Organizations & Services
Education Career Services
Anyone who has earned a degree from Indiana University or who has successfully completed or will complete 24 credit hours from Indiana University may register for credential and placement assistance. Education Career Services at the School of Education (1) assists registrants in locating teaching, administrative, and special service positions in schools, colleges, and universities, and as appropriate in business, industry, and governmental agencies; (2) assists registrants with the development of an employment credential, and upon request, sends that credential to prospective employers and other eligible agencies; (3) provides career counseling and planning services for students and alumni; (4) conducts research concerning supply-and-demand and employment trends, issues, and procedures; (5) assists employers in finding the better qualified candidates for vacant positions in their respective institutions and agencies; and (6) sponsors on-campus recruiting activities for education students.
In Bloomington, there is no fee for the initial registration, for updating the placement file, or for receiving career development services. The placement year begins October 1 and ends September 30.
We encourage all registrants to complete their placement file early in the placement year because nearly all employers in the field of education request formal credentials as a part of the employment process. Students are encouraged to initiate their placement file early in the year in which they will become available for employment.
Placement counselors are available to advise students in all aspects of the job search. Assistance is provided for resume and interview skill development, as well as helping each student organize, plan, and conduct a successful employment campaign.
The Education Careeers Office carefully follows the mandates of PL93-380, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, passed by Congress in 1975. Therefore, the placement file is transmitted only at the request of the registrant. Registrants normally request that files be sent by submitting a written request, e-mail or by going to the office in person. For additional information see: http://iuedcareers.com.
Interviews with educational employers are scheduled for registrants who have active files from any Indiana University campus. In Bloomington, registrants may sign up for interviews in person or by calling (812) 856-8506. Interview times and specific fields of interest as noted by the employer are provided on the weekly vacancy lists; registrants are permitted to interview only in those areas in which they are or will be certified or qualified. Registrants are encouraged to sign up for campus interviews as soon as possible after the interview schedule is announced because most interviewers have limited time to talk to candidates. Each educational interviewer will be provided a copy of the resume file of each registrant being interviewed. Only those individuals who have active files will be permitted to participate in on-campus interviews.