Teacher Career Fair connects CBU students with job opportunities
Riverside, Calif. (March 13, 2019) – Mallory Castorena, a California Baptist University teaching credential student, was excited to look for a teaching internship at the Teacher Career Fair on March 13. With more than 40 schools and school districts attending the event, she had many opportunities to network.
“I haven’t had practice with [job] interviews yet, so this gives me that next step to see what it’s going to be like when I am officially ready,” Castorena said.
Deborah Bush (’99), who is earning her Master of Science in Education, prepared for the event by utilizing the services at the Career Center at CBU. She is looking for a multi-subject teaching position.
“The fair has all the employers centrally localized. We can get our resume into the hands of those districts who are potentially hiring,” Bush said. “We get the experience of meeting with employers, becoming more familiar with what they are looking for, how we should dress and how we should present ourselves.”
Nick Powers, acting director of personnel in Lake Elsinore Unified School District and principal at Canyon Lake Middle School, said the event has been beneficial for him in recruiting employees.
“We get to see people face to face and talk to them,” Powers said. “It gives you the ability to talk up your district, it gives you the ability to talk about the positions you have and you get to meet people right now, collect information and get Best in Show.”