“This is the most vendors we’ve had since the first fair in 2008,” said Teri Gray, coordinator of the Applied Sciences Career Fair, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Career vendors will be available to meet and advise students from departments such as Legal Studies; Social Work; Communication Sciences and Disorders; Nutrition and Hospitality Management; and Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management. This year’s vendors include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mississippi State Department of Health, St. Joe Club and Resorts, and Oxford Health and Rehab.
“The more vendors we have encourages student involvement,” Gray said. “In the past, we’ve had over 500 students attend the fair. We’re expecting a similar turnout for 2015.”
After the event, a networking reception begins at 4 p.m. Students are welcome at the reception, which will include the presentations of the Thomas Crowe Alumnus of the Year award and the Linda Chitwood Student Merit award.
The event not only offers career opportunities, but allows employers to meet talented students completing their degrees, said Velmer Burton, dean of the School of Applied Sciences.
“The hard work of our school’s faculty is evidenced by our highly-skilled students,” Burton says. “And this event has become a platform to showcase our students.”
For more information about the Applied Sciences Career Fair, contact Teri Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662-915-7901.