Education, aviation jobs focus of public events in April

contact: Jeanne Baron
| WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University will hold two specialized career events next month.

The Education Career Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, while Aviation Outlook Day is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 7.

Both fairs are free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required, but students must check in upon arrival using their Bronco Cards. Those attending should bring a sufficient supply of resumes to distribute to employers.

WMU students should visit Career and Student Employment Services for assistance preparing for the events.

More information about the fairs, including lists of participating employers, is available by visiting

Education Career Fair

Photo of a teacher in the classroom.Job opportunities for educators will be showcased during the 29th annual Education Career Fair April 5 in the East Ballroom of the Bernhard Center on WMU's main campus in Kalamazoo.

The event is designed to recruit teachers, administrators, counselors, social workers and other professionals for the 2017-18 academic year. Recruiters representing more than 110 school districts from around the country will be participating.

Those attending should dress in appropriate interview attire, and every attendee must check in. Career and Student Employment Services is offering a free app, "The Fairs App," to help job seekers navigate the event. Metered parking will be available behind the Bernhard Center and in nearby lots. For information about purchasing a one-day parking pass for $5, visit

Direct event questions to Career and Student Employment Services by contacting Dr. Deveta Gardner at or (269) 387-2745 or to Jonathan Pulley at

Aviation Outlook Day

Photo of WMU aircraft.More than 30 organizations will be on hand to recruit students headed for careers in aviation when the ninth annual Aviation Outlook Day takes place April 7. The fair will be held in WMU's Aviation Education Center, 237 Helmer Road N., on the aviation campus in Battle Creek, Michigan.

The day is designed to connect students with aviation employers to discuss career and internship options as well as the needs of the aviation industry. Recruiters registered for the event are as varied as Cirrus Aircraft, Endeavor Air, Envoy, SkyWest, the Transportation Security Administration and the U.S. Navy.

Those attending are encouraged to wear business casual or business professional attire. In preparation for Aviation Outlook Day, WMU students should research employers and participate in on-campus career advising to get help with such activities as researching employers, being interviewed, and preparing resumes and personal commercials.

Direct event questions to Sarah Hagen in Career and Student Employment Services at or (269) 387-2745.

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