The ASU Fall 2010 Career Fair sponsored by the Career Services Office, Division of Student Affairs, was held October 19, in the James L. Bolden Campus Union Ballroom. Fifty representatives of 36 companies, including Army Corps of Engineers, Ameristar Casino Hotel, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Internal Revenue Service, Wal-Mart Stores, Cargill, Walgreens, Tyson Foods, U.S. Department of Energy-Office of Science, Enterprise Rent- A- Car, and numerous USDA agencies, participated in the fair giving an excellent opportunity to ASU students seeking full-time and part-time employment, internships or co-op positions.
“The fair was very successful, 174 students attended and over 120 resumes were submitted,” shares Adrienne Willis, director of Career Services.
“Our company has participated in Alcorn’s Career Fair for over 15 years,” stated John D. Greenwood ’70, deputy manager for the U.S. Department of Energy-Office of Science. “This year there was an improvement in the number of students attending the event and in the quality of their resumes.”
“It was an excellent opportunity for me to come back to Alcorn and share with students some of my real-world work experiences,” added Mark E. Johnson ’03, the company’s contract specialist. “We met some outstanding students whom we are definitely going to contact for interviews.”
“We came to the fair because we were interested in summer job or internship and we found plenty of useful information,” said Dexter Howard Jr., freshman majoring in business administration, Kyreeka Scott, freshman majoring in pre-law and LaCheryl Wise, freshman majoring in nursing. “We submitted our resumes to several recruiters, including Mississippi State Hospital that offers a range of internships, summer jobs and regular employment.”
The welcome program held at the beginning of the fair, was opened by Adrienne Willis. Porche Scott, Miss Career Services/ASU Wesley Foundation, offered an invocation. Dr. Gerald Peoples, vice president for Student Affairs presided over the ceremony. Whitney Harris, Mr. Career Services, introduced guest speaker Mr. Percy Norwood, ASU National Alumni Association president. The welcome program was concluded by the Career Services Student Advisory Council remarks. The exhibits were opened from 9:30am – 1:00pm, followed by luncheon in the Clinton Bristow Jr. Dining Facility.
Pictured L to R: Vera Zholondz, junior majoring in music performance, Howard, Scott, and Wise reviewing materials received at the fair.