January 30 - February 2, 2014
Fair Organizer: Jessica Magagna
The Cambridge fair is held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just minutes away from Harvard Square. This fair is one of the original fairs started by Founding Director, John Magagna, when Search Associates first began. The Cambridge fair is considered the "flagship" fair and has been extremely successful for both candidates and schools for the last 23 years.
The Cambridge fair is one of the larger fairs that Search Associates has to offer, hosting nearly 500 pre-screened teachers, administrators, and intern candidates and attracting as many as 240 recruiters from around the world.
As with all fairs, attending the Cambridge fair offers both candidates and school recruiters the opportunity to schedule interviews to determine if there is a good "fit". In addition, it is the best way to network with other international teaching candidates (as well as recruiters) and get a good sense of the joys and challenges of teaching abroad. Below is a small sampling of what some of our candidates had to say about attending the Cambridge fair.
The timing of the Cambridge fair is quite advantageous, as it is neither too early or too late in the international recruiting cycle. School recruiters will be able to interview a large pool of excellent candidates and candidates will have access to a large number of positions available.
75% to 80% of candidates attending the Cambridge job fair received one or more offers as a result of the fair! 53% of candidates attending this fair accepted an offer!
Click here to see statistics from the 2012 Cambridge fair
The Cambridge fair team offers extensive personal assistance to schools and candidates attending. To help us in these efforts, there are numerous Senior Associates on hand to assist, including; Jim Ambrose
, Sally Gordon
, Michael Williams
, Dexter Lewis
, Bridget McNamer
, Ray Sparks
, John Magagna
and fair organizer Jessica Magagna
. In addition, our Intern Coordinator Diana Kerry
and our Recruitment Coordinator, Melinda Williams
, will be present as well as an abundance of the Cambridge Fair event staff.
We are happy to accept those candidates and schools who are fully registered and have received an invitation to attend. Having said that, this fair is quite competitive and therefore, we encourage candidates to talk with their Associates to determine if this fair is best suited for their job search. Once you are active, you can request an invitation directly from your candidate dashboard page.
More information about the Cambridge fair will be posted in the coming months to include the list of schools attending. In the meantime, if you would like some further information please contact Fair Organizer Jessica Magagna and she will be more than happy to assist you.
The Cambridge fair will be held at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge in Cambridge Massachusetts, overlooking the beautiful Charles River and only minutes away from Harvard Square. Shuttle service to Harvard Square will be offered by both the hotel and the Search Associates shuttle bus provided during the fair.The Hyatt has sponsored the Cambridge fair for the last 18 years and takes great pride in providing the best service they can to both candidates and recruiters attending.
Register: The fair will begin on Thursday, January 30 and end on Sunday, February 2, 2014. Candidates and recruiters are required to arrive at the fair prior to 6:00 pm on Thursday in order to register and pick up their informational packet and name tag.
Early Sign Up Sessions: On Thursday there will be two early interview sign up sessions. One for Administrators and Counselors, to begin at 3:45 pm, and the second for intern candidates to begin at 5:00 pm Therefore, candidates applying for these positions should plan to arrive well in advance of these sessions so there is time to register.
For more information, please see schedules below.
Recruiter Schedule of Events
Candidate Schedule of Events
Candidates and recruiters who are registered with Search Associates, and have been invited to attend the Cambridge fair, can find more detailed information on their candidate or school dashboard on their JOB FAIRS page.
The Cambridge fair draws many of our Senior Associates to help support both candidates and schools attending. This list includes Michael Williams, Former President Jim Ambrose, Sally Gordon, Founding Director John Magagna Ralph Jahr, Ray Sparks, Bridget McNamer, Diana Kerry and Fair Organizer and President of Search Associates, Jessica Magagna.
If you are a candidate who is registered to attend the Cambridge fair, and do not see your Associate listed, do not be alarmed. A Senior Associate will be "assigned" to you during the fair to assist you in every way possible.