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NMSU business students explore national lab careers

Students and a professor from New Mexico State University’s College of Business visited the Los Alamos National Laboratory earlier this spring. Students from the Las Cruces campus were able to explore job opportunities, and LANL employees, who are part of NMSU’s online MBA cohort, received in-person instruction.

In March, Dwight Kealy, college professor of business law in the Department of Finance and interim MBA director, traveled to Los Alamos to meet and teach some of his online MBA students at the national lab. He was joined by seven NMSU students, both undergraduate and graduate, from Las Cruces who are interested in LANL job opportunities, and Cecelia Carrasco, MBA adviser.

“Together, we received an amazing tour of the 40-square-mile facility with over 15,000 employees committed to solving national security challenges,” Kealy said.

LANL’s mission is to provide scientific and engineering support to national security programs. The lab is located 35 miles northwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and is a multi-program, federally funded research and development center for the National Nuclear Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Kealy said LANL is growing and looking for quality employees to join their team. In addition to many benefits, LANL pays tuition for the NMSU online MBA program for selected employees, who are able to earn their MBA while working at LANL.

“If you’re a college senior or know one with a business major looking for interesting work and competitive salaries and benefits in New Mexico, I’d check them out,” Kealy said.

NMSU’s online MBA is an Associated to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited MBA program that’s been recognized as one of the best online MBA programs by U.S. News & World Report.

For more information, visit https://global.nmsu.edu/degree-programs/masters/business-administration/index.html.