School of Education
- Customized CV and Resume Assistance
- Cover Letter Strategy and Review
- Career Advising & Coaching
- LinkedIn Profile Assistance
- In-Person and Virtual Interview Practice and Techniques
- Preparation and Advice for Job Search
Careers: Academia & Beyond
One of the best ways to explore the world of work is through reviewing job postings. Through postings, you will learn about employer expectations, such as the latest qualifications and requirements, as well as the value of experiential learning and research.
A good start as you search for roles in academia could be reliable, time-honored sources such as The Chronicle and HigherEdJobs.
For those targeting roles in K-12 institutions, you might want to check out School Spring, EdWeek for Virginia School Administrators, and specific school district websites for geographic areas in which you are interested. Many school districts also have spring or summer employment fairs or events.
If you are interested in exploring careers beyond elementary, secondary and post-secondary institutions, a good first step is to search professional organizations and sites that offer alternative career ideas for educators:
- American Alliance of Museums
- Society for Public Health Education
- Peace Corps
- Association of Test Publishers
- Independent Educational Consultants Association
- TESOL International Association
- Association for Training & Development
Whether searching regionally, nationally, or globally, LinkedIn can be a great source to connect with alumni and professionals in your field of interest, which may bring up opportunities you wouldn’t find elsewhere. To learn more about how to utilize LinkedIn for networking, talk to an Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement advisor or view our Utilizing LinkedIn video clinic.
Recruitment Events, Programs, and Opportunities
School of Education Distribution List
Highlights of the latest career news for graduate students are shared through the Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement School of Education listserv, administered regularly by faculty and administration during fall and spring semesters. Email Dot Osborne or Elizabeth Cavallari to sign up.
For the full list of job, internship, and event postings offered by Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement, log into TribeCareers using your WM username and password. Contact our office to learn how you can most effectively use this resource as a student completing an advanced degree.
The W&M Digest is the avenue of official communications for W&M faculty and staff. You have access! Professional events, opportunities, training, and programs from across campus are announced daily, Monday-Friday.
The Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement works closely with the School of Education to offer relevant programs for their graduate students. Below are some examples of previous workshops, series, and other career-related programs:
- Professional Development Academy
- K-12 Education Recruitment Day
- On-Site Quick Advising
- Meet-Ups with Alumni/Employers: Education Leadership, Museum Education, Nonprofits & Science Education, Careers beyond the Classroom, Public Health, and School Counseling
- Government, Education & Nonprofit Career Fair @ Georgetown
- Employer Info Sessions
Big Interview is an online, customizable interview preparation software and a free service for William & Mary graduate students. Typically, a screening interview for employment – academia and beyond – will likely be in a virtual format, and Big Interview’s AI (artificial intelligence) module will help you understand how to be successful in a virtual interview. In fact, W&M users have improved their interview style and effectiveness by an average of 35% through the use of Big Interview. If you’ve never used Big Interview before, register and use your W&M credentials to create an account.
LinkedIn is an excellent tool for the job search. It helps you build your brand and expand your network, while remaining informed of news and happenings in your field of work. Thanks to William & Mary Libraries, graduate students have access to LinkedIn Learning, an online educational platform that helps you attain certifications, and also discover and develop skills and learning paths that can further enhance your candidacy for future opportunities.
Interfolio is an online dossier service platform that provides storage for confidential letters of recommendation and application materials. Account holders can schedule deliveries of their application materials electronically or by mail. Account holders can also search for jobs, grants and fellowships. Learn more about service and pricing on their website.
Library of Congress
Through the Library of Congress, you can customize professional development modules on a variety of subjects. This resource is specifically for educators interested in personal professional development as well as the design of professional development courses for colleagues.