One of the wonderful things about education is the wealth of career options within the field. While teaching is probably the most well known education-related career path, the modern world has increased exponentially the number and breadth of jobs in the field. Also, there is a growing understanding that learning and educating continue long after K-12 schooling, further increasing the number of job opportunities available.
This program could not exist without the generous support of Grinnell alumni, friends of the college, and the Grinnell-Newburg community. If you are interested in supporting the Careers in Education Professions program, a number of ways to get involved are listed below. If any of these opportunities appeal to you or if you have other ideas on how you can support the program, please contact Ashley Schaefer, the Lawrence S. Pidgeon Director of Grinnell Careers in Education Professions, at Schaefer[at]grinnell[dot]edu or call (641) 269-9317.
Who Can Apply?
Any first-year and second-year student in good academic standing and interested in a career in education after graduation may apply to the program. Only 3rd years who were off-campus during fall semester (2013) may apply. All other non-first or second-year students can no longer apply to the program.
How Do I Apply?
To apply, please complete the APPLICATION found on OrgSync.
The application will ask you to provide the following items:
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.
Advising and Career Planning
Grinnell-in-London currently offers up to fifteen slots for internships, up to three in the British parliament and up to twelve at-large. Because the number of students in our program who can serve as interns is regulated by the UK Border Agency, selection of students for internship slots is usually competitive. Selection is based on students' academic records, the viability of matching a student's interests with the kinds of internships available in London, and the suitability of a student's background for a proposed internship.
Outline of the 2014 Fall Semester Schedule:
Please take this as an overview and limit your outside plans until after the first several weeks in London. Details about the semester, such as dates and destinations of field trips, will be finalized then. You will learn about your personal course timetable upon arrival.
Monday, 25 August Recommended date for departure to London on overnight flight (for those with pre-arranged housing)
Tuesday, 26 August Recommended arrival date (for those with pre-arranged housing)