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Education Career Day to reveal job opportunities

Education majors will get the chance to meet with prospective employers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday in the U.C Magnolia and Cypress rooms.

“This is a time for education majors to come and meet with school systems’ representatives to find out about job opportunities,” James Taylor, associate director of Career Services, said. “Students that are doing student teaching are required to be there.”

This event will not only serve as a career starter for students, but also an informative way to get inquiring students ready for searching for jobs in their field.

“We bring school systems that are hiring to talk with students seeking employment,” Taylor said.

Students will also have the chance to be interviewed by representatives from some of the visiting school systems.

“Some schools will conduct 15 minute interviews,” Taylor said.

Such schools include: Belmont Academy of Lake City, Fla., Bibb County Schools of Macon, Ga., and Camden County Schools of Kingsland, Ga.

“Open Forum is from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.,” Delois Hargett, employer relations coordinator of Career Services, said. “During this time students can meet informally with school system representatives to discuss opportunities within their system.”

“Interviews (for those systems indicating they will conduct interviews) will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and students will schedule interviews during open forum,” Hargett said.

According to Hargett, students should arrive early in order to meet and speak with all of the schools that wish to do interviews.

Although the event is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. some school representatives are only present for a certain amount of time.

The list of school systems attending this event can be found on the VSU Career Services website at  www.valdosta.edu/career.

“We host this event twice a year [during] fall and spring,” Hargett said.

Primarily this event is for education majors just about to enter the workforce; however other majors are welcome to join.

According to Hargett, including other majors in this event will boost attendance.

“Other majors such as English, math and sciences can come over and speak to them in case they’re interested in teaching middle or high school,” Taylor said.

Students that wish to participate in this event should bring several copies of their resumes and dress professionally.

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