University's "Global Opportunities" To Be Held Tuesday, March 24

Over 90 local, regional, and national employers will participate in "Global Opportunities `98," a job and career fair to be held at Texas A&M International University's main campus, 5201 University Boulevard, in the Kinesiology/Convocation Building on Tuesday, March 24 from 12 noon - 3 p.m.

The event, which is sponsored by the University's Office of Career Planning and Placement, will afford A&M International students and alumni an opportunity to learn information about possible employment opportunities and receive advice on career planning and successfully following chosen career paths.

"It's a great opportunity for our students and our alumni to consider new careers, assess their current careers, or perhaps begin to consider augmenting their career skills with a graduate degree. The best part is that they can accomplish all of this in one location with no travel or expense to them at times convenient to them," said Viky Garcia, Director of Career Planning and Placement at A&M International.

The event is free of charge. A&M International students and alumni interested in attending may contact the Office of Career Planning and Placement at 326-2260 for additional information.

Employers participating in Global Opportunities '98 represent various employment fields including retail outlets, education districts, state offices and agencies, and non-profit organizations. Among the participants are: Aerotek, Inc.; Comptroller of Public Accounts; Enterprise Rent-A-Car; Follett College Stores; International Bank of Commerce; The Laredo National Bank; State Farm Insurance; Texas A&M University - College Station; Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Recruitment Services; Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services; Texas Natural Resource - Conservation Commission; Texas Railroad Commission; Union State Bank; Wal-Mart Distribution; Southwestern Bell Wireless; Midland Police Department; Texas Department of Public Safety; Federal Bureau of Investigation; United States Marine Corps; United States Border Patrol; United States Army Recruiting; San Antonio Police Department; Rudolph Miles & Sons, Inc.; Rent-A-Center; United States Department of Agriculture - APHIS; Norwest Financial Texas, Inc.; Homeline Health Services, Inc.; H.E.B. Grocery Company; Doctors Hospital; Corpus Christi Police Department; Contract Freighters, Inc.; Parkland Health & Hospital System; South Texas Workforce Development - Texas Workforce Center; United States Army Material Command; Manpower; Laredo Coca-Cola Bottling Company; Health and Human Services; Federal Express; Dallas/Forth Worth Airport - Department of Public Safety; City of Fort Worth Police Department; Cash America Pawn; Andersen Consulting; AmeriCorps; Air Force Nurse Recruiting; Federal Bureau of Prisons; United States Navy Officer Programs; United States Department of Agriculture; and City of Fort Worth - Human Resources.

For more information on A&M International's "Global Opportunities `98," call the Office of Career Planning and Placement at 326-2260.

Their office hours are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, and 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday - Thursday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu