Posts tagged ‘Education’

What’s It Like to Be in AmeriCorps?

College is a time of unbridled enthusiasm—whether you’re learning how to identify themes of magical realism in Salman Rushdie’s novels, developing the ability to create a…

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Where Teachers Get Schooled: What It’s Like to Go to Teacher’s College

Confession time: when I was little, one of my favorite afternoon activities was “playing school.” I’d create homework and report cards for my students, and before…

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Wondering If Education Is the Field for You?

You look out across a sea of faces, all wide-eyed and focused on you. (Okay, honestly, maybe about 70% of them are focused on you and…

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What Does Project Runway Have to Do With Working at a Non-Profit?

Here at AfterCollege, we love helping people navigate the transition between college and career. But many students wouldn’t even have the opportunity to make it to…

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4 Things You Might Not Know About Being a Preschool Teacher

It’s time to start planning your lessons for the week. So, what do you do? You cut construction paper into different shapes, pick out three picture…

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5 Myths About Working in Early Childhood Education

Singing songs, eating snack, playing with toys, and taking naps. Why wouldn’t everyone want a career in early childhood care? You play around all day and…

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The Biggest Failure From My Twenties: Becoming a High School Teacher

Some people just know what they’re meant to do. Ask them in their first year of college and they’ll outline their 15-year plan, with each of…

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How to Brave the Bureaucracy And Land a Teaching Job in Spain

Cobblestone streets imbued with centuries of history. Quiet afternoons where the streets are empty as everyone returns home for siesta. Enticing aromas beckoning from corner cafés.…

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Is This the Solution to Student Loan Debt?

Want to go to college, but want someone else to front the bill? The opportunity may be closer than you think. What am I talking about?…

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Starting a Career in Education with Teach For America

The early morning sunlight floods the field outside of Simone’s small house. She looks across the hushed green grass of the countryside to the school on…

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