Education Expo 2018

Tuesday, March 27 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Century House • Latham

Education Expo 2018 logoThe Education Expo is an opportunity for graduating students and alumni who will have their certification by August to meet, greet, and connect with local and out of state employers recruiting for teachers, school counselors, school psychologists, speech language pathologists, school administrators & more. Check back frequently as new recruiters will be added through the event date.

For questions or additional information, or to reserve your spot at this event, contact Heidi Audino, Director of the Pathways Into Education (PIE) Center.


Recruiters

• A Child's Place at Unity House of Troy | Troy, NY
Adirondack Arc | Tupper Lake, NY
Albany Charter School Network | Albany, NY
Albany Community Charter School | Albany, NY
• Albany Leadership Charter High School for Girls | Albany, NY
All About Kids | Plainview, NY
Arlington Central School District | LaGrangeville, NY
Ballston Spa Central School District | Ballston Spa, NY
• Beaver River Central School | Beaver Falls, NY
• Bright Horizons | Albany, NY
Brighter Choice Charter School | Albany, NY
B'Yachad Collaborative Religious School | Albany, NY
Canastota Central School District | Canastota, NY
Capital Region BOCES | Albany, NY
Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES | Olean, NY
Center for Disability Services | Albany, NY     
Chittenango Central School District | Chittenango, NY
City School District of Albany | Albany, NY
Cortland Enlarged City School District | Cortland, NY
Crossroads Center for Children | Schenectady, NY
Cumberland County Schools | Fayetteville, NC
Dutchess BOCES | Poughkeepsie, NY
Enlarged City School District of Middletown | Middletown, NY
Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES | Malone, NY
• Genius Plaza | Clifton Park, NY
Glenmont Job Corps | Glenmont, NY
Greater Amsterdam School District | Amsterdam, NY
• Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy Charter School | New York, NY 
HFM (Hamilton, Fulton, Montgomery) BOCES | Johnstown, NY
Hoosic Valley Central School District | Schaghticoke, NY
Inspire | Goshen, NY
International Schools of North America | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
KIPP: Tech Valley | Albany, NY
Maine-Endwell Central School District | Endwell, NY
Minisink Valley Central School District | Slate Hill, NY
Mystic Valley Regional Charter School | Malden, MA
• New York City Department of Education | New York, NY
Niskayuna Central School District | Niskayuna, NY
• North Colonie Central School District | Latham, NY
Northern Rivers Family of Services | Albany, NY
Pittsfield Public Schools | Pittsfield, MA
Poughkeepsie City School District | Poughkeepsie, NY
Queensbury Union Free School District | Queensbury, NY
Questar III | Castleton, NY
Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany | Albany, NY
Rondout Valley Central School District | Accord, NY
Roxbury Central School District | Roxbury, NY
Salmon River Central School District | Fort Covington, NY
Saratoga Central Catholic School | Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga Springs City School District | Saratoga Springs, NY
Schenectady City School District | Schenectady, NY        
Schenectady Community Action Program, Inc. (SCAP) | Schenectady, NY
Shenendehowa Central School District | Clifton Park, NY
South Glens Falls Central School District | South Glens Falls, NY
South Orangetown Central School District | Blauvelt, NY
Southern Westchester BOCES | Rye Brook, NY
Spackenkill Union Free School District | Poughkeepsie, NY
Springbrook | Oneonta, NY
• St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES | Canton, NY
Sylvan Learning | Albany, NY
Syracuse City School District | Syracuse, NY       
Troy City School District | Troy, NY
• Tupper Lake Central School District | Tupper Lake, NY
Vanderheyden | Wynantskill, NY
• Voorheesville Central School District | Voorheesville, NY
• Washingtonville Central School District | Washingtonville, NY
• Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES | Fort Edward, NY
West Canada Valley Central School District | Newport, NY
• Wildwood Programs | Schenectady, NY


How to Make the Education Expo Work for You

Before the Education Expo
» RSVP to Heidi Audino at haudino@albany.edu
» Preview participating schools and organizations on www.albany.edu/education
» Create and prioritize a list of employers who are of interest to you; research those employers and be ready to articulate why you are interested in them
» Obtain recommendation letters from past & present professors, student teaching supervisors, and/or work supervisors
» First impressions are critical. Assemble appropriate attire; conservative, professionally
tailored, well-pressed clothing – suits are preferred.
» Have your resume and cover letter critiqued at the Office of Career and Professional
Development (https://www.albany.edu/career/resumes_cover/resumes_cover.shtml)
» Prepare a 45 second summary of your interests and qualifications
» Talk with your cooperating teacher about being excused for Education Expo
» 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

During the Education Expo

» Sign in at The University at Albany table
» Pick-up a list of attendees (if not yet received)
» Understand layout/location of employers and develop plan of action
» Greet recruiters with a firm handshake and make sure you get their name(s) and title
» Be ready to present a summary of your interests and qualifications (also known as your elevator pitch)
» 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

After the Education Expo

» Write thank you letters to each recruiter with whom you made contact
» Complete the application process with the employers in which you have an interest
» Learn from the process by talking to others about your experience
» Continue your job search by consulting with the Office of Career and Professional
Development Staff about some additional job search techniques

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 employer
» Prepare for the unexpected (i.e. traffic)