On Thursday, March 30th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the James L. Bolden Student Union Ballroom, Alcorn State University’s (ASU) Office of Career Services hosted its Annual Graduate and Professional School Fair.
The event is held every year to give undergraduates and Graduating Seniors the opportunity to gain internships, fellowships, scholarships, information on graduate schools and entry level jobs.
There were representatives from several colleges such as: Mississippi State University, Delta State University, Arkansas Colleges of Health Education, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, and Meharry: School of Applied Computational Sciences, just to name a few.
Dr. Erica Davis, Director of Meharry Medical College School of Computer Science, stated, “We came to Alcorn today because we have a number of scholarships that are particularly made for students of color and graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). We have an oracle scholarship worth $25,000, which is fifty percent of the tuition for our Masters’ program in Computer Science in Data Health. We are here to spread the word about African Americans who work in Data Science and Data Health because only one percent of African Americans work in those Data Science fields.”
Senior Biology major Nakiaya McFarland from Westpoint, Mississippi, stated, “Every year I look forward to coming to the Career Fair because of the opportunities granted to us as students. This year in particular, I am looking forward to getting an internship for this Summer to enhance my knowledge for my impending job career.”
For more information on future Career Service activities, you can contact Roy Burr in Alcorn’s Career Services Department at (601) 877-6279 or firstname.lastname@example.org.