College of Education to host virtual education job fair May 5

The Wayne State University College of Education will host a virtual job fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5. The event is free and open to anyone interested in pursuing jobs in education as well as current education professionals seeking new opportunities.

“The college is excited about connecting our students and others to careers in education,” said Paul Johnson, assistant dean of the Division of Academic Services. “We are committed not only to supporting our students and alumni and members of the community in their job search but also to serving as partners to school districts and other educational organizations that are seeking qualified candidates for open positions. We are grateful for the support of the participating employers.”

Recruiters from throughout the Midwest region, including out-of-state school districts, will interview candidates for a variety of positions in teaching, administration, counseling, librarianship, psychology, social work, special education and more. More than 30 employers are expected to attend.

“Because the job fair is virtual, it is open to anyone who wants to pursue a career in education,” said Mary Waker, academic services advisor and coordinator of the event. “We hope job seekers throughout the U.S. will explore available opportunities with recruiting organizations and join us for this event.”

Those who register can use the Career Fair Plus app to access job fair information and resources — including a current list of recruiters — from their mobile devices. They can also attend a series of free professional development workshops to help them prepare for the event. Workshops focused on understanding job search basics, navigating the school job search and getting ready for the fair are scheduled to take place April 14, 21 and 28.

Interested individuals must register by Tuesday, May 4, to reserve an interview with a recruiter. Visit to learn more about and register for the professional development workshops and job fair.  


by Tracy Walker

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