April 24, 2020

Annual education job fair goes virtual

The Wayne State University College of Education will host a virtual job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 1. The event is open to anyone interested in pursuing a job in education.

"Even though we are working remotely, the college still wants to bring employers and potential employees together. Offering the job fair in a virtual format makes that possible,” said Dean Anita G. Welch. “Districts in our area need talented individuals at all levels and for a variety of roles. We hope organizations and candidates take advantage of this opportunity to meet and network.”

“The college strives to educate our students about — and expose them to — the wide variety of opportunities available to individuals with degrees in education and related fields, and support our graduates in their job search. On another level, we want to create a homegrown workforce of education professionals who can contribute to the growth and success of school districts and organizations throughout the state,” said Paul Johnson, assistant dean of the Division of Academic Services. “We hope students, alumni and others interested in education careers will join us for our first virtual job fair, and we thank all the employers participating for their support.” 

Recruiters from the Midwest region, including out-of-state school districts, will interview candidates for a variety of positions in teaching, administration, counseling, psychology, social work, special education and more. More than 30 employers are expected to attend.

“This year, the virtual nature of the fair makes it accessible to even more people, and we hope job seekers will take advantage of this opportunity,” said Mary Waker, academic services advisor and coordinator of the event. “Positions are available in a number of areas, and participants will be able to explore the possibilities by speaking directly with recruiters.”

Attendees can use the Career Fair Plus app to access job fair information — including a current list of recruiters — and resources from their mobile devices. They can also search for positions, star favorite organizations, take notes and review tips for preparing cover letters and resumes and interviewing online.

The job fair is free, but interested individuals must register by Tuesday, April 28, to reserve a spot with a recruiter. Those who register will receive instructions for scheduling appointments. To learn more, visit coe.wayne.edu/jobfair.

About the College of Education

For more than a century, the Wayne State University College of Education has prepared effective urban educators who are reflective, innovative and committed to diversity. The college offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 30 program areas, including art therapy, bilingual/bicultural education, community health, counseling, educational evaluation and research, educational leadership and policy studies, educational psychology, elementary education, exercise and sport science, learning design and technology, special education and sports administration. To learn more, visit coe.wayne.edu.   

About Wayne State University 
Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering nearly 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 27,000 students. For more information, visit wayne.edu.

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