From Tracey Godon, Senior Assistant Director, UNI Career Services, 102 Gilchrist
Welcome to the 2015-2016 academic year. I look forward to working with all PK-12 teaching majors, counselors and administrators again this year. Congratulations on your decision to enter the field of education, a career that will allow you to touch many lives.
"Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource." -John F. Kennedy
Please remember that UNI Career Services is here to assist you with any questions related to your job search. Be sure to review the links on the Services for Educators section of our web site for the many resources and services we provide to educators.
Semester Announcements/Career Services
Student Teaching Round-Up - Student Teaching Resumes
All students submitting paperwork for their student teaching placement are required to submit a resume as part of the paperwork. Career Services is pleased to critique this resume for you. To set-up an appointment with a Peer Advisor or Tracey Godon, please phone 273-6857. Because many administrators will view this resume, it is important that you present a polished document.
Student Teaching Interview Day for May graduates - September 11
Tracey Godon will be at the Career Services' table on this day to distribute Job Search Handbooks and other career resource materials. December graduates will receive these materials directly from their student teaching supervisors. May graduates should stop by the Career Services' table at the interview day to pick-up these materials. Career Services is pleased to provide you with this helpful guide to assist you in your job search.
Educator Employer Panel: November Date TBD.
Come and hear some great advice from school district hiring officials. No registration needed.
ICN and classroom presentations
Each semester, Tracey Godon spends many hours in classrooms across campus at the invitation of faculty. During these presentations, Tracey covers all of the unique aspects of the job search for educators. Tracey will also be presenting via the ICN to all those student teaching in Iowa this semester. This ICN presentation is scheduled for November 17.
Mock Interviews/Individual Appointments
Career Services is always available to assist you with any aspect of your job search including job search strategies, cover letters, resumes, credentials, application procedures and interviewing. You may schedule an individual appointment to meet with Tracey Godon, or feel free to contact her by email or phone if more convenient.
Presentations to Student Organizations
If you are involved in an on-campus student organization and would like our office to visit with your group about Career Services, please contact Tracey Godon.
Recruiting Events for Educators
UNI Career Services will host two recruiting fairs in the spring:
UNI Overseas Recruiting Fair - 40th Anniversary, February 5-7, 2016
Registration deadline is January 15, 2016.
We are proud to play host to the oldest international teaching fair in the world, and we would be pleased to share our expertise on international teaching with you. Please feel free to contact Tracey Godon, director of the UNI Overseas Placement Service, with any questions about this service. Over 120 American international schools are expected at this event.
UNI Teacher Fair, April 2, 2016
Don't miss this opportunity to connect with school districts from across the United States. This is an incredible opportunity to meet and interview with prospective employers!
Advice from School Districts
Check out this great blog CareerCorner for advice from career services professionals and employers!