Career Resources

Practice Interview Session

The Practice Interview Session takes place in the spring, usually in April and involves the elementary undergraduate students as well as the ELMAC students. Principals, superintendents and administrative professionals are invited to "interview" our students. They are encouraged to ask questions that students might encounter in a real life interview for a teaching position. After a series of questions are asked and answered, students are given time to reflect on their interviews. We always receive positive feedback about the practice interview sessions because it helps our students prepare for their upcoming real-life interviews.

On the photo: Nicole Willey, MA '12 Elementary Certification (on the left) and Patrina Langford, '12 Elementary Teacher Certification (on the right) at the Practice Interview Session (Spring 2012). Both Nicole and Patrina are employed now as full-time teachers.

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Your career. It all begins here.

In the Class of 2010-2011, half of our alumni found jobs in Michigan, despite a tough economy and a tight market for teachers. Other alumni reported finding jobs in 28 other states, the District of Columbia, and six foreign countries.

Nine out of ten alumni said their practicum, internship, or teaching experience prepared them for success in their post-graduation jobs.

We've compiled a collection of information and materials to help you transition from student to employed professional.

We know education. Let us help you build your career.

Resumes

Sell yourself with a resume that highlights your skills and experience.

Cover Letters

In a cover letter, you tell your story and why you're perfect for the job.

Networking

Your network is a community of allies who can help you in your job hunt.

Interview Tips

You've captured the employer's interest. Prepare to present yourself with maximum effect.

Build Experience

Volunteer, internship, postdoctoral fellowship, and part-time employment opportunities.

For Employers

Recruit from among the country's best-prepared graduates in education.

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