Career Services


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Upcoming Events

Major, Minor, and Career Exploration Event

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Billingsly Student Center 3rd 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.

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10:15 - 10:45
Careers in Human Resource Management
Lori Scott Dreiling

Careers in Non-Profit
United Way Circles
Ryan Melton

Careers in News Media
KSN 16
Philip Mitchell
Careers in Computer Science
Conway - Josh Dillahay
EFCO - Jared Malcolm
PILR - Tyler Storm
11:15 - 11:45

Careers in Engineering Technology
Allan Garner

Careers in Health and Wellness
Rufus Racing, LLC
Ruth Sawkins
Careers in Criminal Justice
Missouri State Highway Patrol
Gary Horton
Careers in Government & Politics
U.S. House of Representatives
Jake Heisten
12:15 - 12:45
Careers in Psychology
Ozark Center
Vicky Mieseler
Careers in Finance
Edward Jones
Marshall Hogue
Careers in Accounting
Craig Stark
Careers in Customer Service
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
James Oaks
1:15 - 1:45
Careers in Healthcare
Freeman Health System Emeritus CEO
Gary Duncan
Careers in Entrepreneurship
Small Business & Technology Development Center
Careers in Public Relations & Marketing
Choice Marketing Valerie Searcy
Careers in Management & Sales
Fastenal Company
Marty Hall

Student Professional Development Luncheons

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, October 21st (BSC 356)
Employers & First Impressions
Rebecca Dunham - Sales Manager at Arvest Bank

Tuesday, November 4th (BSC 356)
LinkedIn - Why Do I Need a Profile?
Jennifer Little - Senior Talent Advisor at Leggett & Platt

Tuesday, December 2nd (BSC 356)
Real World Advice From a Hiring Manager
Lori Dreiling - Human Resources Manager at Modine Manufacturing

Tuesday, February 3rd (BSC 309)
What Are Employers Really Looking For In Candidates?
Doug Spears - Director of Recruitment at TAMKO Building Products

Tuesday, March 3rd (BSC 309)
Resumes & Cover Letters - How to Land an Interview
Jamie Hirshey - Human Resource Manager and Freeman Health System

Walk-in Workshops

MSSU Career Services Office, 2nd Floor Spiva Library

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.

Fall 2014 Dates

Spring 2015 Dates

Thursday, September 25, 11-3pm Thursday, January 22, 11-3 pm
Friday, October 3, 11-3 pm Friday, January 30, 11-3 pm
Thursday, October 9, 11-3 pm Thursday, February 5, 11-3 pm
Friday, October 17, 11-3 pm Thursday, February 12, 11-3 pm
Thursday, October 23, 11-3 pm Friday, February 20, 11-3 pm
Friday, October 31, 11-3 pm Thursday, February 26, 11-3 pm
Thursday, November 6, 11-3 pm Friday, March 6, 11-3 pm
Friday, November 14, 11-3 pm Thursday, March 12, 11-3 pm
Thursday, November 20, 11-3 pm Thursday, March 26, 11-3 pm
Friday, December 5, 11-3 pm Tuesday, March 31, 12-3 pm
Thursday, December 11, 11-3 pm Friday, April 3, 11-3 pm
  Tuesday, April 7, 12-3 pm
  Thursday, April 9, 11-3 pm
  Wednesday, April 15, 12-3 pm
  Friday, April 17, 11-3 pm
  Thursday, April 23, 11-3 pm
  Friday, May 1, 11-3 pm
  Thursday, May 7, 11-3 pm

Education Career Fair

Thursday, March 12, 2015
12:00 pm – 4:00 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 Fair Cram

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
4:00 pm – 6:00 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 professionals, mock interviews, handshake tips, how to tie a tie, and many more.

Etiquette Dinner and Networking Event

Monday, April 6, 2015
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Billingsly Student Center

Learn the ins and outs of dinner etiquette in a fun environment with presenters form the business community. Please RSVP in the Career Services Office.

Spring Career Fair

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
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!