Exploring and Interviewing for Careers in Teaching (EICT)

DESCRIPTION

Exploring and Interviewing for Careers in Teaching (EICT) is a collaborative program with Career Education. This program is a 3 week 15-hour certificate program composed of:  

  • 11 in-person class hours (including 2 workshops and 2 mock interviews)
  • 4 hours of asynchronous online work

EICT prepares international and new resident graduate students to confidently interview for positions within the education sector. This program will cover how participants can navigate cultural differences during the recruitment process.

EICT incorporates two hands-on workshops where participants will be able to create key documents to include in their applications (resume and mini teaching portfolio). EICT ends the program with two rounds of mock interviews where participants will be able to practice answers to frequently asked interview questions. Ann Ayinde, Career Coach at Career Education will lend her expertise in this program.  

Topics

How to interview with confidence, including managing non-verbal cues and articulating strengths and weaknesses; what to include in a teaching portfolio; best practices in resume design.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • identify and prepare for cultural differences in the recruitment process
  • confidently use verbal and non-behaviours to highlight personal strengths and accomplishments
  • respond to common interview questions with ease and confidence
  • compile materials for a mini teaching portfolio
  • prepare a resume conducive to current Canadian recruitment norms and values

What to expect

Classes will run on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 6:30pm until Monday, October 17th. Next, microteaching sessions with smaller groups will replace large group classes until the end of the program. Participants must be available for at least four time slots (on different days) from the list below:

  • Select one time slot on Wednesday, October 19th: 9:00AM-12:00PM; 1:00PM-4:00PM; or 4:30PM-7:30PM
  • Select one time slot on Thursday, October 20th: 9:00AM-12:00PM; 1:00PM-4:00PM; or 4:30PM-7:30PM
  • Select one time slot on Monday, October 24th: 1:00PM-4:00PM; or 4:30PM-7:30PM
  • Select one time slot on Wednesday, October 26th: 1:00PM-4:00PM; or 4:30PM-7:30PM

Program Information

Upcoming Online Session

November 7th to November 25th: Registration is open

Audience

International and new resident graduate students, international postdoctoral scholars

Registration

Registration Instructions

Please note:

  • Registration is available for current (must be registered in the term indicated on the "Offer of Admission") international graduate students, new resident students, and postdoctoral scholars only.

Here are the steps to register for EICT:

  1. Login to Western Connect using your Western username and password. 
  2. Go to the Centre for Teaching and Learning section and select Event Calendar.
  3. Select ONE session you would like to attend from the calendar. Details and a description will appear.
  4. Select the Register on Waiting List button. You will receive an automated waitlist confirmation email to your Western email account.
  5. Submit your $20 deposit (cash or cheque only) to the CTL to complete your registration and secure your spot in the program on a first come first serve basis. The CTL is typically open Monday - Friday from 8:30a.m.-12:00p.m and 1:00p.m-4:00p.m. If you are unable to be on-campus, you can mail the deposit by cheque.
  6. If there is a spot for you in the program, you will receive a registration confirmation email to your Western email account after we receive your deposit, which means you are officially registered in the program.

Due to limited enrolment, we are not able to accept everyone who registers on the Wait List. Registration is on a first come first serve basis upon receipt of the $20 deposit. Once the program spots are full, you will remain on the waitlist and will be notified if a spot becomes available. Deposits will be returned upon completion of the program, or if a participant cancels their registration 3 business days prior to the start of the program. If a spot does not become available for you, we encourage you to register for the next offering of EICT (please see the section "Offered" on the EICT webpage below).

If you have any questions or problems registering for an event, please consult our Registration Help Page for our Cancellation Policy, FAQs and more or contact ctl@uwo.ca.

Offered

Typically offered three times per year.

Prerequisites / Recommended Preparation

Participants must attend one of the following workshops offered by Career Education:

Completion Requirements

To complete the program, students must attend all in-person classes and workshops, complete all online asynchronous tasks, and participate in two in-person mock-interview sessions.


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Testimonials

“Some skills that I learned in this workshop: 1) listening to the hidden question being, 2) breaking down the question to answer more deeply, and 3) gaining competence handling challenging questions and how to redirect the answer to show my strengths.”

“The practice interviews are very effective, in the sense, that it provides a rare opportunity for us to study the verbal and non-verbal aspects of the interviewee and the interviewer. The workshop effectively targets specific interview language which I find extremely useful. I've learned ways to articulate my examples to attract the interviewer's attention while not sounding too aggressive or hostile.”