College of Liberal Arts Career Fair and Expo Coming April 16

Students can prep for fair with workshops and alumni networking

OXFORD, Miss. – This spring, University of Mississippi liberal arts majors will have free access to resume workshops, mock interview sessions and the advice of College of Liberal Arts alumni – all culminating in the first-ever CLA Career Fair and Expo on April 16. 

These prep events are designed to help students, from freshmen through seniors, showcase their strengths and hunt for internships and postgraduate jobs independently and at the Career Fair this spring. The fair will feature private- and public-sector companies and organizations from across the region.

“Employers are looking for new hires who can solve complex problems, think critically and communicate clearly in both speaking and writing,” said Lee Cohen, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. “These are exactly the abilities that College of Liberal Arts students have. They just need to present those skills in a way that will resonate with employers – and we’re helping them do that.”

Registration for some events is required. Register by logging in or creating an account on Handshake via the Career Office website.

These events are open to students of any major within the College of Liberal Arts:

Resume and Cover Letter Workshops

When: 4 to 5 p.m. Feb 19 in Lamar Hall, Room 131, and 4 to 5 p.m. Feb 20 in the Ole Miss Student Union, Room 323A

What: Staff members will help students create an organized and detailed resume and cover letter that will grab an employer’s attention and land an interview. Registration required

Alumni Panel Discussions

When: 4 to 5 p.m. March 17 in Lamar Hall, Room 127, and 4 to 5 p.m. March 18 in Lamar Hall, Room 131

What: Not every history major becomes a historian. Not every biology major goes to medical school. Alumni from across disciplines will share their postgraduate journeys and speak with students about how to convey the value of the liberal arts education and how to position yourself for success in getting that internship or first position. Registration recommended

Interview Prep Workshop and Individual Mock Interview

When: Prep workshop: 4 to 5 p.m. March 4 in Lamar Hall, Room 131; and mock interviews: March 23 to 27 – Various locations/times

What: Mock interview sessions will help get students ready for the real thing with interview techniques and other tips. Registration required

Career Fair and Expo

When: 2 to 4:30 p.m. April 16 in the Jackson Avenue Center

What: Employers from across the region and beyond will be on campus to meet students and set up interviews for the next day.

The Career Expo will feature information about various companies and organizations. Registration is strongly suggested but not required.