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Northwest Missouri State University

Education Expo

Education Expo

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Lamkin Activity Center

 NEW TIME - 8:30 - 10:30 AM

Education Expo is a career fair designed to connect qualified teaching applicants with prospective employers. New and alumni teacher candidates are encouraged to present their resumes, introduce themselves and discuss current/potential openings with attending representatives.

Education Expo also gives younger Northwest students a chance to network, learn more about the teaching profession and explore career paths offered by the attending employers.


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Why participate...what’s in it for me?

Participating in Education Expo is a great way to get your district’s name and brand shared across campus. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet prospective students, promote your district, connect and network with faculty, and build relationships throughout Northwest. Through attending this event, students will develop an awareness of your district, which may lead them to apply for full-time or student teaching opportunities in the future.

What is the cost?

There is no cost to attend Education Expo. (8:30 - 10:30 a.m.)

How do I register?

Complete the Education Expo Event Registration Form

REMINDER: Post your career and internship opportunities to Hire A Bearcat, our online recruiting system.

Hire A Bearcat is part of the NACElink Network, the result of a national professional alliance among the National Association of Colleges and Employers, DirectEmployers Association, and Symplicity Corporation and is the only job listing service that provides employers the ability to directly interact with Northwest Missouri State University students and alumni. Your username and password apply to all NACElink institutions through OneStop.

What time does the event begin and end? 

Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Event: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Student volunteers will be available at Lamkin Activity Center to help unload and transport supplies into the arena. 


You will know you are registered when you receive a confirmation email from our office and your district has been added to our website.  Please direct all questions to 660-562-1250 or

Directions to campus

Interactive maps and directions:

Where do I park?  Where do I unload?  Is there a shuttle?

We have reserved parking lot #62 and #63 at the top of the hill west of Lamkin Activity Center for your convenience.  No parking permits are necessary during the event. 

  • NOTE: Parking in undesignated areas will result in a fine - parking tickets are your obligation.    

Please unload and load in the circle drive at Lamkin Activity Center.  Student volunteers will be available to help with your materials. 

A shuttle will be available from 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. and again at 10:30 a.m., to take you to and from Lamkin Activity Center.

Day of the event

Upon arrival, verify your participation by checking in at the Career Services table located at the main entrance of the arena. You will be directed to your districts table which will have a booklet containing a list of attending districts, along with a table map showing the layout of the event, and a form to submit any additional vacancies.

Candidates / Students

Why participate, what’s in it for me? The benefits of attending Education Expo:

  • Learn about a district’s culture, training programs, job expectations, and potential career tracks directly from visiting recruiters
  • Meet contacts and network with recruiters within the education industry
  • Familiarize yourself with the district’s application and interview process
  • Increase your chance of securing interviews for student teaching or job offers

How do I sign-up?

There is no pre-registration process for the event. Upon arrival candidates will be asked to swipe-in (bring Bearcat card), create a name tag with their major and receive a packet of information containing a list of attending districts and a layout of the event. Prepare ahead of time by clicking the "What employers are attending?" tab.

What time is the event?  Do I have to be there the whole time?

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 10:30 a.m. Candidates may come and go as their schedules allow. We would strongly encourage all attendees to arrive as early as possible, as the attending school districts sometimes leave prior to the conclusion of the event.

What if there are no employers for my major/certification?

Some school districts may not know all of their vacancies prior to the event. Attending Education Expo allows potential candidates to find additional opportunities that were not advertised in advance.

How do I prepare?

  1. Review the list of attending districts and prioritize your list in order of interest/desirability
  2. Research districts:
    • Visit websites and review mission statements, principal newsletters, and PTA minutes
    • What curriculum is being used?
    • What are the demographics of the district?
    • What are some of the district’s goals?
    • Where is the district located? How many employees?
    • What career opportunities are available?
    • CareerSpots videos:
  3. Consider the types of general interview questions that will potentially be asked and prepare answers
  4. Create a list of questions (at least three) to ask the employer

What do I wear?

Select appropriate interview apparel and try it on, at least one week in advance

Day of the event

Upon arrival, verify your participation by signing in at the Career Services table located at the main entrance of the arena. You will be directed to create a name tag and will receive a handout containing a list of attending districts, along with a table map showing the layout of the event.

Prior to exiting the arena we ask that you complete an online evaluation about your experience at the event. Your feedback helps us to improve this event for future students and districts. We appreciate your comments.

What employers are attending?

Education Expo

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Lamkin Activity Center
 NEW TIME 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Check back frequently for more updates!

 School Districts
Adair Co R1 School District
Albany R-III School District
Buchanan County R-IV
Carrollton R-VII School District
Center School District
Cerner Kids
Chillicothe R-II School District
Clarinda Academy
Clark County School District-Las Vegas
Clinton County R-III School District
Community R-VI School District
Craig R-III School District
Cristo Rey - Kansas City
De Soto School District (USD 232)
Excelsior Springs School District
Fairfax R-3 School
Glenwood Community School District
Grundy County R-V School District
Guadalupe Centers Charter Schools
Hamilton R-II School District
Hogan Preparatory Academy
Holden R-3
Independence School District
Kansas City School District
Kansas City Kansas Public Schools - CANCELED
Lee's Summit R-7 School District
Lexington R-V School District
Liberty Public Schools
Lincoln Public Schools
Lone Jack C6 School District
Lower Kuskokwim School District - CANCELED
Maryville R-II School District
Maysville R-I School District
Missouri National Education Association
Missouri State Teacher's Association - CANCELED
Morgan Hunter Education
North Andrew School District
North Daviess R-III School District
North Nodaway R-VI Schools
Omaha Public Schools
Park Hill School District
Platte County R-3 School District
Polo R-VII School District
Prairie View USD 362
Princeton R-V School
Putnam County R-I Schools
Raytown Quality Schools
Richmond R-XVI School District
Riverside High School USD 114
Savannah R-III School District
Shawnee Mission School District
Smithville School District
South Holt R-1 Schools
St. Joseph School District
St. Joseph Christian School
St. Malachy School
Sterling Education
Tarkio R-I School District
Teach For America - Kansas City
Trenton R9/Trenton Middle School - CANCELED
Troy Schools, USD 429
Underwood Community Schools
Union Star R2
Veterans Education & Training, MO DESE
West Nodaway R-I
West Platte R-II School District
Wichita Public Schools
Winston R-VI School District