The 2021 Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts Symposium, hosted by the William Conroy Honors College at New Mexico State University, celebrates undergraduate student research and creativity. | Photo courtesy NMSU
New Mexico State University’s Office of Experiential Learning will host the 46th annual Educator’s Job Fair April 19. This virtual career event will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. via Handshake.
Employers looking to recruit talented candidates can register in Handshake as well as set up schedules to meet with candidates individually or in group sessions. The OEL staff is excited to bring NMSU students and school districts together again after the 2020 job fair was cancelled due to COVID-19.
This year’s event will provide candidates with an opportunity to visit with multiple school districts located throughout the region and United States. Candidates will include current student teachers, experienced educators and administrators, principals, nurses, school counselors and social workers. More than 40 education organizations will be recruiting for various career opportunities including the Bureau of Indian Education, Amarillo Independent School District, Glendale Elementary School District #40, Albuquerque Collegiate Charter School, Las Cruces Public Schools and Santa Fe Public Schools, to name a few.
This event is inclusive of all majors, not only for those in education. Students in non-education majors may be interested in districts’ licensure programs and may be interested in discussing alternative teaching license career options and employment opportunities with school districts.
Students, alumni and guests must have or create a Handshake account in order to access the virtual career fair. Handshake is accessible on the OEL website at oel.nmsu.edu. The website also offers employers and students additional resources to assist with recruitment and job search.
It is recommended that students research potential employers in advance and dress professionally for the fair. Resumes should be up to date and ready to upload during the fair. The Center for Academic Advising and Student Support offers assistance with resume review and interview preparation.
For more information on career preparation, contact Roseanne Bensley at 575-646-5374 or schedule an appointment via Handshake.
For more information, contact the NMSU Office of Experiential Learning at 575-646-1631 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author: Nova Peña – NMSU