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Teacher Recruitment Day

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Fair: 10am-12pm | Interviews: 12-4pm

Location: Festival Center Ballroom

JMU Students register here.

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Inclement Weather Policy

  • If JMU is closed for inclement weather on the day of the event, Teacher Recruitment Day will be rescheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2020.
  • If the university opens by 10am, the Fair will run as scheduled that day.
  • If the university closes when the Fair has already begun, the rest of the event on that day will be cancelled.
  • For JMU cancellation information go to

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What to Expect

The purpose of Teacher Recruitment Day is to learn about jobs and internships, talk with employers representing different organizations, and network. Be sure to check out the TRD Preparation Checklist for more information.

Here's what to expect:

Student Check-In and Lounge

  • Student check-in will be outside the Alleghany Room. If you’ve pre-registered you will check in here to get a map and print your prepared nametag.
  • If you haven’t pre-registered it is fine. Please come to student check-in to sign in and we can print a nametag for you.
  • The Alleghany Room will serve as a coatroom and student lounge. This will be a space to leave your coats, and also a space to prepare, wait, and relax between your time at the fair and interviews. The space will be open from 10am to 4pm and we will have mindfulness outreach programming facilitated by representatives of Counseling Center from 11:30am-12:30pm.

Employer Setup:

  • Employers are set-up side-by-side in aisles in the Festival Center Ballroom
  • You will receive a map of how organizations are arranged when you check in at the fair.  


  • Since so many people are concentrated in one area, you can expect a lot of noise.  
  • If you’re a naturally quiet speaker, be conscious of an employer’s ability to hear you.


  • Employers will have giveaways to help promote their organization to you.  
  • Remember to focus on talking to the recruiter; not getting the giveaways.

Some employers leave early:

  • Depending on an employer’s distance to travel home, they may leave a little earlier than the official end of the fair. With that in mind, arrive as soon as you can.


  • Some employers will want to schedule an interview with you after the fair, so be prepared for this possibility.
  • Even if they don’t ask for an interview, feel free to express your interest in interviewing with the school or school district.
  • Read more advice about interview preparation and ways to practice like InterviewStream.
  • If you schedule an appointment with an employer for the afternoon, you must honor that commitment and attend the interview.


Current JMU students: Park in the student lots surrounding Festival. If you do not have a parking pass, you’ll need to purchase a day pass from Parking Services for this event.

Unregistered campus visitors (non-JMU students and employers): Park in the East Campus Parking Deck levels 2-4. All regulations for JMU students, faculty and staff will remain in effect, and students attending the event are required to park in appropriate student parking lots with a JMU parking permit.

We encourage using our online parking map as a resource for visitors coming to campus.


Contact Colleen Waller at

Check out our calendar for upcoming workshops that can help you prepare.

Career & Academic Planning staff will also be available to answer any questions you might have during the fair. Look for us at the student registration area outside the Alleghany Room.

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