UNC to Host Region's Largest Teacher Job Fair April 3-4

The University of Northern Colorado will host the largest job fair in the region for teachers and educational professionals April 3-4, and job seekers will have more than 125 school districts to interview with.

The 29th annual UNC Teacher Employment Days fair will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, April 3, and Friday, April 4, in Butler-Hancock Hall, intersection of 14th Avenue and 21st Street.

As many as 1,000 job seekers are expected during the two-day event as they interview with school districts looking for teachers, principals, speech language pathologists, school psychologists and counselors.

While the majority of school districts represented are from Colorado, recruiters from districts in nine other states, including Alaska, Texas, California, Wyoming and New Mexico, will attend.

Fair coordinator Peg Griffin of UNC's Career Services office said that although some recruiters still conduct traditional 30-minute interviews, most have switched to a short "meet-and-greet" format that allows recruiters to connect with more candidates and candidates to put their best foot forward with more districts.

The shortened format enables a recruiter and candidate to briefly converse about why they may be a good fit for each other and gives the candidate more opportunities to put a face with a resumé, Griffin said.

Current college students, teachers, administrators and recent graduates seeking jobs in K-12 education are invited to attend the fair.

Advance registration before April 3 is $25 for UNC students and alumni and $35 for all others, and can be made by purchasing a ticket to the event through the UNC Ticket office on the second floor of the University Center, intersection of 20th Street and 10th Avenue; online at www.unco.edu/tickets; or by calling 970-351-4849.

Registration on the day of the event is $50. The on-site registration booth on the west of Butler-Hancock will open at 7 a.m. on April 3.

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