by Debra Johnson, Published April 09, 2013
YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University will host one of the state's largest teacher job fairs Wednesday, April 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the EMU Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt in Ypsilanti.
This will be Eastern's 26th year to host the event, which brings recruiters together with graduating seniors and alumni hoping to secure employment. Recruiters will have the option to conduct brief interviews with candidates, so attendees are urged to dress in business attire and bring multiple copies of their resume.
Currently, there are 126 public schools, academies and related education employers registered to participate in the event. Recruiters representing employers from as far away as China, Japan and Honduras and from a variety of states in the U.S. will be at the job fair.
"We are delighted to see recruiters return to this event after years of budget cuts", said Barbara Jones, senior corporate relations manager in the University Advising and Career Development Center at EMU and the event manager. "As of today, we have 5 schools from Alaska, 13 from Arizona, 6 from both Florida and Texas attending and schools are still calling to get registered. Dallas, TX just called and they anticipate hiring 1500 teachers."
The candidate online registration will be open until Friday, April 12, at 5 p.m. The cost is $10. After that time, candidates will have to register at the door on the day of the fair. Registration at the door will be $20.00. Visit the EMU Teacher Job Fair homepage to register online.
This event is open to all teacher candidates (including students from other schools) who have completed at least one semester of student teaching by June, 2013. Eastern alumni and the general public who have obtained a teaching certificate may also attend.
Upon arrival, candidates will receive a printed packet of registered employers and their anticipated employment needs. When the fair opens, candidates will stand in line to meet with recruiters of their choice.
"We have recruiters coming from both public school systems such as Ann Arbor, Monroe, Plymouth-Canton, South Lyon, Kalamazoo, Dearborn, Troy, plus 36 Michigan academies. Candidates are encouraged to attend to meet these hiring officials," said Jones.
The University Advising and Career Development Center at Eastern is the sponsor of the event. Visit the EMU University and Career Development Center homepage or click on Registered Employers to see the complete list of participating schools.