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SWOSU Career Services Virtually Assists Teacher Candidates

 It was a little different than normal but 40 Southwestern Oklahoma State University students in the Education Department had their spring Education Career & Resource Fair. 

Because of COVID-19 concerns and the absence of students from the Weatherford campus, SWOSU Career Services Coordinator Heather Hummel and SWOSU Teacher Candidacy Coordinator Reggy Yount found a way to have the semi-annual fair. The two collaborated to provide a virtual career fair for the upcoming spring graduates. 

Hummel and Yount matched the teacher candidates—many completed their student teaching in a virtual format—with area school districts who have teacher vacancies. 

“Our hope was to assist our students in finding job placement through the virtual experience,” Hummel said. 

The plan worked and Hummel is pleased to report that teacher candidate resumes were sent to 65 school districts.