Auckland-based Rosie Buchanan, of Smart Teachers, a teacher recruitment agency offering jobs in the United Kingdom, talks to University of Otago students Matt Wilson (22) and Victoria Martin (20) at the Bill Robertson Library, Dunedin, yesterday. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Many University of Otago students attended an annual teaching
expo yesterday, to learn more about job prospects in
teaching, after they graduate.
The expo was held in the foyer of the Bill Robertson library,
a joint university College of Education and Otago Polytechnic
facility, in Union St, Dunedin.
Robyn Bridges, graduate employment liaison officer at the
university's Career Development Centre, said the expo had
Educational organisations and firms staffed 13 stands, and
participants included representatives of the college of
education, the career centre and the Dunedin Rudolph Steiner
School, plus overseas teacher recruitment agencies.
More firms and other organisations had taken part in the
event this year, and it had been ''really good''.
Emma Chamberlain (20), a bachelor of teaching student, said
she had found the expo helpful and informative, including
about possible job options overseas.