Networking opportunities await students, alumni at MSU fall Career Days

Contact: Sasha Steinberg

On Tuesday and Wednesday [Sept. 19 and 20] at Humphrey Coliseum, Mississippi State University’s Career Days will provide students and alumni with opportunities to network and discuss career goals with 180 employer representatives from around the country. (Photo by Robert Lewis)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State students and alumni can share resumes and shake hands with employer representatives from around the country Tuesday and Wednesday [Sept. 19 and 20].

Leslie Neal, manager of marketing and events for the university’s Career Center, said approximately 180 recruiters take part in fall Career Days. The noon-4 p.m. activities take place at Humphrey Coliseum on the Starkville campus.

As always, the professional gathering is free and open to all academic majors, and preregistration is not required. Tuesday is designated for all majors, while Wednesday focuses specifically on engineering and technical careers.

Student and alumni participants may enroll upon arrival and obtain a list of attending employer representatives. A Career Center representative then will provide a name tag also indicating the wearer’s academic major and class year.

“In order for their name tag to have their current major and classification, we suggest that students update their profile information on their ‘Connections’ account at,” Neal said.

MSU also holds a career fair in the spring. Neal said business attire is highly recommended at both events, as is bringing along several resume copies.

Neal said opportunities to engage a large number of employers during a single event may be rare after graduation. For that reason, the Career Center also strongly encourages participants to use these highly organized campus events to make lasting positive impressions.

“MSU students and alumni should consider this an opportunity to discuss their career interests and skill sets with potential employers, collect company literature and network with everyone at the fair,” Neal said.

For additional information, contact the Career Center at 662-325-3344 or visit 300 Montgomery Hall on the Starkville campus.

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