April 8, 2014
What to Expect
Connect with school districts right here on campus! We expect 70-80 schools and 350+ students to attend the Fair. Attend the Fair to:
• Interview with school districts for full-time positions
• Build your professional community to expand your job search efforts
• Get the recruiter perspective on the student teaching experience and the education job search
UM Students and Alumni/ae
• Registration is on-site the day of the event
• There is no registration fee. Bring your student ID
• Non-UM students may attend
* Registration is on-site the day of the event. There is a $20 registration fee (cash)
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to do anything before the Fair?
Recruiters say research is the key to a successful job search. So… stand out from the crowd by taking their advice…research schools before the Fair. Not a lot of spare time? Pick your top 5 schools, do the research then add more schools as you can.
What do I wear?
Suits are always appropriate for the Fair. Business casual is okay too. Keep in mind, however, “business casual” doesn’t mean “classroom casual.” Schools say first impressions count, so give some thought to what you wear.
What do I do when I get there?
Here are a couple of tips to make it more manageable:
Before the Fair, develop your “two-minute commercial”: a brief overview of you—your background and career interests (see example below).
At the Fair get familiar with the layout: take a minute to review the location of Michigan Union rooms.
When you’re ready, head for your first organization, introduce yourself with a smile and a handshake and begin your “commercial.”
If you’re feeling nervous or need a break, stop by The Career Center table… we can help you practice and give you a little “pep talk.”
Start your two-minute commercial with:
Hi, my name is _________ and I noticed you’re recruiting for __________ type of opportunities. I’m interested in this for these reasons…
What do I bring to the Fair?
Bring copies of your resume, unofficial transcript, reference sheet, portfolio (if available), pen/pencil, notebook. You’ll want your resume as you’re chatting with school representatives and the other items may come in handy. If you’re asked for them, you’ll present yourself as a prepared job seeker!
Got more questions?
Come chat with us during advising hours or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Education Job Fair goes green (or should we say blue ). In an effort to reduce our paper use, the Education Job Fair list is available exclusively online with 3 easy ways to access the list of participating schools!
UM Career Fair App
Bring the Education Job Fair to your smart phone/tablet. Search by location and certification. Bring your phone/tablet to the fair and use the interactive map to locate all your favorite schools. This is also the fair "handout"
Download University of Michigan Career Fair Plus today from the App Store or Google Plus
iPhone App Link, iPad App Link, Google Play Link
Education Job Fair Website
Review the list of participating schools and search by location and certification subject areas
Education Job Fair (pdf version)
Don't have a smart phone....no worries! The pdf version of the list includes the same information as the electronic versions. Print out your favorite pages and bring to the fair. Available April 1
Michigan Teacher Recruitment Days
The Education Job Fair is part of the Michigan Teacher Recruitment Days — a week of job fairs scheduled in cooperation with the Michigan universities listed below. Students and alumni/ae are welcome to attend any of these events. For further details and registration information, please visit the university websites.
Michigan Teacher Recruitment Days:
April 7, 2014 / Western Michigan University
April 8, 2014 / University of Michigan
April 9, 2014 / Eastern Michigan University
April 10, 2014 / Central Michigan University
April 11, 2014 / Michigan State University
As on many large campuses, parking is challenging and extremely limited. Here are a couple of tips:
Car-pooling is always a good option when visiting Ann Arbor.
Metered street parking is available and usually requires change from 8am-6pm. Check meters for time limits.