Education Career Fair 2017

April 5, 2017

9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Bernhard Center east ballroom (GPS address: 1922 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo 49008)

 Go to information for students and job seekers

Go to information and registration for employers

Information for students and job seekers

WMU Career and Student Employment Services welcomes you to participate in the 29th annual Education Career Fair.

  • Education Career Fair is on Wednesday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the East Ballroom of the Bernhard Center on WMU's main campus.
  • The event is free and open to the public.
  • It is designed for K-12 education professionals, as well as others wishing to work in the K-12 education environment, to meet schools district personnel. Search for employers hiring from your area using BroncoJOBS and The Fairs App (available on the web, and for Android and Apple systems).
  • No pre-registration is needed; however, all attendees must check into the fair upon arrival. WMU students may swipe in using their Bronco Cards.
  • Job seekers should dress in appropriate interview attire and bring a sufficient supply of resumes to distribute to employers.
  • Metered parking is available at Miller Auditorium and behind the Bernhard Center. A one-day parking pass can also be purchased for $5 at WMU's Parking Services.

For questions regarding the Education Career Fair, please contact:

Jonathan Pulley, Graduate Assistant | (269) 387-2745 | cses-ga1@wmich.edu

Dr. Deveta Gardner, Associate Director for Outreach | (269) 387-2745 | deveta.gardner@wmich.edu

View list of registered districts and more information

Volunteering opportunity - we need student hosts to make Education Career Fair 2017 great!

  • Students have the opportunity to closely interact with employers by helping them to their booth and assisting them with setup. 
  • Volunteering shows employers that you give your time to help others, which makes an excellent first impression with district representatives, and is a great opportunity to practice speaking with professionals in the field about yourself in a career fair setting. 
  • Volunteers are provided lunch and can receive service hours for another organization, a class, Lee Honors College, etc. 
  • If your registered student organization (RSO) or team is interested in providing multiple volunteers, your RSO or team can have its logo on display at the Education Career Fair. 
  • Questions? Contact LaCretisha McDole at cses-ga3@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2745.

Volunteer for Education Career Fair 2017

Information for employers

Western Michigan University's Career and Student Employment Services welcomes you to participate in our 29th annual Education Career Fair, on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The fair will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Bernhard Center on WMU's west campus.

Overview and important deadlines | Agenda and parking | Registration options | Cancellation and tobacco policies | Package shipping instructions | Hotels, transportation, and restaurants

Overview

The Education Career Fair will be held in the East Ballroom on the top floor of the Bernhard Center. Employer registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Employers will be given table assignments in the East Ballroom until capacity is reached. At check in, students are provided a list of attending organizations, a map of the ballroom, and a list of which organizations are located at which tables.

Important deadlines:

Inclusion in promotional materials guaranteed if registered by: Friday, March 24, 2017, by 5 p.m. School districts that register after Friday, March 24, at 5 p.m. will be included in the publicity addendum.
Shipping deadline: Friday, March 31 - if your materials have not shipped by this time, they are subject to be delivered after 10 a.m. during the Education Career Fair.
To cancel registration and receive a refund, notify our office by: Friday, March 24, 2017, by 5 p.m. (cses-ga1@wmich.edu | 269-387-2745)

Register for the Education Career Fair 2017

For questions regarding the Education Career Fair, please contact:

Jonathan Pulley, Graduate Assistant | (269) 387-2745 | cses-ga1@wmich.edu

Dr. Deveta Gardner, Associate Director for Outreach | (269) 387-2745 | deveta.gardner@wmich.edu

 Agenda and parking information

  • 8 to 9 a.m. - Arrive/unload materials
  • 8 to 10 a.m. - Continental breakfast for employers
  • 9 a.m. - Students begin circulating
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Lunch for employers (fair continues)
  • 2:30 p.m. - Fair concludes

For questions regarding the Education Career Fair, please contact:

Jonathan Pulley, Graduate Assistant | (269) 387-2745 | cses-ga1@wmich.edu

Dr. Deveta Gardner, Associate Director for Outreach | (269) 387-2745 | deveta.gardner@wmich.edu

Registration options

Registration and payment process

  1. After registration is received for approval, one of our staff members will review it.
  2. An invoice will be sent with the total due and credit card payment instructions.
  3. Payment is due within one business day.
  4. Once payment is received, a receipt and confirmation will be sent to the registrant.
    Note: Employers’ booths are not secured for Education Career Fair 2017 until payment is received. Booths that have not been secured may be assigned to another employer that has paid.

 

Registration package

Standard package (one table | $265)

  • Two (2) attendees- each additional attendee $50. Maximum of four (4) attendees total per table.
  • Inclusion in promotional materials (if registration received by Friday, March 24, 2017, by 5 p.m. School districts registered after that time will be included in the publicity addendum).
  • One 6' covered table, parking and shuttle service, continental breakfast, hot buffet luncheon, employer networking, and assistance with loading/unloading materials.

 

Additional items available 

  • Additional attendee ($50) - one additional attendee. Up to four (4) attendees maximum per table.
  • Additional table ($50) - one additional 6' covered table.
  • Full page advertisement in the Education Career Fair 2017 tabloid ($100) - must be submitted in pdf format, laid out portrait, and must fit on a portrait-oriented 8.5x11 page.
  • Half page advertisement in the Education Career Fair 2017 tabloid ($50) - must be submitted in pdf format, laid out portrait, and must fit on half of a portrait-oriented 8.5x11 page.

Register for the Education Career Fair 2017

For questions regarding the Education Career Fair, please contact:

Jonathan Pulley, Graduate Assistant | (269) 387-2745 | cses-ga1@wmich.edu

Dr. Deveta Gardner, Associate Director for Outreach | (269) 387-2745 | deveta.gardner@wmich.edu

Cancellation and Tobacco policies

Cancellation policy:  Employers needing to cancel their registration must notify Career and Student Employment Services in writing at career-fair@wmich.edu on or before March 20, 2017.  Refund amounts are given at the discretion of Career and Student Employment Services. 

Tobacco policy: Effective September 1, 2014, the use of tobacco products is only permitted in enclosed personal vehicles. The use of tobacco products is not permitted indoors or outdoors on any University property. 

For questions regarding the Education Career Fair, please contact:

Jonathan Pulley, Graduate Assistant | (269) 387-2745 | cses-ga1@wmich.edu

Dr. Deveta Gardner, Associate Director for Outreach | (269) 387-2745 | deveta.gardner@wmich.edu

Package delivery services

The Education Career Fair is utilizing WMU Logistical Services for package delivery services. Please be sure to read through the instructions below to ensure successful delivery of your materials.

Employers are welcome to send packages containing job fair materials to WMU prior to the Education Career Fair and are responsible for shipping costs. WMU Logistical Services will ensure that your organization’s materials are at the Bernhard Center when you arrive for the fair if the steps and directions are followed below.

SEND PACKAGES TO:
Western Michigan University
c/o Education Career Fair 2017
Attn: Amanda Jeppesen
1201 Oliver Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5347

  • FedEx and UPS are the only vendors that can be used for shipping to WMU.
  • IMPORTANT: Label three sides of the package with “Education Career Fair 2017”
  • To ensure that packages are at the Bernhard Center on the morning of the Career Fair, please arrange delivery to WMU between March 27 and March 31. Be sure to confirm with your carrier how long your package will take to arrive. If your materials are not shipped before March 31, they are subject to be delivered after 10 a.m. during the Education Career Fair.
  • Employers need to record the tracking number for packages shipped to WMU and have it handy on the day of the Education Career Fair.
  • Return labels MUST BE printed by the employer and attached to outgoing packages for shipment. Packages cannot be sent without the return label. WMU Logistical Services will gather the return packages after the Education Career Fair (no later than 2:45 p.m., Bernhard Center Employer Registration Desk on the second floor) and packages will be sent out Thursday, April 6.

Questions regarding WMU Logistical Services and delivery of packages to the Education Career Fair should be directed to:

Mr. Marcel Sirois
(269) 387-8811
marcel.sirois@wmich.edu
OR
Mr. Dave Micele
(269) 387-8817
david.micele@wmich.edu

Hotels, transportation, and restaurants

Hotel accommodations 

Baymont Inn*, 2203 S. 11th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 372-7999
Best Western Plus Kalamazoo Suites*, 2575 S. 11th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 350-5522
Country Inn and Suites*, 1912 E. Kilgore Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49002, (269) 382-2303
Fairfield Inn West*, 6420 Cracker Barrel Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 353-6400
Hampton Inn & Suites**, 5059 S. 9th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 372-1010
Holiday Inn-West*, 2747 S. 11th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 375-6000
Radisson Plaza Hotel**, 100 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, (269) 343-3333
*For discount, please ask for the Western Michigan University rate.
**For discount, please ask for the Western Friends & Family rate.

Ground transportation

Checker Cab, (269) 345-0177
Metro Transit Bus, (269) 337-8222

Airline reservations

American Airlines, (800) 433-7300
Delta, (800) 221-1212
Continental, (800) 523-3273
Midwest, (800) 452-2022
Northwest, (800) 221-1212
U.S. Air, (800) 428-4322
Visit the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport website for flight information.

Restaurants 

Applebee's, (269) 382-4448
Bilbo's Pizza, (269) 382-5544
The Union, (269) 384-6756
Burdick's Bar & Grill, (269) 226-3192
Food Dance Café, (269) 382-1888
Gallagher's Eatery & Pub, (269) 372-7177
Martell's, (269) 375-2105
Olde Peninsula, (269) 343-2739
Outback Steakhouse, (269) 342-4329
T.G.I. Friday's, (269) 349-6010
University Roadhouse, (269) 345-7990
Webster's Fine Dining, (269) 343-4444