The School of Education was pleased to hold its January edition of its Voices from the Field Speaker Series on January 23, 2014 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. The event consisted of a panel discussion on “Positioning Yourself for Employment Opportunities in Education.”

The distinguished panelists included Dr. Sigrun Biesenbach-Lucas, Dr. Ana-María Nuevo, and Dr. Luis Cerezo, all of whom have extensive experience serving on search committees for positions in the field of education. They shared practical advice and fielded questions on the following topics and more:

  • Application and hiring processes in various types of education programs
  • Search committees’ expectations of candidates
  • Common pitfalls that otherwise strong applicants might fall into
  • Their own journeys and experiences on their way to their current positions

Participants left the session in a much stronger and better informed position to pursue their own careers as education professionals.

To learn more about participating in Voices from the Field, please contact Mr. Kevin Martin at kevin@viu.edu, follow us on social media @SEDatVIU and @TESOLVIU, and visit the School of Education’s website at www.viu.edu/sed.