Education Career Fair
The University Career Center at the University of Kansas will host its 15th annual Education Career Fair. The event is open to students and professionals interested in learning more about career opportunities in PK-12 education. Attendance is free, and there is no pre-registration required for attendees.
Candidates in all areas of PK-12 education, including elementary and secondary education, speech-language pathology, special education, school social work, physical/occupational therapy, counseling, administration and school psychology, are welcome and encouraged to attend to explore job opportunities and to network with school administrators from more than 60 school districts from Kansas and Missouri and from across the country.
View a list of attending organizations.
Whether you are just beginning your program or are a soon-to-be graduate, the Education Career Fair is an excellent opportunity to learn more about education-related careers, gain networking skills, and make contact with employers! Attendance is free, and there is no pre-registration required for attendees.
Candidates in all areas of PK-12 education, including speech-language pathology, special education, school social work, physical/occupational therapy, counseling, administration and school psychology, are welcome and encouraged to attend to explore job opportunities and to network with school administrators from more than 60 school districts from Kansas and Missouri and from across the country. Some districts may even ask to conduct a brief screening interview with candidates who will be graduating this year.
To prepare for this event, please attend the Education Career Fair Prep Workshop on Tuesday, October 7th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. OR on Thursday, October 9th, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 150. This interactive workshop will help you learn how to effectively navigate the Education Career Fair. Resume writing and appropriate attire for the event will also be covered.
View the list of attending organizations.
The University Career Center welcomes school districts and educational organizations to attend our Education Career Fair at KU. This is an excellent opportunity to meet education students in their final year of the teacher education program, as well as to network with second and third-year students who will be job seekers in a year or two. This is your best opportunity to sell your schools and communities to students who will soon be seeking employment!
The Education Career Fair is primarily an information fair where school districts will have the opportunity to meet and network with interested students and teacher candidates. However, if you find an exceptional student with whom you would like to visit further, there will be space available for those conversations.
We will market this event to all students admitted to the teacher education program as well as those in support areas such as social work, physical/occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and school psychology.
Online registration will open on Wednesday, June 18th. If you have participated in an event at KU before, you may log into your account and use the profile information that you entered previously. Otherwise, click on "Proceed to Registration Form." Be sure to create a profile and include information about any known or expected vacancies in the appropriate sections so that prospective candidates have a brief overview of your district or agency and your upcoming opportunities.
Registration Deadline and Fees
The registration deadline is Tuesday, October 15th. Space is guaranteed only upon payment. Registrations canceled prior to October 15 will be subject to a 15% cancelation fee. Registrations canceled after October 15th are non-refundable. There is a registration fee of $150 for the first two school recruiters for your district and $50 for each additional recruiter.
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Arrival and Set Up
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Lunch (Gourmet boxed lunches will be available in the Big 12 Room during this time for school district/organization representatives attending the event)
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Career Fair - All teacher education students, and other prospective education professionals have been invited to attend the Career Fair. This includes special education, speech pathology, school psychology, physical/occupational therapy and social welfare students. If you would like to conduct interviews with any of the individuals you meet, space will be available in an adjacent room or at your table.
Enter the Kansas Union parking garage from the Mississippi Street entrance. Pull the white entrance ticket from the gate and proceed to the 4th level. This ticket is REQUIRED for exit. Do not lose your white ticket. Pull up to the main door on the 4th level. Career Fair volunteers will be there from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to assist you with your materials. After unloading, you may park in any unreserved stall in the parking garage. Parking vouchers will be distributed during the event, directly to your table, by Career Center staff. If you arrive after 12:30 p.m., please proceed to the Education Career Fair on level 5 of the Union.
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