EMU holds teacher job fair

Eastern Michigan University will host one of the state’s largest teacher job fairs Wednesday at the EMU Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt in Ypsilanti, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This will be the 26th year EMU has hosted the event, which connects recruiters with graduating seniors and alumni looking for employment. Recruiters have the option to conduct brief interviews with applicants on site, so attendees are urged to dress in business attire and to bring multiple copies of their résumé.

According to a university press release there are currently 126 public schools, academies and other education-related employers registered to participate in the event, with recruiters representing
employers from China, Japan and Honduras, as well as various states around the country.

“We are delighted to see recruiters return to this event after years of budget cuts,” Barbara Jones, senior corporate relations manager for EMU’s University Advising and Career Development Center, said in a statement. “As of today, we have five schools from Alaska, 13 from Arizona, six from both Florida and Texas attending and schools are still calling to get registered. Dallas, Texas just called and they anticipate hiring 1,500 teachers.”

The event is open to all teacher candidates who have completed at least one semester of student teaching by June 2013, as well as anyone who has obtained a teaching certificate.

There is a $20 fee to gain entry to the event, and upon arrival candidates will receive a printed packet of registered employers and their anticipated employment needs.

“We have recruiters coming from both public school systems, such as Ann Arbor, Monroe, Plymouth-Canton, South Lyon, Kalamazoo, Dearborn, Troy, plus 36 Michigan academies,” Jones said.

For more information about services and events the EMU UACDC offers visit www.emich.edu/uacdc.

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