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MC Hosts Part-time Job Fair

September 3, 2008

Mississippi College's part-time job fair Wednesday put state and federal agencies and private employers in touch with dozens of job-seeking students.

"It was helpful - very beneficial," said MC sophomore Tyler Griffin after visiting recruiters at the B.C. Rogers Student Center on the Clinton campus.

The Hudspeth Regional Center in Rankin County was the first stop for the 19-year-old biology major.

Hudspeth was among 11 employers on hand to welcome job prospects, hand out literature about careers and mingle with students, while other undergraduates and professors lined up for meals in the MC cafeteria.

Amber Grayson, a recruiter in the personnel office at Hudspeth, talked up the benefits of working part-time at her state agency. Just a couple of tables down, Hanna Garrett and Michael Perry talked to students of the advantages of working at Brown Bottling Group, Inc. in Brandon, part of the Pepsi family. Michael Perry is director of training and Hanna Garrett is recruiting and retention manager at Brown Bottling Group.

MC's Office of Career Services sponsored the fair that's designed to help students land part-time jobs and assist them with the cost of their education, said Career Services Director Karen Lindsey-Lloyd.

Other employers on hand included the Internal Revenue Service, Regions Bank, Army ROTC, and the Potter House Restaurant in Clinton.

MC's career services office is now preparing for MC's annual Career Day on February 19, 2009 in the B.C. Rogers Student Center. More than 75 employers will visit the Clinton campus to assist students pondering career choices. Last year's event also included a fashion show to give students tips about how to dress for success.

For additional information about careers, polishing interviewing skills or seeking jobs, contact Karen Lindsey-LLoyd, director of career services, at 601-925-3901 or stop by her office on the third floor of Nelson Hall.

PHOTO: Tyler Griffin, 19, of Byram, talking with Amber Grayson of Hudspeth Regional Center

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