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Teacher Recruitment & Mock Interview Day


Friday, January 29, 2016
Teacher Recruitment Day

This event is for teacher candidates and alumni from the College of Education at Georgia College. This event is not open to off campus groups.

10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    Teacher Recruitment Fair
                                      Magnolia Ballroom-Student Activities

                                      Resumes and professional attire

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.           Interview Prep Workshop
                                      Presented by Gwinnett County Schools
                                     MSU Donahoo Lounge

Who should attend? Georgia College students who will graduate as teacher candidates from the B.S. or M.A.T. programs this May or summer as well as alumni are welcome to attend this event. School systems are primarily interested in talking with candidates who are eligible for teacher certification. Current juniors in the education cohort are welcome to attend the career fair if their schedule permits.  Students and alumni from other institutions may not attend.

May non-education majors attend? This event is open to any Georgia College student or alumnus who has an interest in teaching. The College of Education will be on hand to talk to students interested in pursuing the Master of Teaching program. If you have an undergraduate major in a critical needs area such as math, science, or foreign language, some of the school systems may be interested in speaking with you. 

How should students and alumni prepare? Register in Career Connection and click on the Career Fairs & Events tab at the top of the page. For each career fair listed, you can pull up a list of the registered organizations and access any jobs the school system has posted. This information will help you determine your top school systems so that you can research their opportunities and clearly articulate your interest in them.

If you are unable to attend a resume review day, the University Career Center in 110 Lanier Hall is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. You can stop by or call the office to schedule an appointment. Appointments are thirty minutes to an hour long. Please bring a printed copy of your resume. If you are having issues with formatting, you can also bring your resume on a USB drive.

How many copies of my resume should I bring to the event? By researching the list of school systems who are attending, you will know which ones interest you the most. Bring plenty of resumes to distribute to these schools as well as a few extras. You never know when you may start a conversation with a school system you hadn't previously considered.

What should I wear? Professional attire is required for this event. You might be thinking, "But I'm a teacher candidate, not a business person." Business attire is suitable for all professionals because it shows your interviewer that you are capable of conducting yourself in professional situations. You want a potential principal to see you as someone who can lead others and be trusted with leadership opportunities on campus.

Men should wear a long sleeved button down shirt, tie, and slacks. A matching suit jacket or sport coat will add a more professional touch and keep you warm if it's a cold day. Choose socks that match your slacks. Men's shoes should be leather and freshly polished. Women should wear nice slacks or knee-length skirt with a blouse or sweater set. A coordinating suit jacket or blazer goes well with a blouse. Closed-toed shoes with hosiery is a must for women. Hair and nails for both men and women should be neatly trimmed.

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