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Career Center

No matter where you are in your career search, whether its 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 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 your 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, or a senior about to start the job search, I can help you navigate through questions that come up 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 an in-person appointment: Please contact the Career Center directly at (773) 325-7431.

For individual questions: Contact Jen via email at​ or find Jen through Skype and phone correspondence. Learn More

Office Location/Hours:
Schmitt Academic Center
Room 192
2320 N. Kenmore
Chicago, IL 60614
Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • DePaul Resources
  • Online Education Resources
  • Specialized Programs

DePaul Resources

Networking Events
Panel discussions focused on an array of industries, three are targeted for educators, including teaching, couseling, and leadership

Education Job Fair
Annual job fair held in the winter quarter for students and alumni

Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK)
ASK mentors with education experience or degrees offer insight and resources​

Student Employment
Highlights on-campus positions and resources

Financial Fitness Program
Specialized workshops, online resources, and individual advising on money matters and financial planning

Online Recruiting System
Off-site industry specific jobs and internships through our DePaul Experience site

On-Campus Interviewing (OCI)
Presentations and interviews by employers in the industry

Peer Career Advisor Program
Resume critiques & other basic career advising services provided in office and via email. No appointment needed!

Online Resources
General and industry specific resources to support career development

Online Education Resources

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

  • Resume and Cover Letter Samples
  • Interview checklists, questions, and online practice mock interview resources
  • Job search resources
  • Teaching Abroad and Out of State resources
  • Education Associations and Student Organizations
  • Weekly updates to “Hot Jobs” posted in DePaul Experience
  • Get connected to all our social media resources to network with professionals
  • 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. Working for the Common Good
    A new professional development and networking event which invites students interested in professional roles within education and social service to participate roundtable discussions, and visit “open house” tables represented by seasoned social service professionals. Representatives will join from different settings including non-profit organizations, associations, schools, government agencies, research centers, cultural institutions, etc.

  2. Chat Clips Workshop Series
    Topic-based professional development workshops which offer DePaul students a unique opportunity to critically think about trends, key topics, and best practices for job searching and marketability various industries. Guest speakers will share their perspective and engage the group through a combination of a partial video screening and group discussion.

  3. Career Workshops
    Offered bi-quarterly, education focused workshops highlighting best practices with resume and cover letter writing, portfolio preparation, job search and interviewing skills.

  4. Tours for Teachers Workshop Series
    Offered fall, winter, and spring quarters, an off-site workshop series offering students a wider perspective of school cultures and expectations of new educators through a school tour and participation in discussions with school administrators and educators.

  5. Counselor Connections Series
    An off-site workshop series offered annually, that provides students with an opportunity to meet professionals in education and social service settings to discuss topics central to counseling.

  6. The Teacher’s Lounge Workshop Series
    Offered bi-quarterly, this series investigates trends, alternative teaching opportunities, and strategies to enrich career development through perspectives from various education professionals and settings.

  7. 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.

  8. Quick Queries Workshop Series
    Offered in winter and spring quarters for those with limited time, 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Beyond Boundaries Workshop
    A one-day off-site fall quarter 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.