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

2/6/23 Organizational Learning Program Assistant for job 7500897
University of Michigan Talent Acquisition
Expires: 2/16/23

2/6/23 Assistant Principal -Rocky Mountain High School for job 7499379
Poudre School District
Expires: 2/17/23

2/6/23 High School Social Studies Teacher for job 7498699
Quincy Community Schools
Expires: 2/15/23

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Education Career Community

Scott Morton '07 Spotlight

Scott Morton '07

Studying in the old library with classmates right before finals! The comradery, sharing of ideas, strategies, stories and knowledge made my last year at Grand Valley State my favorite.

Allison Staley '12 & '17 Spotlight

Allison Staley '12 & '17

I have so many memories! One of the top ones would be watching our football team win the game that sent them to nationals! The goal post got taken down by the fans rushing the field and we got to take a picture with it.

Emily Gorno '21 Spotlight

Emily Gorno '21

Some of my favorite memories at GVSU were within my integrated science classes. I made some lifelong friends, being crammed together in the same classes for two years, and we had many good times together in Padnos.

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Career Community- Education

Careers in Human and Public Service

February 9, 2023 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Careers in Human & Public Service provides an opportunity for students and alumni to learn more about career opportunities in nonprofit administration, human services, law enforcement, government/public...

10-Minute Virtual Resume Reviews with Employer Partners

February 17, 2023 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sign up to have your resume reviewed by an industry professional! This is your chance to get valuable feedback from experts in your field including tips on formatting, content, and how to translate...

Prepare for the Career Fair - Pew Campus

February 20, 2023 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Are you preparing for the upcoming Winter GVSU Career and Internship Fair, but not quite sure where to start? The Career Center will be hosting a drop-in event to help you refine your resume, formulate...

Prepare for the Career Fair - Allendale Campus

February 21, 2023 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Are you preparing for the upcoming Winter GVSU Career and Internship Fair, but not quite sure where to start? The Career Center will be hosting a drop-in event to help you refine your resume, formulate...

GVSU Winter 2023 Career and Internship Fair

February 23, 2023 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Winter Career & Internship Fair is an excellent place to kick off your job or internship search, or to begin networking with organizations looking to hire Grand Valley students and alumni of...

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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