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Get a Foot in the Door with USM’s Career Services!

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If you can expect anything from a successful college experience, it’s this: starting a career. Whether you’re still considering filling out an application or starting your senior year, we want to help you get started!

The University of Southern Mississippi is offering you the opportunity to get your foot in the door to your industry with our Career Service Center. As an online student, you are invited to take part in these life-changing, career-oriented features:

Career Services, benefits: Need help with your resume and cover letter? We’ve got you covered! We can help you design a resume and update it for future job applications. After your resume and cover letter are ready to go, we can help you prepare with mock interviews. Practice your professionalism with interview/mock interview prep. We also offer career counseling, career exploration, and you’ll have access to an online job search! 

Scheduling an appointment: On our Career Services site, you’ll find a button that says, “Schedule an appointment.” There, you can schedule time to meet with career counselors on any topic ranging from resume and cover letter assistance to career exploration, or anything else career related!

Calendar: We have a calendar for all our events and workshops for each semester. 

Career Expo: Career Services Career and Internship Expo is our biggest event and is held during each Fall and Spring semesters. This is a great place to start your career search and make professional connections!!

Handshake: Handshake is our #1 database. It has all our events and workshops in the system. Students can go to the Handshake site to register for events, connect with others in the community, and search for jobs. Students can go to and use your SOAR credentials to sign in.

Helpful Videos: On our Career Services site, you can view other helpful videos that include resume workshops, virtual interview help, what Career Services can do for you, and much more.

Career Guide: Each year we create a Career Guide that is available for free to students. We have a PDF file under the online resources tab. It includes many helpful resources like resume examples, how to dress for an interview, our yearly event schedule, and much more. 

Online Resources: Other Online Resources we have include: LinkedIn, Career Shift, What Can I do with This Major, FOCUS 2, and much more. Under each online resource you’ll see a description of what it can do for you.

Whether you’re a senior or enrolling in your first semester, Southern Miss is here to help you get a step closer to your career. For more information, visit our Career Services page, and if you need help getting started, reach out to us, and we’ll get back to you shortly!

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