Las Vegas, N.M. – Eighty employment recruiters will be at New Mexico Highlands University Nov. 2 looking to hire the university’s students and alumni.
The free Career and Internship Fair will be from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom, 800 National Ave.
“Students and alumni can get the inside scoop on how to get their careers churning by networking with more than 80 professionals and recruiters representing 40-plus corporations, research businesses, and government and social services agencies,” said Ron García, Office of Career Services director.
The Office of Career Services organizes the annual career fair.
García said career fairs provide Highlands’ students and alumni with an opportunity to meet in person with employers rather than simply applying to an employer’s website job board.
“Employers range from Fortune 100 companies to federal and state agencies. We also have a good mixture of nonprofits, social service agencies, and research businesses,” García said.
A list of participating employers is online at www.nmhu.edu/careerfairs
García said that as in past years, a number of the employer recruiters are Highlands University alumni motivated to hire graduates of their alma mater for career positions or paid internships.
“For instance, Leonard Casaus, a special agent with the F.B.I., will be recruiting for internships and full-time positions in a wide variety of disciplines such as accounting, criminal justice, and media arts,” García said.
García added that there is a myth that career fairs are only for upper-division students and encourages freshman and sophomores to also participate.
He recommends professional attire for the career fair, as well as bringing at least 10 resumes.
Participants may win prizes such as Highlands apparel donated by the Athletic Department.
In addition, the Highlands’ Foundation is donating gift certificates to the university bookstore.
Contact Career Services for help with resumes and other preparation for the career fair. The phone number is 505-454-3048, and the office is in the Felix Martínez Student Services Building, Room 230, 800 University Ave. It is open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Career Services website also has a wealth of helpful resources such as job postings, Optimal Resume software, interview preparation, interview dress tips, negotiating salaries, and much more. Go online to www.nmhu.edu/career-services/
“These career services are available to all our Highlands students, including ones located at our statewide centers and our online students. These students can access virtual career fairs via our website that are targeted to specific professions,” García said.