Career Day 2018 Welcomes MC Students and Employers
Nearly 80 employers will soon size up hundreds of job-seeking Mississippi College students.
The 2018 Career Day on the Clinton campus will provide ample opportunities for students to conveniently weigh employment prospects under one roof.
This year’s event is set for February 13 at Anderson Hall. It runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. that Tuesday. It is open to current MC students and university alumni from the four years.
As of early January, dozens of employers signed up.
The list includes officials with such school districts as DeSoto County, Clinton, Pearl, Jackson, Rankin County, Brookhaven, Hattiesburg and McComb. Representatives are coming from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi, MEA Medical Clinics, Renasant Bank, St. Dominic Hospital, the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the United States Air Force, among others.
“There are a lot of opportunities,” said Michael Goodson, an MC history graduate student who checked on openings at the Clinton Public School District table last year.
Preparations for the 2018 Career Day have been going on for months. Volunteers across the Clinton campus will be helping once again.
The MC Office of Career Services staff is busy getting everything organized. “We are looking forward to another successful Career Day,” said Jim Miller, the office director.
Whether the students are coming with a nursing major, are interested in liberal arts, Christian Studies, the sciences or business, they are welcome to attend.
“No matter one’s academic background, there will be employers at Career Day worth talking to,” Miller said.
There were 77 employers attending last year’s event.
MC President Lee Royce joined university professors making the rounds at Anderson Hall in February 2017.
Last year’s activities coincided with Valentine’s Day and there were plenty of sweets displayed on the tables.
A frequent Career Day visitor, Clinton Public Schools Superintendent Tim Martin earned three degrees at Mississippi College. His alma mater is always a terrific place to recruit future employees, he noted.
About 62 percent of the Clinton teachers, administrators and staff earned their degrees at MC. “That’s phenomenal,” Martin said. “And many have multiple degrees.”
The district’s public information officer, Sandi Beason, will join colleagues from her district meeting MC students and informing them about jobs for the 2018-19 school year. “We have a strong partnership with MC,” Beason said.
Many Mississippi College undergraduates do their student teaching in the Clinton public schools, she said. “We love MC.”
For more information, contact Career Services staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 601-925-3901.
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