The job fair is open to all teacher candidates from 9:00 a.m. -
3:00 p.m. (plan on arriving no later than
Pre-registration is required.
Bloomsburg, Bucknell, East Stroudsburg,
Lock Haven, Lycoming, Mansfield and Susquehanna
Links to the participating school districts are available
below. Review this information and know which district representatives
you would like to meet. The consortium will be held in the Kehr Union Building (KUB). No one will be permitted into the employer areas (Ballroom
& Multi-A & B) until 9:00 a.m. when the program begins.
We'll provide an updated list of participants at registration.
the Consortium brings many hiring officials to campus, it also attracts
HUNDREDS of teacher candidates seeking a limited number of positions.
Do NOT use this event as your sole source for securing a job. During
previous events, inexperienced job seekers have expressed frustration
about the number of candidates competing with them for interviews.
Unprepared candidates will feel overwhelmed. Review this very helpful Information Sheet to assist you in preparing for the consortium, what to expect the day of the job fair, information on following up, etc.
School districts will hold walk-in interviews beginning
at 9:00 a.m. and will be available throughout the day to speak with
candidates on a first-come, first-served basis. However, some recruiters
may choose to schedule interviews with candidates. Because of the
large number of participants, you may have to wait to speak with
a recruiter. Review the floor plans
prior to the job fair so you are familiar with the layout and can plan your day.
Please be patient and courteous.
The university is within a one-hour drive from such cities
as Hazleton, Williamsport, Wilkes-Barre, and Scranton; 1.5 hours
from Harrisburg; 2 hours from the Lehigh Valley, 2.5 hours from
Philadelphia; 3 hours from New York City and Baltimore; and four
hours from Pittsburgh. If you are traveling ...
the EAST: Take I-80 west to Exit 236A south
From the WEST: Take I-80 east to Exit 236 south
the SOUTH: From Central
PA, take Routes 11 and 15 north; at the 11 & 15 split, continue
on Route 11 north; from SOUTHEAST PA, take Northeast Extension of
the PA Turnpike (I-476) to I-80 west to Exit 236A south
the NORTH:From the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
area, take I-81 south to I-80 west, to Exit 236A south. From the
Williamsport area, take I-180 south to I-80 east to Exit 236 south.
From Exit 236 south, follow Route 487 south. At the light, follow sign to upper campus for parking. Shuttle will be running from 8am-4pm.
- Many PA schools
do not attend the event because they have no need to seek candidates.
Their files are full of completed applications.
- Take advantage
of the opportunity to speak with as many school officials as
possible. Don't limit yourself geographically (you may be surprised!)
- Bring plenty
of quality resumes, pens and pencils to the event.
- Be prepared
to talk about your education, skills and experiences and how
they can benefit the school district or organization. Ask questions
to help determine if you would enjoy working there.
- Don't expect
a job offer during the consortium. Your interview is an initial
screening. This is your opportunity to make a good first impression.
interview attire is required, i.e., suits, business dress. You
will be standing in line, so wear comfortable shoes and don't
carry a lot of excess baggage. Dress
- Ask for a
business card so you can follow up properly. Send a thank you
correspondence to the districts you are interested in as soon
as possible following this event.