The Fall 2019 Career Fair promises to be the biggest event of its kind at New Mexico Tech. More than 76 exhibitors will offer excellent opportunities for Tech students to explore jobs, graduate schools and internship options.
Tristine Hayward, Assistant Director of Student Affairs, has lined up private companies, universities, and government agencies to attend the event this fall. The semi-annual event will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the Fidel Center.
Hayward said this year’s presenters have jobs, fellowships, co-ops, scholarships, and internships available for students in every academic department on campus. All students are encouraged to attend and it is never too early to start networking and looking for a job or internship.
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 at the fair.
“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.”
The Career Closet, located in the Student Affairs Office, is available for students who need professional clothing for the fair. The lending closet has men and women’s professional suites, ties and shoes.
Flash résumé review sessions are scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday 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,” Hayward said. “We give it a look over and the students can make the necessary changes without much fuss.”
The job market nationally – and globally – is booming, with more and more jobs opening each quarter. Hayward pointed out that the diversity of companies recruiting at the university is going up. What used to be the domain of mining and petroleum is now opening up for all job seekers.
“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 in USA Today, Forbes, Niche, and College Factual.”
In addition to the exhibitors, other companies will be on campus to conduct job interviews or meet with students this semester. Those companies include Trinity Consulting, SolAero, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Navair, Mewbourne Oil, Hunting Titan, Cimarex, Freeport McMoRan, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and Holly Frontier.
The complete list of exhibitors is available at https://www.nmt.edu/studentaffairs/careerservices/careerfair.php.