Teacher Career Fair
This fair is open to students and alumni from FHSU. Students and alumni from other colleges and universities are also welcome to attend this event.
The Office of Career Services is pleased to invite you to FHSU's 40th Annual Teacher Career Fair. It will be held on Monday, March 9, 2015, from 9 a.m. to Noon in the Memorial Union Ballroom. The fair provides an excellent opportunity for you to meet face-to-face with a large number of school administrators. This website is designed to provide information on everything you should know in order to participate. If you have any questions, please contact Career Services, (785) 628-4260, or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the FHSU Teacher Career Fair?
The FHSU Teacher Career Fair brings together school administrators and candidates from all over the region. It provides an efficient and economical way to assist employers looking for qualified candidates in all educational fields. The fair provides candidates, inexperienced as well as experienced, a one-stop opportunity to contact a large number of employers to initiate the application process. This is your opportunity to meet and interview with these representatives. Most of those attending will be from Kansas. All will be looking for qualified teachers.
Who usually attends the fair?
School administrative personnel looking for qualified candidates for classroom, special education, administrative and certificated support staff assignments. Graduates, experienced teachers and administrators seeking opportunities to meet with administrative personnel to learn about anticipated or known vacancies and to initiate the application process. Fort Hays State University's certification specialist will be available to answer questions and provide assistance. Plan now to attend. We look forward to seeing you in Hays. This is really an opportunity you won't want to miss!
Where do I go?
The interviews will take place in the Memorial Union Ballroom, from 9 a.m. to Noon on Monday, March 9, 2015. Check in at the student registration table at the Memorial Union Ballroom and pick up a list of known vacancies, a table map, and a name tag. We recommend that you come early to check the posters in the lobby for any additions or deletions to vacancies listed that morning in your field.
What do I bring?
Prospective applicants should bring prepared, professional resumes and transcripts to leave with school personnel as you go from table to table. Any additional information or materials are welcome. There is no need to arrange for Career Services to have your credential file at the fair since these are preliminary interviews. Some school districts will bring application packets for you to take with you and fill out. Do not stand in line for interviews. Keep moving to interview tables where there are no lines. Your success is strictly up to you. Be assertive. Introduce yourself with a good, firm handshake.
What do I wear?
Present yourself as a professional educator when talking to school officials. A suit is generally the best attire. Remember that schools are conservative institutions; therefore, it is your advantage to dress conservatively.
What school districts are attending?
A list of schools that have tentatively indicated that they will attend the Teacher Career Fair on March 9th will be on our website in February. Check this website periodically for any changes.
How is the fair set up?
All participating school districts will have booths where school personnel will be available to meet with candidates and to provide information and materials. The fair offers candidates the opportunity to make contacts with personnel directors, principals, and other school representatives. The booths will be marked clearly with the district name and the areas of known and anticipated vacancies. To help you identify which school districts are interested in your major, we will distribute a vacancy list of all participating districts and their interests. Often, a number of job offers are made on the spot. We cannot, however, guarantee that you will be offered a job simply by your attendance. If you are open geographically, we feel very confident that you will have opportunities for employment.
What do I need to attend?
No pre-registration is required. There will be no pre-scheduled interviews. Registration tables will open at 8:00 a.m. All candidates must register at the door. Travel arrangements and accommodations are your responsibility. It is anticipated that job opportunities will be available in almost all teaching fields with the highest demand in special education, math, music, foreign language, technology studies, and bilingual positions.
Career Fair Follow Up
Write thank you letters to each school representative or district in which you are interested or with whom you interviewed. Thank them for the opportunity to meet with a district representative, offer to provide additional information and offer to visit the district for another interview.