NMSU Hosts Educators’ Job Fair; Non-Education Majors Welcome

New Mexico State University Career Services will hold its 43rd annual Educators’ Job Fair from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 24, at the Corbett Center Student Union on the third floor.

The event will provide the following candidates with an opportunity to visit with multiple school districts located throughout the United States:

– Student teachers
– Experienced educators
– Experienced administrators
– Principals
– Nurses
– School counselors
– Social workers

A new feature of this year’s job fair is that non-education majors are invited to attend. Non-education majors interested in licensure programs are welcome to discuss career options and employment opportunities with school district representatives.

Another change is that the job fair will not end until 7 p.m. to accommodate individuals who may work or have classes during the day. Last year’s job fair ended at 5 p.m.

Elizabeth Ortega, with NMSU Career Services and coordinator of the event, said the job fair has been one of the most effective recruiting forums in the Southwest.

“This year’s event format will allow for candidates to meet with district representatives in person,” Ortega said. “Also, interviews may be conducted at the discretion of the district representatives.”

Over 50 diverse school districts from over 12 states will be represented, and there is potential for additional districts to participate.

“During last year’s event, about 118 participants registered and participated in the job fair,” Ortega said. “Given the current job market for educators, interested candidates are invited to take advantage of the face-to-face contact with school district personnel.”

Ortega suggests that attendees research and prepare as much as possible prior to the job fair.

“Candidates seeking employment should learn as much as they can about potential employers,” Ortega said.

Author:  Kristie Garcia – NMSU