Educators' Expo Virtual PK-12 Job & Interview Fair
2021 EDUCATORS EXPO is going Virtual and recruiter registration will open soon (via Handshake)
Educators’ Expo is an annual event sponsored by the UVA School of Education & Human Development Career Services Office. The Expo typically attracts approximately 300 education students from all academic levels. Generally 75-100+ organizations (including public school divisions, charter schools, private/independent schools and education recruiting agencies) participate to recruit for full-time & summer positions.
Although in the past, this annual education job and interview fair has been open to all candidates/students (including those with no affiliation with UVA) interested in pk-12 positions in Teaching, Counseling, Speech Language Pathology (SLP) or Administration, the virtual fair this year, we are still working to see if it is possible to do so. Free admission and advance registration (for UVa students only, all others sign in to register on the day of the event only). All majors & degrees sought (not just certified candidates); and math, science & Spanish majors highly encouraged to attend.
- Date: Friday, February 19, 2021
- Job Fair Networking (Meet and Greet): 10am-12noon
- Candidate Interviews: 1-5pm
- Cost for Employers:
- $500 for one day: Includes Job Fair 10am-12noon; and one Interview Fair Schedule 1pm-5pm ($250 for each additional Interview Schedule)
- OR $250 for 1/2 day, Job Fair only 10am-12noon
- Location: VIRTUAL via each participating organization's account (Zoom/Webex/Microsoft Teams)
- 10am - 12pm: The Virtual Job Fair networking session begins; this portion of the event allows students/candidates to meet education recruiters and schedule interviews for the afternoon, if not previously scheduled.
- 1pm - 5pm: Most recruiters conduct one-on-one Virtual Interviews (in 10 to 30-minute slots, as determined by recruiters) mutually arranged by candidates and recruiters either earlier in the day or through previous contact. Students/Candidates may arrange interviews in advance by contacting recruiters directly (for details, see 'Tips for Students/Alumni/Candidates' below), and during the morning Job Fair networking session (10am-12noon) the day of the event. For 2021 only candidates affiliated with UVA may arrange one-on-one interviews (due to technology constraints).
UVa candidates can consider being proactive in contacting the employers in advance of the event. All candidates will want to attend the morning Job Fair networking session (10am-12pm) to arrange and/or confirm interviews for the afternoon interview portion. While many schools participate in the interview portion, not all do. You can check back here in January 2021 for the live link of Education Employers participating in Virtual Ed Expo 2021. In the meantime, Here is the link of Education Employers who participated Ed Expo 2019. Here is the list of 2018 Education Employers and School Districts who participated (be sure to select "all employers" from top navigation bar). When contacting employers/recruiters in advance of the event via email, it is best to: 1) Write a targeted (non-generic) cover letter in the body of your e-mail and 2) Attach a virus-free resume naming the resume with your first and last nameresume.doc (rather than just resume.doc). Check out the K-12 Job Search Handbook with How-To Guides for resume and cover letter writing help. Many employers will fill their schedules during the Job Fair portion of the event, and this is done directly with them - there is not an 'open' sign up for interviews like you find at some events. Even if they are not registered to attend the interview portion, you can contact them to inquire about the possibility of meeting with them outside of the event. Be sure to register for the event in Handshake where you can also see the recruiters/employers who will be participating.
Parking is available in the Central Grounds parking garage, 400 Emmet Street South which is adjacent to Newcomb Hall.
From I-64: Following signs to the U.VA Information Center, get off at exit 118B for the Route 29/250 Bypass. Go approximately 2 miles and take the off ramp for Route 250 East Business (Ivy Road). Turn right off the exit ramp and follow Ivy Road. At the third light, turn right on Route 29 Business/Emmet Street. Turn left into the University of Virginia parking garage (hourly fees).
From I-66 via US Route 29 North: Take I-66 from Northern Virginia past Manassas. Take the exit marked Route 29 South - Gainesville. Proceed to Charlottesville, where Route 29 becomes Emmet Street. Pass University Hall basketball arena on the right. Proceed straight through traffic light at the intersection of Route 250 Business (University Avenue/Ivy Road). Turn left into the University of Virginia parking garage (hourly fees).
Employer/Recruiter parking is in the UVA Central Parking Garage, Newcomb Rd, (aka: Central Grounds parking, Newcomb Hall Parking Garage, 400 Emmet Street South). As of 2019, UVa Parking & Transportation has made the Central Parking Garage a Park-Pay-Proceed “gateless” garage. You will need to go to a pay station near the elevators (one is located on each level) and enter in your license plate number, a validation code (or credit card number) and estimate when you will be leaving the garage. The code will be sent to employer registrants prior to Ed Expo and will also available at Expo Employer Registration. If you are registered for the Job Fair only (10am-1pm) you should be out by 1:30pm, and if you are also staying for Interviewing portion of the Ed Expo (1-5pm) you should be out by 5:15pm. Thank you in advance for helping us monitor our costs by promptly exiting the garage at the conclusion of your participation in the Ed Expo.
If you would like to google for directions, please Google: UVA Central Parking Garage, Newcomb Rd
Student/Candidate parking: As parking is limited in and around UVA, we strongly encourage you to use public transportation if at all possible. Try taking a hotel shuttle, an Uber, Lift or taxi (typically a more affordable option than the high cost of parking), carpool with friends, or try the Charlottesville Transit Service. Please note that UVA’s main parking garage now requires you to prepay by locating a pay station and entering your license plate number, a credit card number, and estimate of when you will be leaving the garage, if you select this option.
For our 2021 Virtual Expo we have NOT secured competitive hotel rates, as in previous years:
- The Doubletree for $99/night - Reservations by Phone: 800.222.TREE and ask for UVA Educators' Expo 2020 to access our registration block
- Hyatt Place for $119/night - Reservations by Phone: 800.993.4751 and mention the Group Code: G-UE2A or ask for UVA Educators' Expo block for February 13-15, 2020.
- Reserve early, as blocks can fill quickly!
Requests for registration cancellation must be made in writing to: the Director of Curry Career Services, (Hilary Kerner [email protected]). Career fair expenses (most of which are Human Resources and technology) are incurred based on the number registrants, therefore, NO request for a release of obligation or refund will be granted if request is received by Curry Career Services less than 30 days prior to the event.
To check on the state of the University of Virginia operating status you can call (434) 924-SNOW. If the University is operating on a regular academic/work schedule or if employees are granted a grace period to arrive, the event will be held as scheduled. Therefore, NO request for release of obligation or refund will be granted. In the rare circumstance that the University is closed (i.e. classes are cancelled), the event will be rescheduled.
Any job fair displays and boxes should be shipped to U.Va. via Package Depot in Charlottesville and will be delivered to your booth prior to the event. Package Depot will be responsible for the return or forwarding of your parcels. Print and complete the Package Depot Request for Service Form, and email or fax the form to alert the staff of your package's arrival. Please do not send literature or displays to the University of Virginia. Please contact Package Depot regarding rates BEFORE you mail anything to them. Mail displays and boxes to: Package Depot, Attn: Educators Expo, 2125 Ivy Road, Suite #1, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Tel: 434.984.2121; Fax: 984-2122; Email: [email protected]. *Please label all boxes on the outside with your organization's name*