Mississippi College

Scott Lee

May 2013 Graduate, Accounting

Career Services has been one of Mississippi College’s most beneficial services to me throughout my junior and senior year.  I started going to career services to learn more about potential internships and jobs that interested me and would use my accounting degree.  A Career Services professional helped me improve my resume and also provided me with  interview coaching.  One of the things that makes Career Services at Mississippi College stand out, is the level of interest they showed in my future and well being.  It was not just a systematic style of coaching and advising.  I was advised and coached on a personal level, which also fostered a mentoring environment.  Throughout my senior year, I applied for and interviewed for multiple different financial positions throughout the Metro Jackson area.  I honestly believe that it was because of the excellent advice and coaching I received from Mississippi Colleges Career Services I received an offer from each employer.  I have accepted a position with Community Bank and am looking forward to beginning my professional career this June.  I am extremely thankful for MC’s Career Service.  I recommend that all MC students take advantage of this phenomenal resource, no matter your field of study. 

Lee McCarty

May 2014 Graduate, Business Administration

Mississippi College Career Services is one of the most helpful assets that MC has to offer. I started going to career services every semester since my sophomore year just to “talk shop” about where my degree would take me. They helped advise me when I was considering changing majors by opening my eyes to careers that other majors offered. The staff always was interested in my future and I always felt more confident about the direction I was headed after college with the guidance given by the team. Career Services not only helped me change majors but it also connected me with a great part-time job through Career link that allowed me to have income while I was in school. Most of all I am thankful for the interview and resume coaching Career Services equipped me with so I can confidently go into any interview feeling prepared for anything. By having these skills I have a full-time job at Republic Finance once I graduate from MC. I am more than thankful for the guidance that Career Services has given me and am blessed to have a job when I graduate.

Stephen Wade

December 2013 Graduate, Business Administration

"In the fall of my junior year, I got my resume reviewed with Career Services. I also set up a profile through CareerLink, the online job board for MC students. A Career Services professional helped me find and interview for an internship with Raytheon. Through honest feedback and coaching, I went in to interview without being nervous- but genuine, polished, and interested in the company. No matter what kind of student you are or where you are in your academic journey, Career Services can help. No one has a perfect resume and no one interviews perfectly, but Career Services sharpens these skills and knows what employers are looking for. Career Services helped me land an internship this summer at Raytheon as a Financial Analyst. I am hoping that this internship gives me experience and direction as to where I want my career to go, possibly with Raytheon!"

Emily Alexander

May 2012 Graduate, Public Relations/Communications

"I did not visit Career Services until my junior year at MC, which looking back, I regret. There are so many helpful resources made available to students, even as freshmen, and I wish I had utilized them sooner. A Career Services professional helped me narrow my endless list of career possibilities in one meeting. I left the office that day with a resume, cover letter, and a sense of direction. Once I decided to pursue my dream of being a journalist, Career Services backed me up 100%. Not only did they help me compose a resume and cover letter, but they were there for me every time I needed to make adjustments. They also told me about internship opportunities, including one at WLBT that I landed my senior year as well as one with the International Mission Board that I did the summer after I graduated. Career Services has so many practical resources to assist students in their pursuit of jobs or internships, but more than that, students can know that when they are talking to someone in Career Services, they are talking to someone who believes in them and has their best interest in mind, and that is a huge encouragement. I am currently working as a News Producer at WLOX in Biloxi, Mississippi. I get to write the news every day, which still seems surreal to me."

Dezmon Abram

2013 Graduate, Chemistry Medical Sciences

"I first used Career Services in my sophomore year when seeking campus employment. In my junior and senior years, I came back to Career Services seeking career and life goal advice. Not only did I find campus employment and learn to write a resume, but Career Services helped me create plans to pursue life and career goals. Like many other students, I had an idea of where I was going, but I did not know practically how to get there. Career Services provided me with the right tools and advice to help me get into the University of Mississippi Medical Center, starting in fall of 2013."

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