Students make important connection at career fair

January 28, 2010 by Rene Santillan NMSU Round Up

Career Connections job fair, Jan. 28, 2010. (NMSU photo)

Career Connections job fair, Jan. 28, 2010. (NMSU photo)

More than 50 prospective employers distributed guidance and information to career-seeking students the Career Connections job fair got off on the right foot at New Mexico State University, Tuesday and Wednesday.

“[Employers] are looking for student interns, they are looking for co-op students, they are looking for full-time employees,” said Director of Career Services Steve Salway, “and for the most part, we are one of the schools that they targeted for the local area, a lot of them are coming from out-of-state, coming to New Mexico State, so we are very fortunate to have that happen.”

Salway said the turnout of applicants is varied. Salway said 72 additional employers were expected to show up on Wednesday, and some present on Tuesday would return.

Several employers who attended the fair said they are looking to employ college graduates.

“We are going to be employing over 1,350 employees for our state-of-the-art technical support center and also on our sales support department,” said Art Lowenberg, recruiter from Hewlett Packard in Rio Rancho.

“[My impression of the fair was] very good, although smaller than it has been in the past,” said Ray Foote, an accounting major, “but there was a lot of variety in the firms, not as many as I was hoping for accounting internships, [or] for accounting jobs in the future, but a good variety for everyone.”

For more information, visit Career Services in Garcia Annex Room 224, or call 646-1631.

Rene Santillan is a staff writer and can be contacted at trunews@nmsu.edu.


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