Career Fair recruiters see "top prospects"

Friday, January 29, 2010

The halls and gymnasium were abuzz with activity on January 15 as more than 40 recruiting organizations and the B Ed class of 2010 shared information and career aspirations.

Organizations from as near as London, Ontario and as far away as Australia and the UK sent personnel to share the benefits of their educational institutions with teacher candidates. They described Faculty of Education prospects as “purposeful, eager, career oriented,” well informed and well prepared,” “excellent, very impressive, very strong.” Summing up what seemed to be a consensus, one recruiter said it plainly, “I hope they come and teach with us.”

“Recruiters tell us they love to come here,” said Associate Dean, Margaret McNay. “Our teacher candidates act as hosts and assistants throughout the day and the recruiters appreciate that.” Dr. McNay went on to say that this annual day is one of the important efforts we make to assist our teacher candidates in their job search. “We invite recruiters from all over the world to broaden our candidates’ thinking about the many possibilities open to them educators.”