Career Preparation: Fall 2021 Texas School District Meet & Greet

Wordmark: Texas School District Meet and Greet

Date

October 27, 2021

Time

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location

Online

Contact Info

Description

Recruiters from Texas school districts will be virtually present to answer questions on their distinct hiring process, interview skills, resume tips, etc.

Students and alumni are encouraged to dress professionally, prepare resumes, network, and ask questions in preparation for the Fall 2021 Teacher Career Fair. The event is designed to serve as a rehearsal for the job fair. 

Please note that there are TWO Meet and Greets. One will host recruiters from out-of-state while this event will host Texas school districts.

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

Preparation

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 sessions:

Group 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 fair and then switch it back to "Employer" or "Private" after.

One-on-one Sessions

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