HATTIESBURG - An
administrator with a major corporation will be the keynote speaker
for a conference to be held at The University of Southern Mississippi
focusing on career opportunities for women.
Ada Nielsen, manager of Commercial Development and
Licensing with BP Amoco Chemicals, and others will offer practical
tips to young women to prepare for their futures at the "Career
Exploration for Girls Conference" to be held at Southern Miss
Saturday, Nov. 29, from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
The conference, to be co-hosted by the Frances A.
Karnes Center for Gifted Studies and the Spirit of Women at Forrest
General Hospital, is open to young women in grades 9-12. Each participant
must be accompanied by her mother or another adult female. Careers
to be discussed include business development, science and technology,
health care, journalism, education, business, military, art, psychology,
law, music, and sports.
Participants do not need to be enrolled in gifted
education to attend. Registration will take place from 8-9 a.m.
in the lobby of Bennett Auditorium on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg
campus. There is no charge for attending the conference and lunch
To register for the conference, call the Frances A.
Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at 266-5236 or visit the center's
Web site at http://www.usm.edu/gifted/girls_conference.pdf.