College of Business Career Fairs

All updates regarding the Fall 2020 College of Business Career Fairs will be posted here. Last updated August 10, 2020. 

Fall 2020 Career Fairs 

Virtual Career Fairs

Virtual School of Accountancy Career Fair

September 8, 2020
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event to be held via Handshake
Open to Accounting majors, Finance majors and COB Graduate Students. 

Virtual College of Business Fair

September 14, 2020
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event to be held via Handshake
*Open to MSU College of Business majors and Graduate students, as well as Computer Science, Economics and Actuarial Mathematics majors. 

In Person Career Fair

Technology and Construction Management Career Fair

September 16, 2020
Springfield Expo Center
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
*Open to Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering Technology and Interior Design majors.
 
Due to COVID-19, all fairs are subject to change. Updates will be available on this webpage and students will be notified via their MSU email account. 

Who can attend the Career Fairs? 

Students must be a major in one of the following areas:

· College of Business
· Actuarial Mathematics
· Economics
· Commuter Science

The Career Fairs are open to sophomores through Graduate Students. 

What if I’m not a business, economics, computer science, or actuarial mathematics major?

This fair is specifically designed to connect business, economics, computer science and actuarial mathematics students with employers searching for those precise majors.  At this time students pursuing a business minor without a business major will not be granted admission. We encourage all students to attend the MSU Career Expo held in the spring semester and to utilize the many services offered within the MSU Career Center.

Are classes canceled on the day of the fairs? 

School of Accountancy Virtual Career Fair: All SOA courses with start times between 9:00 AM to 2:59 PM are cancelled

College of Business Virtual Career Fair: All COB courses, except SOA and TCM, with start times between  8:59 AM to 2:59 PM are cancelled

Technology and Construction Management Career Fair: All TCM courses with start times between 9:59 AM to 2:59 PM. 

Is a workshop required in order to attend the fairs?

Yes, all COB students must complete the required COB Prepare for the Fair workshop. Details will be provided in August 2020. 

Workshop waivers will not be granted for fall 2020. All students who wish to attend the fall 2020 SOA, TCM, or COB Career Fair(s) must attend a Prepare for the Fair Workshop in calendar year 2020 (January 1, 2020 - September 15, 2020). Complete information will be provided in August 2020. 

How do I access information about employers attending the virtual fairs? 

Information for registered employers will be available via HandShake. All students are strongly encouraged to activate their HandShake account before attending a Prepare for the Fair Workshop.

What do I wear to the fair?

There is an official professional attire dress code for participation in either Fair.

A COB Suits4Students Assistance Program is also available for a limited number of participants with demonstrated financial need. Limited funding is available each year and participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, review the COB Career Fair student policies.

What if I am a College of Business alum?

You are welcome to attend the fairs however you must request entry by emailing Mary Grace Phillips, Special Event Coordinator at MaryGPhillips@MissouriState.edu.  The deadline to request attendance as an alumni is September 1. 

How may I request an accommodation?

If you need an accommodation to fully participate in either the Accounting and/or COB Career Fair event, please contact Mary Grace Phillips at 417-836-6351 or email marygphillips@MissouriState.edu . Missouri State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

For questions regarding either Career Fair contact Mary Grace Phillips, Special Event Coordinator and Marketing Assistant, marygphillips@missouristate.edu or 417-836-6351.

Review the COB Career Fair student policies