News • March 10, 2017

Teacher Career Fair connects CBU students with job opportunities

Teacher Career Fair and CBU 2017

Riverside, Calif. (March 10, 2017) – Students interested in a career in K-12 education had more than 35 schools and school districts from California to interact with at the Teacher Career Fair at California Baptist University on March 9. There were also various Christian, and charter schools along with nonprofit organizations in attendance.   

The schools were looking for teachers and beyond, said Lisa Singer, employer relations specialist for the Career Center. Jobs in speech language pathology, communications disorders, nutrition, school counseling, kinesiology and more were available.

“A fair such as the Teachers fair seems to enlarge students’ perspective. Many candidates are not aware that many of the attendees are looking for additional candidates other than teachers,” Singer said. “The fair also helps students network and continue to improve their professional development.”

Jay Nieto, a communications disorders senior, said the fair broadened his career perspectives.

“It helped me open up my eyes a little bit about the communities out there that are always looking for speech language pathologists,” Nieto said. “It’s good to know that we are needed and that there is always a demand for us.”

Zachary Nichols, a graduate student, is interested in physical education. He appreciated the opportunity to network with a variety of schools.

“What I want to do is lower the obesity rates [school children],” Nichols said. “I want to get the kids smart and more educated on a healthier lifestyle as far as what they can do after high school … because it benefits them in so many other ways.”

The career fair also benefited the schools by allowing them to meet a variety of strong candidates, Singer said.

“It is always a positive outcome when employers actually step onto the CBU campus and meet our students—they are able to see firsthand their character, integrity and professionalism,” Singer said.