College of Education

Faculty Newsletter

Hello from the Career Center! I hope this newsletter finds you doing well and gearing up for a great Fall semester. As the Career Consultant for the College of Education, I wanted to update you on all the career programming and resources available to COE students this year. Just as a reminder, students can schedule an appointment with me by calling (706) 542-3375 to discuss any of the following topics:


  • Major exploration
  • Career exploration
  • Assessments (strong Interest Inventory, TypeFocus, Focus 2, etc.)
  • Major applications
  • Personal statements
  • Resume development/critiques
  • Cover letter development/critiques
  • Job search strategies
  • Internships and part-time jobs
  • Networking
  • Mock Interviews
  • Career Fair preparation
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Salary negotiation

...And much more!


I look forward to continuing my partnership with the outstanding faculty at the UGA College of Education. Here's to a great semester!


- Whitney

Don't Cancel Class Program

Feel free to contact me anytime this semester if you would like for me to speak with your class about any career related topic. I look forward to speaking with your students!
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If you don't have time for me to present to your students, consider showing this video:
Intro to the UGA Career Center

Education Job Search Certificate Program

This certificate program is available to ALL College of Education Students and was designed to help better prepare them for their job search. To earn this certificate and a leather pad folio, students must attend 5 out of the 9 workshops/events throughout the year, as well as complete 2 of the 3 individual tasks, as outlined in the flyer below. I appreciate your partnership in promoting this certificate to your students!
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Below are examples of some of the marketing items that will be used this year to promote various workshops and events. (Click to zoom)

NEW for Fall 2014! "Kinesiology Meetups"

Encourage students to drop-in for a Kinesiology Meetup! These informal gatherings will occur once a week for eight weeks and cover a range of career related topics as outlined in the flyer below.
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Satellite Hours

I am available to meet with students on a first come, first served basis in Aderhold room 124-L every Tuesday, from 3-5 PM.

UGA Graduate Survey

Interested in learning more about our recent UGA Graduates and our College of Education Graduates specifically? Take a look at the UGA Graduation Survey.


The purpose of our Graduation Survey is to provide the UGA community with a snapshot of the post-graduation career status of each graduating class. We make the results available on-line in an easy to navigate format.


Each year, we survey the graduating class (August, December, May graudates) and collect the most accurate information possible using a variety of methods including paper, e-mail, post-cards and follow up phone calls.


View the results here: http://career.uga.edu/gradsurveyresults

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Would you like to collaborate?

Please contact me at wnpress@uga.edu if you have ideas for collaboration. I would be more than happy to partner with you!

Save the Date: Faculty/Employer Luncheon

Wednesday, March 4th 2015 at 11am-12pm

Tate Student Center, 5th Floor

The Faculty/Employer Luncheon will take place one hour prior to the kick-off of the Education Career Fair. This luncheon provides COE Faculty an opportunity to meet and network with employers interested in hiring YOUR students! Lunch will be provided and there will also be some great door prizes -- you won't want to miss it!

SAVE THE DATE: Education Career Fair

Wednesday, March 4th 2015 at 12-3pm

Tate Student Center, 5th Floor

The UGA Career Center