This event is for prospective and current students.

Spring 2021

Date

Description

 
Career Networking Events
Tuesday, April 6th
6.00-7.00 pm CT

Careers in Human Resource Development

Presenters:
David Huang, Associate Professor, EPOL

Alumni Panelists:

Teresa La is Instructional Designer at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She works with stakeholders and subject-matter experts to develop online courses on the ethics of clinical research for the scientific community at MGH and MGB-wide. She says,  "I enjoy leveraging innovative and groundbreaking learning technologies to develop and deliver courses and improve learning outcomes. I am currently leading the customization, development and implementation of the Moodle LMS system for my organization’s LMS solution". She has a master's from the department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership with a concentration in Human Resource Development.

Anthony Williams, CWO4(Ret), USN,  Ed.M. is a Program Specialist (State Approving Agent) in the Texas Veterans  Commission. He serves as a member of the Veterans Education Department, as the State Approving Authority for Department of Veteran Affairs veteran education benefits. He earned a master's from the department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership with a concentration in Human Resource Development.

Sarah Dyer


Hear from a panel of Illinois College of Education alumni working in human resource development who each will speak briefly about their career paths and how their education prepared them for their careers. We will break out into smaller group discussions in breakout rooms so people can ask informal questions and network. Alumni will also offer advice for folks trying to aim their careers in the direction of human resource development.

Wednesday, March 31st
4.30-6.00 pm CT

Careers in International Education

Presenters:
Allison Witt Director, Office of International Programs
Program Leader, International Education Administration and Leadership
Co-Director of Graduate Studies 
Teaching Associate Professor
Education Policy, Organization and Leadership


Panelists:
Brian Egan is  Assistant Director of Student Affairs and International Engagement Coordinator at Michigan State University (College of Social Science). He advises Undergraduate students in Social Science,  develops, coordinates and implements support programs for undergraduate international students, including international student enrollment requirements, coordinate New Student Orientation, and teaches a Freshmen Seminar. He is in the doctoral program (EdD) in the department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership with a Concentration in Global Studies. 

Courtney Smith is Director of Global and Intercultural Engagement at Transylvania University. She advises students interested in opportunities to earn academic credit abroad (study, intern, teach, research, serve), assists in the creation and maintenance of innovative partnerships and programs abroad, and works with various campus stakeholders to promote internationalization of the University. She is in the doctoral program (EdD) in the department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership with a Concentration in Global Studies. 

Erin L. Gahimer is Senior Programs Coordinator at the University of Dayton, Office of Education Abroad. She says, "In my role, I work in partnership with faculty across the university to plan, develop, & execute faculty-led programs that take place in the summer in Europe, Asia, and Latin America". She is in the doctoral program (EdD) in the department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership with a Concentration in Global Studies.

Joy Phaphouvaninh is Director of Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She oversees the campus study abroad/exchange office, which currently includes over 120 programs abroad with partners institutions (including short-term, semester or year-study abroad and reciprocal exchange). Her office is responsible for partner relations and agreements/contracts, marketing, program management, and student advising. She is pursuing a PhD in the department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership with concentrations in Human Resource Development and Global Studies in Education.

Hear from a panel of Illinois College of Education alumni working in international higher education who each will speak briefly about their career paths, working in international higher education, and how their education prepared them for their careers. We will break out into smaller group discussions in breakout rooms so people can ask informal questions and network. Alumni will also offer advice for folks trying to aim their careers in the direction of international higher education.

 
Information Sessions
Thursday, April 1st
10:00 am-11:00am

Certificate of Specializations, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership (EPOL)

Presenters:
Yoon Pak, Head, Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership (EPOL)
Mary Hermann, Clinical Associate Professor, EPOL
David Huang, Associate Professor, EPOL
Allison Witt, Teaching Associate Professor, EPOL
Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, Professor, EPOL

Join the session to learn about:
EPOL's Certificate of Specialization programs
Eligibility, program structure and admissions
Career Prospects
Wednesday, March 31st
11.00 am -12.00

Online Master's (EdM), Education Policy, Organization and Leadership (EPOL)

Presenters:
Denice Hood, Teaching Associate Professor
David Huang, Associate Professor
Laura Ketchum, Assistant to the Head of EPOL

Join the session to learn about:
EPOL's Online Master’s  programs
Eligibility, program structure and admissions
Career Prospects

Wednesday, March 24th
12:00-1:00pm

Curriculum and Instruction Online Programs

Presenters:
Sarah McCarthey, Head, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Ann Christine Jones, Assistant to the Head of Curriculum and Instruction
Michael Tissenbaum, Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
Catherine Dornfeld Tissenbaum, Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
Idalia Nunez Cortez, Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction

Join the session to learn about:
Curriculum and Instruction's Online Master’s, Endorsement, and Certificate of Specialization programs
Eligibility, program structure and admissions
Career Prospects
Monday, March 22nd
4.00 pm - 5.00 pm
EAL: Educational Administration & Leadership:
- Principal Specialization (Ed.M.)

- Superintendent Specialization (Ed.D.)

Presenters:
Kern Alexander, Professor
Paul Bruno, Assistant Professor
Osly J. Flores, Assistant Professor
Mary Herrmann, Teaching Associate Professor
Jennifer Nelson, Assistant Professor
Patrick Rice, Clinical Assistant Professor
Rachel Roegman, Assistant Professor

Learn about:
EAL's administrative endorsement programs and what makes Illinois unique
Program eligibility, program structure, and degree options for educators interested in principal and superintendent licensure
The differences between a masters, doctorate, or certificate.