required!

The Virtual Fair will take place on November 27-30, 2018, and will run all 4 days from 3:00pm – 7:00pm, PST.

To attend this event, you must register online. Registration instructions and information is attached or simply click here. The Center recommends that all candidates upload a current resume. Registration information should reflect your teaching interest, the California regions you are interested in teaching, or region interest for participation in a teacher preparation program. The Virtual Fair platform will match candidates to agencies using information provided by candidates!

Once a candidate registers for the virtual event, they are able to login and view the virtual platform. The platform will go live on November 27 at 3:00 pm. Registration closes November 23, 2018. Please review the FAQs as well as the registration flyer linked below.

Candidate Virtual Fair FAQ November 2018

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The mission of the Center is to elevate the teaching profession through attracting new and existing talent to impact teaching and learning in California’s 21st Century classrooms. Please visit us at californiateach.org. We look forward to your participation at the 2018 Fall Virtual Teaching Careers Fair!

CPS Networking Events

The CPS Talent Acquisition team cordially invites anyone seeking teaching opportunities within CPS to networking events coming up on May 30th and June 9th 2018. School leaders that are attending will be seeking candidates for teaching roles for the 2018-2019 school year. Please CLICK HERE to register.

CPS school leaders are eager to connect with you and answer any questions you may have about their school and/or the district. We encourage you to bring copies of your resume and be prepared to have 1:1 conversations with administrators.

What to bring: photo identification, resumes, questions to ask
What to expect: Networking event with administrators who are looking to hire
Parking: Parking lot has limited spaces available and street parking is available around the building.

Looking for summer 2018 plans?

K-12 English Tutors Needed (Okemos)

A local ESL teacher, Ms. Missy Sainz, reached out because there are many international families in Okemos who would like their children (potentially ranging in ages from kindergarten through 12th grade) to have individual English tutoring to help them develop their language proficiency as much as possible in the limited time they will be living in the area. Usually families would like their children to be tutored from 1-2 hours per week. Tutoring would likely start in May, and depending on the family’s needs and wishes, this could continue throughout the summer (June-August). Tutors are usually paid approximately $30/hour.

Tutoring sessions usually happen at the Okemos Public Library, and tutors should have a good understanding of phonics and emergent literacy skills. Tutoring sessions often focus on basic vocabulary, answering questions, and other speaking skills. Ms. Sainz is looking for a workbook to help support planning and structuring tutoring sessions. If you would be interested in tutoring emergent bilingual students in Okemos, please contact Ms. Missy Sainz at melissa.sainz@okemosk12.net as soon as possible.

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Note from your career advisor: tutoring opportunities vetted by a school or offered in a public place (like a library) are fine. Tutoring privately in a stranger’s home is never advised.