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EDUCATION MAJORS EXPLORE ALTERNATIVE CAREERS

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Posted on September 24, 2012

Career Services will conduct a networking event, “Unique Careers for Education Majors,” Thursday in Eberly Hall, Room 130.

Recognizing that not every education major will find a traditional teaching assignment, the gathering will explore employment opportunities outside the classroom. Employers will talk about transitioning careers and how an education major’s skills can transfer to other occupations.

Registration for this casual networking event begins at 4:30 p.m. Students may call the Career Services office at 724-938-4413 or register online.

The keynote speaker is Cal U alumna Amy Altieri ‘11, who is the Training and Development Specialist for H.J. Heinz Company. Following her co-presentation with Rhonda Gifford, Cal U’s director of Career Services, panel sessions will feature representatives from industries that hire education majors.

Afterward, attendees can speak directly with these employers and with Cal U alumni who majored in education but went on to successful non-teaching careers.