Students connected to jobs at Career Fair

The national economic crisis did not discourage more than 40 agencies and companies from visiting The University of Mississippi campus this spring in search of potential employees.

The daylong Applied Sciences Career Fair drew more than 400 students, giving them an opportunity to explore a variety of careers in the fields of social work, communication sciences and disorders, Applied Sciences, family and consumer sciences, and health, exercise science and recreation management.

Yakine Hill, a senior paraApplied Sciences major from Jackson, said she was encouraged by the number of employers in attendance and got the sense that there will be jobs available for graduates.

The School of Applied Sciences started the career fair three years ago in response to students who wanted a way to connect with agencies in their specialized fields of study, said Jim Stafford, associate dean.

“You need to give yourself every possible break you can today, and the more contacts you make, the more connections you have, the better chance you’ve got,” he said.