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Past 2011-2012 Events

Fall 2011

 

CSO/ECS logoFreshmen Orientation Calling Program (All freshmen)

Saturday, August 27, 9:30-11:00am

Auditorium

 

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

Old Map

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

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 5-6 PM

HAL 110

SEND International FlyerSophia Wang, '03, will present on international teaching, teaching in Spain, and opportunities to serve with SEND International.  She has spent the last two years teaching in Spain at Evangelical Christian Academy, a school primarily serving missionary kids.  Sophia will be in the Breen Student Union from Monday, Sept. 26 through Thursday, Sept. 29 forSEND International Logo more information.

 

 

 

"Teacher Resumes: What do principals want?"

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 4:30-5:30

HAL 110

Need help with your resume?  Plan to attend this workshop for tips on format, content, and marketability of your teacher resume.

Health Professions Career FairHealth Professions Career Fair

Tuesday, October 4, 6:30-9:00 PM

HAL

Come explore career opportunities in the health field.  Education students: Explore opportunities in school psychology and school counseling.  RSVP by Sept. 30 on JobGrove.

 

 

English Language Institute of China (ELIC)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011ELICLogo

Student Union

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 China.

 

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13th Annual Career Fair

Wednesday, October 5, 12:00-5:00pm

PLC/IM RoomCSO Career Fair Logo

 

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 experience.

 

 

Peace Corps

Wednesday, October 5, 6:00 PM

HAL 109

PeaceCorpsLogoPeace 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).

 

Leaders for Christ Costa Rica

Thursday, October 6, 5:00-6:00 PMLeaders for Christ Costa Rica Logo

PLC Conference Room

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 Christian school.

 

 

International Schools of China (ISC)

Monday, October 10, 2011ISCLogo

HAL Atrium

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 Info Session in Fishbowl 215 from 12:00-12:30 PM.  Click here for more information about ISC.

 

 

Interview Like a Professional FlyerInterview Like a Professional

Tuesday, October 11

HAL 110, 4:30-5:30 PM

Wondering what to expect in a teaching interview?  Mrs. Snyder will provide tips for preparing, sample questions, and insight into the employer's objectives.

 

 

 

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.

 

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Internship Fair

Wednesday, November 9, 2:00-4:00pm

Student Union Great Room

 

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)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011ELICLogo

Student Union

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

HAL 302

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.

*Click here to pre-register on JobGrove.

 

Howard County Public School System (MD) Info Session

Tuesday, November 15, 4:30-5:30 PM

PLC Conference Room

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 for more information.  *Click here to register on JobGrove before November 14th.

 

 

 

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Alumni Mock Interviews

Weeks of Nov. 28 - Dec. 2 and Dec. 5-9 (TBA)

CSO, all day/30-minute interviews

 

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.)

 

Portfolio for Teachers
Saturday, December 3, 10-11:30 AM
TLC Auditorium

Electronic, 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. 
*Click here to register on JobGrove before December 1st.
 

 

Fairfax County Public Schools, VA--Employer Info Session (Webinar)
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, please click here to register on JobGrove before December 12.


Study Day Blitz

Thursday, December 15, 10 AM-12 PM

ECS

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.

 

Camp Fair
Monday, February 6, 1-4 PM
IM Room

Check out 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 development series.

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 certification.

Southern Teachers Agency Job Fair
Saturday, March 10
Washington, DC

Southern 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 www.SouthernTeachers.com and submit an online application along with your resume and cover letter.

 

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.  

 

Unique Careers Save the DateUnique Careers in Education Expo

Thursday, March 15, 4-6:30 PM

Westminster College

Come to explore, Leave with ideas

Open to students of all majors from all WestPACS-member colleges.  *No cost or pre-registration for students.*

 

~EXPLORE unique opportunities to apply skills outside of the traditional classroom
~PURSUE opportunities for summer, part-time and professional employment
~TALK with reps about JOBS in a variety of education related fields

 

 

PERC Teacher Job FairPERC Logo

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.  Check the PERC website 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.

 

 

MERC Teacher Job Fair

Friday, March 23

Sheraton Baltimore City Center

Baltimore, MD

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.

 

Peace Corps Virtual Info Session

Monday, March 26, 4-5 PM

PLC 115

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

HAL 210

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 Interviews

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, smorris1@wcpss.net 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.

 

Junior Education Career Services Meeting

Wednesday, April 25, 4:00-5:00 PM

HAL 110

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!  

 

 

Student Teacher Forum for 2012-13 Elem. Ed./ECE majors

Monday, April 30, 2012

HAL 208

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

Olean, NY

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 teacher candidates.

 

 


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