Skip navigation

Careers and Work Experiences

Careers and Work Experiences

Navigating Your Path to a Successful Career

At Southern Miss, we're committed to guiding you and helping you define your career goals, providing comprehensive career preparation, fostering invaluable connections and networking opportunities, and offering expert assistance in resume writing and interviewing. Now is the time to plan for your future! 

Planning for the Future 

Schedule an Appointment with Career Services
This is your go-to for career support, from discovering your path to job hunting. Explore majors, take career aptitude tests, attend fairs, get resume help, ace interviews, and schedule one-on-one career consultations. Your future starts here!

Explore the Preprofessional Office 
Look into the two pathways designed for those seeking to attend professional school post-graduation: pre-professional health and pre-law. Our advisors assist with school admissions, internships, job-shadowing, and course selection. Connect with industry experts, access test prep courses, and join professional organizations at our events, and more!


Experiences to Pursue Now

Search for Internships 
Use Handshake, our online career database that allows you to search for all employment opportunities.

Find a Pathway Experience
Use the Center for Pathway Experiences to find a pathway experience that gets you closer to your post graduation goals, including finding:

  • internships (on and off campus; paid or unpaid);
  • student teaching, clinicals, practicums, or externship opportunities;
  • entry-level jobs; and more!

Connect with Alumni
Connect with alumni who are already established in their desired career fields by signing up to the Southern Miss Connections platform! Alumni serve as mentors to guide and inspire students on their career paths. Building these invaluable career connections now will pave the way for your future job success!


What Students Are Saying

Photo of Riley Bass

USM's Career Fair had several employers that were able to provide more information regarding the programming languages they use, what their positions entail, and who to contact to get more information about the positions available. ‚Ā†Attending this event gave me direction, as I became familiar with local and national companies that are actively looking to hire. Now I know where to look for future opportunities!

Riley Bass | Computer Science major

Campus & Community Involvement

Contact Us

College of Arts and Sciences
Liberal Arts Building 210
118 College Dr. #5004
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Campus Map



Instagram Icon Facebook Twitter icon