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Upcoming Events for MSSU Students and Alumni


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:

 Welcome Week Community Day

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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.

Past Events



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 for MSSU students and alumni to network, learn about a variety of organizations, and find great job prospects. Over 100 employers and graduate schools will be at this event to discuss job opportunities and the organizations they represent!

View employers attending the Spring Career Fair

Spring Career Fair Featured Employers:

 Atec Steel Bourne Logistics Jack Henry



Freeman Health System Wyandotte Nation Casino TAMKO

Jay Hatfield Peerless Southwest Missouri Bank

Oreilly Auto Parts American Family Insurance Peoplelink Staffing Solutions


                                  JMO Marketing                Efco Zimmer Radio Group


Career Coach Series: Dress to Impress 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.


Education Career Fair

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Billingsly Student Center Ballroom

The Education Career Fair is a great opportunity for students and alumni seeking K12 positions and graduate programs. Attend to network, learn about a variety of organizations, and find great job prospects.

View organizations attending the Education Career Fair

Education Career Fair Featured Employers: 
Joplin Schools and Missouri National Education Association

Joplin Schools     MO National Education Association


 Career Coach Series: Career 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.

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!

Past topics:
Getting Involved On Campus and In the Community for Personal and Professional Success
Why You Need a Personal Board of Directors
The Accidental Banker, My Surprise Career Path
Finding Happiness and Satisfaction in Your Career

Career Coach Series: Networking 101

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

Networking is scary; gain real-world experience and advice while meeting area professionals.