Career Seminar Offers Possibilities

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SPC students are sought by many school districts for teaching positions because they are some of the best, and their passion is infectious. As St. Petersburg College’s College of Education interns approach graduation in May, opportunities abound as our students seek employment in the field they love: Teaching. Recently, Interns from SPC’s College of Education attended the Office of School Partnerships Spring 2021 Mid-Term Career Seminar via Zoom.

Our program continues to grow, and many of our students Livestreamed the seminar. Sherri Kent-Roberts, Liaison for the Office of School Partnerships, Dr. Melissa McAllister, Dr. Jennifer Fernandez, Dr. Cher Gauweiler, Pam Wilkins, Margaret Bowman and others from regional districts shared knowledge and tips that focused on the teaching profession. District representatives shared tips for interviewing and writing cover letters. They also conducted mock interviews with students, who were dressed for success, even though the seminar was held via Zoom.

George Papaemanuel, Human Capital Partner, Pasco County Schools, was the star of the seminar. He conducted interviews with two of our students: Anthony Gaymore and Emily Sharer. A discussion was held following the interviews, which was a time to provide feedback and evaluate the interviews.

George Papaemanuel, Human Capital Partner, Pasco County Schools offered interview strategies, and his presentation received many favorable reviews from our students.

During the afternoon, concurrent sessions were held by school district representatives, who shared the benefits of their districts. Interns had the opportunity to attend break-out sessions with district representatives to learn about their offerings once they graduate from the College of Education.  

The College of Education and Office of School Partnerships is dedicated to working with our students to guide them to the finish line and view glimmers of sunshine when they finally take over their own classrooms and make a positive difference in students’ lives. 

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