Preparing your Job Search for Master of Education Students

Feeling uncertain about what you want to do next or unclear about how to get there? Taking some time to explore the employment options open to individuals with graduate degrees in education, and to learn strategies for making yourself competitive for those options, might help ease your mind.


When: January 22, 2013 7 p.m.

Where: Miller 112

Presenter: Norah Fisher

Professional and Career Development Workshop throught the Summer

 Please join the UW Alumni Association and the UW Career Center for a series of career development events this summer!

Whether you’re just starting out or looking to make a career change, there is something for you. Attend one program—or all—and take a step towards finding a career you’ll love.

Career Center Calendar


UW Career Center offers Mock Interviews

A mock interview will help you:

  • Know what to expect when you interview for real
  • Learn more effective ways to answer different types of questions
  • Become more comfortable and confident during interviews
  • Have successful real interviews

Mock interview steps:

  • Choose a position-of-interest to focus on during your interview, which is usually an internship, job, scholarship finalist award or seat in a grad/professional program.
  • Contact our front desk to schedule a mock interview. Mock interviews generally last 40-50 minutes. For scheduling, please visit or call the Career Center. We can’t schedule appointments via email. Appointments for alumni and postdocs available for a fee.
  • Drop off or email a copy of your resume or CV, along with a description of your position-of-interest, at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment. Before your interview, review your resume/CV and research the employer or graduate program. Please prepare for this interview as you would a real interview.

Note: If you would like to record your interview, please bring a USB drive with 4 GB of available memory to your appointment. You may also choose to record your interview on your own mobile device, such as your cell phone.

Tools for the Job Search: Interviews

Tuesday, May 7 – 2 p.m.

Miller Hall, Room 320

 In this 75 minute workshop you will learn about: 

  • how to conduct research for the interview
  • how to practice your interview skills
  • how to best communicate your skills – verbally and nonverbally – to the employer
  • what types of interview questions you might be asked
  • how to appropriately conclude an interview
  • proper post-interview etiquette


Facilitated by Briana Keller, Assistant Director of the UW Career Center

This session is open to everyone, however the material presented will be geared more towards Master of Education students.


Please let us know if are attending this workshop by filling out this Catalyst Survey.

Community College Teaching Opportunities- Wednesday, April 17

Wed., April 17
3:30 – 5 pm

This event is for grad students and postdocs.

Ever thought about teaching at the community college level or wonder how working at a community college might be different than working at other types of educational institutions? Come listen to community college professors and administrators describe their positions – work environment, responsibilities, students, and more. They’ll also provide tips on how you can make yourself marketable for community college jobs.

Co-sponsored by The Career Center and The Graduate School.

No registration required.

Career Launch Workshop- April 4, 2013

This workshop features three of our key job search workshops including:

Resume and Cover Letter Writing
Did you know most employers spend only 30 seconds reviewing a resume and cover letter? Learn how to make sure yours stand out.

Conducting a Job Search
What are the most successful job search strategies? How do you use them? How do you find a job in a down economy? Learn the answers to all of these questions.

Successful Interviewing
Learn practical information and tips to help you ace any interview by exploring popular questions and how to answer them, interview preparation techniques and more.

The cost for the workshop is $35 for non-UWAA members and $30 for current UWAA members and includes lunch.

Please note this workshop is all group-based, and does not include 1:1 counseling time or resume reviews.

** You will be asked for your credit/debit card information after you complete this form. **

If you have any questions about this or any of our other alumni services, please do not hesitate to contact us at (206) 543-0535.



Starting the Job Search

Are you starting the job search? Check out some of the adivce and articles from the Chronical of Higher Education. Topics varify from academia to professional searches.

Strategies from the Career Center’s “Working the Room” workshop

For those of you who couldn’t make it, we wanted to share some strategies from the Career Center’s “Working the Room” workshop: 

 Personal Introduction

  • Before any networking event, you should practice a personal introduction (aka the personal script, spiel, infomercial, and elevator speech) so you can comfortably and professionally introduce yourself to others. Your introduction will obviously vary based on the type of event you’re attending, the level of familiarity you have with others at the event, and your career goals.
  • You also need to be prepared to talk about your research at different levels of detail. You should prepare three versions of your research interests: a 10-second description, 60-second description, and 5-minute description.

 Business Cards

  • Have an ample supply of business cards with you.
  • If you don’t have business cards, you can order some from the UW.
  • You can also just buy business card sheets at an office supply store and create your own.
  • Use two easily accessible pockets (or two business card  holders) for business cards – one for your own cards and one for the cards given to you by others.
  • Ask for the other person’s card before offering yours.
  • When receiving a card, jot down a note to remind you what the follow-up action should be.

For more “Working the Room” tips, along with information on a number of career-related topics, see all of the UW Career Center’s list of online resources.

Virtual Career Fair – Date: February 19, 2013

Students, Post-docs, and Alumni are invited to attend the Virtual Career Fair, a unique virtual event that helps job seekers meet employers in a time efficient, virtual way.

Why Participate?

  • Get interviews without ever leaving your computer
  • Avoid waiting in long lines
  • Save your valuable time by searching for a job online
  • Meet employers searching for candidates with advanced degrees
  • Register and upload your resume to automatically be entered into the Nano drawing
What students-alumni are saying who participated in other CareerEco Virtual Career Fairs. Go to the Chat Sessions!!