Whether you're looking for career support or have questions about your Segal Education Award, we have a number of resources available to help you during and after your service with Jumpstart.
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Jumpstart Your Career: A Career Development Series for Jumpstart Alumni
Webinar Series #1: Clarifying Your Career Direction
Webinar 1.1 explores what makes life and work meaningful and interesting to you and introduces the concept of self-observation as a useful tool in this process.
Webinar 1.2 focuses on identifying and articulating your accomplishments and strengths, a key step for understanding the value one brings to an employer.
Webinar 1.3 explores your work vision and mission—that is, what you wish from work and what impact you wish to have; we also tie previous topics together by helping you prepare a professional summary and identify your fields/jobs of interest and your good questions about them
Webinar Series #2: Career Information Gathering
Webinar 2.1 explores how to gather information about one's fields/jobs of interest by using best practices for conducting an effective informational interview.
Webinar 2.2 addresses common challenges of informational interviewing and provides solutions for addressing these challenges
Webinar 2.3 provides an overview of using LinkedIn as a tool for self-presentation, networking, research and professional development
Webinar 2.4 provides additional information about research sources including colleges/universities, libraries, online sources and professional and business associations; we also address how to get experience and build skills in a new career
Webinar Series #3: How do you stand out in the applicant pool?
Webinar 3.1 explores how to best tailor your resume based on your career aspirations, including formatting tips, best content, and developing a career portfolio.
Webinar 3.2 addresses how your digital presence can impact your career, both positively and negatively and explores how you can establish a professional brand online.
Webinar 3.3- explores best practices for developing your cover letter, including content, format, and demonstrating a fit between your skills and the employers job description.
Webinar 3.4- addresses tips for interview preparation and conduct, including best responses for classic interview questions and the importance of follow-up after an interview.
Webinar 3.5- explores the steps one should take when receiving a job offer, including negotiating tactics, exploring upward mobility, and accepting a job offer.
*Please note for Webinar Series #3, the supplemental handouts for each webinar in the series does not change
Teacher Preparation Program Directory [PDF] - Interested in applying to a teacher preparatory program? We’ve compiled a list of various programs with details like program locations, stipends and degrees earned, and application deadlines.
Jumpstart Your Résumé [PDF] – Need help presenting Jumpstart on your résumé? Check out this tool to help you highlight the diverse set of skills you honed with Jumpstart, as well as additional tips and guidelines for crafting a strong résumé.
Tips for Writing Cover Letters [PDF] – Take a look at these guidelines and samples to help you write cover letters when applying to job opportunities.
Interview Tips and Guidelines [PDF] – Nervous about your upcoming interview? Here are a few tips to help you prepare and stay confident.
Transferable Skills [PDF] - As a Jumpstart Corps member, you have gained many marketable skills that would interest a potential employer. Use this document to help you identify and articulate these skills.
Informational Interview Guide [PDF] - Learn how to expand your network by conducting informational interviews.
Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Management [PDF] - Step-by-step directions on how to access your Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.
Segal AmeriCorps Education Award FAQ [PDF] - Information concerning the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, including how the award can be used, institutions that match the award, and more.
Certification of Service Letter [PDF] - Directions on how to print out a letter certifying your service with Jumpstart and AmeriCorps.