Sigma Chi Iota Academic Society becomes a non-profit organization

In 2015, Director of Career Services at Alcorn State University, Dr. Joey Mitchell came up with the idea of forming a student organization that would enhance students’ academic progress while preparing them for various careers. A year later, his organization is showing strong signs of advancement.

The Sigma Chi Iota Academic Society officially became a non-profit organization Thursday, Aug. 4. The organization is the first professionally driven career services oriented honors society at Alcorn. It serves to promote job development, career counseling and employer relations.

Mitchell is proud to see his idea come to fruition. He looks forward to helping students who attend Alcorn transition into the corporate world.

“Sigma Chi Iota Academic Society was merely a vision,” said Mitchell. “Becoming a non-profit simply provides confirmation that visions can become reality. I knew that founding an honors society would be lots of work, but I never ran from the challenge. I did not want to let our students down.”

Mitchell said that career preparedness is the honors society’s main objective.

“Our mission is to increase career awareness through service to our students, career exploration and inspiring initiative.”

The organization will have its first formal meeting Wednesday, Aug. 24. Mitchell said that a leadership team will be formed to instruct students on resume writing in future workshops.

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