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Northwest Missouri State University

Education Expo

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Lamkin Activity Center (Bearcat Arena)
 8:30 - 10:30 AM

Rescheduled due to inclement weather

Make up date TBA

Education Expo is a career fair designed to connect qualified teacher 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.

Schools please register by February 14, 2018 to be included in marketing materials.


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What is Education Expo and how will it benefit my organization?

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 begin to develop an awareness of your district, which may lead them to apply for full-time or student teaching opportunities in the future.

How much does Education Expo cost?

The event is free to attend.

How do I register for Education Expo?


How do I register for Next Day Interviews and On-Campus Recruiting?

Employers visit the Northwest Missouri State University campus each trimester to recruit quality candidates. They can promote their job/internship opportunities through hosting information sessions/information tables, conducting on-campus interviews, and participating in career events like Career Day or Next Day Interviews. These activities provide students with the opportunity to meet recruiters and network within their industry without leaving campus!

To register for On-Campus Recruiting CLICK HERE.

REMINDER: Post your career and internship opportunities to Hire A Bearcat, our online recruiting system. The postings will enable students to research and prepare for the event. 

Hire A Bearcat is part of 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.

What is the schedule for the day? 

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.       Check-in and set-up
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.     Education Expo
10:30 a.m.                       Drawing to win $50 Visa gift card - must be present to win.

Student volunteers will be available at Lamkin Activity Center to help unload and set-up displays. 


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

Campus Map

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 - we will not waive parking tickets.    

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 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 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 table with a handout containing a list of attending districts, 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 while on campus
  • 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 check-in and create a name tag.

What time is the event?

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 10:30 a.m. Candidates may come and go as their schedules allow but we strongly encourage all attendees to arrive as early as possible.

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 event 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, check-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.

Attending School Districts (February 20 event)

Education Expo

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Lamkin Activity Center (Bearcat Arena)

8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Employers in red are offering Next Day Interviews

Check back frequently for more updates!

School Districts Spring 2018
Adair County R-1 School District
Albany R-III School District
Bering Strait School District (Alaska) - CANCELED
Buchanan County R-IV
Center School District
Cerner Kids Learning Centers - Cerner Corporation
Chillicothe R-II Schools
Clarinda Academy
Clarinda Community School District
Clinton County R-III School District
Confluence Academy Charter Schools
East Buchanan C-I Schools
Fairfax R-3 School
Fort Dodge Community School District - CANCELED
Gordon Parks Elementary School - CANCELED
Green City R-I Schools
Grundy County R-V
Guadalupe Centers Charter Schools
Hamilton R-II School District
Harrisonville Cass R-IX Schools
Independence School District
KC International Academy
Kansas City Public Schools
Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools
Kingsville R-1 Schools
Knob Noster Public Schools
Lee's Summit R-7 School District
Lexington R-V School District
Liberty Public Schools
Lincoln Public Schools - CANCELED
Littleton Elementary School District No. 65 (Arizona)
Maryville R-II School District
Maysville R-I School District
Mexico School District 59 (Missouri)
Millard Public Schools - CANCELED
Missouri NEA
Moberly School District
Monroe City R-I School District
National Heritage Academies
Nodaway Holt School District
North Andrew School District
North Daviess R-III - CANCELED
North Harrison R-III School District
North Nodaway R-VI
Northeast Nodaway R-V
Northwest Missouri State University - School Counseling Master's
Park Hill School District
Platte County R-3 School District - CANCELED
Polo R-VII School District/a>
Prairie View USD 362
Ralston Public Schools
Raytown C2 School District
Richmond R-XVI School District
Shawnee Mission School District
Sherwood Cass R-VIII School District
Smithville School District
St. Joseph, MO School District
Trenton R-IX School District
Troops to Teachers
Troy Schools (Kansas)
Union Star R-II School District
West Nodaway R-I Schools
Wichita Public Schools (USD 259)
Worth County School District