Central PA Fall Teacher Job Fair

October 29, 2013
Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center Penn State University University Park, PA 16802

This event is co-sponsored by Lock Haven University and The Pennsylvania State University

For more information contact Paula Zener, Lock Haven University pzener@lhup.edu or 570-484-2181

 Employer Registration

GENERAL INFORMATION

Online Registration

Registration fee:  $125 - includes one representative; each additional representative: $35

This fair is open to ALL teacher candidates from all colleges/universities.

The Central PA Fall Teacher Job Fair has been held for 8 years with an average of 300 - 350 candidates.
Registration, Set-Up & Continental Breakfast: 7:00 am - 9:00 amFair Hours: 9:00 am - noon

 


LOCATION AND ACCOMODATIONS

Reservations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Penn Stater Conference Center for October 28, 2013, which will be held until September 28, 2013.

You can make reservations at: 800-233-7505. Please inform the reservation desk that you are with the Central PA Fall Teacher Fair, Reservation ID # CARJ13A.

After September 28, rooms reservations may still be made at the contracted rate on an "if available" basis. 

And many more are just a short drive (or shuttle ride) away.  A list of accomodations in the area may be found at www.visitpennstate.org


The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center is accessible by all major highways; 90 miles from Harrisburg; 125 miles from Pittsburgh; 200 miles from Philadelphia and the Washington DC areas.

The University Park Airport in State College, located approximately 5 miles from the Alumni Hall, Hetzel Union Building (HUB), is serviced by Delta, Northwest Airlines, United and USAirways.


PARKING

Parking is free at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. Simply follow directions to the hotel. Career Services staff members will greet you at the drop off area (look for the white tent) and direct you to the appropriate parking area.


SHIPPING

Packages shipped in advance cannot be shipped to the Penn State Conference Center. Packages must only be shipped to Career Services.

Packages must arrive by Wednesday, October 23 in order to guarantee that they will be at your table.

Ship To:

CENTRAL PA FALL TEACHER FAIR 2013 DEENA RYAN ATTN: __name of your organization__ Penn State University Career Services 108 Bank of America Career Services Center University Park, PA 16802

NOTE: If you ship your items to the Penn Stater, you will be charged $75 from the Penn Stater as a handling fee.


DIRECTIONS

Driving Directions

For GPS and/or Mapping directions use: The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, 215 Innovation Blvd., State College, PA 16803-6603 as your destination.

From New York City - The suggested route is via the George Washington Bridge to I-80. In Pennsylvania, exit I- 80 at exit 161 (Bellefonte) and follow PA Route 220 south to State College. Take exit 74 for Innovation Park/Penn State University.

From the Philadelphia - Take Philadelphia Schuylkill Expressway to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, leave the Turnpike at exit 247 (Harrisburg East), and follow I-283 to I-83 and proceed north on I-83 to the I-81 interchange. Then follow I-81 south to Route 322, 22 West exit. Proceed west on Route 322 through Lewistown to State College exit #74.

From Pittsburgh - Follow Route 22 East to Duncansville, I-99/Route 220 North to Route 322 East to Mt. Nittany Expressway/State College exit #73, OR Follow Route 22 East beyond Duncansville to Water Street, Route 45 East to Pine Grove Mills and Route 26 North to State College. From the west, take I-80 to exit 123 (Woodland) just east of Clearfield, then US Route 322 east to State College, or exit I-80 at exit 161 (Bellefonte) and follow PA Route 220 south to State College.

From the west - Take I-80 to Exit 20 (Woodland) just east of Clearfield, then US Route 322 east to State College; or follow I-80 east to Exit 161 (Old Exit 24) for Route 26 and Route 220 south to State College. Follow the expressway to Exit 74 for Penn State University.

From Washington, DC - Take Route 270 to Frederick then Route 70 to Breezewood - PA turnpike (exit 12) - and go one exit West to Bedford (exit 11); Take I-99 north to Route 220 to Route 322 East to State College exit #74, OR Take I-95 or the Baltimore-Washington Parkway to Baltimore, west loop I-695 to I-83 north. Continue on I- 83 north to the I-81 interchange. Then follow I-81 south to Route 322, 22 exit. Proceed west on Route 322 to Lewistown and State College.

Airline Information

USAir Express from Philadelphia, Northwest Airlink from Detroit, and United Express from Dulles in Washington, DC serve the State College area through the University Park Airport, located five miles from campus. Limousine or taxi service is available for all flights. For reservations and information:

USAir Express - (800) 428-4322

Northwest Airlink -(800) 255-2525

United Express - (800) 241-6522

Private or charter aircraft may fly into University Park Airport. Please call (814) 865-5511 to make arrangements. Located 90 miles southeast of State College, Harrisburg International Airport offers an alternative arrival and departure location, with more than 350 flights weekly. Airlines serving Harrisburg are American, ComAir, Continental Express, Delta, Northwest, United, and USAir. Rental car service is available.

Bus Directions

Trailways and Greyhound Lines connections are available to and from State College. For reservations and information, call (814) 238-7971.

Policies

Anti-Harassment Statement It is expected that all participating employers will not harass any registrant or other employer in either an emotional, physical, or sexual way. Should a complaint of harassment be made against an employer, we will investigate the complaint immediately and reserve the right to remove the employer from the Job Fair and/or disallow any future participation in any future activities sponsored by Lock Haven University of PA and The Pennsylvania State University. Lock Haven University of PA and The Pennsylvania State University hereby affirms equal opportunity in hiring practices. Offers of employment by participating employers are expected to be made without regard to disability, race, color, religion, sex, national origin or age. Employers are expected to provide opportunities to differently-abled individuals.

Equal Opportunity Statement Lock Haven University of PA and The Pennsylvania State University hereby affirms equal opportunity in hiring practices. Offers of employment by participating employers are expected to be made without regard to disability, race, color, religion, sex, national origin or age. Employers are expected to provide opportunities to differently-abled individuals.

Third Party Recruiters Third party recruiters will represent particular employers and disclose the names of those employers. Students will not be responsible for any fees associated with placements. Third party recruiters will NOT solicit business from other employers at any time during the fair.

RefundsNo refunds will be issued

Job Seeker Information

Participating School Districts - More districts added regularly.   Please check back often.

Who May Attend

  • All teacher candidates from any college/university may attend
  • May 2014 graduates are welcome
  • No pre-registration is necessary
  • No fee to attend

Things to Know

  • Links to the participating school districts are available at: https://psu-csm.symplicity.com/events/students.php?cf=ftf2013.   Review this information and know which district representatives you would like to meet.
  • While the Job Fair 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.

Job Fair Format

Because of the large number of participants, you may have to wait to speak with a recruiter. Please be patient and courteous.

Directions:  Driving Directions

 

A list of accommodations in the area may be found at: http://www.visitpennstate.org/.

Helpful Hints

  • Many districts will be scheduling interviews during the first hour.  Early arrival is recommended.
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to speak with as many school officials as possible. Don't limit yourself geographically - you may be surprised!
  • Do not expect a job offer during the Job Fair. This is part of the screening process. However, it is your opportunity to make a good first impression.
  • Dress professionally. You will be standing in line, so wear comfortable shoes and don't carry a lot of excess baggage.
  • Bring plenty of quality resumes, pens and pencils to the event.
  • Follow up with the districts in which you are interested.
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