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NMSU Career Services to host 45th annual job fair for educators

New Mexico State University Career Services will hold its 45th annual Educators’ Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 29, at Corbett Center Student Union on the third floor.


You don’t have to major in education to be a teacher. The event will provide candidates with an opportunity to visit with multiple school districts located throughout the region and the United States. Candidates will include current student teachers, experienced educators and administrators, principals, nurses, school counselors and social workers. In addition, students in non-education majors who may be interested in the districts’ licensure programs and who may want to discuss alternative teaching license career options and employment opportunities with school districts are invited to participate.

Roseanne Bensley and Nova Pena, with NMSU Career Services and coordinators 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 at their respective tables. Interviews will be conducted at the discretion of the district representatives. More than 50 diverse school districts from more than 12 states are currently registered with the potential for additional districts to attend the fair. Some of the participating schools include Del Valle ISD in Del Valle, Texas; Glendale Elementary in Glendale, Arizona; El Paso ISD; Las Cruces Public Schools; Albuquerque Public Schools; and Cartwright School District #83 in Phoenix, Arizona.

“During last year’s event, about 118 participants registered and participated in the job fair,” Bensley 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.”

Participants are requested to pre-register online prior to the event at https://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-fairs/educators-job-fair/. Information and assistance regarding online candidate or school district registration is available by calling 575-646-1631 or via email at HireNMSU@nmsu.edu.

“Any candidate seeking employment should learn as much as they can about potential employers they are interested in,” Pena said.

For additional information contact Career Services at 575-646-1631 or visit the Career Services website at http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-fairs/educators-job-fair.