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BHSU Hosts 2016 Teachers Fair March 2

Caleb Munger, Contributing Writer

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Black Hills State University hosted the 2016 Teachers Fair March 2 in the Jacket Legacy Room.

This event gave graduating students the opportunity to interview with potential employers and find out what teaching jobs are available.

BHSU student Jesse Dunaway said he is looking for a position as a choir teacher. He was at the fair to meet with school principles and see what they were looking for and if he could help their program.

Some students were using the event as a networking opportunity, while others were actively seeking a job.

BHSU student Eva Butcher said she was hoping to come away from the Teachers Fair with a job interview.

More than 35 school districts attended the fair, including Superintendent of Niobrara County School District One Aaron Carr. He said that being a BHSU graduate makes potential interviewees stand out to him.

“The first impression that we look for in a candidate is somebody with a high grade of interpersonal skills, a sense of humor, and an obvious ability to connect with students. We are all graduates of BHSU — our administrative team is, and we know first-hand the quality of education they receive here,” said Carr.

Local school district administrators held a Q-and-A session in the President’s Conference Room before the Teachers Fair.

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BHSU Hosts 2016 Teachers Fair March 2