Career Services

Search Tools

Worksheets

Gap Analysis (104KB pdf)
Focus job searches with exercises that compare strengths and past experiences with future aspirations to reveal the "gaps" to that future.

Cover Letter Worksheet (23KB pdf)
Unsure of what to say in the first, second, third paragraph of a cover letter? This worksheet offers a number of approaches to creating and styling content that matches job candidates to their next employer.

Behavioral Interviewing (149KB pdf)
Sample the behavioral interview, an increasingly popular style of inquiry, where employers forecast applicant success from past actions rather than hypothetical situations.

Questions for Employers (118KB pdf)
Prepare questions for employers not only to convey interest and independent thought but to gather information critical to assessing job offers.

Job Search Tracking (22KB xls)
Streamline job searches with spreadsheets formatted for effortless tracking of cv and resume submission, interview follow-up, networking contacts, and helpful websites.

Offer Evaluation (20KB xls)
Make sense of employment options with a simple needs assessment and salary comparison formula.

Online Resources

Most Active Employers List
See which employers recruit and engage with our students most often.  These organizations have sustained relationships with HGSE students through varying combinations of job postings, internships, participation in expos and other recruiting events, and more!

Organization Profiles Index (formerly The Learning Field)
Research the many organizations outside academia that offer opportunities for education professionals by exploring this vast repository of links indentified alphabetically and by industry.

GuideStar
Direct access to literally millions of a broad range of nonprofits and the work they do.

Directories
Online directories to K-12 schools, universities, associations, nonprofits, foundations, and international, consulting and human service fields address career concerns by profession.

Diversity websites
Link to websites offering employment advice and assistance specific to gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and special need.

Education Portal
Browse hundreds of original, fact-filled articles to help you make an educated career path decision. Also offers a wealth of short videos on subjects that range from career research to career advancement.

Jobfiler.com
Free search tools to organize and manage job searches.

Life Work Transitions.com
Find carefully-screened websites for every stage of career development and job searching. Career Assessment Exercises and Career Research Chart offer useful tools for those looking for career direction.

PhDs.org
Search for graduate schools by not only concentration area but cost, aid, location, number of students and other criteria.

United Nations NGO Activity Locator
Easy access to NGOs by industry and region of choice.

HGSE lecturer Josephine Kim

HGSE lecturer Josephine Kim

Since the spring 2007 slayings at Virginia Tech, Lecturer and National Certified Counselor Josephine Kim has been working to raise awareness of mental health issues that affect Korean-American student populations.

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It Stems from Algebra

It Stems from Algebra

In their new research project, Professor Chris Dede and Assistant Professor Jon Star are using three technology-based activities, all rooted in algebra, once called the "new civil right" by one algebra advocate.

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Senior Lecturer Joe Blatt

Senior Lecturer Joe Blatt

"Sesame Street was the first national television series to feature a fully integrated cast: the hosts were an African American couple, and their neighbors were a mix of other ethnic groups."

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Professor David Perkins

Professor David Perkins

Growing up, Professor David Perkins wasn't especially good at baseball.Yet it was America's national pastime that Perkins turned to when he started writing his recent book, Making Learning Whole.

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Professor Jerry Murphy

Professor Jerry Murphy

"I discovered at Harvard a whole new side of myself -- I was a halfway decent researcher. I also discovered that I knew a lot about practice and really liked writing about the everyday reality of how things actually worked."

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