March 26, 2012
OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss Athletics Department recently held its second annual career fair for Rebel student-athletes to meet with various employers from the region who hire both nationally and internationally.
The event, which featured about15 employers, was open to all Ole Miss students and alumni and was sponsored by the Rebel Ready program. It provided a platform for student-athletes and perspective employers to meet and talk about potential employment opportunities.
"The career fair was such a great opportunity to meet potential employers and develop important skills that will be useful later in life when searching for a job,” said senior women’s tennis player Gabby Rangel. “I got to meet with different companies and learn about the process of finding an internship or a job, and will definitely be more prepared when it comes to meeting a potential employer or going through an interview process."
“We are always grateful for the opportunity to make student-athletes aware of our internship and post-graduate opportunities,” added Hilary Kern, Director of Campus Selection for Northwestern Mutual. “Athletes tend to be our best candidates because they tend to be coachable and goal-oriented—two personality traits that are key to succeeding in the financial services industry.”
"The career fair was great,” said Andrew Ritter, a senior on the Ole Miss football team. “There were several different companies present that provided great opportunities to network and interact with potential employers. Overall, it was very helpful and a great experience."
Visit www.olemisssports.com/rebelready for more information on Ole Miss' community and student-athlete development efforts.
The Ole Miss Athletics Department would like to thank all employers that attended the career fair including:
Allen Financial Group
Ole Miss MBA
Strategic Financial Partners
Ole Miss Graduate School
Oxford Police Department
Ole Miss Law School