Career Development Webinars for Jumpstart Corps Members & Alumni

Jumpstart wants to help you achieve your career goals! We are excited to offer you a series of free career development webinars. There are three topics; attend one or sign up to attend them all! Webinar topics will include: Teacher Pathways, Career Pathways & Exploration, and Professional Development. These webinars are open to all Corps members, regardless of your major, and alumni. Read on to learn more and register to attend!

Career Pathways & Exploration Webinar

April 16, 2018, at 4pm PT / 7pm ET
April 23, 2018, at 6pm PT / 9pm ET

This one-hour webinar will introduce Corps members and alumni to social impact opportunities outside of the teaching profession — significant roles you can play in addressing the opportunity and achievement gap outside of the classroom. It will also provide tips and tools for defining your next steps after graduation; for example, what should you be asking to ensure an organization/employer is a good fit for you and your purpose-driven career?

Professional Development Webinar

March 6, 2018, at 6pm PT / 9pm ET

Six seconds is the average amount of time a recruiter spends reviewing an applicant’s résumé — eliminating 75% of applicants on this first step. The “Beyond the Six Seconds” webinar provides Corps members and alumni with a breakdown of basic do’s and don’ts, as well as an opportunity to review and critique their own résumé drafts. More importantly, this one-hour webinar focuses on the importance of grit, cultural capital, and honing unique lived experiences, and is especially pertinent for students of color and first-generation students.

Teacher Pathways Webinar

February 7, 2018, at 4pm PT / 7pm ET
February 28, 2018, at 6pm PT / 9pm ET

Is teaching for you? “Exploring Teaching,” a one-hour webinar, will provide Corps members and alumni with an overview of the various pathways into teaching. Featuring questions and reflective tools designed to help you figure out if teaching is right for you, strategies for understanding your strengths and potential area of focus (grade-level, subject, school culture, etc.), and discussions of the various credentialing and teacher preparation programs. This webinar is a teacher pathway 101!

All webinars are presented by the Coalition for Diverse Educators (C4DE). C4DE is a network of leaders from school districts, charter networks, higher-education campuses, nonprofits, and community-based organizations dedicated to increasing, empowering, and developing a strong pipeline of future educators of color in urban education. In collaboration with Jumpstart, C4DE is pleased to provide this resource to all Jumpstart Corps members and alumni who wish to attend. All Corps members and alumni are welcome!

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