To support Redbird success, Career Services is hosting the Education Career Fair on March 3, from 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center. The Education Career Fairs connects school administrators, superintendents, and other employers from the field of education seeking candidates in education and related fields for open positions.
“Students from all class standings should attend the Education Fair, including non-seniors,” said Renee Carrigan, Career Services career curriculum development advisor. “Those who may not necessarily be looking for a job right now can meet employers and begin making connections. It’s a chance to get a jump start, even before they need to find a job.”
To help students prepare for the fair, Career Services provides the following tips:
- Check out the list of employers attending the Education Career Fair and select those you most want to meet. Be sure to visit their website to learn more about them and their open positions.
- Attend Hiring Tips for Education Majors to learn how to introduce yourself, identify what to say, get tips on how to follow-up after the fair.
- Construct an effective resume. Then, connect with Career Services during drop-in hours or Late-night Resume Review for feedback.
- Connect with your career advisor for help on how to describe yourself and answer other common employer questions.
- Check out the Tips for Getting Ready for the Career Fair video to help you be successful at the career fair.
- Get a professional headshot photo taken at the fair, free to current Illinois State students. Then post to your LinkedIn account to present yourself professionally to recruiters.
It’s not too late for recruiters to register to meet exciting talent from Illinois State University. Registration is available for employers through Hire-A-Redbird. (Students do not need to register.)
Career Services’ mission is to assist all Illinois State University students with developing, evaluating, and implementing career decisions.