Sept. 23, 2008
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
Employment expo set for Oct. 1 at MUW
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- More than 70 employers are registered for the 12th annual Golden Triangle Employment Expo scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 1, on the campus of Mississippi University for Women.
The expo is free and open to the community and will be held at Pohl Gymnasium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Organizers are confident by moving the expo from the Trotter Convention Center to the campus of MUW more vendors and attendees will participate in this year’s event. Last year’s expo saw 1,500 job seekers attain information.
“Employers are being added each day” according to Towanda Williams, assistant director of career services at MUW. “Some employers are hiring and setting up on-the-spot interviews so come dressed for success.”
Applicants also are encouraged to bring resumes.
“We’ve got the three big players this year,” said Mark Horning, GTEE registration coordinator. “Paccar is going to be there and Severstal and Eurocopter. We’ve got a wide variety of employers that are going to be there.”
“Several of the staffing agencies will be there,” Horning added.
MUW Career Marathon
MUW students will have an opportunity to put their skills to the test in advance of the GTEE during a week-long Career Marathon that started today.
The marathon will allow students the opportunity to utilize the online and inner-department resources Career Services has to offer, according to Williams.
“FBI, government agencies and local business representatives will be on hand to give information about what students can do with their majors and business etiquette,” she said. “Personnel from the CPI-Group and Key Staff Source will review and critique resumes of students who are interested.”
MUW students also may sign up for scheduled mock interviews. After they have completed each event they will be eligible to submit game cards for prizes and awards.
Williams said, “We hope students gain a better perspective of the services we offer while they engage in events that will help prepare them for the job market at whatever level of classification they’re in.”
MUW's Office of Career Services engages students and alumni in the career planning process to identify and reflect on their values, skills and interests to explore career opportunities through experiential education options and to prepare for successful careers.
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