Recruiters Visit Mississippi College for 2014 Career Day
January 21, 2014
Dozens of recruiters will size up hundreds of Mississippi College students and recent alums at the university’s 2014 Career Day on February 18.
Representatives will come from Mississippi school districts, insurance companies, hospitals, government agencies and other sectors of the job market to network with potential employees on the Clinton campus. The event at Anderson Hall that Tuesday runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The MC Office of Career Services sponsors the annual event attracting leaders from the Clinton Public School District with nearly 5,000 students.
“We recruit only highly qualified, dedicated teachers,” says Sandi Beason, the Clinton district’s public information officer. “The Mississippi College Career Day is one we attend every year because its education program produces the type of teachers we’re looking for.”
Beason oversees teacher recruitment for the Clinton district that ranks among the state’s leaders when it comes to student test scores.
“The Career Day always offers an excellent opportunity for students and young alums to network with a wide range of employers under one roof at MC,” says Daniel Mortimer, assistant director of Career Services on the Clinton campus.
Students and alumni who have graduated from the Baptist-affiliated university during the past four years are invited. Students are encouraged to attend dressed for success in business attire and bring plenty of copies of their resumes.
The Office of Career Services has partnered with several other companies to make the 2014 Career Day an important stop for Mississippi College people. The companies include: Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company, Republic Finance, and MC School of Business partners Haddox, Reid, Eubank, Betts PLCC, Trustmark, HORNE, Regions and BancorpSouth.
“This event allows us to network and meet all varieties of employers,” says MC communications major Ashley Dillard of Memphis. “Career Day is another wonderful opportunity that students get to participate in.”
Career Day 2014 comes as the nation’s economy shows signs of recovering. Unemployment nationwide fell to 6.7 percent in December. But experts say more needs to happen to revitalize America’s economic situation. As a new year begins, there are at least 10.4 million people unemployed. One of the biggest sectors in job growth is healthcare with many Baby Boomers starting to retire. More Americans are expected to have access to healthcare in years to come.
Recruiters from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, St. Dominic’s Hospital, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi, Region 8 Mental Health, and Hinds Behavioral Health Services Region 9 are booked for this year’s Career Day. Others include the Gulfport Police Department, a number of school districts and government agencies stretching across the Magnolia State.
“I like the caliber of people Mississippi College has,” says David Jesiolowski, a New York Life Insurance Company partner who’s a veteran of MC Career Day programs in recent years.