Staying Connected!

An integral part of establishing relationships with UNM-Taos students is developing relationships with UNM-Taos faculty, because faculty have day-to-day contact with our students, as well as academic expertise. We encourage you to utilize UNM-Taos Career Services to help you identify and plan opportunities for you to meet formally or informally with UNM-Taos faculty.

Presentation Request

For more information contact the Career Services at (575) 737-3770. We ask that you schedule presentation requests with a minimum of 1 week in advance if possible.

Classroom Presentations

Career Services conducts informative presentation designed to give your students the competitive edge in today’s job market. Please note, that each presentation topic is a suggested area of concentration and can be tailored to your specific group’s needs.

Career Assessments

Request a formal or informal presentation on Career Interest Inventory and/or New Mexico Career Cluster Guide. Career Assessments help students identify potential careers based on your interests, values, skills and personality. An assessment provides insights into student preferences and personality traits to help guide your search process. The following assessments are available for UNM-Taos Students:

  • SuperStrong Interest Inventory
  • O*NET Online



How Internship Experiences Maximize Employment Potential

More and more employers are creating internship programs geared toward helping students gain practical experience related to their field of study. Internships allow them to identify potential employment candidates. This presentation will identify internship opportunities and help students learn how to make an internship experience a reality.

Developing a Strategic Job Search

Students will discover the most effective methods of job searching, learn ways to increase job hunting success, discuss how to access a job offer, negotiate salary, and other strategies to help take control of their future.

Resume and Cover Letter Writing that Get Results

A resume and cover letter are the first and most important pieces of information about a candidate that a potential employer sees. Students will learn to go beyond the basics to develop written communications about themselves which will achieve the ultimate result — getting that interview!

Effective Interviewing Strategies

Students will interview like professionals after discussing interviewing do’s and don’ts, most frequently asked interview questions, and personal presentation. They will learn how careful preparation is the key to a confident, effective delivery which will yield employment offers.

Professional Etiquette and Attire for a Winning Job Search

Did you know many jobs are lost in the first five seconds due to the candidate’s inability to create the right corporate image? Students will learn how to create a professional appearance, make proper introductions, use table manners, and adopt other self-marketing behaviors designed to increase employment potential.

Making a Career Fair Work

Many students do not know what a career fair is or how beneficial they are to all students regardless of major or class status. The value of a fair is greatly increased when participants know how to get prepared. In this presentation, students will learn what employers are looking for in appearance, resumes, interview skills, and follow-up procedures.

Student & Employer Referrals

If you have been working with a student who you feel can benefit from career advising and/or part-time/internship/full-time employment assistance and you would like to make a referral, please give us a call. We would be happy to work with you and your student toward ensuring the student’s career development success.

Employer Referrals

If you are aware of an employer with a part-time, internship, or full-time opportunity, please refer them to UNM-Taos Career Services. We accept phone, faxed, and emailed job postings from our employer customers. In turn, we are able to post their vacancies online; refer resumes by mail, phone, fax, or email; schedule an on-campus recruiting event; invite them to participate in one of our career fairs; or advise them on starting salaries locally and nationally. For more information, contact Victoria S. Gonzales our Business and Professional Skills Area Coordinator, by email at vsg@unm.edu or telephone at (575) 737-3770.