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Source: Joy Whitney, 785-532-6508, joyw@k-state.edu
Web site: http://www.k-state.edu/ces
News release prepared by: Rebecca Lund, 785-532-6506, rlund@k-state.edu

Monday, Oct. 26, 2009

REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS SEEKING K-STATERS AT EDUCATION CAREER FAIR NOV. 6

MANHATTAN -- Representatives from school districts in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska will be attending Kansas State University's Education Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at the K-State Alumni Center.

Although the fair is designed for soon-to-graduate K-State students and for alumni, community members are welcome to attend. Underclassmen studying education also can benefit from attending the fair as some schools may be looking to fill positions such as bus drivers and lunchroom attendants.

To prepare for the fair, K-State's career and employment services is offering "How to Work an Education Career Fair" at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in 106 Bluemont Hall.

Joy Whitney, assistant director of K-State career and employment services, said nearly 50 school districts are expected to attend the fair.

Students can access an up-to-date list of participating employers at http://www.k-state.edu/ces and then selecting "my student account." After logging in, select the "career fairs and events" tab, followed by "career fair." Individuals who do not have a student account can access a list of participating employers at http://www.k-state.edu/ces and clicking the "education career fair" icon at the top of the screen. Under the headline "employer participants," select the link "view participants list."

Serving as a volunteer at the fair also is a prime opportunity for prospective graduates to network with representatives from different school districts, according to Whitney.

"Most jobs are found, even in the education industry, through networking," she said. Students interested in volunteering can contact Whitney at 785-532-6508 or joyw@k-state.edu.

Prior to the fair, Whitney also encourages students seeking jobs to set up an advising appointment with her by calling 785-532-6506 or visiting career and employment services in Holtz Hall.