Friday, August 29, 2014

Our First Notification for 2015!

Our first deadline applicants for the 2015 corps just submitted their applications last Friday and it's already time for our first notification of the year! All of our first deadline applicants were notified via the Applicant Center today. If you were invited to continue in the process, congratulations! We're excited to talk to you and learn more about you through your phone interview or meet you in person at a final interview!

  • If you were invited to a phone interview sure to mark your calendar for September 18, when you'll be able to sign up for an interview date and time.
  • Our phone interviews will be held September 20-23 so check your calendars now to determine your availability!
  • If you were invited directly to a final interview, remember you'll need to complete your Online Activity between September 29-October 1 before being able to sign up for your interview date and location.

Be sure to visit the blog next week when we'll share tips about selecting your recommenders, preparing for your phone interview, and the Online Activity!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Our 1st Application Deadline is Friday, August 22!

It seems like just yesterday our 2015 corps member application was opening, but actually that was three weeks ago and our first application deadline is just two days away! Although any application process can seem overwhelming, our application is really just four parts: Personal Info, Academic History, Leadership Experience, and short answer questions.

Personal Info This page should be fairly simple to fill out since it's just basic information about you--your hometown, questions about your background, etc. Two important pieces of this pages are selecting your deadline and your interview location preferences. You can view the timeline for each of our five deadlines and then select the one that best works with your schedule. If you're invited to a final interview, we want you to be able to interview at a place close to you, so we ask you to let us know early on where you'd prefer to interview. As a note, where you choose to interview has no impact on where you might be assigned to teach.

Academic History This page is exactly what it sounds like—we’re looking to learn more about what schools you attended, the degrees you've received and your GPA. Please be sure to enter in the correct cumulative GPA. We have a 2.50 minimum GPA requirement, so entering your GPA incorrectly could impact your application. While we don't require you to submit your transcript this early on in our process, it might be helpful to have at least an unofficial transcript handy to verify your cumulative GPA and your yearly GPA values.

Leadership Experience On this page you'll upload your resume and tell us more about the work you've been doing and the organizations or activities you've been involved with. We really do want to know all about you, so don't leave anything out! In particular, if you're a working professional and have years of experience, we want to know all of your roles. While we'll also review your resume for information, the additional sections of this page gives us more context about what you've accomplished, so don't leave anything out!

Why Teach For America In this final section, you'll answer 3 short answer questions about your interest in TFA and questions about yourself. On this page you can also indicate your interest in learning more about our partner organizations. There are a lot of other organizations out there working towards shared goals, so if you want to hear more form them, check "yes" on this section!

If you're not ready to apply by Friday, don't worry! We have five application deadlines to choose from:
  • August 22
  • September 12
  • October 24
  • December 5
  • January 30

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The 2014 Corps At A Glance

With the new school year right around the corner, our new corps of teachers are busy preparing for the first day of classes. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome our 2014 corps into the classroom – our next cohort of educators are heading into schools across our region, ready to help their students fulfill their limitless potential. Check out the information below to learn a little bit more about this talented and diverse group.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Questions About the Admissions Process?

So you've learned more about Teach For America's mission, work, and regions and now you're considering applying--that's great! You should know that our process is a little bit different than other applications. In addition to our online application, we have various steps and stages including a phone interview, online activity and final interview. To learn more about our entire admissions process check out our Admissions Process overview below. This 15 minute presentation will give you a detailed step by step of what our process entails.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Here at Teach For America, we're breaking out the party hats, champagne, and noisemakers. We know it's not December 31, but it's our version of a new year: a new admissions year! Starting today eligible applicants can begin applying to the 2015 corps. Our first deadline is August 22, but we have a total of 5 deadlines to choose from:

  • August 22
  • September 12
  • October 24
  • December 5
  • January 30

Before you apply, learn more about Teach For America, read about what we're looking for in our applicants, and review our preparation tips. We hope you'll apply for the 2015 corps!