by Amber Ratliff, Published April 07, 2014
YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University will host one of Michigan’s largest teacher job fairs Wednesday, April 9, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bowen Field House.
This will be Eastern’s 27th year hosting the event, which will give candidates the opportunity to market their teaching skills in order to land a good job. Recruiters will have the chance to conduct brief interviews with candidates, so attendees are urged to dress in business attire and bring copies of their resume.
In total, 130 employers are registered to attend the EMU Teacher Job Fair. Recruiters representing employers from schools that have not attended the event in past years, including Florida, Arizona, Montana and Colorado, will be participating this year.
“It’s encouraging to see so many school districts around the country coming to interview our candidates,” said Barbara Jones, Corporate Relations Manager of the University Advising and Career Development Center. “ Opportunities will exist for those looking to stay in Michigan, depending upon academic major. In many cases, school districts will have teachers retiring, relocating, and/or changing professions, which opens the door for our graduating students.”
The event is open to all teacher candidates (including students from other schools and Eastern alumni) who have completed at least one semester of student teaching by June 2014. Candidates who have obtained a teaching certificate may also attend.
Candidates may register at the door for $20. Upon arrival, candidates will receive a printed packet of registered employers and their anticipated employment needs. When the fair opens, they will have the chance to stand in line to meet with recruiters of their choice.
The University Advising and Career Development Center (UACDC) at EMU is the sponsor of the event. For more information, visit the Teacher Job Fair event page at https://eaglecareers.experience.com/stu/cf_details?fhnd=6616. Registered employers can be found at https://eaglecareers.experience.com/stu/cf_registered_employers?fhnd=6616.