February 9, 2012 (Jackson) - Belhaven University's School of Business is hosting the 4th Annual Career Bootcamp on Thursday, February 16 at the Student Center Theatre.

The Business Boot Camp will start at 11:00 A.M. and go to 3:00 P.M. and will feature a business leaders' panel, a networking reception for juniors and seniors as well as mock interviews.

The following panelist will answer questions about how to navigate the job market and how to be successful in securing a job in the current economy:

Jonathan Lee - President and CEO of Mississippi Products Inc.
Danny Miller - CPA, U.S. Federal Court
Nycole Campbell-Lewis - Special Projects Coordinator, Governor Phil Bryant
Sherry Overby - Human Resources Officer, Community Bank
Barney Daly - Trustmark National Bank, President of North Metro Region.

Dr. William Penn, Professor of Economics and Business, said, “This Bootcamp is an opportunity to learn about yourself and to gain information on how to get from where you are to where you want to be.”

After the panel discussion, registered students will be able to participate in mock interviews and network with the business leaders as well as other corporate representatives.

Dr. Kristena Gaylor, Associate Professor of Business, said, “The networking reception will afford students an opportunity to connect with bankers, lawyers, human resources executives, managers, financial analysts, and directors from the metro Jackson area who they may not have otherwise had a chance to meet.”

The mock interviews will be led by representatives from: Bankplus, Jackson Chamber of Commerce, Trustmark, BASF, Ross & Yerger, CMMC, Security Ballew Corporation, Nissan North America, Southern Farm Bureau, Pinnacle Trust, Comcast and St. Dominic Hospital and In His Steps Ministry.

Fill out the registration form to take part in the mock interviews. Space is limited, so sign-up today.

Don't forget to mark your calendars for Belhaven's Career Fair on Thursday, March 1, 2012. Corporate recruiters will be conducting interviews for permanent and internship positions after the campus wide Career Fair.

Dr. Gaylor adds, “In the current job market, recent college graduates must put forth more effort to stand out among other job seekers. And, having an internship or other job related experience is one way to gain valuable experience many employers are looking for new hires to have.

Belhaven stands among the select Christian colleges and universities that offer a unique general core curriculum encouraging the development of a personal worldview. The university believes a Christian worldview is a key to preparing men and women academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Founded in 1883, Belhaven University now serves over 3,000 students from campuses in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, Atlanta and online, offering traditional undergraduate degrees, graduate and adult degree programs, and online degree programs.