Welcome to the College of Education Career Community!
All of the diverse programs in the UNT College of Education share the same mission: Developing professionals who help others reach their full potential through powerful learning, social-emotional wellness, physical health, and civic engagement. Our students take on careers that help other people become.
Some of our students go into health-related professions, such as physical or occupational therapy, fitness coaching, or athletic training. Others build careers in the field of recreation and sport, employed by municipal agencies or private companies that give communities opportunities to come together for fitness, fun, and shared experiences. Others specialize in mental health, providing counseling services to clients in clinics, schools, or private practice. Still others enter a career of supporting families across all of life’s transitions.
When people think of a College of Education, their minds may first go to the career of teaching, and to be sure, UNT produces more new teachers than almost any university in Texas. Our faculty and our Office of Educator Preparation are highly experienced and knowledgeable at helping our students become wonderfully qualified, legally certified, and meaningfully employed in schools.
It’s important to realize that many COE alumni are employed in a wide range of businesses. Many companies today support individuals in their learning, through tutoring, online instruction, educational apps, and personal coaching. Our graduates often transition from public sector to private sector jobs, and back again.
Wherever you start your career journey, you can take for granted that you cannot see your whole life’s path from where you’re standing now. We hope you will step boldly into new ways of touching the world, and let us be your partner in learning all along the way. We want to be your home base, across all your transitions along the way.
Randy Bomer, Ph.D., Professor and Dean of the College of Education
Services Offered by the Career Center
We encourage you to explore the resources and services the Career Center has to offer, attend an upcoming career event, and schedule an appointment with your Career Coach.
DISCOVER YOUR PATH
As you begin considering options for your future career, the career assessment tools and other resources presented here are designed to help you:
- Identify your interests, values, personality, and skills.
- Understand how your unique set of attributes can impact your success and satisfaction in various career options and work environments.
- Differentiate yourself from others by developing your personal brand statement.
- Recognize the competencies and skills employers seek when hiring employees.
IDENTIFY YOUR SKILLS & INTERESTS || BE CAREER READY
EXPLORE MAJORS AND CAREERS
If you’re in the process of choosing a major or want to confirm you’re in the right major, it’s important to understand the relationship between the many majors available at UNT and the vast career opportunities that exist. In addition, you can gain valuable knowledge and experience in a potential career field by participating in job shadowing programs, completing an internship and connecting with career professionals.
EXPLORE MAJORS || EXPLORE CAREERS
Employers value students with real-world work experience, and research shows that students who complete an internship or other type of experience receive a greater number of job offers and a higher starting salary when they graduate. Multiple opportunities exist for gaining real-world experience and adding valuable skills to your resume while completing your degree.
INTERNSHIPS || OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPERIENCE
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
In order to launch a successful job search and achieve your goals, there are several steps you must take in advance. The resources and tools presented here will help you create a strong resume, prepare to interview, and develop a strategy to connect with employers. In addition, be sure to meet with your Career Coach for major-specific advice. Your Career Coach can review your resume and provide suggestions, help you develop effective responses to common interview questions, and assist you with personalizing your networking and job search strategy.
JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES || CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS
RESUME & OTHER CORRESPONDENCE || INTERVIEW PREP
VIRTUAL CAREER SERVICES
All UNT students and alumni have access to virtual services and opportunities through the Career Center to assist in achieving their career goals. Check out our Virtual Career Center Services for Students!