Teacher Education Career Fair Planned at Gardner-Webb on March 21

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Over 20 Employers Set to Participate in Annual Fair for Education Professionals

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – For the first time, Gardner-Webb University is opening up its annual Teacher Education Career Fair to the community at large.  The fair is scheduled for March 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Stewart Hall, located inside Tucker Student Center.  Licensed educators who are currently seeking employment are invited to participate in the event.

Employers from over 20 school systems throughout North and South Carolina will participate in the fair.  The two largest school systems in North Carolina, Wake County Schools and Charlotte/Mecklenburg Schools, will be represented.  In addition, organizers say one of the fastest-growing systems in the state of South Carolina, Greenville County Schools will also attend.

“We are always thrilled to host events like this for our students, because it helps them prepare for the workforce on several levels,” said Lindsay Skinner, Gardner-Webb University Career Development Coordinator.  “We encourage our graduating education majors to attend the fair, dress professionally, hand out resumes, utilize their interviewing skills, and network with other education professionals.  This year, we are very excited to be able to offer the same opportunity to licensed educators in the community at large.”

Coordinated each year by the GWU Office of Career Development, the fair helps connect graduating education majors with a wide range of employers and exposes them to a myriad of opportunities within their field of study.  The Career Development Office serves Gardner-Webb students and alumni with an emphasis on aiding in career exploration and providing a wide range of resources to aid in the job search process.

All Gardner-Webb students and alumni are eligible for the vast array of services including use of FOCUS, a computerized guidance system, resume writing assistance, and job listing services. The Career Development Office also sponsors educational workshops, career-planning events, and several other career fairs throughout the year, always open to all current students and alumni.

Note: The GWU Teacher Education Career Fair is not an event for non-degreed individuals.   Attendees are welcome if they hold a four-year degree from an accredited institution.  Professional attire is mandatory. 

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University seeks a higher ground in higher education – one that embraces faith and intellectual freedom, and inspires in students a love of learning, service, and leadership.