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College and Career festival held at Camp Shelby

College and Career festival held at Camp Shelby

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A College and Career Festival was held at Camp Shelby Thursday.

The festival was open to  soldiers, veterans, civilian employees, and their family members.  It was designed to assist with transitioning into civilian life whether it be a new career and continuing education.

Representatives from a variety of companies from Hattiesburg and around the Pine Belt were on hand presenting their company to prospective new employees. Seventeen colleges and universities were also there with educational and career enhancement opportunity information.

Many who attended the festival will soon be leaving military service and were there to hopefully get a head start on finding civilian employment.

Veterans Affairs and Mississippi Employment Security resources were also there to assist with other aspects of transitioning into civilian life.

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