Annual spring career fair set for Feb. 18 at MVSU

February 11, 2020

For questions or more information, contact Bryant at (662) 254-3851 or e-mail


ITTA BENA, Miss- The Career Services Center at Mississippi Valley State University will welcome over 60 organizations to campus for the 2020 Spring Career Fair.

The event is slated from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 18 in the R.W. Harrison Complex.

The fair is open to all students in all classifications and majors, as well as employers from all industries.

The fair is open to all students of all classifications and majors, alumni, and employers from all industries. During this year’s event, attendees will be able to engage with prospective employers, participate in mock interviews and receive a free professional headshot.

Essie Bryant, MVSU’s director of career services, said that 51 companies have registered for the event and expects more to have signed up by the time the event takes place.

“The career fair is a great opportunity for employers to come to campus and meet our students face-to-face and share information and opportunities available with their company,” Bryant said.

Employer participation in this semester’s career fair consists of companies and school districts who will be recruiting for full-time, part-time, and paid internship opportunities. 

To ensure students receive the most that this experience can offer, professional dress attire is recommended. 

Prior to the career fair, JCPenney in Greenwood will be hosting the 2nd Annual Suit-Up Event from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, for MVSU students, faculty, staff and alumni.

The Suit Up event is a collaborative effort with universities and colleges to provide students a special shopping event for career wear with exclusive discounts not available to the public. Those attending the event can receive as much as 60-percent off select women’s and men‘s career dress apparel and shoes.

On the day of the career fair, students are also encouraged to bring plenty of resumes. In preparation for the event, recruiters from Ingalls Shipbuilding will be providing resume coaching from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17th in the Cliff E. Williams Auditorium, located in the Business Education Building. Interested individuals can sign-up in the Career Services Center.

During the career fair, there will be sessions designed to aid in assisting students with interviewing skills.

“We will offer students the chance to practice their elevator pitch, practice their career action plan and provide the opportunity to take part in mock interviews conducted by career professionals,” said Bryant.

Also, Trent Calvin Photography will be on-site providing free professional headshots.

“This is a chance to take a break from the fair to receive a professional headshot at no cost.”

Companies and school districts who have signed-up include:

Active Duty Army Reserve

Atmos Energy

Bank of Commerce

Biloxi Public School District


Clarksdale Municipal School District

Cleveland School District


Enterprise Holdings

Federal Bureau of Prisons-Yazoo Complex

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

FedEx Logistics

Greenville Mid-Delta Airport

Greenville Public School District

HBCU Career Development Marketplace

Hollandale School District

Holmes County Consolidated School District

HOPE Credit Union

Ingalls Shipbuilding

Madison County Schools


Memphis Police Department

Mississippi Army National Guard

Mississippi Dept. of Wildlife Fisheries & Parks

Mississippi Dept. of Employment Security

Mississippi Highway Patrol

Mississippi State Personnel Board

MS Delta Academies-Leflore Legacy Academy

MS Dept. of Child Protection Services

MVSU-Graduate Studies

MVSU-International Affairs

New Albany School District

North Panola School District

Northwestern Mutual - Meeks Financial Group

Professional Management Solutions

Rankin County School District

Region VI Life Help Mental Health Agency

Sanderson Farms, Inc.

Scott County School District

Shelby County School


South Delta School District

Southeastern USDA, ARS

Sunflower County Consolidated School District

Tate County School District

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi

Tupelo Public Schools

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Enid Lake

U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Com

U.S. Peace Corps

U.S. Secret Service

U.S. Social Security Administration

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Viking Range, LLC.


Walmart Stores Inc.

Warren Central Junior High School

West Orange Cove CISD

For questions or more information, contact Bryant at (662) 254-3851 or e-mail