Save the Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
More details to come!
What is the Education Job Fair?
All the Minnesota colleges and universities with teacher preparation programs work together to present this job fair for licensed teachers. The fair offers you the opportunity to talk to and perhaps interview with many school districts at one location. The fair offers school district representatives (most of whom are from outside of the Midwest) the opportunity to interview teacher candidates from institutions nationally recognized as leaders in teacher education programs. The purpose of the Education Job Fair is to connect teacher candidates with teaching vacancies in a convenient and cost-effective format.
Who May Participate?
Candidate must be educated at a MN college and licensed to teach or be qualified for an educational service area such as: counselor, speech therapist, social worker, etc. by December 2022. All other candidates are not able to attend.
Who Should Participate?
The fair attracts districts from a large number of states, with heavy representation from Minnesota and the Southwest (Arizona, Texas, California). Check the list of districts registered for the MN Education Job Fair to see the geographical representation for this year’s fair.
Because many of the school districts attending the fair are from outside the Midwest, teachers willing to relocate will benefit greatly from this event. In the past, St. Olaf grads have seen teaching outside of Minnesota as a way to gain experience that will help them access a Minnesota position at a later date.
The Minnesota districts that participate in the fair usually build applicant pools from interviews conducted at the fair. A face-to-face encounter with Minnesota district officials makes a stronger impression than paper materials submitted to district offices, so attendance at the fair can be an “in” with Minnesota districts.
What is the Registration Procedure?
Register through Handshake
Various informational sessions are available to registered attendees. Check the Minnesota Education Job Fair website for session information and times; additional sessions may be added so be sure to regularly review the website.
If you have any questions about registration, whether to attend the fair or about preparing for the fair, feel free to email the Piper Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 507-786-3268.