Broken Arrow campus offers teacher job fair for education majors
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Broken Arrow campus offers teacher job fair for education majors

Published 4/13/17

Kelsey Baucom

TNE Writer

NSU Career Services strives to help students and provide them with opportunities to find fulfilling jobs. One example of this is the upcoming Teacher Job Fair for education majors that is Tuesday, April 18 on the NSU Broken Arrow campus.

Education seems to be a struggling career field in Oklahoma at the moment because of budget cuts and lack of funding, but that does not discourage current education students from looking forward to their time in the classroom.

“I don’t worry about my future salary as a teacher,” said Rebecca Tillman, senior education major. “This is the most fulfilling career there is. Those who are in it for the right reasons will love it.”

Aside from education being a rewarding career, it is also a valuable skill to have no matter one’s location in the nation.

“I would say teaching is still a noble profession that allows teachers to directly impact and, in some cases, change the course of students lives for the better,” said Michael Rogers, author of Oklahoma House Bill 1114 to raise teachers’ salaries. “It allows them to have a skill that is transferable across state lines and allows them to have an impact on students lives all across this country.” 

The Teacher Job Fair in Broken Arrow will offer students a chance to meet with representatives from school districts in the surrounding areas and other states, discuss potential career options and possibly secure interviews with school administrators.

“Seventy schools will be represented at the event,” said Cherish Gehret, NSU BA career counselor. “The majority of the schools are from Oklahoma, however there are a few schools from out of state attending, including Kansas, Texas, New Mexico and Missouri.”

Gehret said students should bring several copies of their resume and student business cards to the event. They might also bring something to write on and with to take notes, if needed. General cover letters are also beneficial for a career fair.

Gehret helps students in their path to finding a satisfying career, and she knows the value of a job fair offered to students.

“It is crucial for education majors at NSU to attend the job fair,” said Gehret. “This is a free event for students where schools are coming to our campus to speak with and interview them. Networking is a huge part of landing a career, and job fairs are some of the best ways to network with potential employers. The benefits of attending are job interviews, potential job offers upon graduation and having their name put in a drawing for some really cool prizes.”

The Teacher Job Fair is from 10-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 18 in the second floor Banquet Hall of the Administrative Services Building on the NSUBA campus, 3100 New Orleans St., Broken Arrow, Okla 74014.

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