Diana Kircher
assistant director, Career Services, 308.865.8501 or

Education students who will soon graduate from the University of Nebraska at Kearney will have the opportunity to meet and interview with school systems from around the nation on Tuesday, March 27.

The Educators Employment Fair will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second floor of the Nebraskan Student Union.

Diana Kircher, assistant director of Career Services, said she expects 65 to 70 school systems to be at the event. In addition to school systems from Nebraska, school systems from Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Texas and Wyoming will also be represented.

“The Educators Employment Fair provides an exceptional opportunity to meet with several school system representatives all in one place,” Kircher said. “The school systems attend the fair because they have hiring needs, so students should expect to interview on-the-spot.”

Kircher said that approximately 225 UNK students and alumni attend the event each year. The upcoming event will be the 30th Educators Employment Fair to take place at the university.

The fair is meant specifically for teacher education students who will be seeking employment after graduation.

Kircher said UNK students are not the only students invited to attend.

“Prospective teaching candidates from other universities and colleges are invited to attend as well,” she said. “Also, education majors who have not yet student-taught are encouraged to attend to see how this aspect of the hiring process is handled, as well as to learn what areas have the greatest demand.”

Attending students are asked to dress professionally for the event, as well as bring a resume, she said.     

The Educators Employment Fair is free and open to all interested education students.