Career Center


Career Center Director: Mr. Hosey

The Career Center, located in the north side of the library, serves as a doorway to college admissions and career pathways. You can quickly find information for most any occupation or school. What's out there? How do you decide? What sort of education will it take? How can I find the money to get the education I need for the job I want to do? You can learn about planning your career path, making your career decision, measuring your talents and skills, and find many resources to help you get started.

Students may utilize the CHOICES software program to assist with their research. CHOICES engages the student in an interactive process which heightens self-awareness, helps set priorities, and develops career decision-making skills. This program also connects information about occupations to related programs/majors and to schools offering those programs. Students are able to access an interest inventory, skills inventory, and information on financial aid and scholarships. CHOICES has a direct link to the Internet where students may apply on-line to schools, and they may also access information about current job availability and the world-of-work.

In addition to occupational and educational information, community service information is available in the Career Center. This includes the forms to record your community service, as well as places to volunteer.

Whether you need information about a particular occupation, college, university, vocational school, financial aid or scholarship information, test preparation materials, or anything else to help you prepare for your future, the MHS Career Center is the place to check out. The center is open during the regular school hours or appointments can be made for other times by calling 601-484-4438.

REFERENCE MATERIALS IN THE CAREER CENTER

1. Occupational Outlook Handbook

2. Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance

3. Job Strategies for People with Disabilities

4. College guides

5. Resume helps (high school and job-related)

6. Careers without College Series

7. Opportunities in...Series

8. Great Jobs in...Series (Psychology Majors, Math Majors, English Majors, etc.)

9. Occupational Briefs

10. Career For...Series (Hollywood Types, Outdoor Types, etc.)

11. Scholarship information

12. ACT and SAT helps

There are many more materials in the Career Center too numerous to list.