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Build Up Your Resume

Now that you know teaching is the right fit, it’s time to start building your resume. Early field experience and student teaching will be critical components of your learning. But it’s also important to take advantage of the many opportunities on and off campus that will set you apart from other candidates during your job search.

Kinds of Experience Employers Look For

  • Working with children
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Working with diverse populations

Here are some suggestions for building your resume:

Take every opportunity you can to make yourself marketable, especially if it means pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone. You’ll only be able to grow from that experience. You never know; years down the road it could really give you an advantage during an interview.

Heather Hill – School of Education ’10 graduate; Outreach Educator, Horsing Around with Art Coordinator, Kentucky Derby Museum