January 28 - 31, 2016
Fair Organizer: Jessica D. 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 25 years.
The Cambridge fair is considered the "flagship" of all Search Associates fairs due to its long history of success for both candidates and schools.
Cambridge fair moves EARLIER in the recruiting cycle to better meet the needs of our member schools and candidates. This 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.
"This fair was an amazing and fabulous experience. Well done Search Associates!!"
- Heidi Stevens
"All of us who attended from Escuela Bella Vista recommend the Cambridge Fair for the following reasons: a) The advice, assistance and availability of our Search "sponsors" b) The smaller size facilitated getting to know the recruiters and teachers c) The on-line registration made communication much easier before the fair"
"Thanks so much for all of your guidance and support. I could not have been more impressed with the entire Search Associates staff. I look forward to working with you again in the future."
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.
The Cambridge fair has one of the highest placement statistics of all Search Associates job fairs. In 2015, almost 70% of candidates attending the fair received one or more offers as a result of the interviews they had at the fair. 50% of these candidates accepted an offer!
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; Sally Gordon, Michael Williams, Bridget McNamer,Ralph Jahr, Ray Sparks, Diana Kerry, Julie Ryan, Founding Director, John Magagna and fair organizer and President Jessica Magagna. In addition, 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.
Cambridge Schedule of Events
The fair is held over a four day period of time which will consist of school presentations, informative workshops, interview sign up sessions and most importantly, the interviews! Please click on the link that says "schedule of events" for more detailed information about the 2016 Cambridge fair.
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 20 years and takes great pride in providing the best service they can to both candidates and recruiters attending.
All Search Associates job fairs are by "invitation only". If interested in attending this job fair, you must be a fully registered candidate or school. To apply for membership, please click "Get Started" on the home page to start the application process.
The Cambridge fair moves EARLIER in the recruitment cycle. Space is limited so we strongly encourage interested candidates to start the application soon! Member candidates can now request an invitation.
In order to meet the needs of our candidates and recruiters, the Cambridge fair will be held earlier in the recruitment cycle in the last week of January and directly after our London job fair.
Register: The fair will begin on Thursday, January 28, 2016 and end on Sunday, January 31, 2016. 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.
- Candidates applying for these positions should plan to arrive well in advance of these sessions so there is time to register.
- Schools who will be attending these early sessions should also plan to arrive prior to 3:00pm on Thursday in order to get their vacancies posted in a timely manner.
For more information, please see schedules below.
Recruiter Tentative Schedule of Events
Candidate Tentative Schedule of Events
Candidates and recruiters who are registered with Search Associates, and have been invited to attend the Cambridge fair, will find more detailed information on their candidate or school dashboard on their JOB FAIRS page in the next few months.
The Cambridge fair draws many of our Senior Associates to help support both candidates and schools attending. This list includes Sally Gordon, Founding Director John Magagna, Ralph Jahr, Bridget McNamer, Diana Kerry, Julie Ryan and Fair Organizer and President of Search Associates, Jessica Magagna.
Search Associates appreciates and recognizes the following sponsors of the Cambridge job fair. Please take a minute to learn more about their services by clicking on their name below.
Proud Sponsors of the Cambridge Search Fair. The leading provider of insurance solutions for expatriates and international organizations.
Proud Sponsors of the Cambridge Search Fair. The marketplace for international education.
Global Educational Systems
Proud Sponsors of the Cambridge Search Fair. Since 1998, Global Educational Systems has been privileged to support Search Associates and is delighted to assist with its annual Cambridge fair reception.