Career Services


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Upcoming Events for MSSU Students and Alumni

Welcome Week Community Day

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

Explore what the community has to offer at this free event featuring over 90 booths from employers and organizations in the Joplin area.

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    


Career Coach Series: Leadership Luncheon

12:20 pm – 12:50 pm
Billingsly Student Center

Learn from industry professionals on a variety of topics to help you succeed in the workplace. Free lunch is provided!

Luncheon topics and dates:

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Major, Minor, and Career Exploration Event

Wednesday, October 21
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Billingsly Student Center 2nd Floor

Learn about different majors and minors that Missouri Southern State University offers and attend break-out sessions to hear from business professionals about career options for a variety of majors.

Career Coach Series: Networking Event

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Billingsly Student Center Ballroom

Details coming soon!

Career Coach Series: Career Fair Cram

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Billingsly Student Center Ballroom

Cram for the ultimate final... Starting your career.  Visit booths to ensure you are fully prepared for the Spring Career Fair.  Stations include resume and cover letter critique by area Young Professionals, mock interviews, handshake tips, how to tie a tie, and many more.

Education Career Fair

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

The Education Career Fair is a great opportunity to network, learn about a variety of organizations, and find great job prospects.

Career Coach Series: Dress for Success Professional Clothing Giveaway

Thursday, March 31, 2016
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Billingsly Student Center Ballroom

Build your professional wardrobe with free clothing donated by community members.  Volunteers will be on hand to help you select a free outfit for the Spring Career Fair and interviews.

Spring Career Fair

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

The Spring Career Fair is a great opportunity to network, learn about a variety of organizations, and find great job prospects. 80+ Employers and graduate schools will be at this event to visit with you about job opportunities and the organizations they represent!

View employers attending the Spring Career Fair

Career Coach Series: Walk-in Workshop

MSSU Career Services Office, 2nd Floor Spiva Library

MSSU students and alumni can stop by the Career Services Office on the Second Floor of Spiva Library for: career and resume advice, assistance creating or editing your resume, assistance researching careers, information on job shadowing and internships, or resume printing. All services and printing are available free-of-charge; no appointment is needed during workshops.

Walk-in Workshops are held in the Career Services Office every Wednesday and Thursday from 1-3pm.

Upcoming Walk-in Workshops in August:

  • Thursday, August 6th, 1-3pm
  • Wednesday, August 12th, 1-3pm
  • Thursday, August 13th, 1-3pm
  • Thursday, August 20th, 1-3pm
  • Wednesday, August 26th, 1-3pm
  • Thursday, August 27th, 1-3pm