Graduate students in the
education program have an opportunity to meet with school district recruiters
today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center for a Teacher
Students are expected to dress professionally with
multiple resumes on hand to employers and can sign up for interviews to be
conducted Friday after the fair.
“Just be prepared to come in and talk about your student
teaching experience, why you want to be a teacher and how you’re a good fit for
that district,” said Jo Chytka, director for the Advising, Career, Exploratory
Studies Center (ACES).
Schools from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado,
Idaho, Kansas, Nevada and Wyoming will be present at the event. The list of
schools planning on arriving can be viewed on the Handshake website (Wyoming.JoinHandshake.com). However, with a winter storm approaching, the
list is not final. Students may also prepare for potential interviews by
researching the participating states and their schools on the website.
ACES hosts a total of seven job fairs throughout the year
in subject areas including pharmacy, STEM, business and teaching. Out of all
these fairs, Chytka says that this fair is especially fun.
“I love this job
fair because they’re actually interviewing for jobs, and so sometimes students
get offers and they walk out like ‘I have a job!’ and that’s really fun,” said
Chytka. “But I just love the energy. All of the employers that come to campus
are really impressed with our students with your quality of education and the
work ethic and all the things that people bring to an opportunity.”
The students are
usually nervous attending fairs like these, Chytka said, but it’s great to
watch the interactions “to see what could happen after having a conversation
The districts for
this year’s fair are hiring for a multitude …