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Spring Career Fair Features 30 Exhibitors

SOCORRO, N.M. January 26, 2016 – The Spring 2016 Career and Graduate School Fair is shaping up to be another excellent opportunity for Tech students to explore jobs, graduate schools and internship options.

Tristine Hayward, Assistant Director of Student Affairs, anticipates 30 companies, universities and agencies will be attending the event this spring. The semi-annual event will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, in theFidelCenterballrooms.

Some of this year's new exhibitors include ABQ Health Partners, Rural Sourcing, Illinois Tech, and Lockheed Martin.

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Spring 2016 Exhibitiors

ABQ Health Partners

Central New Mexico Community College

EA Engineering, Science and Technology

Enercon Services

FBI

HollyFrontier Corporation

Honeywell International

Idaho National Laboratory

Illinois Institute of Technology

Intel Corporation

Intera, Inc. 

Leprino Foods

Lockheed Martin

Los Alamos National Laboratory

NAVAIR

NAVSEA

NMT Graduate Office

NMT Scholarship for Service

Overlook Systems Technologies

Puppet Labs

Raytheon

Rural Sourcing

Sandia National Laboratories

Tinker Air Force Base Civilian Personnel

TRAX International

UNM Anderson School of Management

US Navy

   

“Our presenters this spring have jobs and internships available for students in every academic department on campus,” Hayward 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,” Hayward said.

Hayward 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.

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

A résumé writing workshop is slated for noon Monday, Jan. 25, in the Career Services office (Fidel Center 262). It is being hosted again this semester by representatives from Intel.

An interviewing skills workshop will begin at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, in Fidel 262. This workshop is important for anyone who is seriously considering an internship or employment.

“Preparing for the Career Fair” workshop will be at 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, 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.

A new workshop about how to complete USA Jobs applications will be held be at 5:15 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, in Fidel 262. It is being hosted by the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Lab. USA Jobs is the official federal job site for positions within the U.S. government.

A flash résumé review session is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan., 29 in theFidelCenteratrium. Students are encouraged to stop by for an impromptu look at their resumes. Students that can’t make it can also stop by the Career Services Office during office hours to have their resumes reviewed.

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

There will be free food at the workshops, but students should RSVP to sastudent@admin.nmt.eduso that sufficient food can be ordered.

“We are here to help students make the transition from student to a career,” Hayward 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 –