One of the biggest issues facing our region is the so-called “brain drain”.
That’s where talented college graduates and young professionals leave our state looking for better opportunities elsewhere in the country. Many times, it’s because they don’t know of great opportunities in their own backyard.
In fact: within 5 years of graduating, only half of our college graduates are still living and working in Mississippi.
Vision 2022 is a multi-year initiative from the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership. And one of the goals of this initiative is to recruit and retain talent for the Greater Jackson area.
As part of this, each year we host the Toast to Talent Welcoming Reception. This is much more than a “job fair” – it’s an opportunity for local businesses to meet with specifically vetted college seniors, to see if they might be a fit for your company.
The reception is in October – but if you want to participate, you must sign up by June 30!
This gives our team time to find talented individuals who might fit your job opening needs.
If you are interested, please call Shirley Tucker: 601-948-7575 ext. 271
Our June Member of the Month is the Millsaps College Else School of Management. They combine the intellectual richness and individual attention associated with a nationally recognized liberal arts college with the curricular strength and relevancy associated with an AACSB-Accredited program.
The traditional MBA program’s flexible curriculum enables students to pursue their particular career interests in the classroom, while the Executive MBA provides a more intense educational experience for the seasoned professional. The Master of Accountancy, or MAcc program, prepares students to become successful members of the accounting profession, with most becoming Certified Public Accountants.
The Else School partners with financial institutions, healthcare organizations, and government offices to provide students with internship opportunities as well as opportunities for full-time employment. In addition, the faculty of the Else School has established strategic alliances with entrepreneurial ventures that enable our students to gain experience with startup and small business. The Else School offers experiential learning at its facility in Merida, Yucatan and in Europe.
The Millsaps College Else School of Management is accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), most recently affirmed in the spring of 2016. Millsaps is one of a few colleges that house a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and hold AACSB accreditation.