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Upcoming Events for MSSU Students and Alumni

Walk-in Hours

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 walk-in hours. 

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

Upcoming Walk-in Hours:


Career Prep Workshops

1:00 - 2:00 pm
Billingsly Student Center, room 309

These workshops are designed to help students with career preparedness. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Connecting to Career Services
Optimize your success by learning about services and free resources available to you through MSSU Career Services. 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Interview Skills
Want to learn how to shine in an interview? Attend this workshop to learn best practices for interview preparation. 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Internships 101
Internships give you the chance to 'test-drive' a career. Learn the nuts and bolts of finding and preparing for different types of internship opportunities. 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Skills You Didn't Know You Had
Learn how to translate your experience into specific skills sought by employers. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Use LinkedIn to Jumpstart Your Career
Your professional network gives you an advantage in your career. Get a head start on the workshop by signing up for a LinkedIn account. 

Networking 101 presented by MSSU & Young Professionals Network

Thursday, November 9, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Billingsly Student Center Ballroom

Network with community leaders and learn about local businesses and organizations. Open to all students.

Education Career Fair

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
1:00 - 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.

Dress to Impress: Professional Clothing Giveaway
presented by MSSU & Young Professionals Network

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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.

Career Cram

Thursday, March 29, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Billingsly Student Center Ballroom

An interactive, professional development expo. Gain career advice to stand out to employers!

Spring Career Fair 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Leggett & Platt Athletic Center

Find career, internship, and graduate school opportunities at the annual Spring Career Fair. Representatives from a variety of industries are looking to Hire a Lion! 


Past Events

Community Day

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
10:30 am – 1:00 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 employers and organizations attending Community Day

Sponsoring Employers: 

Alorica Logo        Cox Health Logo      TAMKO logo      Choices Medical

Mercy Logo          Zimmer Radio Logo          Ajinomoto Windsor Logo

Springfield Police Logo           Salon Brands Logo          Preferred Community Services

Residence Inn Logo                Saia Smile Center Logo             Asbell Companies Logo               Joplin Greenhouse & The Marketplace

Communication Solutions             USMC Officer Logo          Signs and Outfitters Logo

  Fresh Ideas Logo                5 Star Nutrition Logo                     Results Radio Logo

                                                               Springdale Police Department                                      Stormont Vail Health