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Career Fair Boasts New Recruiters

SOCORRON.M. September 8, 2014 – The Fall 2014 Career Fair is shaping up to be another excellent opportunity for Tech students to explore jobs, graduate schools and internship options.

Lillian Armijo, Director of Student Affairs, anticipates more than 45 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, Sept. 16, at Macey Center. Companies still have time to register for this event until September 9 at www.nmt.edu/career-fair. Tech is excited to host new companies in attendance including Kaplan Test Prep and Robert Half Technology, while welcoming back familiar faces from Leprino Foods, Intel Corporation, and Packers Plus.

Exhibitors

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  • Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center
  • Apache Corp.
  • APS- Arizona Public Service
  • Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
  • Chevron Corp.
  • Computational Analysis and Network Enterprise Solutions
  • Conoco Phillips
  • Department of Defense
  • EA Engineering, Science, and Technology
  • Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold
  • FBI
  • Geotemps, Inc.
  • Halliburton
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
  • Honeywell International
  • Hunting Titan
  • Intel Corp.
  • Intera Inc.
  • Kaplan Test Prep
  • Leprino Foods
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Marine Corps Officer Selection Office
  • National Instrument
  • NAVAIR
  • National Security Technologies
  • New Mexico Tech Scholarship for Service
  • New Mexico Tech Graduate Office
  • Packers Plus
  • Peabody Energy
  • Petroleum Recovery Research Center
  • Public Service Company of New Mexico
  • Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
  • Robert Half Technology
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Southwest Cheese Co.
  • Texas Tech University
  • Tinker Air Force Base Civilian Employment
  • Transmission & Distribution Services, LLC
  • University of New Mexico School of Law
  • UNM School of Medicine
  • US Army Healthcare Recruiting
  • US Navy
  • Western Refining
  • Xcel Energy

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

The job market nationally – and globally – is booming, with more and more jobs opening each quarter. Armijo pointed out that 11 Fortune 500 companies have visited Tech to recruit new hires over the past year.

“Employers know they can find the best and brightest students at New Mexico Tech,” Armijo said. “Recruiters also are aware of the rankings and accolades that Tech earns, such as the recent rankings released in USA Today. The U.S. economy continues to improve and there are more and more jobs available for recent graduates. This is a great time to be entering the workforce with a degree from New Mexico Tech.”

Students can prepare themselves for the Career Fair in several ways. First, students should research the companies in attendance and what their specialties are. Armijo 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,” Armijo 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. A résumé and cover letter writing workshop is slated for noon Monday, Sept. 8, in the Career Services office (Fidel Center 262).

“Preparing for the Career Fair” workshop will be at noon Wednesday, Sept. 10, 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 noon Friday, 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. Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 9 and 11, 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,” Armijo 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.

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