USM hosts annual teacher job fair

USM hosts annual teacher job fair

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Department of Career Services at Southern Miss held its Teacher Job Fair today at The Thad Cochran center on campus.

Every semester the department holds the job fair for graduating students as part of a requirement to graduate.

Over 35 employers were in attendance.

Around 125 graduating education majors attended the fair.

"I have see many prospects here today, I like the diversity of it," said Joshua Pipkins, a physical education major. "It's a unique experience for me."

One student even landed a job interview.

"Vicksburg School District offered me an interview during the week of Thanksgiving, and that's really exciting that right off the bat to get an offer, " said Kayjauwon Houston.

Employers like Eddy Pierce come from as far as Biloxi to search for potential employees.

"They always have quality teacher candidates here, we are really excited about what we have seen today," said Pierce.