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 SRU 'TEACHER JOB FAIR' TO LINK STUDENTS TO TEACHING OPENINGS 

 

SPOTLIGHT

9/4/2002

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

 65 SCHOOL DISTRICTS FROM ACROSS THE NATION TO BE REPRESENTED  --

SRU ‘TEACHER JOB FAIR’ TO LINK STUDENTS TO TEACHING OPENINGS

          SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio college students majoring in education and nearing graduation are invited to join in Slippery Rock University’s “2002 Teacher Job Fair” set for Nov. 13. More than 65 school districts from across the U.S. will be on hand to conduct interviews and accept resumes.

         “This is our annual fall event,” says Anthony Linnan, associate director of SRU’s Office of Career Services, explaining, “Our education majors, and those from other nearby colleges and universities, have found it to be an excellent opportunity to make contact with school districts looking to hire teachers both for early 2003 as well as the opening of next fall’s classes.”

         In addition to 14 districts in the commonwealth, including the Pittsburgh Public School System, schools in Chester, York, Doylestown, Saegertown, Philadelphia, Harmony, Glenshaw, Lancaster, Herman  and Slippery Rock will be represented. Also participating are 15 school districts from Virginia, 13 from Maryland, 12 from North Carolina, five from New York, as well as schools in Arizona, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, New Jersey and Ohio.

           The fair will be held in SRU’s University Union. Those graduating with education degrees are encouraged to bring current resumes for distribution and be prepared to participate in half-hour screening interviews. Doors open at 8 a.m. and students will be permitted to sign-up for specific school district interviews from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Linnan reports interviews with representatives from hiring school districts begin at 9 a.m. and continue through 3 p.m.

          “This is an outstanding way for those who will be entering the teaching profession in the near future to talk with recruiters from school districts in Pennsylvania and around the nation,” Linnan adds, pointing out that students interested in relocating, or even considering various districts within Pennsylvania, can use the fair to gather information for consideration related to their career plans.

           Those needing additional information should call 724-738-2028 or visit SRU’s Web site: www.SRU.edu/pages/1223.asp

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