MN Education Fair
Posted on Monday, April 18th, 2016 by Kelsey Rausch
What does heaven look like for a job-seeking education major hoping to work in the Twin Cities? I would imagine it looks a lot like the MN Education Fair at the Minneapolis Convention Center today. With over 100 school districts, many of them from the Twin Cities, and all of them searching for qualified candidates to teach at their schools. Preparing for today, I had no idea what to expect. I printed off a whole bunch of resumes and recommendations to give to potential employers and I prepared a short elevator speech to say to administrators when I shook their hand. I made a prioritized list of districts I wanted to visit and picked out my professional outfit! I was excited to get going and make connections (and hopefully land some interviews!). When all was said and done with the education fair, I had done five short interviews and made countless connections and collected numerous business cards. I was worried about getting lost in the crowd and not making meaningful connections with administrators, but I felt that my outgoing personality and my fearless attitude allowed me to fully participate in the conversations with administrators and I am so happy with how it all went! I would call the education fair a complete success!!