Education

Welcome to the Education Career Community! Find resources and opportunities to launch your career in education and learn about the many different areas students can pursue in the field. Browse this Community for career advice blogs, available career opportunities, and explore the resources to help you build your career and beyond.

First-Years ➡️ Declare Your Major NOW!

You are eligible to declare a major starting Friday, February 16 through Friday, March 22 at 4:30pm. 

Did you know? While you may already be taking classes in your major and/or consulting with a faculty advisor in your major department, all new students at …

By Claire Martino
Claire Martino
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Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling at Iowa

Are you interested in psychology, sociology, social work, health care disciplines, public affairs and political science, communication, business, athletics, and the arts and looking to take your knowledge to the next level!?!?

The University of Iowa Rehabilitation Counseling Master’s program …

By Claire Martino
Claire Martino
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Check Out The Employers Coming to the QC Expo

Accounting

Commercial Banking & Credit

Construction

Defense

Engineering

Management/Sales

Government – Local, State & Federal

Healthcare

Higher Education

Supply Chain

Insurance

K-12 Education

Legal & Law Enforcement

Non-Profit – Other

Technology

Social Sciences

Other Industries 

*Accepts OPT/CPT candidates?

**Willing to …

By Claire Martino
Claire Martino
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Not Sure What To Wear To A Career Fair – We’ve Got You Covered [literally]

What to Wear to a Career Fair

There are many things to do when getting ready for your first career fair. Don’t forget to plan your wardrobe while you are perfecting your resume and practicing your …

By Lisa Slater
Lisa Slater Marketing & Events Coordinator
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Study Abroad in Japan Next Year 🇯🇵

Want to study abroad in Japan next year?!? The Kobe City University of Foreign Studies might be the right fit for you!! Be immersed in Japanese culture and language through their Japanese Language Program! Make an appointment with Steven Duke …

By Claire Martino
Claire Martino
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Career Resources

Employment Tips for International Students

In addition to the tailored resources and advice below, international students should also refer to …

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Viking Connections

Jen Bevington

Alumni, Community Experts
  • San Francisco Bay Area, CA
  • Educational Equity Professional Sonoma State University
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Jenn Darby

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Iowa
  • Academic Advisor Eastern Iowa Community College
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Deb Erhart

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Sugar Land, Texas
  • Human Resources Talent Acquisition Consultant Fort Bend Independent School District
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Brent Ericson

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Assistant Dean of Students George Mason University
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Amelia Garza

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager Alzheimer's Association®
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Zachary George

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Director of College and Fair Relations StriveScan
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Travis Greenlee

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Iowa City, Iowa
  • Director of Engineering Career Services University of Iowa
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Paige Henricks

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Williamsburg, VA
  • Educational Consultant and Professional Development Coordinator Self-Employed
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Emily Jacobs

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Carpentersville, Illinois
  • Program Coordinator and Freshmen elective teacher Dundee-Crown High School
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Alicia Koepke

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Des Plaines, Illinois
  • STEM Teacher Chippewa Middle School
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Sallie Konrardy

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Rock Island, Illinois
  • Professional School Counselor Rock Island-Milan School District #41
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Sara Kumpula

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Ingleside, Illinois
  • Middle School Band Teacher Big Hollow Middle School
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Skill Building Courses

Setting and Managing Realistic Expectations for Your L&D Program

Taught by Karl Kapp
Learning and development (L&D) success requires setting proper expectations. Stakeholders may have wildly different ideas about the budget, the format,…

Skills for Your First 90 Days as a New Manager

Taught by Chelsea Jay
It’s normal for new managers to feel overwhelmed when starting a leadership role. This course with leadership development coach Chelsea…

Building a New Leadership Ladder: Support Women on the Rise (Book Bite)

Taught by Next Big Idea Club
Is the glass ceiling breaking—or is it just getting higher? Even as more women break through the glass ceiling, reaching…

Creating a Culture of Learning (2020)

Taught by Jason Mulero
When you deliberately engage employees through learning, they’re 48% more likely to find purpose in their work. But learning and…

Build Your Team’s Learning Agility

Taught by Erica Farmer
Traditional approaches to both leadership and learning have changed due to global developments in technology, workforce requirements, and customer demand.…

Facilitate Employee Skill Development and Career Mobility as a Manager

Taught by Arit Eminue
Internal mobility is one of the top drivers of positive work culture, helping employees embrace new opportunities and find more…

Developing Your Leadership Philosophy

Taught by Mike Figliuolo
If you want your team to trust you as a leader, it’s important to articulate who you are, what you…

Supporting Your Kids’ Learning at Home

Taught by Kat Anderson
Corbin and Kat Anderson have spent years perfecting their teaching craft in both physical and virtual classrooms. During the COVID-19…

Leadership Principles for Emerging Leaders with Bill George

Taught by Bill George
In this course, renowned leadership expert Bill George teaches emerging leaders how to step up and lead authentically in our…

Learning in the Flow of Work

Taught by Naphtali Bryant
In the modern workplace, learning—in the form of personal and professional development—is now a must-have for many employees who see…

Women in STEM

Taught by Peggy Fisher
Behind your favorite games, movies, cars, computers, apps, and appliances lies STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math. A background in STEM…

Ultralearning: Accelerate Your Career and Outsmart the Competition (Blinkist Summary)

Taught by Blinkist
Ultralearners are ordinary people who can master difficult skills with extraordinary speed. As a result, they achieve tremendous personal success…

Coach Your Team to Learn, Stretch, and Grow

Taught by Ruth Gotian
Setting the bar high for curiosity and innovation is critical if you want your team to succeed. But how do…

Creating a Culture of Learning

Taught by Naphtali Bryant
When you deliberately engage employees through learning, they’re more likely to find purpose in their work. But learning and development…

Teaching Techniques: Blended Learning

Taught by Chris Mattia
Blended learning is all about the students: combining instruction with digital resources to help increase student achievement and engagement. In…

The Future of Workplace Learning (2020)

Taught by Amanda Nolen
HR leaders know that workplace learning is the difference between people—and the companies that employ them—staying relevant or becoming redundant.…

Upskilling and Reskilling Your Workforce

Taught by Lori Niles
As skills are quickly becoming the primary currency of employment, companies need to ensure their workforce is well-trained and capable…

Learning How to Increase Learner Engagement

Taught by Karl Kapp
Engaged students become more active learners. Help set learners up for success by teaching in a more interactive and immersive…

Build a Personal Learning Plan and Stick with It

Taught by Shanita Williams
As the world changes, companies and businesses respond to these changes with changes of their own, and many employees feel…

LSC- 401: Career and Life Design: Strategies for Career Success

Taught by Shelby Olson
For SENIORS considering or pursuing grad school, job search, gap year, or those with no plan Using an innovative framework…

Contact & Location

Phone
309-794-7339
Address

Olin Center
639 38th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201

Career Service Hours

Day of the week
Office is Open Drop-Ins
Monday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Drop-in topics include:

  • Resume & Cover Letter Review
  • Resume & Cover Letter Writing
  • Viking Score Overview
  • LinkedIn Headshot Photo
  • Career Resources Overview