Fall Career Fair Is Biggest Ever

Fall Career Fair Is Biggest Ever

Career Services Offering Preparatory Workshops

SOCORRO, N.M. – The Fall 2017 Career Fair will feature the most exhibitors in the history of New Mexico Tech, offering excellent opportunity for Tech students to explore jobs, graduate schools and internship options.

Tristine Hayward, Assistant Director of Student Affairs, has 67+ companies, universities, and government agencies attending the event this fall. The semi-annual event will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Fidel Center.

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


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Freeport McMoRan regularly brings a large contingent of recruiters to the fall Career Fair. Last year, the company brought seven people, including (from left) Nicole Miller, Maria Bertram, Samuel Tachie-Menson, Rebecca Bonnett, and Seth Henry. The three on the right are Tech alumni.



Hayward said this year’s presenters have jobs, fellowships, co-ops, scholarships, and internships available for students in every academic department on campus. The complete list of exhibitors is available at www.nmt.edu/career-fair. Students and faculty can look at the companies and sort them by major, employment opportunity, location, and more on the new career platform, Handshake: nmt.joinhandshake.com.

The job market nationally – and globally – is booming, with more and more jobs opening each quarter. Hayward pointed out that roughly 25 Fortune 500 companies have visited Tech to recruit over the past year.

“Employers know they can find the best and brightest students at New Mexico Tech,” Hayward said. “Recruiters also are aware of the rankings and accolades that Tech earns, such as the recent rankings released by College Factual.”

In addition to the exhibitors, other companies will be on campus to conduct job interviews with students throughout the semester. Those companies include Mewbourne Oil, Google, North American Coal, Chevron, DownUnder GeoSolutions, and The Aerospace Corp. For the complete list of information sessions, go to http://www.nmt.edu/information-sessions-a-interviews.

Students can prepare themselves for the Career Fair in several ways. First, students should research the companies in attendance and what their specialties are. Hayward encourages students to bring résumés and dress professionally to the fair.

The Career Closet, located in the Student Services offices, is available for students who need professional clothing for the fair.  The lending closet has men and women’s professional suites, ties and shoes. Check out is free but students should come early for best selection.

The Student Affairs Office is also hosting four workshops to help students prepare for the fair. Résumé and cover letter writing workshops were Monday, Sept. 11, in the Career Services office (Fidel 262).

A “Preparing For the Fair” workshop is at noon and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in Fidel 262. This workshop is especially important for first-time attendees. Topics include proper dress, introductions, and what to expect. Career Services also provides free personal business cards for those who attend. Students will also learn about proper techniques as to doing pre-fair research on the presenters.

Interviewing skills workshops were at noon and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in Fidel 262. This workshop is important for anyone who is seriously considering an internship or employment.

Flash résumé review sessions are scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 14 and 15, in the Fidel Center atrium. Students are encouraged to stop by for an impromptu look at their resumes. 

“This is  helpful to students who are  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."

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



704th Test Group

Advanced Logistics Support Corporation


Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center - Kirtland AFB

Amec Foster Wheeler


BAE Systems, Inc.

Barrick Gold Corp

Bohannan Huston, Inc.

Center for Countermeasures

Clover Network, Inc.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

Defense Threat Reduction Agency

EA Enginieering, Science, and Technology

El Paso Electric

Enterprise Holdings - Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Freeport-McMoRan - Mining and Geology

Graybar Electric Company, Inc.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)



Hunting Titan

Idaho National Laboratory - Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC

Illinois Institute of Technology - Office of Graduate Admission

Indica Labs, Inc.


Leprino Foods

Lhoist North America

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)

Naval Surface Warfare Center: Crane Division


New Mexico Consortium

New Mexico Gas Company

New Mexico Tech Graduate Studies

New Mexico Tech Scholarship for Service

Niagara Bottling, LLC

NICOR Lighting

Nine Energy Service

Owen Oil Tools - A Core Lab Company

Pettigrew & Associates, P.A.

Public Service Company of New Mexico

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility

Raytheon Company


Sandia National Laboratories

SolAero Tech

St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Texas Department of Transportation

Texas Tech University System

The Mosaic Company

The University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management

The University of New Mexico School of Law

Tinker Air Force Base Civilian Employment

Transmission & Distribution, LLC

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of State - Diplomat in Residence

Ultramain Systems, Inc.

Voss Scientific

Vulcan Materials Company

Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers and Architects

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