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Launching the next generation of teachers

EOU Education Career FairEOU Launching the Next Generation of Teachers March 9

Feb. 13, 2018 La Grande, Ore. – Eastern Oregon University’s College of Education and Career Services Center are partnering to host the annual College of Education Career Fair on Friday, March 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Hoke 339.

The College of Education Career Fair is open to current graduating College of Education students and alumni to network with employers attending the event. At the 2017 EOU College of Education Career Fair, 16 EOU College of Education students were extended job offers on-site with many more signing contracts after completing their degrees.

EOU College of Education students graduating this Spring and recent College of Education graduates are invited to connect with school districts from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska.

Teacher candidates participate in a panel discussion on how to prepare for teaching opportunities across the nation and to connect with representatives from school districts.  Along with large group discussions and activities, a current EOU College of Education student is invited for a ‘fishbowl’ interview with three school district representatives. “One of my favorite parts of the annual College of Education Fair is watching our students shine in the fishbowl interview. I am always amazed by how our students come to life after they work through their moments of nervousness,” said Justin Chin, director of career services.

A new edition to the 2018 College of Education Career Fair is a conversation with Kylinn Irwin, a 2017 EOU Masters of Arts in Teaching graduate and first-year fourth-grade teacher at Central Elementary School in La Grande, OR. Kylinn is sharing her experiences with EOU students about making the transition from a student-teacher to her own classroom.

Allen Evans, professor of education shares, “I have been involved in the College of Education Career Fair for over 15-years. Each year it is an exciting, energetic, and active day for our students and for the districts involved.  It provides our students an opportunity to show district representatives what they have learned, as well as the opportunity to connect with districts where they might want to teach. This is the day for our students to shine, and they never fail to do that!”

School Districts can register for the event through EOU Career Services Center new career portal, Handshake for the event or contact Justin Chin, director of career services at jchin@eou.edu for more details.  Registration for school districts closes Friday, February 16 at 5 p.m.

For more information visit eou.edu/career, call 541.962.3711 or email jchin@eou.edu.