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Career Center

No matter where you are in your career search, whether it’s deciding on a career path, making a career change or preparing for your first job interview, DePaul's Career Center can help! Students and alumni for up to one year after graduation may utilize the Career Center to get career advice, improve resume and interview skills, search for a job/internship, and register for events and workshops.

Individual Career Advising

Meet career specialist Jen Fleming, who is focused on supporting College of Education students and alumni in their career development.

Welcome students! I would like to be a resource for you as you work through your program in the College of Education. As an alum of the college, I love connecting with students and being part of their career development journey. It is so important to maintain a focus on career development in education throughout your program, which is why we offer customized workshops, networking opportunities and individual advising sessions. Resume and cover letter assistance as well as mock interviewing are just a few of the topics we can cover in an individual appointment. Whether you’re a freshmen just beginning your program, a senior about to start the job search, or a graduate student with industry specific questions, I can help you navigate through your journey and help set career goals. I invite you to come to the Career Center to make an appointment with me and see all the resources we have to offer!

To schedule a 60 minute in-person, phone, or skype appointment: Please contact the Career Center directly at 773-325-7431 or log into Handshake and click the ‘appointments’ tab on the left. Additionally, Jen is available for 30 minute walk-in advising hours during fall, winter, and spring quarters in COE Dean’s Suite Room 213.

For individual questions: Contact Jen via email at jflemin6@depaul.edu or find Jen through Skype and phone correspondence.

Office Location/Hours:
Schmitt Academic Center
Room 192
2320 N. Kenmore
Chicago, IL 60614

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DePaul Resources

DePaul offers a number of resources targeted towards helping our students prepare for a career after graduation:

Online Education Resources

Visit our Career Center website to review specialized resources for College of Education students including:

  • Resume Samples
  • Job Search Resources
  • Out of State Resources
  • Education Associations
  • And more!​

Specialized Programs

In addition to our traditional offerings, there is a comprehensive array of Career Center programs and resources that are tailored specifically for College of Education students including:

  1. Connect with Professionals in Counseling
    A professional development and networking event which invites counseling students interested in roles within k-12 education, community agencies and higher education to participate in roundtable discussions. 
  2. DePaul Diversity Series
    Topic-based professional development workshops which offer DePaul students a unique opportunity to critically think about trends, key topics, and best practices for issues related to diversity in education. Guest speakers will share their perspective and engage the group through presentations, discussions, and activities. 
  3. Career Workshops
    Education focused workshops highlighting best practices with resume and cover letter writing, portfolio preparation, job search and interviewing skills.
  4. Counselor Connections Series
    This series includes off-site workshops that provide students with an opportunity to meet professionals in education and social service settings to discuss topics central to counseling.
  5. The Teacher’s Lounge Workshop Series
    This series investigates trends, alternative teaching opportunities, and strategies to enrich career development through perspectives from various education professionals and settings.
  6. The Teacher’s Forum
    Offered each fall quarter, this event offers new teachers the opportunity to gain critical skills and network with principals and professionals in education through a keynote address, topic roundtables, mock interviews, and open networking.
  7. Quick Queries Workshop Series
    These in-person and virtual workshops feature open forum discussions on resume writing, cover letter, and interview skills for education and counseling students gearing up for the job searching season.
  8. Tailored Classroom Presentations
    Each quarter, tailored presentations are created for teachers, counselors, and education leadership programs focusing on resume building, portfolio preparation, job searching, networking strategies, and enriched career exploration. These presentations take place during scheduled class sessions.
  9. Beyond Boundaries Workshop
    An off-site workshop introducing teaching and counseling roles in non-traditional settings in order to expand perspectives of professional opportunities and ways to apply direct teaching and counseling skills to specialized populations.
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