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March 27-28, 2024 at NMSU's Corbett Center Student Union 


All Majors Welcome

Open to students and faculty from New Mexico and West Texas 



New Mexico State University in collaboration with the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., will host Taking the Pentagon to the People (TTPTTP) in Las Cruces, NM on March 27-28, 2024.

The event will consists of the following:

VIP Welcome Reception (By invitation only)
Opening Plenary
Presidential Roundtable
Faculty and Staff Lunch & Learn
Emerging Leaders Summit

      DoD Student Opportunities and Information Sessions
      DoD Mock Interview and Elevator Pitch Session
      DoD Recruitment and Information Tables 

TTPTTP is a FREE conference for students, faculty, and staff from all institutions.

TTPTTP provides a pathway to connect the talents of undergraduate and graduate students to explore available career and other development opportunities directly with DoD and other government personnel. This includes employment, internships and scholarships for highly competitive students.

The program also provides information to faculty members about research, fellowships, sabbaticals, personnel exchanges and small business opportunities. Faculty and staff will be able to network directly with DoD representatives to better understand how the agency can support their recruitment, teaching and research activities.

DoD speakers will highlight some of their current and future personnel initiatives in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, language, business, education and many other mission-critical fields.


Register HERE! 


Taking the Pentagon to the People is DoD’s premier diversity outreach initiative that strategically advances equity and inclusion, while promoting the viability of minority institutions as key mission resources for the entire Department. 

Previous TTPTTP events have taken place at Arizona State University, Alabama State University/Tuskegee University, University of California, Riverside, Central State University, and University of Texas, San Antonio.  

Color Guard ASU
TTPTTP ASU Recruitment Fair