I came across this infographic that accurately highlights the importance of non-verbals during an interview. We forget sometimes that yes, having industry knowledge is important (85%!), but also being sincerely excited about working for the school or organization and being able to carry on a conversation with the interviewers is also VERY important. Employers are looking for a good “fit” and they can’t always determine that just from your answers to their interview answers…be kind, be personable, and most importantly, be you!
Need help with the interview process? Former teaching interns have access to their College Career Consultant for up to 2 years after finishing the program. To make an appointment, log in to Handshake. Appointments can be made in person, over the phone, or via Skype. Indicate your medium preference in the advising notes.
Thank you to Sarah P., 2014-15 Secondary Social Studies Intern, for her wonderful guide for creating and appropriately utilizing a teaching portfolio. Remember, this portfolio is unique to you! Use it to show off your best work and most unique self!
Although there is no right or wrong when it comes to online portfolios, we are happy to provide a simple review. Email it to COECareers@msu.edu and we’ll look it over.
As career fair and interviewing season fast approaches, have you thought about how you are going to incorporate your portfolio? We have! Here are some sample questions that may provide you with an opportunity to show off your work. Continue reading
After 4+ years of Teacher Education courses and various placements, I’m sure you find yourself using phrases like Common Core, response to intervention, and ESL in everyday conversation. But are you appropriately integrating them into your resume and especially your interview answers? Continue reading
It’s never too early (or too late) to practice your interviewing skills. The more prepared you are the better you will feel about the whole interview experience.
More and more Spartan teachers are looking abroad for their first teaching opportunity. Did you know that 5% of last year’s interns are now working abroad? That may not seem like a lot to you, but when you think about the commitment of packing up and moving thousands of miles from friends and family, that’s a pretty significant number. Remember, teaching abroad is not always “teaching English abroad.” There are many positions for actual certified teachers.
Your teaching portfolio. You’ve heard about it, you’ve seen examples, and hopefully you’ve attempted to start, but here are a few tips that will help you continuously develop your portfolio and professional brand throughout your internship year. Continue reading
First impressions matter. How you present yourself is equally as important as how you act and how you speak.