Education Career Community

education community

The Education Community focuses on jobs within educational settings.  Curious about being a teacher?  Interested in education careers outside of a classroom?  Have a passion for helping others?  This is the right community for you.  Possible jobs include teacher, school counselor, school social worker, librarian, special education teacher and more.  You’ll receive helpful information around these interest areas in the form of event opportunities, jobs, internships, career fairs, and professional development resources.  


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Education Career Community


Teaching is probably one of the first jobs people think of when considering a career in education. Below are some majors to consider if teaching is an area you'd like to explore:

Don't have a teaching certificate, but still want to teach? Explore some of these options. Most are open to any major:


Maybe you love educating others, but don't see yourself in a classroom setting. There are plenty of other opportunities within education that you can explore such as:

Other Considerations

There are many opportunities to use educational skills outside of school settings such as: 

Education Career Community Handshake Postings

5/25/23 Senior Accountant, Business Office and Business Services for job 7905839
Expires: 6/2/23

5/24/23 Campus Recreation Coordinator (15318) for job 7902592
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Expires: 6/2/23

5/24/23 Teacher (Kindergarten) for job 7902151
Department of Defense Education Activity
Expires: 6/2/23

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Education Career Community

Diane Knight '79 Spotlight

Diane Knight '79

My favorite GV memory was traveling with the football and basketball teams (as a cheerleader) to play in tournaments.

Samantha Hardenburgh '03 & '05 Spotlight

Samantha Hardenburgh '03 & '05

Snow days were very scarce back when I was in college, but there was a winter where part of campus lost power in a blizzard. We played games by candlelight, went sledding and overall had a great time!

Melissa Pyle '18 Spotlight

Melissa Pyle '18

My favorite Grand Valley memory was being in all of the organizations that I was a member of made my time at Grand Valley.

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Student Organizations and Professional Associations - Education

On-campus student organizations with a professional goal are an excellent way to explore your future career and get involved in your field. For more information on the organizations below use the GVSU LakerLink.

  • Council for Exceptional Children (CECS)
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Teachers of Tomorrow – Phi Delta Kappa
  • Student Chapter of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

Meet Your Education Career Advisor

Lisa Knapp

Lisa Knapp

Office Address: 200 Student Services
Phone: (616) 331-3311
Email: [email protected]

Lisa is a Career Advisor who works with students, faculty, and employers in the communications, humanities, and liberal studies programs. She also works closely with our first and second year students as they begin exploring the world of work. 

Page last modified November 9, 2022