GRU will host K-12 Educator Expo on Feb. 12

AUGUSTA, GA. – Georgia Regents University will host the largest job fair in the CSRA for teachers and educational professionals Feb 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

Job seekers at the 2015 K-12 Educator Expo will have more than 25 school districts and non-profits looking to hire new graduates and career changers for employment all over Georgia and South Carolina, from Horry County in Myrtle Beach, S.C., to Cobb County in Northwest metro Atlanta. Colleges offering graduate programs will also be on hand to answer questions about career advancement, programs and admission.

As many as 250 job seekers are expected during the event as they network with school districts looking for teachers, principals, school counselors, and more.

Current college students, teachers, administrators and recent graduates seeking jobs in K-12 education are invited to attend the fair, as job growth is expected to increase over the next few years, according to Julie Goley, Director of Career Services at GRU.

“Augusta and the state of Georgia are starting to see some economic and industry growth, which is good for our schools. The targeted growth with the Cyber Command at Fort Gordon is already impacting school growth and needs in our area and will continue to grow,” Goley said.

Recruiters at the event practice 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. Candidates and recruiters briefly converse about how they would be a good fit for each other, which gives the candidate an opportunity to put a face with a resume.

“Don’t assume because you have your credentials on file with a district office and some good references that it is enough. Your network should always be nurtured and events like this are the way to do that. With the job search process becoming more automated, events like this are more critical to make those personal, human connections to create impact and stand out among other applicants,” Goley said.

Attendance for job seekers is free. Registration is open for employers and non-profits, and includes a 6-foot table and lunch for two recruiters.

Recruiters:
• Regular Registration, through Jan. 30: $125
• Late Registration, Jan. 31 and after: $150
• Non-profit: $50. Only available to direct service non-profits to recruit volunteers; space is limited.

For more information, visit www.gru.edu/careerservices/job-fairs.php or call Career Services at 706-737-1604.

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