A graduate degree from Morgridge College of Education (MCE) opens up countless career possibilities across every sector. Career & Professional Development is here to support you as you discover your path, seek out meaningful jobs, practicums, internships or further education.

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Popular Industries for Morgridge Students
Students graduating from the Morgridge College of Education have skills that can apply to a wide array of industries. Common areas of employment include mental health, research, libraries, hospitals, nonprofits as well as state, local and government agencies.

Popular Job Titles for Morgridge Alumni

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  • Therapist
  • Research Coordinator
  • Professor
  • Principal
  • Academic Advisor
  • Coordinator of Health Promotion
  • Policy Analyst
  • Information & Data Management Officer
  • Digital Innovations Librarian

Graduate Research: Organizing and Planning

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Getting organized is key to your success. The thesis will not magically happen. It will not write itself and you cannot absorb theory through pillow osmosis—though that would be nice. A former boss told me that theses and dissertations require …

By Maria Kuntz
Maria Kuntz Assistant Director, Advancement Marketing Maria Kuntz
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Graduate Research: Thinking

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Make time to think.

No seriously, make time to think. Schedule this, too. (can you tell I like schedules)?

At the very least, accept that this is part of the writing, or pre-writing process. Great writing doesn’t just happen. Spontaneous …

By Maria Kuntz
Maria Kuntz Assistant Director, Advancement Marketing Maria Kuntz
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Graduate Research: Committing to a Thesis or Dissertation

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There are a lot of reasons to do a thesis or dissertation, and probably just as many not to.  In my graduate program, International and Intercultural Communication, students have the option to complete a thesis or an internship. Here are …

By Maria Kuntz
Maria Kuntz Assistant Director, Advancement Marketing Maria Kuntz
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Not just your diploma in hand, but your first post-grad job, too

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Half the battle of the job search is simply in having clarity around what you want to do and how you want to plug-in, then finding the companies doing those things. As a multi-pronged approach to the job search, it …

By Carolyn Sommers
Carolyn Sommers Assistant Director of Career & Professional Development Carolyn Sommers
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6 Conversation Tips for Networking

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A key part of the job search process is your ability to network. Networking is a way to stand out amongst your peers. When talking with colleagues, potential employers, and alumni, be sure you are your best professional self. Talk …

By Toni Phelan
Toni Phelan Assistant Director, Daniels Undergraduate Career Services Toni Phelan
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