Past 2011-2012 Events
Freshmen Orientation Calling Program
August 27, 9:30-11:00am
This presentation introduces the concept of "calling" as it pertains to
future vocation. It also provides an introduction to the centralized
Career Services Office (CSO) programs and resources that enhance the
services of ECS (Education Career Services).
Freshmen Luncheon (Elementary and Secondary Education majors only)
Saturday, August 27, 11:15-1:30
New students—this is just for you! You’ll gather professional advice
from GCC faculty and K-12 teachers in the field. Don’t miss this
excellent opportunity to launch your teaching career!!
Evangelical Christian Academy, SPAIN Info Session
Wang, '03, will present on international teaching, teaching in Spain,
and opportunities to serve with
She has spent the last two years teaching in Spain at
Christian Academy, a school primarily serving missionary kids.
Sophia will be in the Breen Student Union from Monday, Sept. 26 through
Thursday, Sept. 29 for
"Teacher Resumes: What do principals want?"
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 4:30-5:30
Need help with your resume? Plan to attend this workshop for tips on
format, content, and marketability of your teacher resume.
Come explore career opportunities in the health field. Education
students: Explore opportunities in school psychology and school
counseling. RSVP by Sept. 30 on
English Language Institute of China (ELIC)
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Meet with Amy Garrett, rep from ELIC, at her table in the Union.
ELIC offers a variety of short- and long-term opportunities to teach in
13th Annual Career Fair
Wednesday, October 5,
While this event is not specifically for education majors, there WILL BE
organizations related to the interests of ed. students. Last year,
approximately 120 organizations attended from various sectors (for-profit,
non-profit, graduate schools, seminaries, law schools, etc.). This
is a convenient opportunity to get some job fair
Peace Corps offers a way to refine and develop skills
and gain international experience, while helping others. BusinessWeek
consistently rates Peace Corps as one of the best places to launch a
career. Come hear from recruiter Jonnette Maurer about what it is like
to serve overseas in the Peace Corps. (Ms. Maurer will also be available
earlier in the day at the CSO Career Fair, 12-5:00).
Join Katie Duffy, '09, to hear more about Glory
Christian School/Leaders for Christ Costa Rica! Learn about
opportunities to serve as a short-term missionary (summer opportunities
available) or a long-term missionary teacher in a bilingual, private
International Schools of China (ISC)
Monday, October 10, 2011
Stop by to talk with Cindy Fox, a rep from ISC, about opportunities to
teach English in China.
Ms. Fox will
also be holding an
here for more information about ISC.
Wondering what to expect in a teaching interview? Mrs. Snyder will
provide tips for preparing, sample questions, and insight into the
Educator Professional Development Day and Job Fair
Friday, October 21, 2011
Slippery Rock University
SRU welcomes GCC education seniors to this event. A panel of
school administrators will kick off the day by offering tips on the
job-hunting process; a teacher job fair will follow. Students are
able to interact with employers at their respective tables; some
employers will conduct interviews.
Student Union Great
The Internship Fair is a great opportunity to hear
from your peers about their summer experiences. Summer is a great
time to build skills that increase your confidence and marketability for
teaching. Stop by to learn about different internship opportunities
available at a variety of great organizations.
English Language Institute of China (ELIC)
Meet with Jay Stenfors, rep from ELIC, at his table in the Union, 11-1:30
(intermittently from 8:00-11:00AM and 1:30-3:00PM). ELIC offers a
variety of short- and long-term opportunities to teach in China.
TeachBeyond & Black Forest Academy Info Session
Thursday, Novermber 10, 4:30-5:30 PM
The recruiter, Mike Koerber, will be on campus Thursday and Friday in the
Student Union. However, for the Info Session, he will share info
on teaching opportunities with all of the international schools
TeachBeyond represents. Also, we will skype with Heather Brown,
'10, who is teaching with
Black Forest Academy,
a TeachBeyond school. Heather will share about her experience in
Germany: the transitions to Germany, to first year of teaching, etc.
here to pre-register on JobGrove.
Participate in a live webinar with an HR rep from HCPSS. Come hear
about the teaching application process, upcoming job fairs for HCPSS and
the state of MD, and more. (There are NO additional Praxis exams
required for PA-certified teachers moving to MD!) Click
here to register on JobGrove before November 14th.
of Nov. 28 - Dec. 2 and Dec. 5-9 (TBA)
Sign up on
JobGrove for a mock interview with Grove City College alumni to build
your interviewing skills. (Look for the ECS posting of mock
interviews with an area school district administrator.)
binder, or brochure? What should you do? Recent graduates return to
share from their experience preparing and using their job search
portfolio. Come with questions and leave with answers! You'll learn
what to include, when to use the portfolio, how to use it in the job
search, tips for formatting, and much more. The alums will bring
samples to share as well.
here to register on JobGrove before
Monday, December 12, 5:00-6:00 PM
PLC Conference Room
Participate in a live
webinar with a human resources representative from Fairfax County Public
Schools (FCPS). Come hear about the teaching application process, upcoming
job fairs for FCPS, transferring your PA certificate to VA, and more.
(Fairfax County hired 1200+ teachers for 2011-12 and anticipates hiring
more for 2012-13.) FCPS teacher fairs are Feb 26 (secondary) and
March 26 (elementary). Click
here for more information.
*To help Education Career Services anticipate attendance,
here to register on
JobGrove before December 12.
Thursday, December 15, 10 AM-12 PM
Take a study break and stop by ECS, HAL 100, for a quick, 15-minute
walk-in appointment with Deb Snyder to ask any career-related questions
you have before leaving for winter break.
51 camps from 5 states interested in talking with you about their
summer needs. Click
HERE to access the Camp Fair Directory.
Network of International Christian Schools (NICS)
Wednesday, March 7
HAL Atrium (9:30-5:00)
KDP Presentation, 7
PM, HAL 210
Jennifer Walker will be available during the day in HAL Atrium and
presenting on the Network of International
Christian Schools at 7pm through the Kappa Delta Pi professional
NICS provides opportunities to incorporate an American-style
education (in English, American curriculum, American school calendar) and
reach students from all over the world with quality international school
education. NICS operates 19 international Christian schools in 15
countries (see the NICS website for a complete listing of countries).
NICS is looking for teachers and administrators who are passionate about
sharing their faith in and out of the classroom. Our students represent
over 100 countries and are primarily the children of businessmen, military
personnel, missionaries, diplomats, and embassy staff. An ideal
teaching candidate would have a bachelor’s degree and teacher
Southern Teachers Agency Job Fair
Teachers Agency helps teachers find jobs in private/independent schools
around the South. STA provides a free service to prospective teachers
with knowledgeable, professional placement counselors guiding candidates
through the competitive search process. Candidates must have a
Bachelor’s degree to teach in a private school, but certification is not
always required. Southern Teachers Job Fairs are open only to active
STA candidates, so apply now! The deadline to apply for candidacy is:
February 17, 2012. To apply, please visit our website at
and submit an online application along with your resume and cover
Bering Strait School District Virtual Employer Info Sesion
Monday, March 12, 5:30-6:15pm
PLC Conference Room
A virtual info session on the Bering Strait School District in
Alaska will be held on Monday March 12th, 2012 from 5:30-6:15pm. There
is no need to sign up. Come hear from two 2011 graduates who are
currently teaching at the Bering Strait School District in Alaska.
Caleb Jablonski and Gino Brancaleone are both teachers at BSSD, and they
found their jobs through the PERC Teacher Jon Fair. Caleb, Gino and two
BSSD representatives will join us via Skype for an info session on
teaching in Alaska. Check
here for Gino's profile on the ECS website.
The Bering Strait School District, in
northwest Alaska, serves fifteen isolated villages on the Seward
Peninsula, on the eastern end of Norton Sound and on two islands in the
Bering Sea. Current enrollment is approximately 1800 students and is
almost 100% Alaskan Native Inupiat, Yu'pik or Siberian Yu'pik Eskimo.
Come to explore, Leave with ideas
Open to students of all majors from all
WestPACS-member colleges. *No cost or pre-registration for
~EXPLORE unique opportunities to apply skills outside of the traditional
~PURSUE opportunities for summer, part-time and professional employment
~TALK with reps about JOBS in a variety of education related fields
PERC Teacher Job Fair
Wednesday, March 21
Monroeville Convention Center
This is the big one - our major
teacher job fair of the year. Approximately 100 school districts
(and a few online placement organizations) will be at PERC to share
information and conduct interviews for teaching positions. GCC will
sponsor a bus to and from PERC.
for more info.
Professionalism "Know-How" Night
Thursday, March 22, 5:30-7:00 PM
RSVP by this Friday, March 16
An evening of dinner & dessert and tips on
professional etiquette & dress! All students in attendance will receive
special discount coupons for the Grove City Prime Outlet stores.
Friday, March 23
Sheraton Baltimore City Center
The Maryland Association of School Personnel
Administrators and the Maryland State Department of Education are proud to
bring tomorrow's teachers together with all 24 Maryland public school
systems. This event is hosted by the Maryland Education Recruitment
Consortium. See www.maspamd.org
for more details.
Come to a virtual info session to learn more about opportunities with
the Peace Corps. Education majors with state certifications in English and
ESL are in high demand. Majors relating to environmental science, social
studies, French, and Spanish are also always needed. Gain insight
and have your questions answered.
Teach for America Info Session
Wednesday, April 11, 3:30-4:30 PM
CSO Conference Room
Interested in learning more about Teach For
America? Thinking of applying as a corps member next year (juniors)?
Then attend this session to learn more about the
organization from TFA recruiters, and hear from a GCC and TFA alumnus
(Elizabeth Allison '09) about her experience as a corps member.
Teach for America seeks talented individuals from all
backgrounds to join Teach For America’s staff and play a critical role in
eliminating our nation’s academic achievement gap. Competitive candidates
usually have a combination of high academic achievement (GPA of 3.5 or
greater) and campus or community leadership experience.
"Job Search Tips for Teachers"
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Shane Mills, a 2011 graduate and math secondary
education major will be
offering advice to current education majors on looking for jobs. Shane has
been a PSSA Math Coach and is currently a long-term sub at Freeport Area
Junior High. At the info session Shane will offer tips on: portfolios,
resumes, and other job search documents; where to look for jobs; how to
proceed when geographical options are limited; developing an effective
"back-up" plan; creative job search strategies; and tips for transitioning
to the classroom.
Wake County Public School System Recruitment
Tuesday, April 24, 11:00am - 2:30pm & Wednesday,
April 25, 9:00am - 2:30pm
McKay Education Building, Slippery Rock University
Wake County Public Schools in North Carolina is
recruiting and conducting interviews at Slippery Rock University.
If you are interested, you may email Ms.
Morris, firstname.lastname@example.org by
Sunday at 5pm, with "SRU Interview Request" as the subject line, to
request an interview. A master list with interview times will be
mailed out to students by 7pm on Sunday. Visit
here or contact Mrs. Snyder in
Educational Career Services for more information.
Wednesday, April 25, 4:00-5:00 PM
Juniors, come to this meeting to recieve an
overview of the services, programs, & resources ECS offers, tips from
current seniors on student teaching and various aspects of preparing for
the job search, and what you can do this summer to prepare for next year!
Monday, April 30, 2012
At this required meeting students will learn valuable information
regarding the student teaching process, hear from special guests about
their experience regarding student teaching, receive and review your
Student Teacher Handbook, participate in a “What Not to Wear” Segment, and
receive your student teaching assignment for the 2012-2013 school year.
CA BOCES Annual Teacher Job Fair
Wednesday May 22, 2012
CA BOCES Center
The School Districts of Cattaraugus-Allegany and
Allegany counties and their Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES are hosting their
annual Teacher Job Fair on May 22. Representatives from school
districts throughout the Cattaraugus and Allegany counties and
Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES staff members will be available to interview