Lecture Series

Each year, the Grinnell Careers in Education Professions Program will sponsor well known leaders and researchers in education to speak to Grinnell students, faculty, and staff about contemporary issues in education. On February 11, 2014, at 7:30 PM in JRC 101, we hosted Deborah Meier, a prominent leader in education reform and author of In Schools We Trust.

"Education Lunch Talks" Brownbag Series

Every month, the Grinnell Careers in Education Professions Program will host a brownbag education-themed lunch talk (“ELT”) about a popular issue, concept, or movement in education today. Each ELT is led by an expert on the topic and all “Ed Talks” are open to the public. Boxed lunches will be provided for students.


Students are encouraged to attend one of the education-related workshops that are held frequently throughout the semester. Some upcoming workshop topics include: “Teaching Abroad,” “Alternative Paths to Teaching,” “Beyond the Classroom: Graduate School Programs in Education,” “Finding an Education-Related Summer Job,” and “Interviewing with Teach for America.”

Internships and Externships

Students interested in participating in an education-related internship are encouraged to attend one of the “Finding an Internship” or Grinnellink workshops offered every semester. For more information about these workshops, the opportunities available, and internship funding, please visit the Internship page on the Center for Careers, Life, and Service website. You can also request an appointment with Megan Crawford, Assistant Director of Career Development and Internship Coordinator, or with Kelly Guilbeau, Grinnell’s Internship Coordinator.