UNC to Host Largest Teacher Job Fair in Region April 4-5

The University of Northern Colorado will host the largest job fair in the region for teachers and educational professionals April 4-5.

The school's 27th annual Teacher Employment Days fair will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, and Thursday, April 5, in Butler-Hancock Hall, intersection of 14th Avenue and 21st Street.

Recruiters from more than 100 school districts representing 11 states will be interviewing and hiring prospective teachers, principals, speech language pathologists, school psychologists and counselors.

According to fair coordinator Peg Griffin, although some recruiters still conduct traditional 30-minute interviews, many have switched to a short "meet and greet" format that will allow job-seekers to talk with representatives from a large number of school districts.

"If attendees are looking for a way to show their passion for teaching and education in person in the span of a few minutes, this is a good place to do it," Griffin said. "They can meet, talk to and leave their resumes with 50-100 different school districts over the two days of the fair."

Current college students, teachers, administrators and recent graduates seeking jobs in K-12 education are invited to attend the fair, which is organized by UNC's Career Services office.

Advance registration is $25 for UNC students and alumni and $35 for all others, and can be made online at http://www.unco.edu/tickets or by calling the UNC Ticket Office at (970) 351-4849.

Registration on the day of the event is $50. The on-site registration booth on the west of Butler-Hancock opens at 7 a.m. on April 4.

For more information, call (970) 351-2127 or visit http://www.unco.edu/careers.