Black Hills State University education students are preparing to meet with future employers during the Teachers Fair to be held on campus Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Nearly 50 school districts already signed up to meet with students at the fair, with more expected to sign up in the coming days.
Melissa Woodall, retention and recruitment specialist at BHSU, said local, national and international employers will be on campus to meet with prospective teachers.
“In addition to our local school districts, we have schools in Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, Alaska, Arizona, California, and Kansas signed up for the Teachers Fair, as well as the School of Kuwait. Our students are highly sought by these employers,” said Woodall.
The School of Education at BHSU is the largest teacher education program in the state of South Dakota. The placement rate of BHSU teacher-education graduates employed in education fields is over 90 percent.
The Teachers Fair on Feb. 28 will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Jacket Legacy Room of the BHSU Student Union. Prior to the Fair, a panel of school administrators will hold a Q&A session on how to prepare for your first job interview from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in Club Buzz in the Student Union.
“Employers will be conducting interviews throughout the day. In years past many students have ended the fair with a job in place,” said Woodall.
The BHSU Teachers Fair is open to the public. Employers can still register for the Fair by contacting Woodall at Melissa.Woodall@BHSU.edu