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New Mexico State University’s Office of Experiential Learning will host the 37th annual Career Expo Tuesday, Sept. 14 and Wednesday, Sept. 15 in a virtual format. | NMSU photo

NMSU invites students, employers to virtual career fair

New Mexico State University’s (NMSU) Office of Experiential Learning will host the 37th annual Career Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14 and Wednesday, Sept. 15.

This year’s Career Expo will be held virtually for the health and safety of students, staff, faculty and guests due to the ongoing pandemic.

“Hosting the 2021 Career Expo virtually provides the opportunity for employers to engage with prospective candidates safely in group or one-on-one sessions while taking the health and safety of our guests and participants into consideration,” said Patricia Leyba, Office of Experiential Learning director. “While the career fair is being held virtually, we are excited that some employers will be on campus to offer in person interviews during the week of the fair as well as hosting other career events.”

Interested employers can register until the day prior to the event by creating a Handshake account. For tips on creating a Handshake account, click here.

The 2021 Career Expo will be open to all majors on both days of the event. Students and employers are encouraged to attend one or both days. There will be job opportunities including internships, co-ops and professional employment. The virtual fair also is open to the public as well as students from other schools in the region.

Students, alumni and guests must 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 virtual fair. Resumes should be up to date and ready to upload during the fair.

For more information, contact NMSU’s Office of Experiential Learning at 575-646-1631.


Author: Patricia Leyba NMSU


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