Spring Career Fair Features Dozens Of Exhibitors
Spring Career Fair Features Dozens Of Employers, Grad Schools
SOCORRO, N.M. – The Spring 2017 Career and Graduate School Fair once again features a wide range of opportunities for Tech students to explore jobs, graduate schools and internship options.
Tristine Hayward, Assistant Director of Student Affairs, anticipates that more than 35 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, Jan. 31, in the Fidel Center ballrooms. Visit the event’s website at http://www.nmt.edu/career-fair.
New Mexico Tech students find ample opportunities at the Spring Career Fair.
The Student Services Office offers a variety of workshops to help students prepare for the Career Fair.
Career Fair exhibitors routinely report that NMT students are well prepared for the Career Fair -- and for starting careers, entering grad school, or taking internships.
“Each year the recruiters comment on how well the students are prepared and are professionally dressed,” Hayward said.
Students can prepare themselves for the Career Fair in several ways. First, students should research the companies in attendance and what their specialties are.
“A one- or two-page resume is what most companies are looking or at the fair,” Hayward said. “They then want students to be able to discuss their research and work experience.”
Hayward encourages students to bring résumés and dress professionally to the fair.
The Career Closet, located in the Student Services office, is available for students who need professional clothing for the fair. Men and women’s professional suites, ties and even shoes are available. 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.
“The staff of the Student Affairs Office encourages all Tech staff members and faculty to attend the fair in support of our students,” Hayward said. “Alumni are always welcome to attend the fair.
Résumé writing workshops will be at noon and 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, in the Career Services office (Fidel Center 262).
Interviewing skills workshops will be at noon and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in Fidel 262. This workshop is important for anyone who is seriously considering an internship or employment.
“Preparing for the Career Fair” workshops will be at noon and 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, 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.
Flash résumé review sessions are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 26 and 27, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.”
Spring 2017 Exhibitiors
Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center
AMEC Foster Wheeler
Applied Technology Associates
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
EA Engineering, Science and Technology Inc.
El Paso Electric Co.
Federal Aviation Administration
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Hunting Titan Inc.
Illinois Institute of Technology
Los Alamos National Laboratory
New Mexico Consortium
New Mexico Department of Transportation
NMT Graduate Office
NMT Scholarship for Service
OpenEye Scientific Software, Inc.
Overlook Systems Technologies, Inc.
Roswell Independent School District
Sandia National Laboratories
Souder, Miller & Associates
Texas Tech University
Tinker Air Force Base Civilian Personnel
Ultramain Systems Inc.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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