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Welcome Week Community Day

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
10:30 am – 1:30 pm
The Oval in front of Billingsly Student Center

Offered as a "thank you" for your continued support of Missouri Southern, Community Day marks the first chance to reach out to the campus community and introduce them to what your organization has to offer.  We hope you will join us as we welcome 900 new students, 4,500 returning students and hundreds of faculty and staff members to campus for the first week of class!

Take full advantage of the event!  Bring giveaway items, food samples, and/or coupons.  Popular items have included: T-shirts , bottled water, coupons, ice-cream and sandwiches. Interactive games are also encouraged. We only ask that you limit your booth to free items, and not bring anything to sell. 

Are you hiring?  Need volunteers?  Bring flyers and applications to pass out during the event.  Don't forget, you can also post positions free-of-charge to the Hire a Lion job network at any time.

Reserve your spot today!  $25 registration fee includes one table and two folding chairs.  $200 Sponsor level includes premium table placement and company logo on event marketing materials and webpage.  Vendor registration must be received by August 12th for standard registration.  Sponsor registration must be received by July 30th to be included in print materials or by August 12th to receive premium table placement and website advertisement.  Space is limited, log in to Hire a Lion at under the employer tab on the left to register or call 417-625-9343. 

We strongly encourage you to bring a pop up canopy as shade is limited.  Electricity is available on a limited basis upon request.  Please bring your own 200-foot extension cord if your booth requires power.

Register on Hire a Lion and view vendors attending Community Day.

Thank you to our Community Day Sponsors!

Biolife Logo

Express Testing Logo Freeman Logo Saia Smile Center Logo
Salon Brands Joplin Metro Credit Union Express Employment Logo Show Me Gold Logo
Heart of America Logo Calvary Chapel Logo Tropical Tan Logo Carlson Logo
OK Bar Logo      



Spring Career Fair

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Leggett & Platt Athletic Center

Sponsor Registration: $250 *limited quantity available
Sponsor level registration includes a 6 or 8 foot table, 2 complimentary lunches, company logo in event program and on website, company information listed on banners, posters, and in campus newspaper advertisement. 

Standard Registration:
Standard registration  includes a 6 or 8 foot table, complimentary lunch, and program and website listing.
Business & Industry $150 
Graduate School Recruitment $150
Government and Nonprofit $100
Registration includes a 6 or 8 foot table and 1 complimentary lunch.

Additional lunches are available for $15 per lunch.

Register by February 1, 2016 and receive a $25 discount!

Register on Hire a Lion and view employers attending the Spring Career Fair.

Education Career Fair

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Billingsly Student Center Ballroom

Standard Registration:
Standard registration  includes a 6 or 8 foot table, complimentary lunch, and website listing.
K-12 School Systems $0 (no charge)

Please join us for a complimentary lunch presentation from 11:00-12:00 preceding the fair.  Semi-private interview stations will be available in addition to the fair.  This optional service is available free-of-charge to assist you with candidate screening.  Please email to reserve your interview space. 

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Introduce your company or school to the best and brightest students and alumni. Missouri Southern State University offers a variety of events designed to help students prepare for the workforce. Participation in career-prep events offers the opportunity to peak student interest before the career fair. MSSU currently has over 5,700 students enrolled and over 1,600 attended career events last year. Sponsorship opportunities include: Spring Career Fair, Career Prep Luncheons, Career Fair Crams, and Etiquette Dinners.

MSSU Career Fairs $250 per fair

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Career Fair sponsorship builds brand recognition with students, faculty, and staff. Sponsor level registration includes a 6 or 8 foot table, 2 complimentary lunches, company logo in event program and website, company information listed on banners, posters, and campus newspaper.

MSSU Career Prep Luncheons $100 per lunch

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Reach students in an intimate atmosphere, luncheons attract 75-150 students per event. Students enjoy the casual and interactive environment. Sponsorship includes a three-minute company introduction which can be an individual presentation, or we will be happy to show a video on your behalf. Company information will be distributed to visitors upon arrival.

MSSU Career Fair Cram $100 per event

Wednesday, March 9, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Career Fair Cram offers a fun and fast-paced environment for students to fine-tune their skills before the career fair. Stations include mock interviews, resume critique, how to tie a tie, networking, and many more. Company logo will be used in promotional materials, displayed during event, and materials will be included in visitor packets. If interested, sponsors can man a station to meet students in a casual environment and share career-related advice.

MSSU Etiquette Dinner and Networking 101 $100 per event

Spring 2016 Date: TBA
Students learn how to successfully navigate business dinners and networking events. Sponsor logo will be included on table tents and marketing material.