What Matters Most in Interviewing

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!

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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.

Portfolio How-To

Thank you to Sarah P., 2014-15 Secondary Social Studies Intern, for her wonderful guide for creating and appropriately utilizing a teaching portfolio.

Do you have a unique or effective portfolio that you’d like to share? Email your career consultant at carls173@msu.edu to show off your work and maybe even win a prize for the best intern portfolio of the academic year!

International Teaching Opportunities

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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.

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