Education Career Fair 2018

April 18, 2018, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Bernhard Center east ballroom (GPS address: 1922 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo 49008)

Go to information for students and job seekers 

Go to information and registration for employers 


WMU Career and Student Employment Services welcomes you to participate in the 30th Annual Education Career Fair.

  • Education Career Fair is on Wednesday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the East Ballroom of the Bernhard Center on WMU's main campus.
  • The event is free and open to the public.
  • This event is designed for K-12 education professionals, and those wishing to work in the K-12 education environment, to meet schools district personnel. To search for employers hiring visit Handshake.
  • No pre-registration is needed; however, all attendees must check in upon arrival. WMU students will be asked to swipe in using their Bronco Cards.
  • Job seekers should dress in appropriate interview attire and bring a sufficient supply of resumes to distribute to employers.
  • Metered parking is available at Miller Auditorium and behind the Bernhard Center. A one-day parking pass can be purchased for $5 at WMU's Parking Services.

For questions regarding the Education Career Fair, please contact:

Employer Engagement Team | | (269) 387-2745 | 

View list of registered districts and more information

Volunteering opportunity - we need student hosts to make Education Career Fair 2018 great!

  • Students have the opportunity to closely interact with employers by assisting them with setup.
  • Volunteering shows employers that you give your time to help others, which makes an excellent first impression with district representatives, and is a great opportunity to practice speaking with professionals in the field about yourself in a career fair setting. 
  • Volunteers are provided lunch and can receive service hours for another organization, a class, Lee Honors College, etc. 
  • If your registered student organization (RSO) or team is interested in providing multiple volunteers, your RSO or team can have its logo on display at the Education Career Fair. 
  • Questions? Contact Amanda Jeppesen | | (269) 387-2745.

Volunteer for education career fair 2018


Career and Student Employment Services welcomes you to participate in our 30th Annual Education Career Fair, on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Bernhard Center.

Overview and important deadlines | Agenda and parking | Registration options | Cancellation and tobacco policies | Package shipping instructions | Hotels, transportation, and restaurants


The Education Career Fair will be held in the East Ballroom of the Bernhard Center. Employer registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

Important deadlines:

Inclusion in promotional materials guaranteed if registered by: Thursday, April 12, 2018. School districts that register after Thursday, April 12  will be included in the publicity addendum.

If you would like to ship materials to WMU, to ensure punctual arrival we reccomend shipping by Monday, April 9, 2018. 
To cancel registration and receive a refund, notify our office by: Friday, April 6, 2018, by 5 p.m. ( | 269-387-2745)

Register for the education career fair 2018

For questions regarding the Education Career Fair, please contact:

Employer Engagement Team | (269) 387-2745 |


  •  8 to 9 a.m. - Arrive/unload materials
  • 8 to 10 a.m. - Continental breakfast for employers
  • 9 a.m. - Students begin circulating
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Lunch for employers (fair continues)
  • 2:30 p.m. - Fair concludes

For questions regarding the Education Career Fair, please contact:

Employer Engagement Team | (269) 387-2745 |


Registration and payment process

  1. After registration is received for approval, one of our staff members will review it.
  2. An invoice will be sent with the total due and credit card payment instructions.
  3. Payment is due within one business day.
  4. Once payment is received, a receipt and confirmation will be sent to the registrant.
    Note: Employers’ booths are not secured for Education Career Fair 2018 until payment is received. Booths that have not been secured may be assigned to another employer that has paid. 

Registration package

Standard package (one table | $265)

  • Two (2) attendees- each additional attendee $50. Maximum of four (4) attendees total per table.
  • Inclusion in promotional materials (if registration received by Thursday, April 12, 2018, by 5 p.m. School districts registered after that time will be included in the publicity addendum).
  • One 6' covered table, parking and shuttle service, continental breakfast, hot buffet luncheon, employer networking, and assistance with loading/unloading materials. 

Additional items available 

  • Additional attendee ($50) - one additional attendee. Up to four (4) attendees maximum per table.
  • Additional table ($50) - one additional 6' covered table.
  • Full page advertisement in the Education Career Fair 2018 tabloid ($100) - must be submitted in pdf format, laid out portrait, and must fit on a portrait-oriented 8.5x11 page.
  • Half page advertisement in the Education Career Fair 2018 tabloid ($50) - must be submitted in pdf format, laid out portrait, and must fit on half of a portrait-oriented 8.5x11 page.

 register for the education career fair 2018 

Employer Engagement Team | (269) 387-2745 |


Cancellation policy:  Employers needing to cancel their registration must notify Career and Student Employment Services in writing at on or before April 6, 2018.  Refund amounts are given at the discretion of Career and Student Employment Services.  

Tobacco policy: Effective September 1, 2014, the use of tobacco products is only permitted in enclosed personal vehicles. The use of tobacco products is not permitted indoors or outdoors on any University property. 

Employer Engagement Team | (269) 387-2745 |


The Education Career Fair is utilizing WMU Logistical Services for package delivery services. Please be sure to read through the instructions below to ensure successful delivery of your materials.

Employers are welcome to send packages containing job fair materials to WMU prior to the Education Career Fair and are responsible for shipping costs. WMU Logistical Services will ensure that your organization’s materials are at the Bernhard Center when you arrive for the fair if the steps and directions are followed below.

Western Michigan University
c/o Education Career Fair 2018
Attn: Amanda Jeppesen
1201 Oliver Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5347

  • FedEx and UPS are the only vendors that can be used for shipping to WMU.
  • IMPORTANT: Label three sides of the package with “Education Career Fair 2018”
  • To ensure that packages are at the Bernhard Center on the morning of the Career Fair, please arrange delivery to WMU between April 6 to April 11. Be sure to confirm with your carrier how long your package will take to arrive. 
  • Employers need to record the tracking number for packages shipped to WMU and have it handy on the day of the Education Career Fair.
  • Return labels MUST BE printed by the employer and attached to outgoing packages for shipment. Packages cannot be sent without the return label. WMU Logistical Services will gather the return packages after the Education Career Fair (no later than 2:45 p.m., Bernhard Center Employer Registration Desk on the second floor) and packages will be sent out Thursday, April 19.

Questions regarding WMU Logistical Services and delivery of packages to the Education Career Fair should be directed to:

Steve Verity | Freight and Delivery Scheduling | (269) 387-8811 | 


Hotel accommodations 

Baymont Inn*, 2203 S. 11th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 372-7999
Best Western Plus Kalamazoo Suites*, 2575 S. 11th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 350-5522
Country Inn and Suites*, 1912 E. Kilgore Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49002, (269) 382-2303
Fairfield Inn West*, 6420 Cracker Barrel Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 353-6400
Hampton Inn & Suites**, 5059 S. 9th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 372-1010
Holiday Inn-West*, 2747 S. 11th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 375-6000
Radisson Plaza Hotel**, 100 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, (269) 343-3333
*For discount, please ask for the Western Michigan University rate.
**For discount, please ask for the Western Friends & Family rate.

Ground transportation

Checker Cab, (269) 345-0177
Metro Transit Bus, (269) 337-8222

Airline reservations

American Airlines, (800) 433-7300
Delta, (800) 221-1212
Continental, (800) 523-3273
Midwest, (800) 452-2022
Northwest, (800) 221-1212
U.S. Air, (800) 428-4322
Visit the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport website for flight information.


Applebee's, (269) 382-4448
Bilbo's Pizza, (269) 382-5544
The Union, (269) 384-6756
Burdick's Bar & Grill, (269) 226-3192
Food Dance Café, (269) 382-1888
Gallagher's Eatery & Pub, (269) 372-7177
Martell's, (269) 375-2105
Olde Peninsula, (269) 343-2739
Outback Steakhouse, (269) 342-4329
T.G.I. Friday's, (269) 349-6010
University Roadhouse, (269) 345-7990
Webster's Fine Dining, (269) 343-4444