Event Highlight: Why a Career in Education Might Just Be Right For You

Right now, the United States is facing a nationwide teaching shortage. Districts are looking for people from different backgrounds to fill these roles, so if you’re looking for a stable, purpose-driven career, why not consider education?

This event which takes place on October 26th from 7-8pm will be an opportunity to hear real teachers sip tea about topics like:

– Career growth opportunities within education

– The fun, funny and exciting parts of the job

– How to get started and launch your career

Register now and Handshake will donate $5 to DonorsChoose* to support teachers and students around the country.

Hear from expert speakers including: Lauran Wolley, Educator / Content Creator About Lauran: Lauran Woolley is a fifth grade teacher in Northeast Ohio. She has loved being able to combine her love of education and entertainment into one career. Her goal is not only to humanize educators to both families and students, but to create a safe space for her students on the internet. She has had the privilege of collaborating with educators around the world to shed a light on this amazing career. Check out Lauran on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mrs.woolleyin5th

Trayvon Thompson , Educator / Influencer Mr. Trayvon is an elementary school educator based in Los Angeles County, who creates content primarily on Tiktok (@mr.trayvon), that focuses on the adventures of working in education. His experience working with students has made him deeply dedicated to supporting all students and helping them achieve their goals. Check out Mr. Trayvon on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mr.trayvon

In a conversation moderated by Jules Terpak, Video-first content creator and tech + digital culture reporter. About Jules: Jules Terpak is a video-first content creator who covers humanity’s growing relationship with digital culture. She has an advice column about life online with The Washington Post and works on youth research with Google. Previously, she co-hosted the Forward podcast with Andrew Yang. Check out Jules on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@julesterpak

Register for this event on Handshake now. Any Handshake student with a link to this event can view and RSVP.

*up to $50,000

By Kiersten Borkert
Kiersten Borkert Career Counselor