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Cambridge, USA

January 24 - 27, 2020

Magagna, Jessica D.

Fair Organizer:
Jessica D. Magagna

January 24 - 27, 2020


Fair Organizer: Jessica D. Magagna

The Cambridge fair is held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just minutes away from Harvard Square. One of the first job fairs started by Founding Director, John Magagna ,Cambridge is considered the "flagship" fair due to its long time success connecting international schools and educators for almost three decades.


The Cambridge fair is strategically placed in the recruiting cycle to meet the needs of our member schools and candidates. This fair is one of the larger fairs Search Associates has to offer, hosting between 400-450  pre-screened teachers, administrators, and intern candidates and attracting as many as 250 recruiters from around the world.

As with all of our Search Associates job 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 continues to be recognized as one of Search Associates most successful job fairs by both schools and candidates alike. Historically, nearly 70% of candidates attending the fair receive an offer with 50-55% accepting an offer as a result of the interviews and networking opportunities available during the fair!

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; Brent MutschBridget McNamer, Diana Kerry, Julie Ryan, Gary MacPhie, COO, Rajiv Bhat, Founding Director, John Magagna and fair organizer and CEO 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 Associate to determine if this fair is best suited for their job search. Once a candidate has been accepted for membership with Search Associates and activated, they can request a invitation directly from their candidate dashboard page. NOTE: Candidate invitations for our 2020 Cambridge fair will not be available until July 2019. More information about the Cambridge fair will be posted in the coming months to include the list of schools attending, schedule of events and more so please visit this page again!

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! A more detailed schedule will be posted closer to the time of the event.


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 27 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 is highly sought after so we strongly encourage interested candidates to start the application! Member candidates can now request an invitation.


In order to meet the needs of our candidates and recruiters, the Cambridge fair is well positioned in the international recruitment cycle, not too early or too late making it a highly successful fair for both schools and candidates alike. 

Register: The fair will begin on Friday, January 24, 2020 and end on Monday, January 27, 2020. Candidates and recruiters are required to arrive at the fair prior to 6:00 pm on Friday in order to register and pick up their informational packet and name tag. Candidates who wish to minimize the number of days off of work may leave the fair Sunday late afternoon if necessary. 

Early Sign Up Sessions: On Friday there will be two specialized early interview sign up sessions. One for candidates applying for  Administrator and Counselor positions, 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. Registration opens for all candidates at 12 noon on Friday.
  • Schools who will be attending these early sessions should also plan to arrive prior to 3:00pm on Friday in order to get their vacancies posted in a timely manner. If a school will be arriving later than 6:00pm on Friday, please contact Jessica Magagna

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 and Executive Team to help support both candidates and schools attending. This list includes Founding Director John Magagna, Gary MacPhieBridget McNamer, Diana Kerry, Julie Ryan, Director of Consulting Brent Mutsch, COO Rajiv Bhat, and Cambridge 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.
Clements Worldwide
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.

Did You Know…?

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