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Educator Job Fair April 7, 2017

Early Childhood Job Candidates and Employers

The Sonoma State University School of Education Educator Job Fair is proud to host employers offering careers specific to Early Childhood Studies. The Educator Job Fair is a targeted recruitment event that provides Early Childhood Studies students and graduates the opportunity to meet local employers in your field. You will have the opportunity to inquire about current job listings, anticipated openings, and submit your resume for consideration and possibly participate in informal interviews. In addition, information and resources to support your job search efforts will be available at the fair. We encourage you to prepare your resume and attend this event.

Event Time and Place

1:00-4:00 PM on Friday, April 7, 2017
Location: The Student Center Ballroom
Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Job Seeker Registration (Registration is optional but strongly encouraged! All are welcome to attend): 

Registration is optional, but if you register for the event, we will provide your contact information to all early childhood employers who are presenting at the fair.

Plan ahead and speak with your mentor teacher, supervisor or current employer so you have ample time to attend the fair and network.

To register, complete the information requested on this webpage.  

Agenda:

Doors Open to Job Seekers: 1:00 PM
Open House/Informal Interviews:  1:00-4:00 PM
Break out tables and semi-private areas will be available for on the spot interviews if needed. Come dressed professionally and ready to participate in an interview

Who May Attend the Fair?

Undergraduates in the Early Childhood Studies program or pre-credential track
Current Sonoma State University Undergraduates interested in learning more about opportunities in education
Qualified Teachers and Administrators seeking employment in local schools, districts and organizations
Current Sonoma State Credential Candidates and Graduate Students
Recent graduates of our Credential and Graduate Programs
Local Education Professionals

What to Bring

  • Copies of your resume
  • Your portfolio or link to your digital portfolio if you have one
  • Paper and pen to write notes

How to Prepare

  • Prepare your resume and have someone review it (SSU Career Services Center on campus can help).
  • Research employers that interest you.
  • Write down questions you want to ask employers.
  • Dress professionally.
  • Be ready for an on the spot job interview in case you are invited to one.

Tips

  • Ask for the business card from the administrators with whom you speak.
  • As you approach the employer's table, respect other people's privacy as they complete conversations
  • Establish eye contact, smile, introduce yourself and tell them why you are interested in the position.
  • Make notes. While the fair is fresh in your mind, write down key names and information.
  • Follow up with thank you letters. Don't overlook this courtesy. Your letter gives you another chance to state your interest and remind the interviewer of your conversation.

Parking: 

Permits required. Parking fee is $5.00 per vehicle.  Purchase your parking permit at the information kiosk or at one of the automated parking machines in the lot.  We recommend you park in Campus Lot J (see map and directions to campus). 

View a List and Map of the Early Childhood Employers

View a full list and map of all the employers coming to the 2016 Educator Job Fair

Questions

Contact the School of Education, 707-664-2593 for more information about the fair, or email Maricela Ibarra at maricela.ibarra@sonoma.edu.