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.
- 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
- Harpers Ferry National Historical Park - Education positions
- Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center - Instructor positions
- Ameson Education and Cultural Exchange - Teach Abroad positions
- InterKrest, Inc. - Teach Abroad positions
- Marion County Community Schools - Teacher positions
- Wes-Del Community Schools - Teacher positions
- South Newton School Corporation - Teacher positions
- Indianapolis Zoological Society - Conservation Education positions
- Elkhart Community School Corporation - Teacher positions
- Chicago Public Schools - Teacher 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."
Keywords for Job Search
As you use the web to search for more opportunities, get creative with the search terms you use. Try the list below to maximize your results.
- Learning Style
- Individual Education Plan (IEP)
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.
Common Interview Questions
Interviews can vary from one industry to another. Remember, interviewers are trying to assess your experience and your fit for a specific position, so depending on the position, your questions will vary greatly. This is a small sample of questions designed to help you understand the kind of field-specific questions you might be asked.
- 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?
- 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.