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    Amy Laskowski

    Amy Laskowski graduated from Syracuse University in 2007 with a degree in English, and earned a master’s in journalism at the College of Communication in 2015. She helps edit the work of BU Today’s interns and is always hunting for interesting, quirky stories around BU. Profile

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There are 7 comments on Daily Show’s Jon Stewart Helps BU Alum Looking for a Job

  1. Adam,

    In general, no one hires people with a BS is Chem to teach Chem. Your best bet is to get a teaching certificate which will require some (probably a lot) more classes. To teach chemistry in middle school or high school you need an education degree, and to teach it in college you need a PhD.

  2. If you aren’t keen on the traditional Ed.M. grad path to gain certification, I recommend alternate certification, charter school opportunities, and prep school teaching. STEM subjects are in high demand, you should be able to hit on some good opportunities. Use a teacher placement agency to increase your chances of a match. Carney Sandoe & Associates comes to mind and is based right here in Boston. http://www.carneysandoe.com/

  3. I agree with everyone’s comments. Engel would be more marketable to schools if he received a teaching certificate. I know some districts will hire you for six months until you take the license or teaching exam; if you pass, then they will let you work their while you get your MEd. Plus, there are lots of scholarships and grants for those who want to teach math or science.

  4. Usually when you have a graduate who hasn’t been able to find a decent job two years after graduation, it shouldn’t be put on the front page of the University’s newspaper. Food for thought.

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