Career Fair Sees Record Turn-out Of Recruiters

Career Fair Sees Record Turn-out Of Recruiters

SOCORRO, N.M. -- The Spring 2017 Career Fair turned out to be the largest ever, with 52 exhibitors filling the Fidel Center ballrooms Tuesday, Jan. 31.

More than 450 attended the fair, mostly students, but also faculty and alumni. Of the 52 booths, 15 organizations had never participated in an NMT Career Fair in the past.

The semi-annual fairs also provide a chance for Tech graduates to return and interact with current Techies. 29 alumni participated, including five from Freeport McMoRan alone.

The Student Affairs Office received overwhelming positive feedback from exhibitors, with plenty of praise for students’ preparedness, quality of questions and conversations, and the caliber of students.

As with most career fairs, recruiters mostly collected résumés and will schedule interviews with qualified students in the coming weeks. Seven companies also held separate informational sessions to coincide with the event.

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Clay Beevers, Cramer Award winner in 2010, returns almost every year to recruit for Sandia National Laboratories. 




NavAir, based in Chino Lakes, Calif., is a regular recruiter -- and hirer -- of Tech grads. Aubrey Farmer (right) is a Tech grad and returns to Tech every semester. At left is Charles Gardner.


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Freeport McMoRan brought seven people to the fair. From left are Nicole Miller, Maria Bertram, Samuel Tachie-Menson, Rebecca Bonnett, and Seth Henry. The three on the right are Tech alumni.  



Los Alamos National Laboratory regularly sends a team of recruiters. This year's contingent included Tech grad Dylan Merrigan (center), former president of the Student Government Association.


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The recruiters from Overlook Systems Technologies returns every year because they prefer hiring Tech grads. 


  Leprino Foods hires full-time employees from Tech almost every year, as well as summer interns. From left are Mercedes Donio, Tech graduate Vic Briseno, and Allison Gray.
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Joe Franklin (left) and Dan Lunceford represented the Information Technology and Communications division of NMT. They have immediate openings. 


Tory Tadano has been working for Sauder Miller and Associates in Albuquerque since graduating from New Mexico Tech. He regularly returns his hometown to recruit Techies.


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UltraMain is a new recruiter. Tim Spears and Sheri Kizer collected resumes. The firm will be back in Socorro to interview top candidates.



52 companies, government agencies, graduate schools, and NMT divisions were on campus to recruit new hires, interns and co-ops at the Spring 2017 Career Fair. 


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George K. Baum & Company is another new recruiter. They said they will be back to recruit students in management.



The U.S. Customes and Border Protection returned to Tech to recruit future officers. 




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