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Career Fair Week Has Something For Every Student

SOCORRO, N.M. January 13, 2015 – The Spring 2015 Career Fair is shaping up to be another excellent opportunity for Tech students to explore jobs, graduate schools and internship options.

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Intel is again among the exhibitors at the Career Fair.

 

Angelica Perry, Career Service Coordinator, anticipates 30 companies, universities and agencies will be attending the event this spring. The semi-annual event will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the Fidel Center ballrooms.

Companies still have time to register for this event until January 26, 2015, at www.nmt.edu/career-fair. Some of this year's exhibitors include Jacobs Dugway, Overlook Systems Technologies, and Voss Scientific, Halliburton, Leprino Foods, NAVAIR and Packers Plus.

“Our presenters this spring have jobs and internships available for students in every academic department on campus,” Perry said. “We have a great mix of companies and agencies that are looking to hire Techies.”

Students can prepare themselves for the Career Fair in several ways. First, students should research the companies in attendance and what their specialties are.

“Be prepared to talk about yourself and show some knowledge of the organization,” Perry said.

Perry encourages students to bring résumés and dress professionally to the fair.

“The Career Closet, located in our offices, is available for students who need professional clothing for the fair,” she said. “We have men and women’s professional suites, ties and even shoes. Check out is free but come early for best selection.”

The Student Affairs Office is also hosting four workshops to help students prepare for the fair.

Spring 2015 Exhibitiors

Aerotek
Air Force Nuclear Weapons Cen.
Air Force Research Lab
American Ordinance
BIA, Southwest Region
Central N.M. Comm. Coll
EA Engineering, Science, & Tech
EMRTC/iCASA
Enercon Services
FBI
Idaho National Laboratory
Intel Corporation
INTERA Inc.
Jacobs Dugway
Joule Unlimited Technologies
Leprino Foods
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Marine Corps Officer Selection
NAVAIR
NMT Scholarship for Service
NMT Graduate Programs
Overlook Systems Technologies
Packers Plus
Parsons Brinckerhoff
PNMR Service Company
Puget Sound
Naval Shipyard
Rapid 7
Raytheon
Sandia National Laboratories
Tinker Air Force Base Civilian
URENCO
U.S. Army Healthcare Recruiting
U.S. Navy
Voss Scientific
Western Refining

 

“We are encouraging all students, undergraduates as well as graduate students, to come to our workshops,” Perry said. “Placement surveys we received this past December noted that 90 percent of those who had attended the workshops had been placed in jobs in their field. That’s huge! The workshops work.”

A résumé and cover letter writing workshop is slated for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 in the Career Services office (Fidel Center 262).

“Preparing for the Career Fair” workshop will be at 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, in Fidel 262. This workshop is especially important for first-timers. Topics include proper dress, introductions, what to expect and free personal business cards for those who attend.

An interviewing skills workshop will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in Fidel 262. This workshop is important for anyone who is seriously considering an internship or employment.

Flash résumé review sessions are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 28, 29 and 29, in the Fidel Center atrium. Students are encouraged to stop by for an impromptu look at their resumes. 

“This is very helpful to students who are very busy and don’t have much time to sit and chat about their resumes,” Perry said. “We give it a look over and the students can make the necessary changes without much fuss.”

There will be free pizza at the workshops, but students should RSVP to careerservices@admin.nmt.edu so that sufficient pizza can be ordered.

Students are also encouraged to hitch a ride with “Career Cab” on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Students can win prizes for providing correct answers to important career-related questions while getting a lift across campus in a golf cart.

“We are here to help students make the transition from student to a career,” Perry said. “These workshops and the career fairs are important events to help students. I encourage Techies to take advantage of the services we offer because they do work.”

– NMT –