Admissions & Aid
The School of Education works closely with the Magner Career Center to offer events and services designed to prepare students for a successful career. Through partnerships with employers, alumni, staff, and faculty, the center develops programs to meet the specific needs of the students in the School of Education.
Recent graduates of the School of Education who actively prepared for their career by participating in internships and using the center’s services have found career success after graduation. Graduates since 2004 hold prestigious positions, including English teacher at Midwood High School, care manager/care coordinator at Diaspora Community Services, bilingual school psychologist at the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), college adviser at the Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center, kindergarten teacher at Achievement First, teacher at Sco Family of Services, special education teacher at Harlem Children’s Zone, and middle school special education teacher at the NYCDOE.
Through job fairs, the internship database, and internship panels, the Magner Career Center gives School of Education students access to internships and employers at a number of companies, including the NYCDOE, New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Reading Partners, Jumpstart, Edward R. Murrow High School, P.S. 321 William Penn School, Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies, Advocates for Children of New York, Gateway National Recreation Area, BC Hillel Afterschool Program, and Strive For College, just to name a few.
The Magner Career Center selects winners from each school to receive internship stipends. Winners are selected twice a year, and students should apply the semester before they plan to intern.
Employers are always looking for Brooklyn College students and alumni through our bi-annual job fair and our job search website, HireBC. Listed below are some employers looking to hire students and alumni from the School of Education.
The Magner Career Center’s Alumni Mentor Program pairs students with a mentor in their field of interest. Mentors have come from organizations including Brooklyn Academy for Science and the Environment, New York State Education Department, NYCDOE, CAMBA, and Howard University School of Law. The center also hosts mentor luncheons and networking nights as another way to connect students with alumni.
The Magner Career Center and the School of Education bring back successful alumni to serve as speakers and participants in career workshops and panels, mentor luncheons, and networking nights. Past participants include the assistant superintendent for secondary education, chief executive officer of VSL Education Consulting, teachers and principals from the NYCDOE, and the NYCDOE director of planning. Events and programs specific for the School of Education have included Thinking Outside the Box: Building Minds Through Education, New York City Charter School Career Fair, Dale Carnegie Training: Networking for Education Majors, Making a Difference: Education, Nonprofit and Social Impact Internships, Principal Panel, How to Get a Job in School Counseling/School Psychology.
Learn first-hand about a profession of your interest and its career requirements through a visit to a company’s office. Past visits have been with organization such as Teach for America, City Year, American Museum of Natural History, Columbia University, and the New York City government. The visits are often hosted by Brooklyn College alumni.
The Magner Career Center provides additional services, including career planning, career assessments, LinkedIn training, pre-law advising, résumé review, and interview preparation.