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Past 2012-2013 Events


Spring 2013


International Teaching Interactive Session

May 7 (Tues.), 6pm-7pm

PLC Conference Room 115

Interested in gathering some tips about teaching internationally?  Do you like pizza? Plan to attend this session, where seniors Josiah Tobin and Hillary Wilson will discuss their experience at the largest international teaching job fair, at the University of Northern Iowa.


Part-Time Tutoring Info Session

April 30 (Tues) 4:30-5pm

PLC Conference Room 115

Shelly Hess, Owner and President of Learning Tower, LLC will be sharing information about tutoring opportunities available to seniors/certified teachers during the summer and academic school year.  Sign up and checkout JobGrove for more info!




Junior Career Meeting
April 24 (Wed) 4-5pm
HAL 110

CSO/ECS logoThis mandatory meeting for juniors will provide info and tips on approaching your senior year, whether you'll be searching for a job, planning on graduate school, or pursuing other plans!

Teach for America Info Session

April 15 (Mon) 4-5pm

PLC Conference Room 115

Teach for America (TFA) is a national organziation that recruits outstanding leaders to teach for 2 years in challenging high-needs schools.  This is an info session open to both education and non-education majors.  Kate Shaffner '13 and Ben Colas '13 will be sharing their experiences with the application process, while Thomas Janzen '10 will be sharing about his time as a member of the TFA Corps!


PERC Teacher Job FairPERC Logo

March 20 (Wed)

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: to register, a list of employers, preparation tips, etc.


PERC Preparation Info Session

March 18 (Mon) 5:30-6:15pm

HAL 110

Be prepared before you go to PERC!  Attend this informational session to fully equip yourself for this job fair.  Topics that will be covered will include: what to bring, appropriate dress, what to expect at the Monroeville Convention Center, interview tips, etc... Make the most out your trip and your educational future.  There are still a few seats available on the GCC bus to/from PERC.  Contact Ms. Walker,, ASAP!



Alumni Career Panel Night

March 14 (Thurs) 6:30-9:30pm (45min. sessions)

HAL Atrium

Come take part in this rich opportunity to receive tips from your alumni colleagues, build your network, and ask questions related to your professional interests and job search. A dessert reception will succeed the sessions for student networking.  The five panelists who will be in the Education Session include Kristen Yanak DiDonato '06, Megan Podnar ‘10, Jeffrey Matheison ’00, Adrienne Orris ‘02, and Ashley Sealand ’06.  Those in attendance will be eligible to win a KINDLE FIRE!  



Teaching Opportunities in Colorado!

March 12 (Tues), 5pm-6pm

PLC Conference Room 115

Plan to attend this Virtual Recruitment/Info Session with presenter Todd Fukai, HR Director, Cherry Creek Schools (Denver area).  You'll gain info on: a) How to get a job in Colorado; b) Cherry Creek Schools application proces; c) Denver Area Job Fair; d) Interview Tips; e) Colorado Licensure.  Mr. Fukai will offer an interactive session and allow time for Q and A.  Visit JobGrove to register.


Bering Strait School District Virtual Info Session

March 5 (Tues), 4pm-5pm

PLC Conference Room 115

 BSSD serves 15 isolated villages on the Seward Peninsula & 2 islands in the Bering Sea. Learn about the application process, life in Alaska, teaching rewards & challenges & how to prepare for interviews at PERC! Please Pre-register on JobGrove. Hear from recruiters and GCC alums teaching at BSSD!



"Social Media in the Search" Workshop

March 5 (Tues), 12pm-1pm

CSO Conference Room

Did you know that studies show that about 80% of recruiters Google their candidates during the job search process?  And over 25% chose to eliminate applicants based upon their online findings?

Join us as Sammi Soriano ’10 (UPMC Campus Recruitment Team) shares tips and tools on how to effectively use social media in your job/internship search.  She will be highlighting sites like LinkedIn to show you how to create a compelling online brand and leverage your position with future employers! Lunch and beverages will be provided so click HERE to RSVP your spot today! 


Teacher Portfolio Workshop

Feb. 28 (Thurs), 6-7pm

HAL 110

2012 alumni Erin Kregar and senior Katie Plummer will be making presentations on how to create a professional teaching portfolio.  They will be sharing information on what to include and how to use a portfolio in the job-search process.  Be sure to stop by!


Virtual Teacher Job Fair

Feb. 27 (Wed) - March 1 (Friday)

Cabarrus County Schools, Concord, North Carolina. Message boards will be available 24 hours per day, and live chat sessions can be scheduled.  Click here to visit the website.


Coventry Christian School Information Session

Feb. 26 (Tues), 3-6pm

PLC Conference Room 115

Stop by the PLC Room 115 between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. to learn more about teaching at a Classical Christian School near Philadelphia.  Paul Fisher, Headmaster, and Jill Barton, Dean of Academics, from Coventry Christian School will share information about the school. Certified teachers are preferred, but non-education majors are welcome to attend as well.  Visit their website for more information.


Wake County Public Schools - Webcast Info Session

Feb. 19 (Tues), 4-5pm

PLC Conference Room 115

Wake County Public School System is a large school district in North Carolina, containing over 169 schools.  Every year Wake County hires a large number of educators. Recruiters Shannon Morris and Jason Kennedy will share information on WCPS and the application process.  WCPS will recruit at PERC, so this webinar will provide valuable tips for and an interview with Wake County Public Schools on March 20th. Register today at JobGrove!


Summer Job Fair

Feb. 19 (Tues), 12noon - 2pm

Smith Student Center Ballroom – Slippery Rock Univ.

The SRU-sponsored Summer & Internship Fair is open to GCC students.  Click here for a list of employers (approximately 70). Parking is available in the East Lake Lot along Keister Road.  Only that lot will not be ticketed on the day of the fair (Otherwise, parking tickets are $50).  Bring your college ID for check-in.


Network of International Christian Schools (NICS) Virtual Teacher Job Fair

Sat. Feb 16, 9am-12pm

PLC Conference Room

Are you an educator who is passionate about missions?  Combine your profession with your passion!  Teach overseas!

NICS operates 21 international schools located in 16 countries, attended by 4600+ students from over 1000 nations!  To register, visit Registration also available through JobGrove.


GoCorps Information Session

Fri. Feb 15, 3pm-4pm

PLC Conference Room 115

GoCorps is a partnership of leading missions organizations that has created a streamlined pathway for graduating seniors and young adults of all majors and career aspirations to serve globally for two years. Come learn more about the exciting work GoCorps is involved in!


Professionalism Night

Tues. Feb 12, 5:30pm-7:00pm

Morledge Great Room (Rathburn Hall)

Don’t miss this evening of tips on dining etiquette, professional dress, and more! Dinner will be provided and clothing from Banana Republic will be featured in a fashion show!  Limited seating available so please click HERE to RSVP on JobGrove TODAY!


Teacher Resumes: What do principals want?

Tues. Feb 12, 4:30-5:15pm

HAL 114

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


Camp Fair
Wed. Feb. 6, 1-4pm
Student Union (STU) Great Room

Representatives from over 40 camps will be in the PLC IM Room on February 6th to recruit GCC students for their summer staff positions. There are various opportunities available for ministry, worship team leaders, counselors, lifeguards, crafts directors, videographers, photographers, and many more.


Urban Promise Info Session

Tues. Feb. 5, 5:00-6:00pm

HAL 110

Stop by to hear from Kristin Walker and GCC alum, Anna Manthey ’12, 2nd Grade Teacher, Urban Promise, Wilmington, DE.  They will share about exciting summer internships in Wilmington, DE, teaching classes at Urban Promise’s inner city children’s camp for six weeks.  The Urban Promise community allows interns to come and experience God at work in and through them in the context of a vibrant Christian community.


Fall 2012


The City Rescue Mission Info Session

Mon. Jan. 28, 11:30am - 1:30pm (Presentation at 12pm)

PLC Conference Room 115

The City Mission, Cleveland OH, prepares interns for practical service and ministry with men, women & children in an urban, crisis setting.  They offer over a dozen internship areas, with internship time frames throughout a semester or over spring or winter breaks.  They will be presenting info for interested students at 12pm, but students can stop by at any time between 11:30am and 1:30pm.  RSVP for the info session today! Students can also visit for more info.


Education Mock Interviews

Tues. Dec. 11, 3-5:00 p.m. (15 mintue appointment)

Principal's Office, Hillview Elementary

Dr. Martin, principal of Hillview Elementary, will be holding mock interviews  for education majors.  Come practice your interviewing skills, get acquainted with traditional interview questions.  RSVP today! (Appointments are first-come, first-serve).  To register, if not logged into JobGrove already, click on "More Information", log into JobGrove with your username (gcc email address) and password (last four digits of your SSN), and click on "Sign Up".  Please arrive 10 mintues prior to your interview.


Jill's House - Sharing Information on Fellowship Program

Tues. Dec. 4, 2-5:00pm

HAL Atrium

Jill’s House, a Christian organization located in the Washington D.C. area, provides care to children with intellectual disabilities and their families.  A representative will be in HAL Atrium Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2-5:00 p.m.  Please stop by to learn more about their paid year-long fellowship opportunity, starting in June.  Housing, compensation, & benefits are provided.  Open to freshmen – seniors to explore this opportunity for the future!


Challenge Foundation Academy Info Session

Tues. Nov. 27, 4-4:30pm

PLC Conf. Room 115

CFA, a nonprofit network of 9 charter schools in Arizona, Indiana, and North Carolina, seeks applicants of K-12 teaching positions in all subject areas for the 2013-14 school year.  All TeamCFA schools use the Core Knowledge Sequence as their curriculum.

Jeff Ziegler, chairman of TeamCFA's academic committee, will be visiting Grove City College to hold an information session and then meet with potiential applicants immediately afterwards for a 10-minute interview.  Non-education majors as well as education majors are encouraged to apply for positions at any of our 9 schools.  Please bring your resume to the interview and please register for the event on JobGrove.

For more information, please visit or contact Jeff Ziegler (


Summerbridge Pittsburgh Info Session

Thurs. Nov. 8, 7-8pm

HAL 110

Summerbridge Pittsburgh is a part of the Breakthrough Collaborative, a national program to help prepare students from low-income families who possess high academic potential, but limited educational resources, for academically rigorous college-preparatory high schools and matriculation into 4 year colleges.

Sarah Bachner, Executive Director of Summerbridge Pittsburgh, will talk about the application process for summer 2013 teacher interns & will be available to answer any questions about the national Breakthrough Collaborative program. To register, please to go Job Grove ASAP!


Internship Fair
Wed. Nov. 7, 2pm-4:30pm
Student Union (STU) Great Room
The Internship Fair is a great opportunity to hear from your peers about their summer experiences! You will also have a chance to learn about different internship opportunities available at a variety of great organizations. Go to JobGrove for a list of available employers.



Black Forest Academy Recruiter

Thurs. Nov. 1, All Day

Student Union (STU)

BFA has several Grove City alumni currently serving on their campus in Germany. For more info, stop by Jon Marshall’s (Recruitment Liaison) table in the STU! Black Forest Academy, a grade 1-12 school located in Kandern, Germany looks for staff who share the vision of raising up the next generation of world changers and leaders.  We're looking for exceptional young men and women who consistently make a difference for Christ here in Germany. Positions exist for teachers, resident assistants, counselors, cooks, maintenance, and many other exciting opportunities!

"The Traveling Teacher - Tips for teaching out of state, working with refugees, and pursing missions overseas"

Thurs. Nov. 1, 5-6pm

HAL 110

Since graduating from GCC, Ms. Lauffer has worked with refugees in Atlanta through an internship that provides services to people from Iraq, Ethiopia, Nepal, Bhutan and many other countries. She will share tips for using your degree to reach out to the increasing refugee population as well as the logistics for teaching outside of PA.  If you want to use your degree to work with internationals both in the States and around the world, this lecture may be beneficial for you.


CSO/ECS logoGlade Run Pizza Info Session

Wed. October 31, 12:45pm

CSO Conference Room

Glade Run serves at-risk children ages 8 to 21 through residential treatment, group homes, and St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy, our private licensed school. Children are referred to Glade Run from over 35 counties and 50 school districts throughout Pennsylvania. Last year, 398 students were served in educational programs including 188 children in therapeutic classrooms in the Pittsburgh Public School system. In-community, outpatient services are provided to more than 1,800 individuals and families each year from our offices in Butler, Beaver Falls and Pittsburgh.  Stop by the Info Session on Oct. 31, for more info on how education students might serve at Glade Run.  Lunch will be served, so please RSVP!


Kaplan Prep Test
Sept. 15 - Oct. 31
Kaplan Test Prep is offering a FREE prep session for the GRE graduate-level entrance exams.  These online sessions will cover some of the besttest-taking strategies that separate the average test-taker from the elite.  To reserve your seat: 


Educator Professional Development Day

Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 8:30-2:00pm

Slippery Rock University

Employer panel from 8:30-10 AM, Job fair from 10:00-2:00.

This event includes a panel discussion with educators and administrators from local districts as well as a job fair following the panel.  The event is open to Grove City College students as well.


Wesley Spectrum Services Job Fair

Thursday, October 24, 2012, 11am-6pm

Wesley Spectrum Services is having a job fair that their Wilkinsburg Location (221 Penn Ave Wilkinsburg PA 15221). They are seeking Bachelors & Masters level Therapists for Family Based and In Home Services, Special Education and Autism Services.


Peace Corps

Tuesday, October 23, 7:00 PM

PLC Room 115 (across from the Fitness Center)

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.


Interview Like a Professional

Tuesday, October 9

HAL 110, 4:30-5:30 PM

Wondering what to expect in a teaching interview? We’ll review tips for preparing, sample questions, and insight into the employer's objectives.


14th Annual Career Fair
Wednesday, October 3
12:00pm-5:00pm, PLC/IM Room
The Career Fair is the College’s signature recruiting and networking event. Last year, approximately 120 organizations from various sectors (for-profit, non-profit, graduate schools, seminaries, law schools, etc.) and 1100 students from all years and majors attended the event.  You won't want to miss it!


Teacher Resumes: What do principals want?

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 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.


Freshmen Orienation: "Exploring your Calling" (All freshmen)

Saturday, August 25, 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, K-12 and Secondary Education majors only)

Saturday, August 25, 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!!


Network of International Christian Schools (NICS)
Monday, September 24
HAL Atrium (8:30-4:30)
Jennifer Walker will be available during the day in HAL Atrium.

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.


Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 19-20

Student Union

Mike Koerber will be available in the Student Union to discuss TeachBeyond and the many schools who participate in this organization, e.g. Black Forest Academy. (This year, we have 3 GCC alumni serving at Black Forest Academy in different capacities (elementary, middle school & residence life).








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