Career Fairs ARE for students interested in education & social services!

The Center for Career Development’s annual All-University Fall Career Fair will take place on Wednesday, September 25, 2019; and the STEM-focused Career Fair is the next day on Thursday, September 26, 2019. I know what you might be thinking: “Ana, I’m interested in working in education, supporting programs, learning more about social work, and gaining experience working with others.” Well – fear not, there are several employers attending you’ll want to check out!Students attend a Career Fair in Gampel Pavilion. (Ryan Glista/UConn Photo)

Attending the All-University Fair

  • ESS: As leaders in the education staffing space since 2000, ESS specializes in placing qualified staff in daily, long-term, and permanent K-12 school district positions including substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, and other school support staff. Over the last 19 years, we have innovated education staffing to provide dynamic solutions to school districts and professional opportunities to passionate educators. Our team serves over 2.5 million students with a pool of 40,000 substitute and permanent employees throughout 24 states. Internally, the ESS team is comprised of 400 individuals with a passion for education working together to ensure our 700+ partner districts experience valuable education every day.
  • Great Oaks Charter Schools: The mission of the Great Oaks Schools is to prepare students for college success through high-dosage tutoring and excellent teaching.
  • Gándara Center: The Gándara Center, based in West Springfield, has been providing culturally sensitive behavioral health, substance use, prevention, and educational services to the region since 1977. The agency was founded to advocate and provide for equal services in the Hispanic community. Today, the Gándara Center serves a diverse multicultural clientele in more than 45 locations across Massachusetts and its family-centered and community-based approach reaches more than 13,500 children, families, and adults every year.
  • Ability Beyond: For over 62 years, weve led the field in supporting people with disabilities, by providing person-centered, cutting-edge, and cost-effective services.
  • EF Education First: EF is the worlds largest international education company “ providing life-changing educational experiences to create global citizens. We offer millions of people the opportunity to learn a language, travel abroad, experience another culture or earn an academic degree. Since 1965, EFs mission has been opening the world through education. Our 52,000 employees have a worldwide presence in over 600 schools and offices within 50 countries.
  • UConn Department of Public Policy: The mission of the University of Connecticuts Department of Public Policy (DPP) is dedicated to the highest quality research, teaching, and service in nonprofits, public administration, public policy, and survey research.
  • UConn Human Resources: UConn is a top, public, research university with more than 10,000 employees and seven campuses across Connecticut.
  • Yale University: Since its founding in 1701, Yale has been dedicated to expanding and sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and preserving cultural and scientific information for future generations. Yales reach is both local and international. It partners with its hometown of New Haven, Connecticut to strengthen the citys community and economy. And it engages with people and institutions across the globe in the quest to promote cultural understanding, improve the human condition, delve more deeply into the secrets of the universe, and train the next generation of world leaders.
  • UConn School of Social Work: UConn’s innovative BSW and MSW programs prepare students to advance human rights and social justice. Combining theory and research, our research based PhD Program prepares leaders for the social work profession.

Attending the STEM-Focused Fair

  • Nelnet: Nelnet is a diversified and innovative company focused on offering educational services, technology solutions, telecommunications, and asset management. Nelnet helps students and families plan and pay for their education and makes the administrative processes for schools more efficient with student loan servicing, tuition payment processing, school administration software, and college planning resources. As part of Nelnets commitment to corporate innovation and growth, the Nelnet Innovation Hub is responsible for vetting and launching new business ventures.
  • MDRC: MDRC is committed to finding solutions to some of the most difficult problems facing the nation from reducing poverty and bolstering economic self-sufficiency to improving public education and college graduation rates. We design promising new interventions, evaluate existing programs using the highest research standards, and provide technical assistance to build better programs and deliver effective interventions at scale. We work as an intermediary, bringing together public and private funders to test new policy-relevant ideas, and communicate what we learn to policymakers and practitioners all with the goal of improving the lives of low-income individuals, families, and children.
  • Yale University: Since its founding in 1701, Yale has been dedicated to expanding and sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and preserving cultural and scientific information for future generations. Yales reach is both local and international. It partners with its hometown of New Haven, Connecticut to strengthen the citys community and economy. And it engages with people and institutions across the globe in the quest to promote cultural understanding, improve the human condition, delve more deeply into the secrets of the universe, and train the next generation of world leaders.

With all these great employers attending specifically to recruit students interested in education, counseling, training, employee development, and more – there’s no reason not to attend the Fairs! More information can be found here.

By Ana Clara Blesso
Ana Clara Blesso Associate Director, Career Coaching & Experiential Learning Ana Clara Blesso