April 06, 2010
On Thursday, March 25, 2010 over 150 alumni and students joined
representatives from 20 schools and school districts to participate
in the annual Education Job Fair on the Queens campus. The event
was co-sponsored by St. John's The School of Education, the Career
Center and the Office of Alumni Relations.
This popular networking event offered attendees a venue to
interact with school and school district representatives to discuss
the availability of professional positions within their
organizations, both currently and in the immediate future. It was
also beneficial to participating representatives by allowing them
to become acquainted with individuals who were committed to making
a positive impact on the field of education.
Job seekers were grateful for the chance to gather specific
information that will hopefully assist them as they make viable
career plans. "St John's shows that they care about their students
and alumni," said Josephine DiGangi '04CPS, '10GEd.. "This job fair
offered many opportunities in all areas of education."
Senior Kristen Renart agreed, noting that she "…felt the job
fair was a great opportunity to network with potential employers.
St John's provides many opportunities to meet and network with
those in the field of education through job fairs, workshops and
other means of professional development. I really appreciate
Students and alumni interacted and networked with each other as
they went from table-to-table for detailed discussions with school
representatives. For some alumni, particularly those impacted by
the current economic downturn, this event served as the first step
in a possible change to a more satisfying and stable career.
"After graduating in 2005 with an undergraduate degree in Finance,
I decided to change professions after working in business," said
Ayse Zorali '05TCB. "I'm so excited to have an opportunity to
participate in this fair and possibly have a career in