Career Services

The Center for Career Education

The Center for Career Education supports students with resources to formulate and implement their career plans. We also assist employers as they recruit the best and brightest for their internships and open positions. At the center, Millsaps faculty and staff can find everything they need to support companies in hiring a student employee, including presentations and workshops to help prepare students for their future.

Student & Alumni Resources

We provide career advisement, resume assistance and interview prep, career & internship opportunities as well as graduate & professional school support.

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Employer Resources

Learn about recruitment opportunities; post open internships, part-time jobs or full-time positions; register for a career fairs and more.

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Millsaps Faculty/Staff Resources

Let us help you hire a student employee, make a class presentation or lead a workshop.

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Student & Alumni Resources

The Center for Career Education encourages student growth and career development as a part of the total education experience. By building connections with employers, graduate/professional schools and the campus community, the Center for Career Education continues the college’s commitment to excellence and success for each and every student.

We provide:

  • Career advisement and assessment
  • Guidance in the graduate and professional school application process
  • Facilitating connections to career and internship opportunities
  • Offering information about on- and off-campus opportunities
  • Assistance with résumés, cover letters and interview preparation
  • Connecting students with military opportunities

Major Careers: Explore career options and job/internship resources.

Employer Resources

Hire a Major!

The Center for Career Education welcomes employers and admissions representatives to recruit students for internships, part-time and full-time opportunities, fellowships and admission to graduate and professional schools. Register now to Hire a Major.

Registering with Major Careers, powered by Symplicity, is the most effective way to alert students and alumni of opportunities, full-time/part-time jobs and internships/fellowships, and to gather a pool of talented applicants.

Post an Opportunity

Major Careers, powered by Symplicity: is our recruitment portal and career resource. It is the most effective way to alert students and alumni of opportunities, full-time/part-time jobs and internships/fellowships, and gather a pool of talented applicants. For information on registering, please click here.

Recruiting Guidelines & Policies–NACE Principles: By posting a job or internship opportunity, you agree to comply with all federal and state regulations regarding Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity and to follow the National Association of Colleges and Employers Principles of Professional Practice.

On-Campus Recruiting

If you are interested in recruiting on-campus, we are happy to work with you to customize your recruiting needs and maximize your outreach to student candidates. To create a tailored recruiting strategy, please contact the director of career education.

  • Information Session — These sessions are for students to learn more about your opportunities and to gain insight about your organization.
  • Employer Table — Reserve a table in our College Center to promote your opportunities.
  • On-Campus Interviews — Schedule an on-campus interview during the academic semester.

Why Recruit at Millsaps College?

Millsaps is an accredited, privately-supported, selective, national liberal arts college founded by members of the Methodist Church in 1890, with an emphasis on scholarly inquiry. Millsaps is consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education. Millsaps has been praised by Colleges That Change Lives, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, the John Templeton Foundation, The Fiske Guide to Colleges and Insight Magazine.

Millsaps College offers employers a diverse talent pool to meet the needs of any organization. Our academic programs consist of 32 majors and 47 minors, including the option for a self-designed major. We also offer pre-professional programs focused on engineering, pre-med, nursing, pharmacy, education, law and ministry.

Featured Highlights

  • First Phi Beta Kappa chapter in the state of Mississippi
  • AACSB-accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business
  • Top-ranked study-abroad program, including our 4,500-acre biocultural reserve in Yucatán

Academic Excellence

Millsaps College affirms a dedication to engaging students in a “transformative learning and leadership experience that results in personal and intellectual growth, commitment to good citizenship in our global society, and a desire to succeed and make a difference in every community they touch.”

Our Compass Curriculum is a key building block in that experience, and offers all students a new and exciting tool to find their best path to graduation and beyond! The Compass Curriculum is dedicated to offering learning opportunities uniquely tailored to each student’s individual goals and is designed to prepare students for the future through the learning and application of:

  • Communication;
  • Problem Solving & Creative Practice;
  • Thinking & Reasoning; and,
  • Integrative & Collaborative Learning

Experiential Learning

The Major Experience is an experiential learning graduation requirement that ensures every Millsaps student directly connects with our vision of producing transformative leaders who will have positive impacts across the street and around the globe. With this requirement, students can claim an experience in transformative learning and leadership on campus or the application of their Millsaps education to an experience that extends beyond the Millsaps campus, such as study abroad, field-based coursework, undergraduate research, an honors project or an off-campus internship.

Bianca Jones, Creative Writing, Class of 2025

The Center for Career Education has allowed me to gain over 100 hours of student teaching experience through the Canopy Collaborative Internship Program. For the past two years, I’ve spent time pursuing my dream of being in the classroom while also managing my coursework and other extracurricular activities. The Center of Career Education has allowed me to open the door to new and amazing opportunities.

Dr. Andrew "Kurt" Thaw, Professor of Psychoogy and Neuroscience

The Center for Career Education is an integral part of our senior experience. All of our majors are required to create a résumé and other job or graduate/professional school materials as part of their senior seminar. Ryan Colvin’s team in the Center for Career Education always do an amazing job of guiding students through the process of creating the best possible materials for whatever application needs they have.

Justin Bell, MBA, Manager of Talent Acquisition – Firm Services, HORNE

Collaborating with Millsaps College Center for Career Education, especially with Ryan Colvin and Brittany Woodburn, has been an outstanding experience for me. Their personalized guidance and resources have been instrumental in shaping the career trajectory of the Millsaps Major family. I wholeheartedly encourage every student to utilize the Center’s educational resources as a cornerstone of their Millsaps journey. It’s not just about finding a job; it’s about unlocking your potential and charting a course towards a fulfilling future.

Faculty & Staff Resources

The Center for Career Education is dedicated to the career and professional development of all Millsaps students, and is the primary contact for employers seeking to provide career and professional development opportunities. We connect students with relevant resources and equip them with the knowledge and tools to explore majors, make career decisions and seek postgraduate opportunities. We recognize that faculty and staff are vital partners in each student’s career and professional success.

The Center for Career Education can help organize, facilitate or present on any such topics. We invite opportunities for collaboration in preparing Millsaps students for career success:

  • Coordinating a panel of alumni and other professionals working in a specific industry
  • Hosting representatives from graduate and professional school programs in a particular discipline
  • Facilitating workshops to practice articulating students’ experience through the development of resumes, personal statements or other self-marketing materials
  • Guiding students through exploring strengths and interests to make informed career decisions
  • Exploring and implementing strategies to infuse the NACE Career Readiness Competencies in curricular and co-curricular programs and activities

Classroom Presentations

The Center for Career Education has a wide range of topics and activities for classroom presentations. Our staff is available to speak to your classes during the semester. In order to provide you and your students with the best services possible, please send in any presentation requests at least two weeks in advance.

Don’t Cancel Class: If you will not be available to teach a class, consider inviting us to present on a topic of your choice in your absence rather than canceling class.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Refer a Student

Our staff is readily available to speak with students while exploring career options. Encourage your students to visit the Center for Career Education for an appointment to learn about the many ways we can help.

Refer an Employer

We encourage you to refer employers to the Center for Career Education or contact us with the names and contact information of any employer that has an interest in recruiting Millsaps students.

On-Campus Student Employment

On-campus employment is often an early way students engage with the world of work. As supervisors of student-employees, faculty and staff provide important career and professional development experiences for students and can contribute richly to a student’s long-term career success.

Major Careers

All on-campus supervisors should create an account in Major Careers under the Millsaps College employer profile. If you are a new user (first-time registrant), please read the On Campus Contact Registration instructions for creating your account.

Returning users, click here to access Major Careers — please use the Forgot Password link if you cannot remember your password or have trouble accessing Major Careers.
NOTE: The employer log in page is different from that for students. Students should log in to Major Careers.

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