Digest #139: What Comes After School? Career Tips and Advise

Digest #139: What Comes After School? Career Tips and Advise

Here at The Learning Scientists we talk a lot about how to improve learning, particularly in schools. But what happens after graduation? How do you take the first steps from school to career? In this digest we’ve gathered several resources to help students think about future careers in teaching, psychology, and how to gain relevant work experience.


1) Careers in Psychology by the American Psychological Association (APA)

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All of the Learning Scientists are researchers in Cognitive Psychology who work with students in psychology, and often advise them on what to do after graduation. Psychology is a very diverse field with lots of options to explore. This guide from the APA provides resources for students starting to think about a career in psychology.

2) Start Here to Become a Teacher by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ)

This guide from the National Council on Teacher Quality explains the different paths you can take to become a teacher in the United States. NCTQ also provides a number of other resources on their website for comparing programs, teacher policy by state, and a database of teacher contracts.

3) How to Become a Teacher with a Bachelor’s Degree by Study.com

This short, informative video explains how to become a teacher with a bachelor’s degree in the United States. It outlines the different types of teacher training programs and what qualifications you need for each program.

4) How to Get Experience When You Have No Experiences by trainwest

The age old conundrum of first time job-seekers: To get a job you need experience, but to get experience you need a job. Australian Based group, trainwest, has made an infographic to help!

5) CV vs. Resume: The Difference and When to Use Which by Undercover Recruiter

Whether you use a CV or a Resume depends on if you are applying to a job in the US, UK, Canada, or Australia AND if you are applying for an academic or non-academic position. This helpful article explains the difference between a CV and a Resume and when (and where!) to use each.


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