TAMIU Helps Education Students Show Off Their Skills at Fair
Posted: 11/19/2009

TAMIU Helps Education Students Show Off Their Skills at Fair

Imagine having job interviewers come to you instead of having to go out on multiple interviews in various places. Some Texas A&M International University students won't have to imagine that situation because school district representatives will visit them at the TAMIU Best Teaching Practices/Teacher Fair Friday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the TAMIU Student Center Ballroom.

This event is exclusively for graduating Fall 2009 TAMIU student teachers.

"In typical teacher fairs, the students visit with the school district recruiters with a resume. This is a unique event because recruiters are able to see the students' work and interact with them as well as provide on-site interviews," explained Cassandra Wheeler, executive director, TAMIU Office of Career Services.

"Because the event takes place at the end of the semester, student teachers are able to start employment immediately," Wheeler added.

The TAMIU College of Education, Office of Career Services and the Office of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement are sponsoring the event.

Student teachers will present an interactive bulletin board highlighting their specialty areas. They will also have on-site interviews with representatives from more than 20 school districts including Alice Independent School District, Austin I.S.D., Beeville I.S.D., Carrizo Springs Consolidated I.S.D., Ector County I.S.D., Harlingen C.I.S.D., Judson I.S.D., Laredo I.S.D., United I.S.D., Zapata County I.S.D. and others.

For more information, contact Wheeler at 326.2142, e-mail cwheeler@tamiu.edu or visit offices in SC 114.

For information on the College of Education, call 326.2420 or visit tamiu.edu/coedu

University office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Additional information is available on the University's Web site at tamiu.edu and @txamiu on Facebook and Twitter.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu