Find a Job or Internship


You've done your research, created a network, and beefed up your resume. Now it's time to hit the job market. The list below shows some organizations that often recruit IU graduates from education majors. This list also shows some organizations where recent education graduates have gone to work. Remember that an education in this major can prepare you for a number of careers.

Potential Employers

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington - Outdoor Education positions
  • American Enterprise Institute - Education Policy positions
  • New Leaf, Inc. - Teacher positions
  • New Hope Family Shelter - Programming positions
  • National 4-H Council - Program positions
  • WonderLab Museum - Camp positions
  • Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra - Learning Community positions
  • Rocky Mountain National Park - Interpretive positions
  • The Fresh Air Fund - Summer Camp positions
  • Connor Prairie - Education positions

Job Search Sites

These sites post jobs that relate directly to education. Remember to use these sites in addition to your network of people to maximize your chance of finding good opportunities. Many of the professional associations listed in the Meet People tab will post industry-specific jobs. Look for a page titled "careers," "jobs," "employment," or "opportunities."

  • Teach
  • Instruct
  • Curriculum
  • Lessons
  • Parents
  • Extracurricular
  • Classroom
  • Competencies
  • Accommodations
  • Learning Style
  • Individual Education Plan (IEP)
  • Methods
  • Assessment
  • Development
  • Certification
  • Diverse
  • Environment
  • Standards
  • Pedagogy

Organization & Company Research Resources

When you're preparing for a job interview, it pays to do your research. Use the resources here to learn about an organization's history, business, and culture. Once you have a good understanding of what the company's about, formulate a list of questions to ask during your interview. This will show your interviewer that you're genuinely interested in the job and give you a deeper understanding of what to expect if you're hired.

IUB Library's Collection of Company Research Links

  • What is your philosophy on teaching?
  • Why are you interested in working for this school/institution/program?
  • If funding for resources wasn’t a consideration, how would you describe your ideal classroom?
  • How would you handle difficult parents?
  • What methods have you used or would you use to assess student learning?
  • How do you incorporate new forms of technology in the classroom?
  • How do you motivate students?

Insider Tips

  • Substitute teaching is the best networking strategy for finding a full-time job, and it is a great part-time job to have while you are still in school.
  • Experience with diversity (race, ability, socioeconomic status, etc.) is a great asset to have on your resume and something you will probably be asked to address in the interview.
  • Gain experience supervising a large group of children (camps, afterschool programs, schools, pools and daycares may be a great place to look for these opportunities).
  • Experience working for organizations where you design and implement educational programming and activities can help you gain valuable lesson-planning experience.

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