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September 15, 2012

MSSU Career Services plan events to prepare students for job market

JOPLIN, Mo. — Missouri Southern State University Career Services has planned a series of events to help students prepare for the job market. The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network has partnered with MSSU to offer the nearly two weeks of career preparation training.

A “How to Lunch Series” will begin at noon each day from Tuesday through Thursday in the Ralph L. Gray Alumni Center on the campus. Topics will include tips for successful job searches, interviews and meeting employer expectations.

On Tuesday, the theme will be “How to Find the Job”; on Wednesday the focus will “How to Get a Job”; and the series will wrap up on Thursday with “How to Keep the Job and be Promotable.”

A Career Fair Cram also is planned for Thursday in the Billingsly Student Center Ballroom. This event offers stations to help students learn the soft skills needed to be successful in the job market. Mock interviews and resume critiques will also be offered by area professionals.

Nicole Brown, director of Career Services, says although sessions are directed toward students entering the job market, alumni are welcome to attend.

An Etiquette Dinner and Networking 101 session, slated for 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the Alumni Center, will offer networking, dining and work etiquette advice. A $10 RSVP is required. Payment should be made at the Career Services Office in Room 219 of the Spiva Library at MSSU.

The Fall Career & Majors Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center. More than 75 employers and graduate schools are registered to attend the fair offering full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities.

Learn more

A complete list of registered vendors for the Fall Career & Majors Fair planned for Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Missouri Southern State University can be found at 


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