Career Expo Week Set for March 2021
Mississippi College officials will invite job-seeking students to visit with employers during the university’s 2021 Career Expo Week.
Instead of the usual one-day Career Day in February, the event will run from March 8-12. Social distancing, masks, hand sanitizer stations, and other health protocols will be strictly followed at the event during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The MC Career Services Office is sponsoring the in-person activity at Anderson Hall on the Clinton campus.
Career Services Director Taylor Ormon, on December 15, began contacting employees and informed them of all the changes from previous years.
Recently surveyed, MC undergraduates overwhelmingly said they wanted the Career Week Expo to be in person. But “we realize that we will have to practice many more safety precautions for this to be a successful event,” Ormon told employers via email Tuesday. “We fully plan to enforce COVID-19 safety guidelines for both employers and students.”
Each employer setting up information tables at Anderson Hall will receive a plexiglass shield, she noted. The 2021 Career Expo Week could be switched to a virtual event should circumstances change.
Each day, Mississippi College will showcase a different industry, major, or academic program. Students will meet with employers from 1-5 p.m. with communication, ministries, and nonprofits to kick things off Monday, March 8. Hours will be the same all five days.
The focus on Tuesday, March 9 will be government agencies, social services, and nursing.
Education will be in the spotlight Wednesday, March 10. Students will meet representatives from school districts and other officials in the education community.
Employers from the business world will visit campus on Thursday, March 11. The week wraps up Friday, March 12, emphasizing careers in engineering, technology, energy, and manufacturing.
Ormon informed employers of key dates to circle on their calendars. The early registration deadline is January 15. The general registration deadline is February 1. The early registration fee for employers is $100, climbing to $150 for general registration. Nonprofits and school districts are being charged $50.
From one year to the next, Mississippi College students say the Career Services event opens doors for them to visit scores of employers conveniently. Company representatives say it enables them to size up students as potential employees.
For additional information, contact Taylor Ormon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 601-925-7717.