Student and employer speaking at the Teacher Job Fair.

Teacher Job Fair

Student Information

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Millett Hall

Purpose

The purpose of the Teacher Job Fair is to connect Miami University teacher candidates (both undergraduate and alumni) with in- and out-of-state educational institutions.

RSVP for Teacher Job Fair 2018

Please note: Employers have requested students wear nametags (i.e., to better identify licensure, etc.). To accommodate our employer partners, please RSVP to the Teacher Job Fair:

  • by logging into Handshake
  • go to the "Career Fairs" tab of the left-side navigation bar
  • click on ‘Teacher Job Fair 2018’
  • select the ‘Attend’ button

Parking

Students may park in the WEST LOT of Millett Hall the day of the event. Parking Services will not be ticketing unregistered vehicles in this space the day of the fair. ONLY the west parking lot at Millett will be exempt from ticketing.

Itinerary

8:00 am – 8:30 am:
Name tags and interview materials. Opening remarks.

8:30 am – 9:30 am:
Meet and greet employers. Schedule interviews.

9:45 am – 5 pm: Interviewing.

Resources

  • List of Participating Employers will be available for review
  • Table assignments and map of Millett Hall are coming soon
  • Stay up-to-date on Teacher Job Fair information on your cell phone by downloading The Fairs App for either your Apple or Android device. Locate ‘Miami University’ and select ‘Teacher Job Fair 2017’ for employer attendees, positions, and a map of table locations.

Tips

Plan to be at Millett by 8 a.m. in order to register by 8:30 a.m. when the fair begins.

The fair will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue until 9:30 a.m. During this time, you may circulate through the fair to talk with recruiters, collect information about their districts and set up interviews for later that day.

Interviews will take place from 9:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interviews will be scheduled in 20 minute intervals. A blank schedule will be provided to assist you in setting up your interviews with school districts.

  1. Be sure to contact your cooperating teacher to arrange for the day off to attend the fair. Taking a day off to pursue permanent employment should not be a problem for you. If you encounter a problem, please talk to your student teaching supervisor or contact the Office of Student Teaching and Field Experience at 529-7245.
  2. Review the Teacher Job Fair 2018 Participants List on our website before attending the fair. You will find the most up-to-date information on the website, including table locations of the districts (map available soon). 

    Stay up to date on Teacher Job Fair information on your cell phone by downloading The Fairs App for either your Apple or Android device. The link to the App will be provided in the Center for Career Exploration & Success Newsletter about Teacher Job Fair. Just locate ‘Miami University’ and select ‘Teacher Job Fair 2018’ for employer attendees, positions, and a map of table locations (map available soon).
  3. RSVP for Teacher Job Fair 2018. Employers have requested students wear nametags to better identify licensure, etc. To accommodate our employer partners, please RSVP to the Teacher Job Fair:
    • By logging into Handshake
    • Go to the "Career Fairs" tab of the left-side navigation bar.
    • Select  ‘Teacher Job Fair 2018.’
    • Select the ‘Attend’ button.
    • No need to worry about the resume.

      This will allow us to prepare nametags in advance of the event.
  4. After reviewing the participant list, prioritize the school districts you would like to speak with. You will only have an hour (8:30–9:30 a.m.) to meet with school districts and sign up for interviews, so you want to make the most of your time by being organized.
  5. You should dress professionally.
  6. What should you bring with you?
    • Plenty of resumes.
    • It is not necessary to bring a cover letter.
    • A folder/portfolio and a pen.
    • It would not be appropriate to bring your professional portfolio at this time, unless you have an electronic version and can place the URL at the top of your resume.
  7. Greeting the Recruiter/School Official
    • Shake hands and introduce yourself. Be sure to make eye contact.
    • Give him/her a copy of your resume.
    • Be prepared to talk about yourself and why you are interested in the school district.
    • Ask questions, espescially about the application process.
  8. Be sure to collect any applications or literature that may be on the table.
  9. Ask for a business card. If the recruiter does not have a business card be sure to write down the name and title of the person you spoke to for future reference and to send a thank you note/e-mail.

Research

  • Contact the Chamber of Commerce in the city in which a prospective school system is located. They may be able to provide information on enrollment trends, recent school levy results, school board elections, and other general community news affecting the school system;
  • Explore school districts with which you have an interest. Resources are available on the College of Education, Health and Society job search page to help you explore school districts in the U.S., as well as international opportunities.
  • Make sure to review the websites of school districts of interest.