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Past 2013-2014 Events

 

Spring 2014

 

Lorien Wood School
April 11 (Fri.) 8-4:15 pm
This
private school in Vienna, Virginia will be visiting campus and conducting interviews on April 11 for a 6th grade "Watershed" environmental science teaching position.  Register on JobGrove by Wednesday, April 9 for an interview time and upload your resume as well.  (Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled interview.  Bring an extra copy of your resume just in case!)

 

 

Teach for America Info Session
April 10th (Thurs.) 4:00 pm
PLC Conference Room 115
Teach for America (TFA) is a national organization 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.  Olivia Schreiber '14, PreK-4 major, will be sharing her experiences with the application process.

 

Mystic Valley Regional Charter School
April 3 (Thur.)
Career Services Office

This acclaimed charter school near Boston, Massachusetts will be visiting campus and conducting interviews on April 3.  They have positions open for various grades, but are specifically looking for secondary teachers in Math, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Spanish, and Latin.  This is open to all majors!

 

Trinity Christian School
Info Session - March 27 (Thurs) 8 pm, STU 201
Interviews - March 28/29 (Fri/Sat)

This Christian school in Montville, NJ will be conducting an Info Session & interviews for Science, Math and Latin Teachers. For more info and to schedule an interview, see Job Grove.

 

International Schools of China (ISC)
March 27 (Thurs.) 4-5 pm, HAL 105
ISC Table 1-4 pm HAL Atrium

Come to this info session to hear recruiter Kris Crum talk about
International Teaching Tips
and ISC, specifically.  ISC offers paid opportunities in 6 schools in China and 1 in the Middle East.  They hire 75-80 administrators, teachers, and school staff each year.  She also will have a table in HAL atrium from 1-4 if you want to speak with her there.  Additionally, she will be conducting interviews for those interested.  Check Job Grove for more information!

Free GRE Practice Tests

Now-until end of March
Kaplan is offering free online practice tests for the GRE from now until the end of March.  There are time slots available each weekend, as well as a few during the week.  Sign up for a practice test today if you are interested in going to Graduate School!  Visit the Kaplan website for more information and to schedule your test.

 

PERC Teacher Job Fair
March 26 (Wed.)
Monroeville Convention Center
150 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 (see Ms. Walker to sign up).  Check the PERC Website to review a list of employers, grab some preparation tips, etc.

 

Teach in Colorado Info Session
March 19 (Wed.) 4:30-5:30 pm
PLC Conference Room 115

Come to this virtual recruitment/info session where Todd Fukai, the HR Director for Cherry Creek Schools will be talking about jobs in Colorado.  He will be discussing the application process, interview tips, licensure in Colorado and much more.  Visit Job Grove to register (not required).

 

Perc Preparation Session

March 11 (Tues.) or March 13 (Thurs.) Pick one!

5-6 pm HAL 116

Be prepared before you go to PERC!  Attend one of these prep sessions to fully equip yourself for the job fair.  Topics will include: items to bring, appropriate dress, what to expect at the Convention Center, interview tips, etc... Make the most of the event and your job search! Deadline for $10 discounted pre-registration fee, March 7 (after March 7, fee is $25 at the door).  For a seat on the GCC bus to/from PERC, contact Ms. Walker, Srwalker@gcc.edu, ASAP! To pre-register and gather info on employers, visit PERC website.

 

Ohio Job Fair

Join Ohio's Urban Schools!

The Ohio 8 Coalition's first ever Job Fair is Sat. March 8, 9 am to 3 pm in Columbus.  Talk with recruiters from urban schools located in 8 Ohio cities.  Visit their website for more info!

 

 

Coventry Christian Schools
Feb. 25 (Tues.)
8:00am-2:00pm (STU info table),
4:00-5:00 pm (Info Session in PLC Room 115)

Drop by the STU to learn about the upcoming opportunities at Coventry Christian Schools from Paul Fisher, headmaster.  Register on JobGrove for the information session in the PLC at 4:00 pm to learn even more! If you have a resume, please bring it to the sessionbut not required.  Education and non-Education majors are both welcome!


Summer Jobs and Unique Careers in Education
Feb. 25 (Tues.), 7-8 pm
HAL 110

Are you wondering how to get a summer job related to education?  Are you interested in a career in this field but are unsure if classroom teaching is your desired occupation?  Come to this informal workshop to learn more about summer jobs or unique careers that involve impacting children and youth. 

 

Missionary Teaching
Feb. 20 (Thurs.), 5:15-6:15 pm
Great Room, Student Union

Find out what being a missionary teacher is all about through an informal "Trays Up" event, hosted by Wycliffe Bible Translators.  Grab dinner in the STU, and then come listen to Dr. Janice Brown as she shares about her experiences teaching in the missionary field.

 

Professionalism & Etiquette Night
Feb. 18 (Tues.), 5:00-6:30 pm
Morledge Great Room, (Rathburn Hall)
Don't miss this evening on dining etiquette, professional dress, and more!  Dinner will be provided and clothing from Banana Republic will be modeled by Grove City College students in a fashion show!  Limited seating available so please RSVP on Job Grove today!

 

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

Feb. 15 (Sat.) 8:45-11:30 am

PLC Conference Rm 115

Are you an educator who is passionate about missions?  Combine your profession with your passion!  Teach overseas!  Many positions are paid.

NICS operates 19 English-speaking international schools located in 16 countries, attended by 4700+ students from over 100 nations!  To register, contact drsnyder@gcc.edu; if interested in a virtual interview, complete an application, http://nics.org.

 

Don't Get Left Out: How to Always Find a Job You Love
Feb. 11 (Tues.), 7-8 pm
HAL 110

Join Angela (Palumbo) Marasco '13, 8th Grade Math Teacher at Seneca Valley & Chris Marasco '11, Large Cap Equity Analyst at Seeking Alpha as they give helpful tips on how to build a network to land your dream job and share about their own personal journeys in the job search.  (Open to Ed & non-Ed majors.)

 

Peace Corps
Feb. 6 (Thurs.), 3-6 pm
SAC 3-5 pm; PLC Conference Room 115, 5-6pm

The Peace Corps offers a way to refine and develop skills and gain international experience, while helping others.  They also offer more opportunities in Education than any other discipline or sector!  Come hear from recruiter Karen Corey about what it is like to serve overseas in the Peace Corps and receive some tips on applying.

 

Camp Fair
Feb. 5 (Wed.), 1-4 pm
STU, Great Room
Representatives from 40+ camps will be here to recruit GCC students for summer staff positions including; ministry, worship team leaders, counselors, lifeguards, craft directors, videographers, photographers, and many more.  Camp Jobs are WONDERFUL experiences for future teachers! Check JobGrove for more info.

*Anna Manthey Werley, GCC grad and a teacher at
Urban Promise School in Delaware will be one of the representatives at the Camp Fair.  This week, Urban Promise will be at a table in the SAC and is offering an Info Session.  Check out summer and full-time teaching opportunities with Urban Promise.

 

Teacher Resumes Workshop
Jan. 29 (Wed.), 5-5:45 pm
HAL 114

Need help with your resume?  Plan to attend this workshop for tips on format, content, and marketability of your teacher resume.  We'll also touch on cover letters.

 

Summerbridge Pittsburgh
Jan. 24 (Fri.), 12-1 pm
PLC Conference Room-115

An excellent summer job opportunity!!  Sarah Walters, the executive director, will be here to talk about the application process for summer 2014 teacher interns.  Summerbridge Pittsburgh is 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 competitive colleges.  Please visit Job Grove to register!!

 

 

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Fall 2013

 

Parma City School District Annual Career Fair
Dec. 18 (Wed.), 4:30-7:30pm
Parma Senior High School Cafeteria, Parma City, OH
The Parma City School District Annual Career Fair provides prospective teacher candidates with an opportunity to interview with school administrators well in advance of the traditional hiring season.  Visit their website for more information and to register for this event.

 

North Way Christian Community
Interview Data: Dec. 6 (Fri.)
Resume Submission Deadline: Dec. 4 (Wed.)
Wexford, PA

North Way Christian Community is an inter-denominational church, whose members come from many church backgrounds, both Protestant and Catholic. The following positions are now vacant for on-campus interviews:
-Student Ministry Intern
-Kidz Ministry Intern
If interested in either or both of these on-campus interviews, sign up for a time slot and submit your resume on JobGrove ASAP!

 

Medaille College (Buffalo, NY) Info Session
Dec. 5 (Thurs.), 10am-2pm
Table in the STU

Chris Victoria, Strategic Relationship Manager of Medaille College, will be sharing information on graduate school and online programs in education.  There are programs available for full-time and part-time students.  Stop by the STU for more info!

Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF)
Interview Data: Dec. 5 (Thurs.)
Resume Submission Deadline: Dec. 3 (Tues.)
Greater Pittsburgh Area

CEF is a Bible-centered, worldwide organization that is dedicated to seeing every child reached with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, discipled and established in a local church.  The following positions are now vacant for on-campus interviews:
-CEF Summer Mission Coordinator
-Christian Youth in Action Club Leader 
If interested in either or both of these on-campus interviews, sign up for a time slot and submit your resume on JobGrove ASAP!

 

Fairfax County Public Schools Info Session

Nov. 19, 4:30-5:30

PLC Conference Room 115

Fairfax County Public Schools, the largest school district in Virginia, anticipates hiring 1,000+ teachers for 2014-15.  FCPS includes 196 schools and centers, the majority located in suburban areas.  A very diverse student population, 93% of FCPS grads go on to postsecondary education.

Tanisha Holland, Special Projects Administrator, Recruitment, will share information (via a virtual connection) on Fairfax County Public Schools, specifically related to their application process and timeline. Come to explore—no commitment!

 

Southern Teachers Agency

Nov. 13 (Wed.)
Info Session: 5:30-6:30, PLC Conf. Rm. 115
Table: 10-2:00, STU

Shannon Johnston, Southern Teachers Agency recruiter will be on campus for an Info Session, 5:30-6:30 and at a table in the STU during the day.

 

 

 

GRE Exam Information Session

Nov. 12, 7:10-7:40

HAL 308

A representative from Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will be campus to talk to students about the GRE.  Come get prepped and learn the basics about the test, how it's scored, and a suggested timeline of when to start studying, etc. 

 

Internship Fair

Nov. 6 (Wed.), 2:00-4:30 pm
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.

 

Network of International Christian Schools (NICS)

Oct. 30 (Wed.)
HAL Atrium – Rep, Jennifer Walker

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.

 

Teach Beyond
Oct. 29 (Tues.), 10:30-5:00 pm
Student Union

Christy Ware will be available in the Student Union to discuss opportunities with TeachBeyond and the many schools around the world who are part of this organization, e.g. Black Forest Academy, Germany.  (We have 3 GCC alumni serving at Black Forest Academy in different capacities--elementary, middle school & residence life).

 

 

International Teaching Seminar

Oct. 21 (Mon.), 6-8pm

Slippery Rock University, Swope Music Hall

Interested in teaching overseas?  Be sure to attend this off-campus information seminar!  Receive tips and resources for the international job search with highlights on the University of Northern Iowa's Overseas Recruiting Fair.  Open to seek international teaching, or are just interested in the option. Register on JobGrove for this event.

 

Educator Professional Development Day

Oct. 18 (Fri.), 8:30-2:00 pm

Slippery Rock University

Employer panel from 8:30-10 AM; Job Fair from 10:00-2:00.  Panel discussion with educators and administrators from local districts will be followed by a small job fair with approximately 10 employers.  Wes Derr from TeachingInPA.com will present a breakout session on Finding a Job in PA - offered at 10:15, 10:45, and 11:15

 

Cartwright Arizona School District interviews

Oct. 16 (Wed.) - At GCC - Contact Mrs. Snyder ASAP if interested

Oct. 17 (Thurs.) - Slippery Rock University - Contact Dr. Sanellanes by phone if interested

Dr. Dave Santellanes will be conducting teacher candidate interviews at SRU in Bailey Library the afternoon and evening of October 17.  Certification areas of interest: 

  • Dec. 2013 & May 2014 grads - PreK-4, special education, 7th and 8th grade math, science, and English teachers;

  • Update: Unfortunately, because Arizona does not have the middle level grade band, they cannot accept PA's middle level certification.  Dr. Santellanes is very apologetic about this, but he will not be able to interview middle-level candidates for the 7/8 grade positions - only secondary candidates.

 

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Santellanes, you may call him at 623-691-3946 (recommended over email) or email him at david.santellanes@csd83.org If interested, I'd encourage you to call him sooner rather than later!

 

15th Annual Career Fair

Oct. 9 (Wed.), 12 Noon-5:00 p.m.

PLC/IM Room

The Career Fair is the College’s signature recruiting and networking event. Over 150 organizations from various sectors (for-profit, non-profit, graduate schools, seminaries, law schools, etc.) will be attending the event.  Check JobGrove for a list of education-related employers and grad programs.

 

Health Professions Career Fair

Oct.  8 (Tues.), 6:30pm (registration starts at 6pm)

HAL Atrium

This is a great opportunity for students pursuing a career in the areas of counseling or psychology, or for those who are just exploring the possibility.  If interested, please register via the "Sign Up" bar on myGCC.  The schedule and list of speakers can be found here.

 

SPRING Student Teachers: Preparing for the Education Job Search NOW

Oct. 8 (Tues.), 4:30-5:15

HAL 308

http://www2.gcc.edu/dept/educ/ecs/images/2014%20jsh.jpgCome for a brief overview of: how ECS can support you during your sr. year; job search tips & resources; important events for fall and spring; AND to pick up your 2014 Career Transitions Handbook.

 

 

 

 

 

SPRING Student Teachers: Preparing for the education job search NOW

Sept. 25 (Wed.), 4:30-5:15

HAL 110

Come for a brief overview of how ECS can support you this year as you plan your job search AND to pick up your 2014 Career Transitions Handbook.  

 

Teacher Resumes: What do principals want?

Sept. 11 (Wed.), 4-4:45

HAL 110

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

 

Freshman Luncheon (Elementary, K-12 and Secondary Education majors only)

Saturday, August 24, 11:15 -1:45pm

Rathburn

New students—this is just for you! During this luncheon with fellow students, 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!!

 

Freshman Orientation: "Exploring your Calling" (All freshmen)

Saturday, August 24, 9:30 -11:00am

Ketler Auditorium, Pew

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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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