Join FindSpark Educators

FindSpark Educators include career center professionals, adjuncts, professors, and administrators who want to see their students and grads succeed in the modern workforce.

FindSpark will get your students and alumni industry exposure and face time with professionals and recruiters at New York and Chicago’s top companies — ranging from media giants and small businesses to innovative startups and successful freelancers.

What does it take from you? Become a FindSpark Educator and you’ll get updates on our programs and resources, which you can forward and share with your students. It’s that easy.

Since 2011, we’ve been creating opportunities for emerging pros to grow their network and gain valuable insights through programming with speakers from top companies like NBCUniversal, Twitter, Warby Parker, DoSomething.org, Viacom, Tribeca Film Festival, and Facebook, and peers across creative industries.

FindSpark Community Members

Want to set your students and alumni up for career success? It’s free to become a FindSpark Educator!

Just Some of the Schools That Have Partnered with FindSpark

FindSpark Educator Partners

How We Work with Educators

Share our resources with your students and alumni


Spread the word about our upcoming programs, informative blog posts, job board, and other resources.


Collaborate on Programs


Want to bring top notch, engaging career programs to your campus? Engage your students and create buzz on campus with our full-day career conference, Find & Follow Your Passion, just one of the programs we’ve brought to campuses. We do the work, you benefit from the results — more connected, career-ready students.


Bring our CEO & Founder to Campus


Our CEO & Founder Emily Miethner teaches career courses at multiple schools and has spoken at dozens of events, campuses, and classes. Bring her to your school and partner with us to bring a customized career development program to your students.

Learn more about Emily & her programs here: emilymiethner.com/speaking


Join our Free Virtual Event:
Engage Students & Save Time: Social Media Tips for Higher Ed Pros


Once a quarter, we host an engaging, free, and action-oriented social media virtual workshop specifically for higher ed professionals.

Join us Friday, June 30th, 1PM ET.

Claim your spot here: findspark.com/higheredsocial


Sponsor Your Students


Send your students to our events or give them Premium Membership so they can access special perks like our FindMentorship Program, hands-on workshops, and conferences.

Learn more about sponsorship here: findspark.com/studentsponsorship


FindSpark Educator Premium Membership


Want access to FindSpark events to your students year-round? FindSpark Educator Annual Premium Membership perks include unlimited free tickets to FindSpark events for your students, access to our Higher Ed Social Media Toolkit (see below), and priority email support with our team to answer any of your social media questions.

For just $49 a month, give your students an opportunity to practice what they learn on you, get them in the door for those who want to work in NYC or Chicago, and get the tools you need to use social media to make your programs more successful than ever.

Become a FindSpark Educator Premium Member here: findspark.com/educator-premium


Higher Ed Social Media Toolkit

Looking to build your social media presence and better engage students? Our Social Media Toolkit contains the tips, step-by-step instructions, and resources you need to kick-start and upgrade the social media strategies your school is using to engage students, alumni, and the community at-large.

The Toolkit features 8 resources, including a recording of the 60-minute class, Engage Students & Save Time: A Social Media Workshop. 

In that class alone you will:

  • Learn about free and low-cost innovative social media strategies to attract students to programs
  • Discover the best tools for managing social media day-to-day
  • Grow your followers on Twitter and Instagram with a few simple engagement tips
  • Stop using old Facebook features and take advantage of ones that will actually get engagement
  • Find out how the heck your campus can be using Snapchat to engage prospective and current students
  • Get buy-in from colleagues about how spending time on social media will increase student participation

Learn more and get your toolkit here: findspark.com/higheredtoolkit

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Want to set your students and alumni up for career success? It’s free to become a FindSpark Educator!

Featured Testimonials

“As a Career Services office, we are passionate about helping students find career success and we’re happy to have FindSpark as a valuable resource and partner. Our office has recommended and even sponsored students to attend the many events that FindSpark coordinates. These events have led to our students finding internship opportunities, making connections in their industry of interest, and educating students on the many topics of careers given by industry professionals. We’ve found that FindSpark helped with opening many untapped doors for our students.”
– Katherine Bradshaw, 
Assistant Director, Internship Program Manager, Sarah Lawrence College

“The speakers mentored us about pursuing our passions and utilizing connections, tied in with relatable real life examples. I was also able to get both career and life advice from other attendees. This was definitely a worthwhile event where I learned a lot that I’ll be using in my daily life and future career. Thank you very much for this opportunity!” – Ruth Kim, Student sponsored to attend FindSpark event by Drew University

 

FAQ

Q: How many students can we send to FindSpark events?
A: You can send any number of students to our events. We’ve had one student to 25 students.

Q: Can you help my department with social media and digital strategy so that we can better engage students on campus?
A: You betcha, that’s our specialty. We’ve worked with all sorts of higher ed pros to help them better utilize tools like Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat to get students to events and to take action.

Q: Is the founder/CEO of FindSpark Emily Miethner available to speak at a program on my campus?
A: Learn more about Emily’s keynote talks, workshops, and reach out about availability at emilymiethner.com.

Q: What if my career center already organizes career development events?
A: FindSpark programs are a way for your students to practice the skills you’ve given them and expand their networks, as they will meet other students from different schools along with industry professionals at FindSpark events.

Q: Can I add FindSpark.com as a resource on my school’s website?
A: Please do! Many schools link to us on their career center or department web pages so that students are aware of our job board and events.

Q: Do students from outside of NYC or Chiaco attend FindSpark events? 
A: All the time. FindSpark is an excellent resource for students who want to get their foot in the door in NYC or Chicago, especially because we host at least one virtual workshop a month. For schools without a big team presence in NYC or Chicago, FindSpark is an excellent partner to ensure your alumni get connected and find a community.

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