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  • Get Ready toAttendEducationInterview Day!University Career Center110 Burge Union785-864-3624KUCareerHawk.com
  • Agenda What to Expect How to prepare before EID What to do at EID How to follow up after EID How the UCC Can Help
  • What to Expect Agenda for Tuesday, March 6th 8:00 am Student Check-In Opens 8:30 – 9:00 am Walk-in Interview Sign Ups 9:00 am First Interview Begins 12 noon – 1:00 pm Lunch on your own 2:30 pm Last Interview Begins Takes place in the Kansas Union 5th and 6th Floors (check in located in the Ballroom) Approximately 55-60 school districts from Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska will be participating Check KUCareerHawk.com/edinterview for updated list of districts Conduct up to ten 20-30 minute screening interviews with district reps Some districts may have an information table where you can talk more informally with their representatives (ie, Blue Valley, Spring Hill, De Soto, Gardner-Edgerton, Eudora, KCK , Shawnee Mission, etc.)
  • How to Prepare Update your resume Sign up for interviews online Prepare to interview Plan your outfit Pack your bag
  • ELMER ENTRY OBJECTIVE: Include an objective for the Education Interview Day.123 Jayhawk Road ▪ Lawrence, Kansas 66045 ▪ 555-555-1234 ▪ elmer_entry@ku.edu Update/Create Teaching-FocusedOBJECTIVE EDUCATION:To obtain an elementary teaching position in an inclusive classroom setting for the 2012-13 academic year. ‐ List degrees you are currently pursuing or haveEDUCATION completedBachelor of Science in Education, Elementary Education Expected May 2012 Resume ‐ List the date that you will complete your 5th year,The University of Kansas Lawrence, KS rather than the date you completed your BSE • GPA: 3.8/4.0 coursework. • Will complete 15 hours of graduate coursework while completing licensure requirements in 5-year program. ‐ Consider including a brief bullet point describingLICENSURE how many hours of graduate coursework you’veKansas Elementary Education Two-Year Initial License, Grades K-6 Effective June 2012 completed.TEACHING EXPERIENCE A personality assessment that looks at 8 personality LICENSURE preferences that everyone uses at different times.Teaching Intern Spring 2012South Park Elementary School, Shawnee Mission USD 512 Merriam, KS ‐ List your endorsement area(s), grade levels and • Looking forward to actively engaging 19 kindergartners in learning across the curriculum effective date • Plan to create and implement an integrated thematic unit on frogs through collaboration with cooperating teacher and others • Will pilot a research project concerning reverse mentoring and use of technology by classroom teachers TEACHING EXPERIENCEStudent Teacher Fall 2011 ‐ Group all of your relevant These 8 preferences are organized into 4 opposite pairsNew Stanley Elementary School, Kansas City, Kansas USD 500 Kansas City, KS experience (ie, Teaching) into • Completed student teaching in fourth and fifth grade combination classroom for six weeks one section. Include student • Created positive learning environment for 21 students with consistent classroom management using “cooperative discipline” strategies that describe 4 dimensions of personality type teaching, internships, field • Planned and facilitated daily reading and math groups resulting in significant increase in reading levels for below average readers experience, and volunteer • Coordinated field trip for 21 students to Natural History Museum in Lawrence, Kansas teaching/tutoring experience.ADDITIONAL RELATED EXPERIENCE ‐ Put other experience intoFootball Coach September-October 2010-2011 another section, such asKansas City Parks and Recreation Kansas City, KS Additional Experience • Successfully instructed 25 fifth-grade boys from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds in football and fitness fundamentals • Coordinated registration and practice schedule • Planned and led practice twice per week, coached Saturday games DESCRIPTIONSSoftball Instructor July – August 2009-2011 ‐ Start job descriptions with active verbs (i.e.,Lawrence High School Summer Softball Camp Lawrence, KS developed, led, created, organized, etc.) • Assisted head softball coach with both elementary and junior high sessions • Planned learning strategies and practice for group of 20 girls ‐ Include 3-6 action statements that emphasize • Encouraged teamwork and lifelong wellness skills topics taught, type of school and students, assessments, and creative ways you conveyedMEMBERSHIPS knowledgeSchool of Education Student Organization – Member 2010-PresentKansas National Education Association – Student Member 2011-PresentKansas Association of Teachers of Science – Student Member 2011-Present General Guidelines: Keep it between 1-2 pages - Be consistent in your formatting, use of bullet points, use of bolding/ italics/ underlining, and alignment – Font size no smaller than 10 and no larger than 12 for the body of your résumé.
  • How to PrepareSign Up for Interviews Sign up online for interviews now through Wednesday, Feb. 17th Before signing up for interviews, you will need to register for KU Career Connections and upload a resume to your account If you’ve interviewed with a district recently or plan to this semester, don’t sign up for an interview with them at Education Interview DayInterview Schedule Types - Elementary = candidates completing a license for early childhood and elementary grades - Secondary = candidates completing a license for middle and secondary level grades; and K-12 endorsements. - Mixed = open to ALL endorsement areas - a, b, c = If school districts have more than one of a certain type of interview schedule (ie, 2 elementary schedules). - Only sign up for one interview per district
  • Prepare to Interview1. Do your homework… On School Districts  Check KUCareerHawk.com/edinterview for a list of attending school districts  Visit district websites to conduct some initial research before the event (size, grade configuration, specific programs, etc.)  Complete an online application for each school district you are interviewing with (or at least your top 3-5)  Prepare a few thoughtful questions to ask district representatives at the end of your interview that shows genuine interest in their district On Yourself  Create a list of at least 5 skills/qualities that make you a good teacher candidate  Provide evidence for those skills – think of stories and specific examples that demonstrate these skills
  • Prepare to Interview2. Use effective answering techniques  A+1  STAR Method  Keep it positive – avoid negativity. Demonstrate professionalism and passion for your profession!  Provide concise answers that answer the question and demonstrate results and impact.  Remember your five qualities when you’re stumped.  Be honest! If you don’t know or if you haven’t had experience with something, say so.
  • Prepare to Interview3. Be prepared to respond to typical interview questions, such as: General Questions  Tell us about yourself.  Why should our district hire you?  What are the three most important strengths you possess that will make you a successful teacher?  What areas do you need to improve upon as a teacher?  How would your students describe you?  What mistakes do you think you might make as a teacher? What steps would you take to fix those mistakes? Behavioral-Based Questions (STAR Method)  What classroom management techniques have you used? How effective have they been for you?  Describe a teaching strategy you used to maximize the learning potential of all students. Hypothetical Questions  What problems do you foresee you will face with students? What strategies will you utilize to resolve these problems with students?  How would you handle the following situation…..? Wrap-Up Questions  What questions do you have that I may be able to answer? See your EID Guide and KUCareerHawk.com/education for additional interview questions
  • Prepare to Interview4. Prepare a few questions to ask district representatives  What are your current or anticipated vacancies for the upcoming academic year?  What qualities, characteristics or experience do you typically look for in a new teacher?  What extracurricular activity opportunities might be available?  What are you most proud of about your school/school district?  What would faculty, students, and parents say are the strengths of your school/school district?  What is the typical hiring timeline and process for your district?  Ask a question about current event/news item associated with their district.
  • Plan Your Outfit Highly recommended that you wear a suit Keep it conservative – solid, darker colors Make sure skirts are at least knee length Keep your accessories very minimal Remove distracting piercings No strong cologne or perfume Finishing touches – polish shoes, matching belt, socksUCC Professional Clothing Closet Professional and business attire available for KU students for FREE Online clothing inventory available at: www.KUCareerHawk.com/clothing
  • Pack Your BagWhat to bring 20-30 resumes (you will want to bring enough copies for each representative you interview with) Interview schedule What NOT to bring Nice folder/portfolio  Large bag/backpack Paper (with your questions)  Teaching Portfolio and pen  Cover letters Mints, kleenex  Reference Letters A smile and a positive  Gum attitude  Cell phone with ringer on Your KUID number (for  Unprofessional dress check-in)
  • Make a Positive Impression Review the event guide/map  Ask thoughtful, relevant to identify where districts are questions located (remember some  Exude confidence, but not districts will have display arrogance (smile! ) tables with representatives  Request a business card or available for you to talk to) contact information Check your appearance, take  Be aware of the a deep breath time – avoid Remember to introduce being late to your yourself to each district and interviews greet everyone with a firm handshake and a smile Offer a copy of your resume to each representative
  • Follow Up After EID Organize the information you collect, make notes Write a thank you note or email to each district you interviewed with within 1-2 days after the EID (great opportunity to send a targeted resume and cover letter as well) Conduct any follow up that was requested at EID in a timely manner Stay in contact with the district throughout the hiring process
  • How the UCC Can Help… Individual appointment with a career coach to review your resume and cover letter, and conduct a mock interview Resume Dropbox KUCareerHawk.com/resumedropbox – submit your resume to our office online for review and receive feedback within 1-2 days Education Resource Page – KUCareerHawk.com/Education - includes Education resume samples, practice interview questions for PK-12 interviews, and information about reference letters Optimal Resume and Optimal Interview http://ku.optimalresume.com/ - Online tools to help you build a resume as well as help you enhance your interviewing skills
  • University Career Center 110 Burge Union 864-3624 KUCareerHawk.com