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NMSU to host annual Educators? Job Fair

Career Services at New Mexico State University will hold its 41st annual Educators? Job Fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 20, and from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 21, at the NMSU Pan American Center.

?The event will provide graduating NMSU education students and experienced professionals an opportunity to interview with multiple school districts located throughout the region and the across the U.S.,? said Elizabeth Ortega, Educators? Job Fair coordinator at NMSU Career Services. ?The job fair has been one of the most effective recruiting forums in the Southwest and is set up for participants to have structured interviews with prospective school district employers.?

More than 65 diverse school districts from 13 states are expected to attend the fair. Anyone who qualifies for teacher credentials and is seeking a K-12 teaching position, or a support position, for the 2015-16 school year is encouraged to participate. The event is free and offered as a public service intended not only for NMSU education students but any teachers and education professionals interested in opportunities.

?During last year?s event, about 125 participants registered and participated in the job fair,? Ortega said. ?Given the challenges of the current job market for educators, it is hoped that interested candidates take advantage of the face-to-face contact with school district personnel.?

On-site registration will be available at the job fair, but participants are encouraged to electronically register beforehand. By doing so, candidates can insure scheduled interviews with selected employers before the fair. Information and assistance on electronic online registration is available by calling 575-646-2849 or by email at proemp@nmsu.edu.

?Participants should also research and prepare as much as possible before the job fair,? Ortega said. ?They should learn as much as they can about the school districts they are interested in, as well as looking up factors such as the cost of living in that area. Advance job search homework could yield a number of exciting employment possibilities.?

On the Sunday before the Educators? Job Fair, April 19, staff will be available to assist interested candidates to prepare for the fair. The activity on Sunday will be from 3-5 p.m. in the Pan American Center concourse.

For more information contact Ortega at 575-646-1631 or visit http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-fairs/educators-job-fair/.