Spring 2010 Teacher Recruitment Day hits campus

For those soon-to-be graduates anxiously seeking that first job a visit to the Grand Ballroom on Wednesday may be helpful.Florida A&M’s C.C. Cunningham Career Center and the College of Education will host ?the Spring 2010 Teacher Recruitment Day 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event, which has been held annually since 1989, is being conducted in response to the demand for teachers in the Leon County school district and across the state.“Despite the occurrence of layoffs, there is a need to hire teachers and these school districts will be hiring,” said Delores Dean, director of the Career Center. “People coming will be able to show their resumes and portfolios to employers and some of them probably will get job offers on the spot.”Although recruiters will be looking to hire graduates, sophomore and junior students are also encouraged to come to explore networking opportunities. Students can expect a social atmosphere and the chance to engage in conversation with potential employers. Dean also recommended that each student be dressed in professional attire and bring a minimum of 15 copies of their resume.Veronica Hernandez, a third-year student from Jacksonville, plans to attend the event. “Even though I’m not graduating, I still think this is a good opportunity for me,” said Hernandez. “It’s good the career center is doing this for students looking to be teachers. There are always different recruitment fairs going on for students in SBI or other popular fields but never for students interested education.”Although the recruitment day is geared toward education majors, students in fields, such as physical therapy, Spanish, French, biology, and history, are also encouraged to come out.“As a graduating senior I can appreciate this opportunity,” said Andrew Collins, a senior from Miramar. “This gives us the chance to speak with a lot of potential employers at one time versus us going out and independently looking for jobs.”This event is open to students and members of the community. For further information contact Delores A. Dean at 850-599-8514.