Curry's Career Services Newsletter

 November Edition Vol. 3 2015

Dear Students,

Time to start preparing for our annual Educators' Expo, Curry's premier recruiting event for anyone interested in working in k-12 education in any capacity (including Administration and Supervision, Counseling, Speech Language Pathology, and teaching). It is scheduled for Friday, February 12, 2016 (with a February 26 snow date) in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom and adjacent rooms. Education Employers and recruiters have already started signing up, so please go here to see the live link of employers who are already registered to attend, and those who attended in previous years. Keep checking the link regularly, as employers are signing up daily to recruit you. As you read through the local opportunities, jobs and internship sections below, please also check out the right column for upcoming career events, workshops, and Career Center events of value to you.

Pre-Thanksgiving Career Services walk-in hours are:
Tuesday, November 24: 12-2 pm
Wednesday, November 25: walk-ins are cancelled, due to Thanksgiving Break
in Ruffner, Suite 102

To schedule an appointment with Hilary Kerner, please email (available Monday-Friday 10:30-2:30pm).

Opportunities will be posted for at least 2 weeks. If you know of any opportunities that might fit in this section, please e-mail Hilary.

For more Curry-specific career and professional resources, check out our website.


Grad Student Career Panel: Non-Academic Research Jobs
Fri, November 20, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Holloway Hall 

Curry Post-Docs and Doctoral Students are you curious about education research OUTSIDE of academia? Join us for a panel conversation for doctoral students and post-docs to learn more about non-academic research organizations. Please join us NEXT Friday November 20th from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM in Bavaro Hall, Holloway Hall (Rm. 116). Bagels and coffee will be available. This event is jointly sponsored by the Virginia Educational Sciences Training (VEST) Program and the Curry School of Education Dean’s Office. Questions can be directed to

Thanks to UVa Alumni Career Services for the following webinars:
How Star Performers Leverage Performance Reviews
November 20, 2015
12:00 NOON TO 1:00 PM EST
Karen Snyder (Col ’83) shares how to make your next performance review a positive and productive experience.

Career Options for Academics and Other Intellectuals
December 4, 2015
12:00 NOON TO 1:00 PM EST
Fatimah Williams Castro (Col ’02) provides insights about intellectually stimulating job opportunities, popular industries, and the best roles for academics and other job seekers.


The Michel David-Weill Scholarship, which covers the cost of tuition and living expenses for any two-year master’s program at the Sciences Po in Paris. The University of Virginia has a single nomination for a fourth year student each year, and the deadline for submitting nomination materials this year is November 20th. Students are encouraged to contact Andrus Ashoo if you have further questions.

Local Opportunities

Substitutes needed for Headstart (Charlottesville and Albemarle), a comprehensive preschool program for children from low-income homes, is seeking substitute teachers for all their locations: Albemarle County, Charlottesville, Fluvanna County, Louisa County, and Nelson County. Compensation is $10.67-$11.50/hour. Please email a resume and cover letter to Harriett Darling is a Curry grad who attended our Wednesday Cups and Conversations.
Perhaps of particular interest to SLP folks interested in building experience working with a special needs child: Local parent, Brigitte Mehl writes, “I am looking to hire someone to be with my daughter Lily a few hours a few times a week. Duties would include helping her with preparing lunch, helping her with school work (she is homeschooled), particularly reading, playing games, and general companionship. I thought this might be a good opportunity for one of your students to make some extra money and gain some experience working with a special needs child.

Lily suffered a major stroke in January 2013. She has acute aphasia as a result. Following her inpatient rehab at Kennedy Krieger Institute, she has had outpatient speech therapy services three times a week. Her speaking ability has gone from total loss to some short sentences. Her reading ability has gone from relearning her ABC's to a lower/mid elementary level. She was reading at the adult level before her stroke. She is now 14.” If you are interested, please contact Brigitte Mehl directly at:, 434-260-5371 (Office), 434-987-5966 (Cell)



NEW - December 2015 graduates -  David Carpenter, instructional technologist in FCPS, writes, “I am working to support my principal who is trying to hire a First Grade teacher. Our enrollment has increased to the point that we need to open an additional First Grade class. As a graduate of Curry, I told my principal that I would reach out to see if our job opening might be shared out to your pre-service teachers graduating in December and possibly to recent graduates. Our principal  is Andy Camarda and our school is Lemon Road Elementary. He can be contacted at”

NEW - Nonprofit Youth Resource Coordinator, Responsible Outgoing College Students
Our client is a Nonprofit Organization whose mission and philosophy is to provide financial support for Military families in need of child care assistance. You will provide support for DoD/Military Child Care programs and be responsible for processing child care subsidy applications and maintaining relationships with military personnel, parents, and child care providers. Please see CavLink for more information. 


NEW - The McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia seeks to hire a full-time professional to serve as an integral member of the Commerce Career Services (CCS) student advising team for their Assistant Director for Career Development position. As a member of a dynamic team committed to providing exceptional service to students and employers, the Assistant Director must be an innovative, enthusiastic and results-oriented team player. The Assistant Director for Career Development will assume a wide variety of individual and group advising, counseling, programming, and career placement responsibilities for both undergraduate and graduate students, and will have a special focus on the advising and programmatic needs of the graduate students in the M.S. in Accounting program.

For more information please visit the UVa jobs posting board and search for posting 0617708.

NEW - Roanoke College seeks qualified applicants for the position of Career and Professional Development Advisor.  Reporting to the Director of Career and Professional Development, the successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree in Counseling or other related field, or prior experience in Career Services settings; have strong interpersonal, counseling and coaching skills; and effectively plan and deliver programming to a variety of groups; i.e., students, faculty, parents.  Must effectively use advanced Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) functions, Google Drive and social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.)

General advising staff responsibilities include advising of students, outreach/presentations, assessment and professional development.  A full job description can be reviewed by clicking here.  To apply, submit a letter of introduction, resume and the names and contact information of three references by email to  Review of applicants will begin immediately with an anticipated start date of January 4, 2016.  Roanoke College supports diversity and affirmative action as an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application and more information available here.

NEW - For our December 2015 graduates:
Gwendolyn Watkins, Principal of Park View Elementary School writes, “Unfortunately, the sixth grade mathematics teacher at Park View Elementary School  is resigning for personal reasons and I need to fill the position ASAP. Park View Elementary is a Title 1, urban school, located in the Hampton Roads area.  The neighboring cities of Portsmouth, VA are Norfolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, and Suffolk.  If there is anyone interested in employment regarding the sixth grade mathematics teacher position, I may be contacted by telephone (757) 393-8647 or email”


Camp Galileo in California -  Renée Colligan, a third year at UVA and now in her first year of the BMT Elementary Ed program here at Curry writes, “ I just wanted to let you know about this wonderful summer job opportunity that I was able to take advantage of this past summer. Last June through the beginning of August I worked as a Team Leader at Camp Galileo, an Innovation Summer Camp for Pre-K - 5th graders in California. The camp atmosphere was so energetic, positive and supportive for all kids and staff, and I was amazed by the science and art projects the kids completed every week. I definitely want to go back to work there next summer.  If you're looking to work with kids this summer and would like to travel to "Sunny California," I highly recommend looking into Camp Galileo or Galileo Quest (5th-8th graders) and applying to one of the many camp locations all over the Bay Area. Check out the website for more info about different job positions offered and the Galileo mindset of being visionary, courageous, collaborative, determined, and reflective.

Teach In Bhutan seeks qualified teachers to fulfill one-year placements beginning January 2017. Preference given to primary specialists and high school math, science and English teachers. This is an opportunity to travel a world away and make a world of difference. Please visit their website for more information.

Prince William Country Public Schools - Curry student Thuy Vu writes, “My school in Prince William County Public Schools currently has some vacancies available. I think it would be a great opportunity for any December graduates. Please contact my principal, Susan Porter, at: She can give you more details about the job openings.” 


NEW- Education Pioneers are looking for leaders in education to enroll in their 10-week summer track and a long-term career track.  Education Pioneers Fellowship provides exceptional professionals with pathways into education leadership careers that solve problems outside the classroom so that teachers and students can succeed inside the classroom.

Applications and more information are available here.

NEW - University Montessori School, in Charlottesville, VA is a small school serving ages 3-6. They are located on two beautiful acres on Reservoir Road, just off of Fontaine Extended. They are currently looking for substitutes to assist in our After Care program, for the 11:30 - 5:30 shift. This entails lunching with the children, cleaning the classroom after lunch, monitoring the playground and overseeing the nap time. They are looking for applicants who are energetic and able to take direction well. What the children most need in the afternoons is someone to listen and respond to their needs, while supporting their developing independence. Our need for substitutes varies, but they can be in quite high demand, and we start at $10/hour. Please contact Heather Heisig ( for further information.

NEW - UVa Summer Enrichment Program counseling opportunity: Curry students: You are invited to join the dynamic residential staff of Curry’s own Summer Enrichment Program! This program serves gifted and high-ability students in grades 5-11. Residential Counselors work with groups of eight students, contributing to their academic and social development while also keeping them safe, having a ton of fun, and serving as their awesome, cool role model. It is also a fantastic opportunity to gain some education experience over the summer. We will be housed on Grounds. Dates for 2016 are June 12-July 30. For one of the best summers of your life, consider applying to work with SEP this summer. Applications will be posted on our website in mid- November at  and will be due in early January 2016.

NEW - Duke Summer Session is beginning the hiring of staff for its 2016 middle and high school summer programs. We will be hosting approximately 600 students on the Duke campus and we are looking for enthusiastic and committed academic and residential staff to work with our students.  Our population consists of many students from China, so candidates who speak Mandarin Chinese are desired, but not required. Our job opportunities are listed on our website. Interviews are going on right now, and Curry students are encouraged to apply. For any questions please contact us at


Southern Teachers Agency (Private Schools) Job Fair
February 6, 2016

UVA Ed Expo, Newcomb Hall
February 12, 2016

NAIS Conference, San Francisco, CA
February 24 - 26, 2016.

Southern Teachers Agency (Private Schools) Virtual Job Fair
April 8, 2016. 

Career Center

Upcoming U.Va. Career Fairs – OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS
Spring Job & Internship Fair (Jan. 27-28, 2016) – Newcomb Hall 3rd Floor, 10am-3pm

Educators' Expo K-12 Job & Interview Fair (February 12, 2016) Newcomb Hall 3rd Floor Job Fair: 9am-12pm, Interviews: 12pm - 5pm.

Pre-Health Advising: See here. Open Office Hours are available in Monroe Hall, room 263. Drop in and sign-up for a 15-minute session. Monroe hours are 1:30 to 4:30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

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