Employers make annual trip for Career Development Day

Hallie Hocker

Freshmen through seniors will all have a chance to plan and prepare for their future careers at Career Development Day on Wednesday.

There will be several employers and graduate schools with booths set up from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Billingsly Student Center.

“It is important for students to acquaint themselves with the types of organizations that recruit students with bachelors and two-year degrees,” said Patricia Hurley, director of career services.

This year’s theme for Career Day is Career Roads: Plan Your Destination.

The exposition offers students an opportunity to gather information from graduate schools and employers and to develop a career plan. They can also find out about internship opportunities.

“Employers tend to hire students with practical experience and internships,” Hurley said.

While it may seem juniors and seniors may benefit the most from the Career Development Day, Hurley encouraged freshman and sophomores to attend and get an early start on their career plans.

Also, during the Career Development Day, Missouri Southern alumni will inform students interested in what the career world is like in their respective departments.

In preparation for this career day, students are encouraged to take advantage of “Résumé-O-Rama” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Monday and Tuesday in BSC 207.

Lynsey Schwabrow, career services student coordinator, said students could stop by to have their résumés quickly critiqued without scheduling an appointment. This is another service students can take advantage of in preparation for their future careers.

Some of the organizations represented include Arvest Bank; Asay Publishing Company; BKD, LLP; Child Support Enforcement; Cintas Corporation; Cleveland Chiropractic College; Community Bank & Trust; Contract Freighters, Inc.; CoxHealth; Drury University; Forest Institute of Professional Psychology; Freeman Health System; the Internal Revenue Service; the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department; the Kansas City (Kans.) Police Department; KMXL Mix 95.1/KDMO Fabulous 1490; the Kansas City Police Department; Leggett & Platt, Inc.; Missouri Division of Youth Services; Network Enhancement Systems, Inc.; Xerox Corporation; St. John’s School of Medical Technology; The Joplin Globe; the U.S. Marines; the University of Missouri – Kansas City and Zimmer Radio Group.

For more information, visit the Career Services Web site at www.mssu.edu/career.