FHU's School of Education Hosts Job Fair
The Freed-Hardeman University School of Education conducted its Job Fair: Meet and Greet, Tuesday, March 6, in the Gardner Center. More than fifty of FHU’s student teachers and senior education majors participated in the event.
Representatives from Tipton County, Columbia Academy, McNairy County, Henderson County, Madison County, Hardeman County, Fayette County, Chester County and Haywood County were available to talk with students; seven of the nine school systems represented are within a thirty-mile radius of FHU.
The district representatives discussed salaries, insurance, licenses and any positions that would be available next school year. They also educated students on basic information they would need in the future, such as transcripts and background checks. Columbia Academy and Tipton County also offered job interviews to students.
Rhonda Jones, administrative assistant for the School of Education, organized the job fair. Jones believes that the fair is beneficial because “the districts have needs and my students have needs; I like to put both groups together so that they will have an opportunity to figure out who and what is out there.” She adds, “I was so proud of the group of students who participated in the job fair. They were aggressive, timely, and sharply dressed and they came ready to find jobs. The districts were impressed with them as well.”
Amanda Davis, a senior arts and humanities major from Goodlettsville, Tenn., was one of the students participating in the interview process. Davis is grateful for the opportunity to be interviewed, stating, “This interview is a trial run for me because I will know what to expect when interviewing closer to my hometown.”