Student Resources

Employment

It is a good idea to begin your job search months before graduation. This includes watching for openings in relevant professional publications and employment hotlines, and networking actively. Community college teachers who are willing to relocate have the most success, because the local job market is extremely competitive, with few openings.

Those most successful in the job search take lots of initiative and send out résumés to a number of sites. TESOL students have an opportunity to develop job search skills (résumé, interview, etc.) through SU's Career Services, at 206-296-6080. You have an opportunity to network with ESOL professionals through your internship and through involvement in the state and national professional associations. The TESOL program also hosts occasional information sessions on teaching EFL in various parts of the world (these are announced via email).

The TESOL program maintains current job listings on the bulletin board outside Loyola 411. Also available are the resources available on the TESOL organization's Career Center website, including the TESOL Career Center's online Job Search.

PMC students should apply for the Post-Master's Certificate in their last quarter by filling out Certificate Completion Application, available from the TESOL program office (Loyola 304B) or from the Registrar's office, and obtaining the necessary signatures.