Network helps find jobs

Philip Rychcik

An internship or new job could now be a keyboard stroke away for students at Missouri Southern.

The Southern Job Network is an online resource for students and alumni seeking to post their resumé or review placement opportunities. Patricia Hurley, director of Career Services, recognizes the edge the Internet can provide those seeking an internship or job.

“I think it’s helpful to students at Missouri Southern since they can access the Southern Job Network 24-7 to search for job listings, post their resumé online, and to have the opportunity for on-campus interviews,” she said.

Hurley emphasized the importance of using all search methods, especially the Internet, in the present job market.

“The Internet is a wonderful tool for processing information, and it allows us to send that information to both students and employers in a time effective way,” she said.

Employment and internship opportunities available on the Southern Job Network are offered by potential employers from across the nation. Local placement opportunities are available as well.

One such example is Arvest Bank in Joplin. Patty Richard, self manager and the senior vice president at Arvest Bank, said many of the interactions the bank has had have been online. Arvest has been involved with career days at Southern and has hired students in the past.

“Recruiting local people and students from Missouri Southern is very important,” Richard said. “We want to support the students from Missouri Southern. We’ve hired students for both part-time and full-time positions, and it’s always been a positive experience.”

The Southern Job Network is readily available at and can be accessed with an individual’s social security number. Assistance for those trying to log in can be found at Career Services in the Billingsly Student Center.