Record Turn-out For Fall Career Fair

SOCORRO, N.M. September 27, 2012 – The Fall 2012 Career and Graduate School Fair had the largest student turn-out and one of the largest number of exhibitors.


'Meet the Recruiters' was a new event designed to allow students to interact with recruiters in a casual atmosphere.


Intrepid Potash of Carlsbad has a strong relationship with New Mexico Tech, hiring graduates regularly -- and attending Career Fairs faithfully.

Christina Anthony, Career Services Coordinator, said she was excited that so many students turned out – more than 700 – and 48 recruiting organizations. The semi-annual event featured a few new companies: Leprino Foods of Roswell; Esterline Defense in Coachella, Calif; Puppet Labs of Portland, Ore.; Microsoft (returning after a 10 year absence); Honda R&D of Raymond, Ohio; and Occidental Petroleum, an international company.

The line-up of events also expanded this year, with a new “Meet The Recruiters” social hour the night before the Career Fair, “Flash Resume Reviews,” and various workshops. More organizations this year conducted interviews on campus after the Fair, with 15 interviewing on September 20 and 21. Six more will return in October to interview students.

“Most students seemed to have positive experiences at the fair, which I believe can be attributed largely to preparation,” Anthony said. “Many employers commented on being impressed with Tech students, noting that they were particularly well prepared and engaging. Several stated plans to bring students to their sites for second interviews.”

Anthony said student satisfaction was at an all-time high this fall, with more than 80 percent of students reporting being satisfied with the Career Fair. She encourages students to continue to search out and prepare for new opportunities by utilizing the Career Services Career Connect system and attending upcoming events, like the Etiquette Dinner in November, noting that, “There are always things you can do to improve yourself and stand out.”

        The Spring Career and Graduate School Fair will be on February 7, 2013, also in the third floor ballrooms of the Fidel Center.

      The spring event is great for students who will graduate in May and are still looking for positions, as well as students looking for summer internships and jobs.

       Employer registration for the event will open in early November, and students should watch for updates on the Career Services website.


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Esterline Defense Technologies from Coachella, Calif., was a first-time presenter at New Mexico Tech.

 Freeport-McMoRan is a longtime supporter of New Mexico Tech in many ways, including hiring graduates and supporting the Mineral Engineering Department.
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Macey Scholar Hannah Sullivan chats with a representative of Honeywell.

 Los Alamos National Laboratory has many relationships with New Mexico Tech in academics and through hiring.
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 Microsoft returned to New Mexico Tech after about a decade.


 Mosaic Potash in Carlsbad is a steady employer of Tech grads.


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Puget Sound Naval Shipyard has become a solid employer of Tech grads in recent years.    Rene Kafka of the Mineral Engineering Departmen talks to Peabody Energy, which consistently hires Tech students as interns and graduates as engineers.