Career Connections

11th Annual Career Connections – January 31- February 1, 2017

Two-day career fair coordinated by Career Services and co-sponsored with the College of Engineering on February 3.

January 31: Business, Agricultural Consumer and Arts and Sciences, Environmental Science Liberal Arts, and Health & Social Services

February 1: Engineering, Science and Technology

New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning, dedicated to teaching, research, and service at the undergraduate and graduate levels. NMSU is a NASA Space Grant College, a Hispanic-serving institution and is home to the very first Honors College in New Mexico. U.S. News and World Report ranks NMSU in the top tier among Best National Universities. Employers attending this career fair will be interacting with quality candidates who would like to learn more about their career field or obtain a position as an intern, co-op, summer, or regular employee. NMSU offers 90 bachelor and 50 graduate programs. Though each day focuses on specific career fields, employers and candidates are encouraged to attend both days to maximize their networking opportunities.

Career Connections is free for candidates and is open to NMSU students, alumni, and community members.

Registration will open on October 1, 2016

Event Schedule

The following information outlines the full-service recruiting schedule that the Career Connections can offer to participating employers during their visit to the NMSU campus.

Sunday, January 29, 2017
  • Travel to Las Cruces,NM.
  • Check-in at hotel.
 Monday, January 30, 2017
  • Travel to Las Cruces; check-in at hotel.
  • Morning/Afternoon or any available time during the week: Visit relevant classrooms and faculty, tour the campus, etc. (Contact Ms. Elizabeth Ortega, Coordinator for Employer Relations at employer@nmsu.edu, or (575) 646-1631 if you would like contact information or suggestions.)
  • Lunch with faculty. (The Career Services office is available to help coordinate or provide contact information for lunch arrangements during the week.)
  • Afternoon: Visit with faculty or staff. (Contact Ms. Elizabeth Ortega, Coordinator for Employer Relations atemployer@nmsu.edu, or (575) 646-1631 if you would like contact information or suggestions.)
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
  • AGENDA
    • 7:00 a.m. – 8:45 am  Registration and Continental Breakfast
    • 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Fair open.
    • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM: Lunch – Dona Ana Room. Staggered lunch allows representatives to take turns eating and staffing booth(s).
    • 3:00 PM: Fair closes. Please complete evaluation of the event. If you have shipments that need picked up by a carrier, please contact your carrier to make arrangements to pick up your shipments. All shipments should be picked up by 4:00 PM.
  • Late afternoon/early evening: Visit student organizational meetings. (Contact Ms. Elizabeth Ortega, Coordinator for Employer Relations at employer@nmsu.edu, or (575) 646-1631 if you would like contact information or suggestions.)
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
  • AGENDA
    • 7:00 a.m. – 8:45 am  Registration and Continental Breakfast 
    • 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Fair open.
    • 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Lunch  – Taos Cafeteria. Staggered lunch allows representatives to take turns eating and staffing booth(s).
    • 3:00 PM: Fair closes. Please complete evaluation of the event. If you have shipments that need picked up by a carrier, please contact your carrier to pick up your shipments. All shipments should be picked up by 4:00 PM.
  • Late afternoon/early evening: Visit student organizational meetings. (Contact Ms. Elizabeth Ortega, Coordinator for Employer Relations at employer@nmsu.edu, or (575) 646-1631 if you would like contact information or suggestions.)
  • Early evening: Employer Information Sessions (General information presentations prior to scheduled interviewing). (Contact Ms. Elizabeth Ortega, Coordinator for Employer Relations at employer@nmsu.edu, or (575) 646-1631 if you would like contact information or suggestions.)
  • Evening: Dine with faculty or candidate prospects.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
  • TBD

Career Connections – Fees

1 Day Registration – $400.00

2 Days Registration – $700.00

Additional Representatives – $25 per day

Registration Includes

  • A 6ft table & 2 chairs
  • Continental breakfast & lunch for 2 representatives.
  • Bottled water & snacks
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • Electricity ( Please request with reservation )
  • Candidate Promotion

Travel Information

Welcome to New Mexico State University (NMSU), located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. NMSU is a comprehensive research, land-grant institution of higher learning, dedicated to teaching, research, and service at the undergraduate and graduate levels. NMSU is a NASA Space Grant College, a Hispanic Serving Institution and is home to the very first Honors College in New Mexico. U.S. News and World Report ranks NMSU in the top tier among Best National Universities.  Employers conducting their recruitment activities will be afforded the opportunity to connect with students who are enrolled in over 90 bachelor and 50 graduate degree programs.

Directions to NMSU (Google Map)

From the North (Albuquerque):

Take Interstate 25 South to University Avenue, Exit 1. Continue heading right on the exit ramp. Proceed West on University Avenue. Turn left on Triviz Street. Turn right on Arrowhead Drive and proceed to Stewart Street. Turn right on Stewart Street.  Turn right on Andrew Wall Place and proceed to Garcia Annex, Lot 41.

From the South (El Paso):

Take Interstate 10 to Interstate 25. Exit Interstate 25 North to University Avenue, Exit 1. Turn left on University Avenue. Turn left on Triviz Street. Turn right on Arrowhead Drive and proceed to Stewart Street. Turn right on Stewart Street.  Turn right on Andrew Wall Place and proceed to Garcia Annex, Lot 41.

From the East (Alamogordo):

Take US-70 West to Interstate 25. Exit Interstate 25 South and proceed to University Avenue, Exit 1. Continue heading right on the exit ramp. Turn left on Triviz Street. Turn right on Arrowhead Drive and proceed to Stewart Street. Turn right on Stewart Street.  Turn right on Andrew Wall Place and proceed to Garcia Annex, Lot 41.

From the West (Deming):

Take the Main Street Exit #142 (off of Interstate 10). Turn right on Main Street (Northbound), and then right on University Avenue. Continue to proceed East on University Avenue. Turn left on Triviz Street. Turn right on Arrowhead Drive and proceed to Stewart Street. Turn right on Stewart Street.  Turn right on Andrew Wall Place and proceed to Garcia Annex, Lot 41.

Directions to Corbett Center

Here are directions to Corbett Center

Transportation

The nearest major airport is located in El Paso, Texas, 54 miles south of Las Cruces.

El Paso (Texas) International Airport
6701 Convair Rd
El Paso, TX 79925
915-780-4700
Website

Major Airlines Serving El Paso International Airport
Delta
Southwest Airlines
American Airlines
United Airlines
US Airways
Airlines

Rental Car Agencies at El Paso International Airport
Advantage
Alamo
AVIS
Budget
Dollar
Enterprise
Hertz
National
Thrifty
Car Rentals

Hotels & Motels

Las Cruces Hotels & Motels

NMSU Visitor Parking Passes

A visitor’s permit allows you to park your car in any regular student, faculty/staff, or visitor spot on campus.  The permit does not allow parking at a meter, green (loading), red (emergency) or blue (handicapped – unless additional permit is shown). If you own the vehicle you will be using, please go E-permit to print a permit in advance. If you will be using a rental vehicle, pick up a parking permit from the parking lot greeter on the day of the event.

Download the updated Parking Map & Building Guide

The NMSU parking map has been updated for 2014 and includes a newly updated interactive Building Guide to help you find your way around campus. To access the PDF file, simply click here.

Save the link as more updates will be added as campus construction projects are completed. Please contact 575-646-1839 orparking@nmsu.edu for more information.

Discover Las Cruces

Discover Las Cruces from The LNG Company on Vimeo.
Bri Bagwell’s Las Cruces music video!

Shipping to NMSU

For employers participating in any Career/Job Fair items can be shipped three days in advanced to the following address:
Attn: Career Connections
Career Services
New Mexico State University
Material Services Warehouse
1600 Wells Street
Las Cruces, NM 88003
575 – 646 – 2271

Shipping from NMSU

Direct carriers for pick up to the physical address:
Please make early arrangements with your carrier to have any packages or displays picked up at the end of your stay with NMSU.
Corbett Center Student Union
1600 International Mall
Las Cruces, NM 88003 (Do not ship to this location)
575-646-4411

List of participants coming soon.

Tuesday – February 2, 2016
Wednesday –  February 3, 2016

Organization Name

Day(s)

Table #

AEROSPACE CORPORATION♦ Wednesday 4
AMERIND Risk Management Corporation Tuesday 17
ARGO Wednesday 22
Arrowhead Center at NMSU Tuesday 56
Baker Concrete Construction Wednesday 2
Bohannan Huston, Inc. Wednesday 7
Bradbury Stamm Construction, Inc. Wednesday 11
CHAFFHAYE, INC. Tuesday 14
Charles Schwab Tuesday 52
Consolidated Electrical Distributors Inc.♦ Tuesday 27
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC / Pantex (fomerly BWXT/Pantex)♦ Wednesday 51
Dallas Federal Reserve Bank Tuesday & Wednesday 26
DISH Network♦ Wednesday 30
El Paso Electric Company♦ Tuesday & Wednesday 9
Enterprise Holdings, LLC Tuesday 30
Exponential Engineering Company Wednesday 17
Exxon Mobil Corporation♦ Wednesday 24
Farm Credit Tuesday 22
FASTENAL Tuesday 11
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) Tuesday & Wednesday 8
Ferguson, A Wolseley Company♦ Tuesday 44
Fidelity Investments Tuesday 29
First Light Federal Credit Union♦ Tuesday 4
Freese and Nichols, Inc. Wednesday 28
GEICO Tuesday 21
General Dynamics Information Technology♦ Tuesday 7
General Dynamics Mission Systems♦ Wednesday 13
General Motors Information Technology Wednesday 29
GERALD CHAMPION REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER♦ Tuesday & Wednesday 19
GMMB♦ Tuesday 24
HENSEL PHELPS CONSTRUCTION Wednesday 58
HollyFrontier Companies♦ Wednesday 12
Honeywell Wednesday 42
J.D. ABRAMS, INC.♦ Wednesday 49
JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding LLC Tuesday 51
Johnson and Johnson♦ Tuesday & Wednesday 3
JOHNSON, MILLER & CO., CPAs Tuesday 18
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. Wednesday 14
Liberty Mutual Tuesday 28
Los Alamos National Laboratory♦ Tuesday & Wednesday 32
Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute Tuesday & Wednesday 16
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc♦ Wednesday 21
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Wednesday 18
National Cyber Solutions Group Wednesday 36
National Distributing Company♦ Tuesday 47
New Mexico Department of Agriculture Tuesday 38
NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY♦ Tuesday 2
NMSU – Management Dept. Tuesday 37
NMSU-Alumni Tuesday & Wednesday 43
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Tuesday 34
Olam Tuesday 39
Oncor Electric Delivery Wednesday 35
Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station♦ Wednesday 47
Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc.♦ Wednesday 34
PepsiCo Tuesday 35
PETTIGREW & ASSOCIATES, P.A. Tuesday & Wednesday 1
PNMR Service Company♦ Wednesday 39
PolyOne Corporation Tuesday & Wednesday 5
RAYTHEON COMPANY Wednesday 52
SALT RIVER PROJECT (SRP)♦ Wednesday 55
SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES Tuesday & Wednesday 23
Sherwin-Williams Company♦ Tuesday 48
Smithfield Hog Production Division♦ Tuesday 41
Souder, Miller & Associates♦ Tuesday & Wednesday 6
Springleaf Financial Tuesday 36
Target Stores, G291 Tuesday 49
Techtronic Industries (TTI) Tuesday 12
TMC DESIGN CORPORATION Wednesday 48
Travelers Insurance Tuesday 50
TRAX International, LLC♦ Wednesday 44
Tri-State G&T♦ Wednesday 37
Tulsa Police Department Tuesday & Wednesday 10
TYSON FOODS, INC.♦ Wednesday 57
US Army Research Laboratory – Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate Wednesday 53
US Coast Guard Tuesday & Wednesday 25
US Customs & Border Protection♦ Tuesday & Wednesday 31
US Department of Defense – Center for Counter Measures Wednesday 56
US DEPARTMENT OF STATE♦ Tuesday 42
US Marine Corps Officer Programs♦ Tuesday & Wednesday 15
US NASA Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships Wednesday 50
US National Geospatial – Intelligence Agency♦ Tuesday & Wednesday 20
US NAVAIR♦ Wednesday 54
US Navy Tuesday & Wednesday 46
US Peace Corps Tuesday & Wednesday 45
USAF TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, OK Wednesday 38
USDA NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE Tuesday 40
Vanguard Tuesday 13
Western Farmers Electric Cooperative♦ Wednesday 41
Xcel Energy♦ Wednesday 40
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Tuesday & Wednesday 33

90 Participants currently registered.

♦ Military Friendly

last updated Feb 5, 2016