July 24, 2014  

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Southern Miss Career Services Receives Northrop Grumman Grant

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Vicki Crockett of Northrop Grumman presents a check to Southern Miss Career Services Director Rusty Anderson and Vice President for Advancement Bob Pierce as part of a $2,000 grant award from Northrop Grumman Corporation. (Submitted photo)

The University of Southern Mississippi Office of Career Services has been awarded a $2,000 grant from Northrop Grumman Corporation to fund the fall 2010 and spring 2011 Northrop Grumman Sponsored Etiquette Dinners on its Hattiesburg campus.

The dinners are offered through Career Services and are held on campus twice a year as part of preparing students for the workforce. Each participant is presented a four-course meal in a formal dinner setting where they participate in etiquette training from a certified etiquette consultant. It’s an opportunity to learn skills which are often necessary in a business setting.

 “We are thrilled to have received this funding,” said Rusty Anderson, Southern Miss Career Services director. “These etiquette dinners provide students with an opportunity to learn how to conduct themselves in a professional business environment and equip them with important skills that could help them stand out in the eyes of potential employers.”

Vicki Crockett , the Northrop Grumman representative  who serves as the Gulf Coast office’s manager of university relations and recruiting, recently presented the grant check to Anderson and Vice President for Advancement Bob Pierce. Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Career Services, in conjunction with University of Southern Mississippi faculty and staff, is a team of professionals committed to providing resources, services and opportunities for students, alumni and employers in academic, job related and career endeavors. The office is located in 125 McLemore Hall. For more information, please visit www.usm.edu/cs or call 601.266.4253.