Global Opportunities '97 Scheduled at A&M International

Texas A&M International students and alumni looking for jobs or career information should mark their calendars for "Global Opportunities Œ97,"a day-long career fair scheduled Tuesday, April 15 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. in the Kinesiology Building.

The event is sponsored by A&M International's Office of Career Planning and Placement, and will bring together over 90 potential employers.

"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 the University's Office of Career Planning and Placement.

The event is free of charge. Students and graduates interested in attending should contact the Office of Career Planning and Placement for additional information at 326-2260.

Garcia said that, as the event's name hints, opportunities for university graduates are no longer local, regional or even national.

"The village is global and so is the workplace. A&M International students and graduates can take their degree and find employment anywhere in the world," she affirmed, "Our over 6000 graduates can be found in countries around the world and just around the corner."

Despite corporate downsizing and outsourcing, career options continue to brigthen for persons holding undergraduate or graduate degrees, Garcia said.

"Employers continue to recognize the relevance of a university degree to their field and are seeking out qualified candidates who present with a diversity of skills and problem-solving abilities. The undergraduate degree remains the key to entry level management and supervisory positions," Garcia said.

She noted that individuals holding additional specializations that target developing technologies and computer applications appear to have a distinct advantage in the workplace. "There is a tremendous interest in applicants who are prepared to move beyond the new electronic frontier and have computer skills and capabilities. We continue to see career opportunities in education, private industry, research and others," she explained.

The 90-plus firms and 145 representatives attending Global Opportunities Œ97 include retail outlets, education districts, state offices and agencies and non-profit organizations.

Abilene Independent School District (ISD), Air Force Officer Accessions Recruitment.2-Aldine (ISD), Houston, Alice (ISD), Amarillo (ISD), Anderson Consulting, Arguindegui Oil Company, Arlington (ISD), Armadillo Construction Company, Inc, North East (ISD), San Antonio, Austin (ISD), Bastrop (ISD), Beeville (ISD), Big Springs (ISD), Brady (ISD), Brownsville (ISD, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Carrizo Springs Consolidated (ISD), Coca-Cola Bottling Company of North Texas, Channelview (ISD), Columbia Doctors Hospital of Laredo, Comptroller of Public Accounts, Cotulla (ISD), Del Valle (ISD), Denton (ISD), Eagle Pass (ISD), Education Service Center Region III, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Also, Flowing Wells Unified (SD), Arizona, Food and Drug Administration, Galveston (ISD), Garland (ISD), Goliad (ISD), Goose Creek Consolidated (ISD), Baytown, H. E. Butt Grocery Company, Hilton Hotels Corporation, Homeline Health Services, Inc., Hondo (ISD), HOSTS Reading Program, Houston Independent School District, Hurst-Euless-Bedford (ISD), Internal Revenue Service, International Bank of Commerce, Irving (ISD), Judson (ISD), San Antonio and Laredo (ISD).

In addition, Laredo National Bank, Laredo State Center, Leander (ISD), Lockhart (ISD), Mesquite (ISD), Midland (ISD), Montgomery Ward, New Braunfels (ISD), Northside (ISD), San Antonio, Paisano Girl Scout Council, Pleasanton (ISD), Presidio (ISD)-Franco Middle School, Radio Shack, Railroad Commission of Texas, Rent-A-Center, Rush Peter Built Truck Center, Incorporated, San Angelo (ISD), San Antonio (ISD), San Felipe Del Rio (ISD), School District of Lee County, Florida, Seguin (ISD), Taylor (ISD), Texas A&M International University-Graduate Programs, Texas A&M International University-Human Resources, Texas A&M International University-Student Accounting Society and Texas A&M University-Human Resources.

Also, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Department of Health, Texas Department of Human Services, Texas Department of Protective & Regulatory Services, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Migrant Council- Child Care Management Services, Texas Rehabilitation Commission, Texas Tech University, College of Business Administration, Texas Youth Commission, UETA, United (ISD), United States Immigration & Naturalization Service, United States Marine Corps Officer Selection Office, University of North Texas, University of Texas Pan American, Victoria (ISD), Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Windham (ISD), Huntsville and Zapata County (ISD).

For additional information, contact Garcia at 210. 326. 2260 or visit offices in Killam Library 157.

Office of Career Planning and Placement hours are from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday and from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday and 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