UNM Career Services must support the mission, academic programs, and advancement of the University of New Mexico. Within this context, the primary purpose of the Career Services Center is to assist students, faculty, staff and alumni in developing, evaluating, and/or implementing career, education, and employment decisions.
Our office provides professional career advisement to current UNM students as well as UNM alumni and community members.
Career Development Facilitators (CDFs) are available through appointments or walk-ins to assist students with:
- Choosing or changing their major
- Assessing abilities, interests and values
- Clarifying career goals
- Writing a resume or cover letter
- Preparing for interviews
- Conducting a job search
- Preparing to attend graduate school.
We organize and host several career and information events each semester providing UNM students and alumni with the opportunity to network with employers/recruiters, to learn more about a variety of occupations, and to find employment.
Our main career events each academic year are:
- Career Expo (February)
- Educators' Job fair (April)
- Student Job & Internship Fair (April)
- Student Job Fair (UNM Departments Only) (August)
- Engineering and Science Job & Internship Fair (September)
- Business and Accounting Job & Internship Fair (September)
- Graduate and Professional School Fair (October)
- Fall Networking Event (November)
Visit our comprehensive electronic resource lab with 12 computer workstations, designed to support all facets of your career development and job search needs.
The University of New Mexico Cooperative Education Program, or what is commonly referred to as "Co-op", provides students with a unique opportunity to combine real work experience with their academic studies. Co-op students work as paid professionals in various positions that are degree related. This professional experience will be reflected on the student's academic transcript giving him/her a competitive advantage in the job-search process.
Registered students have access to Handshake connecting them with hundreds of job/internship postings, actual employer contacts, and career/industry profiles nation-wide. Register today!
Our office provides students and employers an opportunity to meet face-to-face. This time-saving, cost-effective service allows students to have their resumes screened by employers and be selected to interview on campus for employers' job opportunities. Students must be registered with our office in order to participate in the on-campus recruiting program.
We host multiple workshops each semester focusing on topics such as resume writing, working a career fair, dining etiquette, interviewing, and many more. Furthermore, our CDFs provide tailored presentations for many student organizations, and undergraduate and graduate classes upon request.