Are you looking to successfully prepare for your job search?

Do you have questions about what to do at teacher recruitment fairs? 

Do you want advice from principals, human resources personnel, teachers, and other experts?

To effectively prepare for the upcoming job fairs, and job searching in general, learn
from industry experts during this exciting professional development event!

Prepare for your interactions with industry experts by reviewing the list of roundtable topics below.  Check back often for additional information and updates.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

**Speakers will spend 20 minutes sharing information with students on a specific topic. Students will move to a different table when the moderator announces that it is time to rotate.

Industry experts will share information on the following topics:

  • Resumes & Cover Letters: What Administrators Look For
  • Making the Most of Your Networking Opportunities
  • Interviewing 101: Giving Great Answers + Tips for Using Your Portfolio During an Interview
  • Hi, My Name is ___: Successfully Developing Your Elevator Speech
  • Be a Superstar: How to Standout at a Teacher Recruitment Fair
  • Experiences of an Early Childhood Educator
  • Experiences of a Secondary Educator
  • Insights from a First Year Teacher: 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Teaching
  • Insights from a Secondary Educator: 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Teaching
  • Alternative Careers for Educators
  • Navigating ADEPT
  • The Arts in Education

Student Registration

This event begins at 5:00 p.m. and the first roundtable session will begin promptly at 5:10 p.m. To ensure a smooth check-in process, you should pre-register for this event.

Complete the student registration form.

Event Schedule

Rotation 1    5:10 - 5:30
Rotation 2    5:30 - 5:50
Rotation 3    5:50 - 6:10
Rotation 4    6:10 - 6:30
Rotation 5    6:30 - 6:50
Rotation 6    6:50 - 7:10
Closing         7:10 - 7:30
(After closing announcements, there will be approximately 15 minutes for optional networking)

Education Roundtable Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where is the event? In the Career Center, Thomas Cooper Library, Level 5.

What should I wear? Although there is not a dress code, business casual (e.g., teacher clothes) is recommended.

What should I bring? 1) Materials to take notes 2)Resume and cover letter bring drafts to make notes based on tips and advice from speakers. Bring clean copies just in case, remember this is a networking opportunity for you as well.

What if I'm not interested in the speaker's topic, but I want to network with the speaker?
Sit at their table. Face time is important. Additionally, you might be able to connect with the speaker during the optional networking period.

Should I ask questions? Yes, use the list above to develop questions for speakers based on things like their job, employer, expertise, etc. For example, you might want to ask a speaker from human resources about a typical timeline for hiring, how certification reciprocity is handled, stages of the interview process, etc.

Do I need to follow up? If you make a meaningful connection with a speaker, send them a thank you note.