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 (it’s free!) 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 and resources for emerging pros to grow their network and gain valuable career insights through content and programming with speakers from top companies like NBCUniversal, Twitter, Warby Parker, Grey Advertising, Viacom, Tribeca Film Festival, TEKsystems, American Express, McCann, and Facebook, and peers across creative, business, and tech industries.
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.
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
Learn more about sponsorship here: findspark.com/studentsponsorship
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 more and get your toolkit here: findspark.com/higheredtoolkit
“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
@emilymiethner Thank you for all that you do for our students!
— St John’s University (@StJohnsU) April 25, 2016
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. Contact us to learn more about our consulting packages.
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/speaking.
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 Chicago 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.