School of Education

News Bulletin

Please Be Advised

Due to the urgent need for proper health precautions in employment settings during COVID-19, CUNY has instructed its 26 schools that student internship-seekers should be performing their new roles in remote-only format, in most, if not all cases. For those instances where an exception can be made, a waiver is required to ensure the employer has substantive plans and procedures in place to keep staff (including the interns) protected against the coronavirus. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they or the employer provide documentation of the employer’s safety protocols (risk mitigation) and waiver must be submitted to the Magner Career Center prior to the student commencing work. Students should ask their internship employer to send the documentation about their safety protocol to intern@brooklyn.cuny.edu Students who do not submit the waiver are assumed to be participating an a fully remote internship. If a student chooses to participate in person internships they obtained on their own or before documentation is received are participating at their own risk. The need for this documentation includes all internships that require any “travel” and such student cannot perform it 100% remotely. Students applying for part-time or full-time employment should be vigilant in their assessment of positions that require in-person work during the ensuing pandemic. In addition to doing their due diligence in ascertaining an employers risk-mitigation, students should contact the Magner Career Center to discuss safety concerns regarding a potential employment opportunity. The student understands that the ultimate decision to perform any in-person work during COVID-19 is theirs to make and that such work may present unique health risks.

About

The Magner Career Center's School of Education News Bulletin is designed to empower aspiring Educators, Principals, School Counselors, Psychologist, and Children and Youth Advocates.

Visit this page regularly for updates on upcoming events, scholarships, employment, volunteer, and internship opportunities! If you have any suggestions, concerns, or feedback, you can contact the School of Education Liaison, Kendra Lewis (klewis@brooklyn.cuny.edu)

Magner Center

The Magner Career Center supports students in gaining the requisite job search tools, knowledge, skills and opportunities essential to fulfill their career aspirations, and in demonstrating their determination in their job search process. Providing students with alumni connections helps them -- including immigrant and first generation students -- expand their professional networks. By collaborating with employers, faculty, and staff, students prepare to be leaders who transform their professions and serve a truly global community.


The Magner Career Center has a wealth of information on what you need to get started in your career. The career center also provides resume review, mock interviews, networking opportunities and a unique job & internships database exclusive for the Brooklyn College community. Each semester there are a host of career events that may be of interest to you which include; Information Sessions, Resume Workshops, Education Conferences, Principals Panels and Education Fairs. More information about these events can be found here. The liaison to the School of Education, Kendra Lewis, is someone you can meet with for some guidance (Click on the Meet your Career Coach Tab for details).

For more information, see below

Kendra Lewis, Career Engagement & Employer Relations Specialist

"Don't give your fears the satisfaction of being your excuse for missing out on your opportunities for success. Become comfortable with being uncomfortable.”

- Kendra Lewis

Kendra takes pride in preparing Brooklyn College students to excel in their careers. She has over 3 years of experience coaching undergraduate/graduate students of diverse backgrounds. Additionally, she spends a lot of her time engaging with employers and planning events such as career conferences, programs and employer panels.

She currently works for the Career Center as an Career Engagement & Employer Relations Specialist and the Liaison for the School of Education, where she guides students, partners with employers, faculty, staff and alumni to prepare & recruit students for various internship and career opportunities.

Events Held for the Educators of the Future

  • Be an ideal Department of Education Candidate Workshop

  • School Counselling & School Psychology Panel

  • Careers and Internships in Education

  • A Friendly Face Info Session

  • Career/Internships 101 for School of Education

  • Leaders of Tomorrow: Annual School of Education Conference

  • NYC Department of Education Teaching Application Information Session

  • And more!

To view all upcoming events, log in to portal.brooklyn.edu, go to the careers tab, and click workshops.

Education Career Conferences

The Education Career Conference is our annual event where we get together for a full day conference crafted to empower and enlighten future educators.

Attendees will learn to:

  • Set up a classroom for success

  • Learn how to craft a résumé that stands out

  • Ace the teacher interview

  • Develop the demo lesson plan

  • Apply successfully to the teaching application

  • Learn market trends for the education field to help you make the best choice for career planning

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