FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 24, 2004
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
MUW to host
campus-wide career fair Thursday
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women’s Office of Career
Services will host its first campus-wide career fair Thursday, Feb. 26,
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Hogarth Banquet Rooms.
The purpose of the event is to provide students of all majors the
opportunity to interact with employers and discuss current and upcoming
career opportunities and the key skills employers are seeking in
Some of the organizations that will be in attendance include National
Bank of Commerce, WCBI-TV, 4-County Electric Power Association,
University Management, Harvey’s, Sweet Peppers Deli, The Grill,
Columbus-Lowndes County Development Link, Federal Bureau of Prisons,
Client Logic, Ace Training Center, Inc., Northeast MS Coca-Cola,
Cingular Wireless and Excell Communications.
Theresa Green Ervin, Office of Career Services director, said, she is
confident that this event will continue to grow as MUW continues to
enhance its visibility and create and maintain collaborative
partnerships with local, state and national constituents.
“I am excited about implementing a campus-wide career day as it provides
the opportunity to bring prospective employers to our campus and engage
in conversation with our dynamic students.”
Ervin added these events provide students the opportunity to see just
how competitive it is in the work force and the importance of acquiring
and developing diverse skills.
To prepare students for this event, the Office of Career Services hosted
Career Week, which offered a series of evening workshops geared toward
assisting students in further developing and packaging their skills.
Workshop topics included employment correspondence, developing a
portfolio, projecting a professional image/dress for success,
interviewing techniques, networking and how to work a career fair.
For more information, please contact Ervin or Robin Yekaitis at (662)
329-7349 or email