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NMSU’s Office of Experiential Learning to host virtual Career Connections Fair

New Mexico State University’s Office of Experiential Learning invites NMSU students and alumni along with community members to attend the 16th annual Career Connections Fair Feb. 2-3. The two-day event will be held virtually, via Handshake, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by the College of Engineering.


“The Career Connections Career Fair commences NMSU’s spring employer recruitment season, in collaboration with a number of employers across the U.S,” said Patricia Leyba, director of Experiential Learning. “Career Connections offers employers the opportunity to recruit graduates for employment as well as students to participate in internships for summer and fall 2021. NMSU will continue to offer career fairs in a virtual format to provide employers and job seekers a safe way to interact as we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Career Connections is open to all majors on both days of the event. Students and employers are encouraged to attend one or both days. This virtual fair 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 https://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. 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 NMSU’s Office of Experiential Learning at 575-646-1631 or employer@nmsu.edu.