Educators' Expo pk-12 Job & Interview Fair
2020 EDUCATORS EXPO recruiter registration is NOW open (via Handshake)
Educators’ Expo is an annual event sponsored by the Curry School of Education Career Services Office. The Expo typically attracts approximately 300 education students from all academic levels. Generally 75-100+ organizations (including public school divisions, charter schools, private/independent schools and education recruiting agencies) participate to recruit for full-time & summer positions.
This annual education job and interview fair is open to all candidates/students (including those with no affiliation with UVA) interested in pk-12 positions in Teaching, Counseling, Speech Language Pathology (SLP) or Administration. Free admission and advance registration (for UVa students only, all others sign in to register on the day of the event only). All majors & degrees sought (not just certified candidates); and math, science & Spanish majors highly encouraged to attend.
- Date: Friday, February 14, 2020 (Snow Date is likely either Tuesday, 2/18/20 or Tuesday, 2/25/20, although still tentative)
- Time (for Job Fair): 10am-1pm
- Lunch (included for Employers/Recruiters): available 12-2pm
- Time (for Candidate Interviews): 1-5pm
- Employer/Recruiter Registration/Check-in: 9-10am (in Newcomb Hall Ballroom foyer; allows time for setup, parking and continental breakfast provided/included for Employers/Recruiters)
- Cost for Employers: $500 for one day, one booth/table full day (includes up to 3 representatives for Job Fair 10am-1pm; and 3 representatives for Interview Fair 1pm-5pm) -or- $250 for 1/2 day, Job Fair only 10am-1pm
- Additional $25 fee for guaranteed placement in Ballroom, as availability permits
- Location: UVA's Newcomb Hall Ballroom and adjacent rooms, Charlottesville, VA
- Employer/Recruiter Parking: Newcomb Hall parking garage, 400 Emmet Street South (free for Employers/Recruiters, please bring parking stub to employer registration desk for validation)
- 9am - 10am: Employers/Recruiters arrive and set up; Continental breakfast is available and included for all Recruiters.
- 10am - 1pm: The Job Fair begins; this portion of the event allows students/candidates to meet education recruiters and schedule interviews for the afternoon, if not previously scheduled.
- 11:30 - 1:30pm: Lunch provided for Employers & Recruiters (Lunch is provided for recruiters/employers and available in rooms adjacent to the fair; while students/candidates will have lunch on your own - available on floors/levels just beneath the fair)
- 1pm - 5pm: Most recruiters conduct 30-minute scheduled interviews, mutually arranged by candidates and recruiters either earlier in the day or through previous contact. Students/Candidates can arrange interviews in advance by contacting recruiters directly (for details, see 'Tips for Students/Alumni/Candidates' below), and candidates from beyond UVA may arrange interviews during the morning Job Fair (9am-12noon) the day of the event.
UVa candidates can consider being proactive in contacting the employers in advance of the event. All candidates will want to attend the morning Job Fair (10am-1pm) to arrange and/or confirm interviews for the afternoon interview portion. While many schools participate in the interview portion, not all do. You can check back here in January 2020 for the live link of Education Employers participating in Ed Expo 2020. In the meantime, Here is the link of Education Employers who participated Ed Expo 2019. Here is the list of 2018 Education Employers and School Districts who participated (be sure to select "all employers" from top navigation bar). When contacting employers/recruiters in advance of the event via email, it is best to: 1) Write a targeted (non-generic) cover letter in the body of your e-mail and 2) Attach a virus-free resume naming the resume with your first and last nameresume.doc (rather than just resume.doc). Check out the K-12 Job Search Handbook with How-To Guides for resume and cover letter writing help. Many employers will fill their schedules during the Job Fair portion of the event, and this is done directly with them - there is not an 'open' sign up for interviews like you find at some events. Even if they are not registered to attend the interview portion, you can contact them to inquire about the possibility of meeting with them outside of the event. Be sure to sign in at the event and pick up a copy of the Expo directory and map to see where the recruiters/employers will be located.
Parking is available in the Central Grounds parking garage, 400 Emmet Street South which is adjacent to Newcomb Hall.
From I-64: Following signs to the U.VA Information Center, get off at exit 118B for the Route 29/250 Bypass. Go approximately 2 miles and take the off ramp for Route 250 East Business (Ivy Road). Turn right off the exit ramp and follow Ivy Road. At the third light, turn right on Route 29 Business/Emmet Street. Turn left into the University of Virginia parking garage (hourly fees).
From I-66 via US Route 29 North: Take I-66 from Northern Virginia past Manassas. Take the exit marked Route 29 South - Gainesville. Proceed to Charlottesville, where Route 29 becomes Emmet Street. Pass University Hall basketball arena on the right. Proceed straight through traffic light at the intersection of Route 250 Business (University Avenue/Ivy Road). Turn left into the University of Virginia parking garage (hourly fees).
Employer/Recruiter parking is in the UVA Central Parking Garage, Newcomb Rd, (aka: Central Grounds parking, Newcomb Hall Parking Garage, 400 Emmet Street South). As of 2019, UVa Parking & Transportation has made the Central Parking Garage a Park-Pay-Proceed “gateless” garage. You will need to go to a pay station near the elevators (one is located on each level) and enter in your license plate number, a validation code (or credit card number) and estimate when you will be leaving the garage. The code will be sent to employer registrants prior to Ed Expo and will also available at Expo Employer Registration. If you are registered for the Job Fair only (10am-1pm) you should be out by 1:30pm, and if you are also staying for Interviewing portion of the Ed Expo (1-5pm) you should be out by 5:15pm. Thank you in advance for helping us monitor our costs by promptly exiting the garage at the conclusion of your participation in the Ed Expo.
If you would like to google for directions, please Google: UVA Central Parking Garage, Newcomb Rd
Student/Candidate parking: As parking is limited in and around UVA, we strongly encourage you to use public transportation if at all possible. Try taking a hotel shuttle, an Uber, Lift or taxi (typically a more affordable option than the high cost of parking), carpool with friends, or try the Charlottesville Transit Service. Please note that UVA’s main parking garage now requires you to prepay by locating a pay station and entering your license plate number, a credit card number, and estimate of when you will be leaving the garage, if you select this option.
For our 2020 Expo we have secured very competitive hotel rates:
- The Doubletree for $99/night - Reservations by Phone: 800.222.TREE and ask for UVA Educators' Expo 2020 to access our registration block
- Hyatt Place for $119/night - Reservations by Phone: 800.993.4751 and mention the Group Code: G-UE2A or ask for UVA Educators' Expo block for February 13-15, 2020. For Internet Reservations go to https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/virginia/hyatt-place-charlottesville/c... and Click “Book Now” then select dates and check availability
- Reserve early, as blocks can fill quickly!
Requests for registration cancellation must be made in writing to: the Director of Curry Career Services, (Hilary Kerner firstname.lastname@example.org). Career fair expenses are incurred based on the number registrants, therefore, NO request for a release of obligation or refund will be granted if request is received by Curry Career Services less than 30 days prior to the event.
In case of inclement weather, please call (434) 924-SNOW. If the University is operating on a regular academic/work schedule or if employees are granted a grace period to arrive, the event will be held as scheduled. Therefore, NO request for release of obligation or refund will be granted. In the rare circumstance that the University is closed (i.e. classes are cancelled), the event will be rescheduled (likely either for Tuesday, February 18, 2020 or Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - although these dates are tentative).
Any job fair displays and boxes should be shipped to U.Va. via Package Depot in Charlottesville and will be delivered to your booth prior to the event. Package Depot will be responsible for the return or forwarding of your parcels. Print and complete the Package Depot Request for Service Form, and email or fax the form to alert the staff of your package's arrival. Please do not send literature or displays to the University of Virginia. Please contact Package Depot regarding rates BEFORE you mail anything to them. Mail displays and boxes to: Package Depot, Attn: Educators Expo, 2125 Ivy Road, Suite #1, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Tel: 434.984.2121; Fax: 984-2122; Email: email@example.com. *Please label all boxes on the outside with your organization's name*