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HU Sponsors Spring Career Fair April 25


Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University Career Services Office is sponsoring a Spring Career Fair April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the university’s old Student Center Ballroom, 903 Baca Ave.

The annual career fair is open to all Highlands University students and alumni.

This year, the career fair hosts 25 public and private sector employers looking for students majoring in education, business, sciences, social sciences, computer science, liberal arts, and more.

Some employers include: public school districts such as Carlsbad, Española, Hobbs, Laguna, Mora, Pecos and Taos, Verizon Wireless, TriCore Reference Laboratories, Angel Fire Resort, Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, National Park Service, New Mexico Department of Information Technology, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and more.

A complete list of participating employers is available at www.nmhu.edu/careerservices. Use the career fairs link.

“Attending the career fair is an excellent way to network with a wide variety of employers all in one place,” said Ron Garcia, director of Career Services. “The career fair provides valuable face-to-face interaction, which is still very important in today’s high-technology job search environment.

“The career fair is also a great place to conduct informational interviews, where the students ask employers about the qualifications and attributes they are looking for from today’s college graduates,” Garcia said.

Highlights of the career fair include opportunities to:

  • Explore careers, internships and summer jobs.
  • Expand your network of professional contacts.
  • Investigate occupations in your major.
  • Receive sound job search advice from the experts.

Garcia said the number of internships offered this year at the career fair is higher than usual, which is important because the majority of employers require college graduates to have internship experience before hiring them.

“There’s a misperception that internships are only for upper-division students, when in reality employers are targeting students much earlier in their education. There are internship opportunities for freshman through seniors, as well as graduate students,” Garcia said.

National studies show that students who utilize career services early at their university are four times more likely to be employed upon graduation.

Garcia said no preregistration is required for the career fair. He recommends professional attire and said resumes are expected. Portfolios and any other relevant credentials are also helpful.

He added that teacher candidates and School of Education alumni should be ready for possible on-the-spot informal interviews.

Videos and other detailed information to help students prepare for the career fair are available at www.nmhu.edu/careerservices

The Highlands University Career Services Center is in the Felix Martinez Building, Room 230, 800 University Ave.  Only Highlands University students and alumni may access services through Career Services. The phone number is 505-454-3048.


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