Peace Corps Plans Visit to Alcorn State for Career Fair, Meets with School of AREAS Faculty, Students

Alcorn State University will host its annual Spring Career Fair on February 9, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the James L. Bolden Campus Union Ballroom. Recruiters from all over the world will be in attendance to inform students about career opportunities after graduation.

Several companies will be represented including Cargill, Regions Bank, Walmart Distribution Center, and Toyota. Also, attending will be the United States Peace Corps, who will have representatives available to speak to students about the grand opportunities and benefits associated with the Peace Corps.

Director of Career Services, Dr. Joey Mitchell said, “The first step towards employment requires building meaningful relationships with potential employers. Meaningful relationships are centered on common goals, which usually involve success.”

Dr. Girish K. S. Panicker, associate professor and director of the Center for Conservation Research, School of Agriculture, Research, Extension and Applied Sciences, will introduce Stephanie Wade, Peace Corps outreach specialist, during classroom visits to students and faculty in the School of AREAS on Thursday, February 9, in the Jesse A. Morris, Sr. /W.C. Boykin Agricultural Building. The visits will be conducted in Agricultural Science classes beginning at 9:15 a.m.

“It’s truly an honor to work with a service oriented organization that understands the importance of peace building and human development,” Wade said.

The Peace Corps offers jobs in 6 different program areas, including Education, Agriculture, Health, Youth in Development, Community and Economic Development, and Environment. They provide students with up to three months of intensive training before service begins, and offer continued training throughout their volunteer service.

She will, also, discuss at the Career Fair opportunities available with the Peace Corps, including graduate school, loan repayment, career advancement, and overall personal and professional development.

The Peace Corps is a U.S. Government agency dedicated to promoting world peace and friendship by providing practical assistance to countries that request it, a better understanding of Americans abroad, as well as a better understanding of other cultures to communities in the U.S. The Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world.

Students are required to wear formal business attire and have resumes available.

For more information about the Career Fair, please contact Dr. Joey Mitchell, at [email protected].

For more information about the United States Peace Corps, please visit or contact Stephanie Wade, at [email protected].