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Career Explorations for Girls Conference set for Nov. 14 at Southern Miss PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Contact David Tisdale - 601.266.4499   

Women with successful careers in a variety of fields will share their experiences and strategies for success at the annual Career Explorations for Girls Conference Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Joseph Greene Hall on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

Now in its seventh year, the conference is open to all girls in grades 7-12 and is co-hosted by the Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at Southern Miss and Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women. Participants do not have to be enrolled in gifted education to attend and must be accompanied by their mother or another adult female.

Miranda Beard, assistant news director for WDAM-TV, will present “Great Ideas to Prepare for Your Future Career.” Other distinguished presenters will offer practical information to plan careers in such fields as business; interior design; health care; technology; psychology; communication; education; music; law; finance; architecture; social work; science; marketing and public relations; sports; art and design; real estate; and nutrition.

There is no charge to register for the conference, but space is limited and so registration by the Nov. 1 deadline is encouraged. On the day of the conference, participants should sign in from 8-8:45 a.m. in Joseph Greene Hall. Lunch will be included.

To register, contact The Frances A. Karnes for Gifted Studies at 601-266-5236 or online, visit

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