Career Preparation: Fall 2021 Out of State School District Meet & Greet
Recruiters from Out-of-State school districts will be virtually present to answer questions on their distinct hiring process, interview skills, resume tips, etc.
Students are encouraged to dress professionally, prepare resumes, network, and ask questions in preparation for the Fall 2021 Teacher Career Fair. This event is designed to serve as a rehearsal for the job fair.
Please note that there are TWO Meet and Greets. One will host Texas school districts while this event will host out-of-state recruiters.
Student teachers must attend one of the two Meet and Greets AND the Job Search Tools Workshop in order to fulfill the PDS requirement.
The following students must attend either the In-State or Out-of-State Meet & Greet In order to fulfill the PDS requirement:
- EC-6 ESL Student Teachers
- EC-6 Bilingual Student Teachers
- Special Education Student Teachers
- UTeach Urban Teacher Undergraduates and Graduate Student Teachers
- PETE Intern II semester
- UTeach Dance
Attending video sessions, instead of an in-person Meet & Greet, means there is no waiting in line to talk to recruiters. After you register, you must sign up for specific session times—securing your spot to meet with the employers you’re interested in. There are two types of virtual fair sessions:
During these 30-minute sessions, you’ll join other students to meet recruiters and other employees at the organization. You’ll learn about job and internship opportunities, company culture, and more. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask your own questions.
PRO-TIP: Your profile privacy settings must be set to “Community” to participate in group sessions. If you prefer more private profile settings, we suggest you set your profile to “Community” for the event and then switch it back to “Employer” or “Private” after.
This is an opportunity to chat directly with a recruiter or employee ambassador about jobs and internships. You must meet employer criteria for 1:1 10-minute sessions.
PRO-TIP: Your profile privacy settings must be set to “Employer” OR “Community” to participate in 1:1 sessions.
Recruiters will likely review your profile before a session, so be sure to update your Handshake profile with your role and location preferences, as well as GPA, skills, organizations, and work experience! In many cases, recruiters will set qualifications for students so they are able to best connect with students who meet their organization’s needs. Make sure your profile is complete and detailed.
Visit Preparation for Career Fairs and Tips to Dress for Success in order to make the most of this networking event. Your Career Engagement Coordinator is also available to help you prepare for the Meet & Greet. Schedule a career coaching appointment.