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Career Services

Prepare for your dream job with career counseling, interview preparation and more to help you achieve your career goals.

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Career Counseling and Support Services

Prepare for the Next Step in Your Career

Before and after you graduate from Erikson, you will have access to our vast network of early childhood professionals: the thousands of alumni, hiring managers, and colleagues we’ve worked with over our 55-year history.

Our career services team will help you assess your career options to put you on the right track to succeed. Through group sessions and individual meetings, we help you set short- and long-term goals, giving you the tools to best present your education and experience to hiring managers and recruiters.

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Develop and polish your resume.


Cover Letters

Establish an array of cover letters that can be adjusted to the specific opportunity.


Interview Skills

Improve your skills and build your confidence through practice and mock interviews.


Career Workshops

Attend to learn about resumes, cover letters and social media best practices.

Job Placement for Students

Master’s degree students who graduated in 2023
94.4 %
of those seeking employment were working in the field…
… months following graduation
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Your Graduate Degree Takes Your Career Further

With your Erikson education in early childhood development, education, and social work, you can work and lead in a wide range of disciplines and settings, including:

  • Social Work
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Intervention
  • Child Life
  • Infant Mental Health
  • Advocacy & Policy
  • Child Welfare
  • Child & Family Therapy
  • Hospitals & Child Health Care
  • Preschools & Childcare
  • Public & Private Schools
  • Informal Education


What Erikson Early Childhood Graduates Have to Say

Alejandra Paucar
Alejandra Paucar
MSW 2016 • Bilingual Counselor, Between Friends
“ Career Services staff members were readily available to me throughout my job search, not only making time to meet with me but also checking in with me by email and phone. ”
Laura Kahan
Laura Kahan
MEd 1995 • Chief of Infant Development, La Rabida Children’s Hospital
“ I reached out to Career Services when I launched a job search after more than a decade of self-employment. A lot had changed in those 12 years, especially in the areas of technology and using social media and the Internet. ”
Dionne Johnson
Dionne E. Johnson
MS 2017 • Business Manager, The Learning Experience
“ Maggie Brett was quick in responding to my questions, supportive of me when I was frustrated, and happy for me as if she were my mother when I finally found a place of employment where I could grow. ”

Propel Your Job Search Forward with Erikson Institute

You can take advantage of Erikson’s staff, resources, and tools to help advance your job search.

Connect with Career Services

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You can search for part- and full-time jobs for free via Handshake.

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Participate in a Job Fair

Connect with 25-30 hiring managers and recruiters from local employers each spring.

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Get Noticed in Our Resume Book

Add your resume to Erikson’s book of resumes shared out with employers upon request.

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Join Our Networking Events

Learn the best practices for opening career doors and establishing professional relationships.

Where You Will Find Our Alumni

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Early Childhood Job Recruiters Know Erikson

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Claire Dunham
SVP of Programs and Training, Start Early
“ Start Early and Erikson are strongly aligned in our values and approach. At one point, all of my direct reports were Erikson graduates. ”
Edward Reed
Edward Reed
Director Of Clinical Training, Jewish Child And Family Services
“ Our working relationship with Career Services is strong, and I especially appreciate the level of communication we receive from Maggie Brett. ”
Jennifer Alexander
Jennifer Alexander
Program Director Of Early Learning Programs, Metropolitan Family Services
“ The Erikson graduates we’ve hired are very knowledgeable and bring a whole new level of energy, innovation, and eagerness to learn more about their practice. ”

Take Your Organization to the Next Level

Looking to hire early childcare professionals? Erikson has the right candidates for you.

Find what you need to build a prepared and informed workforce for your employer. Erikson students and alumni are knowledgeable, collaborative, and dedicated to improving children’s lives. With a strong commitment to help children and families reach their full potential, our students can help you achieve your goals.

Find the candidates you need by posting your job for free via Handshake. Connect with us once your account is created to share your employment opportunities with us.

Search for possible Erikson candidates by requesting Erikson’s digital book of early childhood student and graduate resumes.

Job Fair

Participate in our annual job fair each spring to meet with our students and alumna who bring experience and expertise to help build your team.

Bring early childhood expertise into your organization while supporting the professional growth of students in the field by hosting an intern.