Las Vegas, N.M. — A record number of employers will be at the Highlands University Career and Internship Fair for students and alumni Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The university’s Office of Career Services will host the fair, which is in the Student Union Building ballroom at the northwest corner of National Avenue and 8th Street.
“We are expecting more than 40 employers eager to recruit students for career positions and summer internships,” said Ron Garcia, Garcia said. “Employers range from Fortune 100 companies to federal and state agencies. We also have a good mixture of nonprofits and social service agencies.”
Garcia said there are 12 new employers participating this year, including Schlumberger, the world’s leading supplier of technology services in the oil and gas industry.
“Schlumberger is an exciting addition to the career fair. This company is based in Paris and has 85 locations worldwide. They are looking to recruit graduates in chemistry, geology, math, computer science, natural resources, and other STEM disciplines,” Garcia said.
Garcia 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 instance, alumnus Justin Montoya is recruiting for Sports and Wellness Fitness Center in Albuquerque. Montoya, an exercise and sport sciences graduate, was a basketball standout for the Cowboys.
“This is career fair is a great opportunity for students to explore careers, paid summer internships, and advanced degree programs like the UNM law school and medical school,” Garcia said.
He said the event also provides opportunities to network with professionals in your field and seek job search advice from the experts.
“Career fairs are important because they help students and alumni expand their network of professional contacts. This is more important than ever in today’s super competitive job market. Bring your resumes and dress to impress. Business casual attire is expected,” Garcia said.
For more information, check out the career fair website at http://www.nmhu.edu/career-services/career-services-events/or call 505-454-3048. A full listing of participating employers is on the website along with employment and internship opportunities.
Garcia suggested checking the website daily for updates as employers continue to register.
The Career Services website also has helpful resources such as building resumes using free Optimal Resume software, interview preparation, interview dress tips, negotiating salaries, and much more.