Education Interview Day Student Information

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Education Interview Day

Education Interview Day is held each semester in December and March. It is a great way to start your job search. Representatives from area school districts will be on-campus to conduct 30 minute employment interviews. This is the perfect opportunity to meet with several school districts during one day, saving you time and gas money! Learning about a variety of school districts will allow you to make an informed decision about where you want to begin your teaching career.

Candidates have the opportunity to conduct up to 10 interviews over the course of the day and they can be pre-scheduled through your BodJobs account.  Additionally, there is an open meeting period from 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. for candidates to mingle with recruiters from all participating districts and potentially schedule day-of interviews.  The first interview block begins promptly at 9:05 a.m. and the last scheduled block finishes at 4:00 p.m.

EID PREPARATION

Research the School Districts

Impress employers with your knowledge of the districts! Use your knowledge of the district in your responses to interview questions and to ask specific questions of the employer. Taking time to do your research will demonstrate your interest in the school district and the position.

What to look for:

  • Geographic location (urban, rural, suburban)
  • Public/private
  • Student demographics
  • Vision for the future
  • Current events

Resources:

Practice Interview Skills

The art of interviewing needs to be practiced to be improved. Do not let your great teaching ability be hidden by poor interview skills.  Call 670-1450 to schedule a mock interview.

Professional Dress

Education Interview Day is a professional networking event. First impressions of candidates are made within 10-20 seconds. Don’t let your appearance create a negative first impression before you even say hello.

Keep the following in mind when preparing for a professional interview:

  • Dress for the interview, not the job. Although the everyday work attire may be casual, dress professionally for the interview.
  • Dress conservatively.
  • Keep jewelry and perfume to a minimum.
  • You want to be remembered for your qualifications and great interview, not your outfit!

Evaluate Job Offers

There are many aspects of a position/school district to consider before accepting an employment offer. It is acceptable to ask for additional time when considering an offer.

These are just some items to consider:

  • Location           
  • Job duties           
  • Work environment            
  • Housing, cost of living, commute time          
  • Technology available _____
  • Professional development            
  • Salary/benefits            
  • Mentoring, new teacher support

EID Registration Information

Registration is FREE for all currently enrolled Washburn students.
Alumni may register for the event at a cost of $30.00
Candidates from other universities may register at a cost of $60.00

Registration for Education Interview Day is through BodJobs.

Need Help? Student Guide to BodJobs

Follow the steps below to complete your registration on BodJobs:

  1. Create a profile on BodJobs
  2. Upload your resume
  3. Sign up for interviews prior to the event

Steps 1 and 2 should be completed as soon as possible after beginning the student teaching semester

All schedule changes, including cancellations, must be made one week prior to the event. No shows for interviews reflect poorly upon Washburn University. Please review our No-Show Policy below:

Interview No-Show Policy

Keeping your campus interview appointment is essential for job search success. A "No-show" reflects poorly on your professionalism. "No-show" is defined as:

  1. failure to keep a scheduled interview,
  2. a late cancellation (less than two full office days prior to the interview), or
  3. failure to accept or decline an interview when selected on a pre-select schedule.

Upon the first no-show, an individual will have campus interviewing privileges deactivated and will be required to write a letter of explanation/apology to the recruiter/employer, supplying a copy to Career Services for approval. Privileges will be reactivated upon receipt.

A second no-show requires a letter as above and a meeting with the Director of Career Services. A third no-show results in exclusion from the campus interviewing program. Illness is excused but DOES REQUIRE a letter of explanation to the employer and to Career Services and prior notification is expected.