Education Expo 2014

Thursday, March 27 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Polish Community Center • Washington Ave Ext • Albany

The Education Expo is an opportunity for University at Albany graduating students and alumni who will have their teacher certification by August 2014 to meet, greet, and connect with local, statewide, and national recruiters.

Please pre-register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014PDKTipsInfo, and be sure to sign in at the University at Albany table when you arrive. Your goal for this event should be to give your resume to school districts and network with recruiters. Some districts will participate in interviews, while other districts simply collect resumes and engage in short conversations with possible candidates. Be sure to bring several copies of your resume.

For questions or additional information, contact Heidi Audino, Director of the Pathways Into Education (PIE) Center or Betsey Schuhle, Associate Director of CASDA.


RELATED EVENTS

The School of Education schedules events to help students prepare for the Education Expo or for a job search (even if not attending the Expo). You must RSVP to attend these events!

• At the Resume Writing Workshop UAlbany Career Center staff will give advice on how to craft an outstanding resume. Bring a copy of your current resume to revise. For graduating students who will be seeking employment as school personnel. This event is scheduled for Wednesday, February 26 at 4:00pm in ED 335. Please email haudino@albany.edu if you plan to attend.

• At the Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) Interview Tips and Information Night local school administrators will provide tips on how to be successful in a job interview. For graduating students who will be seeking employment in education settings. Newly hired teachers will also share their experiences. This event is Thursday, March 13 from 5:30-7:30pm at Siena College Sarazin Student Union Room 243.  Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014PDKTipsInfo.


RECRUITERS

 Institution

 State

 City

Albany Community Charter School

 New York

 Albany

Binghamton City School District  New York  Binghamton

Brighter Choice Charter School

 New York

 Albany

Brighter Choice Middle Schools

 New York

 Albany

Camphill - multiple locations

 

 

Charles County Public Schools  Maryland  Charles
City School District of Albany  New York  Albany
Classbook.com  New York  Castleton
EF: Education First - The world leader in international education    

Equality Charter School

 New York

 Bronx

Explore Charter Schools

 New York

 Brooklyn

Granville Central School District

 New York

 Granville

Harrison City School District  New York   Harrison
Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc.  Massachusetts  Pittsfield
Inwood Academy  New York  New York
Living Resources  New York  Albany

Mystic Valley Regional Charter School        

 Massachusetts

 Malden

Nash - Rocky Mountain Public Schools

 North Carolina

 Nashville

National Heritage Academies - multiple locations in NY and across US  Michigan  Grand Rapids
Springbrook  New York  Oneonta
St. Catherine's Center for Children  New York  Albany
Veritas Prep Charter School  Massachusetts  Springfield

Wildwood Programs

 New York    

 Latham



HOW TO MAKE THE EDUCATION EXPO WORK FOR YOU

Before the Education Expo
- Create and prioritize a list of school districts which are of interest to you; research those school districts and be ready to articulate why you are interested in them
- Establish a reference file with Career Services and request applications from school districts
- First impressions are critical. Assemble appropriate attire; conservative, professionally tailored, well-pressed clothing (i.e. suits) are preferred. If you are unsure if it is appropriate, check with the PIE Center or Career Services.

Prepare a 45-second Summary of Your Qualifications
- Know yourself, i.e. education, experiences, personal traits, activities, career goals
- Know what kind of job you want and what you value in your work
- Develop an interesting verbal summary of your background, achievements, and career interests and practice these prior to the event

Things to Bring to the Education Expo
- A professional folder, note pad, pen, and many resumes
- Valid photo identification

Remember
- Plan to arrive early, spend the day and wait in lines (this is typical for a career fair)
- Have several well thought out questions for each school district
- Prepare for the unexpected (i.e. parking problems)

During the Education Expo
- Sign in at the University at Albany table
- Pick-up a list of attendees (if not yet received) and an evaluation sheet
- Understand layout/location of school districts and develop plan of action
- Greet recruiters with a firm handshake and make sure you get their name(s) and title(s)
- Be ready to present a summary of your interests and qualifications
- Try to have one or two questions in mind for each employer
- Ask what happens next, and what, if anything, you should do to advance your candidacy
- Drop off your evaluation sheet to the UAlbany table before you leave

After the Education Expo
- Write thank you letters to each recruiter with whom you had made contact
- Complete the application process with the schools in which you have an interest
- Learn from the process by talking to others about your experience