Career Management and Placement Center

Lori Swanier-17

A variety of services are provided to help facilitate the accomplishments in career making decisions for students in the COB. The Director of the Career Management and Placement Center maintains office hours from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for advising. Additional services include:

Advertisement of recruitment visits by posting flyers in and around the COB building; maintains a computer file of resumes on students; conducts and or coordinates mock interviews, on-campus interviews, job vacancy listings, serve as liaison/coordinator of career activities hosted by clubs and organizations, accompanies students on career fairs/corporate tours and provides material on graduate and professional schools and graduate admission test.

A multitude of lecture series, workshops, functions and conferences are conducted and hosted to give business students and the CMPC Director a competitive edge in assisting students to secure desired jobs and achieve career success.

The CMPC Director also coordinates Information Sessions that give students the opportunity to network with recruiters; become acquainted with their values, expectations and career tracking practices; and settle pre-interview anxieties. The CMPC Director participates in the Mock Interview and Lecture section of the Professional Development Program which was designed to assist students in improving their interview and career placement skills.

The COB Placement works with the Career Counseling and Placement Center to further enhance career opportunities for business majors. The COB CMPC makes a concerted effort to inform and make readily available information on university career services by posting notices and encouraging students to register with the Tigers to Work Program.

CAREER SERVICES

A variety of services are provided to help facilitate the student career track

• ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS

• MOCK INTERVIEWS

• INTERNSHIPS

• COOPERATIVE EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

• COMPANY INFORMATION SESSIONS

• REFERRAL RECRUITING

• RESUME PREPARATION

• CAREER COUNSELING

MISSION

The mission of the Career Management and Placement Center (CMPC is to provide its students the skills, competencies and confidence necessary to succeed in the world of business. In addition, the College seeks to prepare its students for 21st century challenges through a curriculum that continues to meet the standards of the American Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and programs that ensure the best placement, counseling and advisement.

Goals

• The goals of CMPC are to improve the placement ratio of business students in internships, cooperative education assignments and permanent career opportunities; to make the College of Business Alumni a viable source of support for the College; and to continue supporting the credit and non-credit educational offerings of the College.

• The alumni function, when viable will band together business alumni and friends who are interested in improving, promoting and enlarging the College.

• The Non-Degree function assists in the coordination of quality leaning opportunities for the urban community and business students interested in additional certified skills that will provide employment or entrepreneurial opportunities.

Objective

The objective of the CMPC is to assist in giving business students the preparation needed to achieve career objectives and/or pursue advanced studies in business related fields and to enhance opportunities that will once again secure challenging internships and career opportunities.

Procedure

1. Students wishing to utilize the CMPC are required to register with the Center by submitting their resume in the COB resume format along with the most current transcript. Students will upload each of those documents to a designated computer in the Center.

2. Resumes are then reviewed by the Center Director to ensure that accuracy of information; format and marketability are present on the resume. In addition students also have the opportunity to submit their information to a Yahoo Account (JSUCOBPlacement@yahoo.com ) that was created to provide an expedient procedure when needing updated information for the actual interview.

3. Students are then required to sign up in person for interviews where qualifications and a visit from the Director have occurred. Students are then given written materials provided by the company and strongly encouraged to do additional research on the company in preparation for the interview. Students are also told that they may share class projects or presentations if relevant to the position they are interviewing for.

4. On interview day, students are required to arrive 15 minutes prior to the interview in professional dress with a portfolio containing a resume and transcript. They are escorted the conference room which is utilized as a holding room until the recruiters retrieve them for their interview.

5. After the interview Evaluations from the recruiters are complete and submitted to the Director, students are asked to come back and discuss the results in an effort to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each student.

6. At this juncture companies will contact the students informing them or whether or not they have been selected for a second interview and or an offer. Students are asked to contact this office with regard to their success in the interview process.

Contact Info

College of Business
Career Management and Placement Center
1400 John R. Lynch Street; JSU Box 18660
Jackson, MS 39217
College of Business Building, Suite 350, 3rd Floor
(601) 979-1207; (601) 979-2690—Fax