Career Support

Magner Career Center

For advisement on résumé writing and interview skills, as well as other career support and job postings, please visit the Magner Career Center.

Brooklyn College, 1303 James Hall, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210
Phone 718.951.5696,  careernews@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Click here for information on résumé review drop-in hours. 

You can sign up for job postings from the Magner Career Center by calling to request an eRecruiting account at 718 951-5696. The Magner Career Center has large numbers of internship, fellowship and teaching opportunities posted every year for School of Education students and graduates. 

Be sure the email address you have on file with BC WebCentral is your preferred email address so we can send postings to you before and after you graduate. You can manage your subscription to Brooklyn College eAlerts in BC WebCentral @ http://portal.brooklyn.edu. Look for the "BC Student Email Subscriptions" channel on the "My Info" tab.      

You can access  Magner Center services and resources, including a reference guide to résumés and cover letters, at on the Brooklyn College WebCentral portal via the Career tab.

New York City Department of Education Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality

The job application site for 2015-16 New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) job opportunities is opened now and it will close in late June. Be sure to check www.teachnyc.net  for details and deadlines.  The first priority deadline is March 23rd. The second priority deadline is April 27th. 

Click here for the guide for the online teacher application so you can preview the three writing prompts you must answer as part of your application. We recommend that you submit high-quality essays. You can get writing tutor support at at the Brooklyn College Learning Center,  or with Melissa Clairjeune, Room 2106 James Hall, Mon. 1 - 5 p.m., Tues. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wed. 3 - 6 p.m., Thurs. 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 - 5 p.m.. 

Please note that if you started or completed an online teacher application previously but have not yet been hired, you will need to complete a new application in order to be considered for teaching opportunities for the 2015 spring term and the 2015-2016 school year. 

You will need to complete your NYCDOE  application  before the application site closes if you have completed your certification requirements by that time or not. The application site closes on June 29. We recommend completing your application as early as possible, ideally by March 23rd, the first priority deadline, or April 27th, the second priority deadline. If you have not graduated yet, you can request a letter from your program office stating your expected graduation date and program area. Contact the Early Childhood/Art Education office in room 2309 James Hall, Childhood/Bilingual/Special Education office in room 2105 James Hall, the Secondary Education office in room 2606 James Hall, or Kinesiology in room 428 West Quad. 

Every eligible teacher candidate is ultimately responsible for his or her own job placement. However, once you complete an online application and it is successfully processed into the NYCDOE prospective teacher database called the New Teacher Finder you can register and attend job search online workshops through the TeachNYC Academy. In addition, you can always email teachnyc@schools.nyc.gov or call HR Direct at 718.935.4000 with questions or concerns. You can also research NYCDOE schools by grade level, borough, or district via the NYCDOE website at schools.nyc.gov and feel free to reach out to principals directly to ask about teaching opportunities at their school as there is no citywide vacancy listing and your job search with the NYCDOE will require your direct outreach with school principals. Click here for more information.

Spring Career Event:

NYC Charter School Career Fair 

Thursday, April 2, 5 - 7:30 p.m., Student Center - Maroon, State, Gold rooms and Penthouse

At our first-ever Charter School Fair at Brooklyn College, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with representatives from many charter schools across NYC, and learn about their goals, cultures, and career opportunities in a variety of roles. 

  • The event for Education majors, both undergraduates and graduates. 
  • Teaching certification is not necessary for you to attend. 
  • Bring resumes (which should be reviewed by the Magner Center before the event), and be ready to learn about what charter schools offer both students and teachers!
  • Confirm that you will attend using this link: http://tinyurl.com/NYCCharterSchoolFair2015 
  • Click here for flyer 

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