Taylor Ormon Helps Mississippi College Students at Career Services
Taylor Ormon loved working as a Delta Airlines flight attendant at three giant airports in greater New York. Living in Queens, N.Y., the Alabama native traveled to Paris, Germany, Amsterdam & so many other interesting places around the globe.
Today, the 26-year-old Clinton resident is equally passionate about her new position as associate director of Mississippi College’s Career Services Office.
Ormon served as coordinator of student employment at the MC Office of Career Services beginning in August 2017 before her job title changed in May 2018.
Working at Mississippi College remains a joy for the 2014 Mississippi State University business administration and marketing graduate.
“A few of my favorite things about Mississippi College are the people I work with on a daily basis and the emphasis on always putting our students first,” Ormon said. “I am doing all I can to support and serve MC students in the best possible way.”
Being part of the staff at the Baptist-affiliated university, she said, “allows me to grow not only professionally, but also personally.”
Her responsibilities expanded and her title changed after Jim Miller departed as Career Services director in May. He stepped down to take a similar post at Delta State University.
“I consider Taylor to be a strong asset to Mississippi College and my team,” says Jim Turcotte, vice president for enrollment services and dean of students. “I look forward to seeing the creative things she does to serve others through Career Services.”
Her first major activity this Fall will be organizing a “meet the firms” event on September 6 for Mississippi College accounting students. The Office of Career Services will co-sponsor the program with the School of Business.
A part-time jobs fair for students on the Quad follows on September 19. MC’s annual Career Day in February 2019 is circled on her calendar as well. About 80 employers will visit the Clinton campus to discuss career opportunities for hundreds of job-seeking students.
Mississippi College students should find it easier to start careers or land internships as the USA economy brightens amid a low 3.9 percent unemployment rate. Some of the economic growth will be felt in Central Mississippi. Located two miles west of Clinton, the new Continental Tire plant begins accepting applications in December. The tire plant will benefit MC students for years to come.
“Continental Tire is going to be huge for Mississippi College students,” Ormon says. “We have already had many conversations with them about partnering with us to create many opportunities for MC students.”
Taylor Ormon left Atlanta-based Delta Airlines after a year as a flight attendant in September 2016 to serve as the internship coordinator at Millsaps College in Jackson. Besides working full-time, the Auburn, Alabama native will keep busy with graduate school on the Clinton campus. She expects to receive her master’s in higher education administration at Mississippi College in December 2019.
Away from duties in Nelson Hall, her hobbies range from sewing children’s clothes to staying fit. Taylor also enjoys vacations snow skiing in Colorado with her husband, Grae Ormon. A Mississippi State alumnus, Grae serves as the project manager at Shane Ormon Construction Management & Design in Clinton.