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    The Search Associates Cambridge Job Fair moves earlier in the recruiting cycle. Check out our “Job Fair” page for more information about the Cambridge Fair and our other job fairs located around the world.

    Cambridge, USA

    Magagna, Jessica D. January 28 - 31, 2016

    Fair Organizer:
    Jessica D. Magagna

    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"
    -Jeannette Armbrustmacher
    "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."
    -Philip Charland

    fair statistics

    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! 

    personal attention

    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 JahrRay 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.

    cambridge invitation

    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. 



    Country School
    Austria American International School, Vienna
    Austria The American International School Salzburg
    Bahrain Ibn Khuldoon National School
    Bangladesh American International School Dhaka
    Belgium Saint John's International School, Waterloo
    Brazil Chapel School - Escola Maria Imaculada, Sao Paulo
    Brazil Escola Americana de Campinas
    Brazil Graded School
    Brazil International School of Curitiba
    Brazil Pan American School of Bahia
    Bulgaria Anglo-American School of Sofia
    Bulgaria The American College of Sofia
    Cameroon American School of Yaounde
    China International School of Beijing
    China Keystone Academy
    China Shanghai American School
    China Shanghai Community International School
    China Shekou International School
    China Suzhou Singapore International School
    China Xiamen International School
    China YK Pao School Shanghai Secondary Division
    China/Hong Kong Hong Kong Academy
    China/Hong Kong Hong Kong International School
    China/Hong Kong The Independent Schools Foundation Academy
    Colombia Colegio Nueva Granada, Bogota
    Congo, D.R. (Kinshasa) The American School of Kinshasa
    Ecuador American School of Quito
    Egypt American International School - Cairo, West Campus
    Egypt American International School- Cairo, Main Campus
    Egypt Cairo American College
    Egypt Hayah International Academy, Cairo
    Egypt Misr American College, Cairo
    Egypt Modern English School Cairo
    Egypt Schutz American School
    France American School of Paris
    Germany Bonn International School
    Germany Dresden International School
    Germany Frankfurt International School
    Germany International School of Dusseldorf
    Germany International School of Stuttgart
    Germany International School of Ulm/Neu-Ulm
    Germany Munich International School
    Hungary American International School of Budapest
    India American Embassy School, New Delhi
    India American International School Chennai
    India American School of Bombay
    India Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai
    Indonesia Jakarta Intercultural School
    Italy American School of Milan
    Italy International School in Genoa
    Japan American School in Japan, Tokyo
    Japan Nagoya International School
    Japan Nishimachi International School
    Jordan American Community School
    Jordan King's Academy, Madaba
    Korea Asia Pacific International School, Seoul
    Korea Busan International Foreign School
    Korea Chadwick International School, Songdo (Incheon)
    Korea Dwight International School Seoul
    Korea Korea International School, Jeju
    Korea Korea International School, Seoul
    Korea Seoul Foreign School
    Korea Seoul International School
    Kuwait Al-Bayan International School
    Kuwait American International School Kuwait
    Kuwait The American School of Kuwait
    Lebanon American Community School at Beirut
    Lebanon International College, Beirut
    Luxembourg International School of Luxembourg
    Madagascar American School of Antananarivo
    Malaysia International School of Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia Mont'Kiara International School, Kuala Lumpur
    Mongolia International School of Ulaanbaatar
    Nigeria American International School of Lagos
    Oman The American International School of Muscat
    Other QSI -- Quality Schools Int'l (37 schools in 28 Countries)
    Pakistan International School of Islamabad
    Pakistan Karachi American School
    Panama The International School of Panama
    Peru Colegio Franklin Roosevelt - The American School of Lima
    Philippines International School Manila
    Qatar American School of Doha
    Qatar Qatar Academy Al Khor
    Qatar Qatar Academy Sidra
    Qatar Qatar Academy, Doha
    Russia The Anglo-American School of Moscow & St. Petersburg
    Rwanda International School of Kigali
    Saudi Arabia American International School - Riyadh
    Saudi Arabia American International School of Jeddah
    Saudi Arabia International Schools Group
    Senegal International School of Dakar
    Serbia International School of Belgrade
    South Africa American International School of Johannesburg
    Spain American School of Barcelona
    Switzerland International School of Zug and Luzern
    Switzerland Leysin American School
    Switzerland Zurich International School
    Taiwan Kaohsiung American School
    Thailand Ruamrudee International School, Bangkok
    Trinidad & Tobago International School of Port of Spain
    Turkey American Collegiate Institute/SEV-Izmir Elementary
    Turkey Bilkent Laboratory & International School, Ankara
    Turkey MEF International Schools, Istanbul
    Turkey SEV American College
    Turkey Tarsus American College
    UK American School in London
    UK TASIS The American School in England
    Ukraine Pechersk School International, Kyiv
    United Arab Emirates American Community School of Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates American International School - Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates American School of Dubai
    United Arab Emirates Dubai American Academy (GEMS)
    United Arab Emirates GEMS American Academy, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates GEMS World Academy - Dubai
    United Arab Emirates Universal American School-Dubai
    USA Pine Street School
    USA Sturgis Charter Public School, Hyannis MA
    USA Think Global School
    Uzbekistan Tashkent International School
    Venezuela Colegio Internacional de Carabobo
    Venezuela Escuela Campo Alegre, Caracas
    Vietnam Hanoi International School
    Vietnam Saigon South International School, HCMC


    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.

    Associates attending

    The Cambridge fair draws many of our Senior Associates to help support both candidates and schools attending. This list includes Michael Williams, Sally Gordon, Founding Director John Magagna  Ralph Jahr, Ray Sparks, Bridget McNamer, David Cramer, 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.
    • TIE Online
      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.

    • TCNJ’s Off-Site Graduate Programs are world-renowned and have been catering to international educators and administrators for more than 30 years. In addition to the convenience of attending courses at practical locations, no travel to the United States is required to earn a certificate or degree.