This question gets asked to a lot of English majors at Sam Houston State University: “Are you going to be a teacher?”
A great number of times, the answer is “yes.” The only problem is that while there is no shortage of students learning how to be educators, the jobs can be difficult to find. To help, SHSU’s Career Services will hold a Teacher Job Fair tomorrow.
The teacher job fair will run from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Johnson Coliseum.
Going into teaching and education is a popular field of study for college students today. Departments such as English and mathematics have a large number of students who plan to go into the field. It is important for students to be prepared for the interview process and potential stumbling blocks when looking for a job.
This is where the Teacher Job Fair presented by Career Services comes to the aid. The Teacher Job Fair is a place for students to meet potential employers and secure jobs for after graduation.
61 different school districts are registered to attend the job fair on JOBS for Kats. School districts such as Alvin Independent School District, Clear Creek ISD and Spring ISD will be represented at the event. All majors are welcomed at the event, and students are encouraged to dress professionally and bring their résumé.
The Career Services website also provides pointers and tips for how to behave at any career fair, such as being confident, maintaining eye-contact and having an easily accessible résumé.
The website also encourages students to prepare a few sample questions before hand and to follow up after the interview within 48 hours of the job fair thanking the recruiters they visit.
Career Services will also host a Victim Studies Job Fair on Thursday Oct. 16 in the Criminal Justice Building Lobby from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Along with organizing job fairs for students, the SHSU Career Services provides many other important services for students and alumni. They provide career assessments, mock interviews, career counseling and on-campus interviews.
For more information, visit Career Services at shsu.edu/careerservices or call 936-294-1713