Alumni support Careers In Business Job Fair


Tiffany Haggard

Buckle regional recruiter and MSU alum Jhosten Miller talks to marketing senior Hogan Ryle about job opportunities, March 29.

With the end of the semester drawing near and graduation looming, many seniors are working to answer the age-old question, “What comes next?” Many students took steps toward finding an answer on Thursday at the Careers In Business Job Fair. 

The Career Management Center hosted a job fair for the Dillard College of Business on Wednesday March 29th 2023. Stephanie Sullivan, assistant director for the CMC was proud to say the number of employers grew this year with a total of 28 companies represented, including six of the companies sponsoring the event. 

“Anyone who is interested is welcome to come as far as employers,” Sullivan said. Adding that in addition to the job fairs hosted for the college of business, her office also tries to host ones for other colleges as well such as teaching, nursing, and technology. 

A new employer for this semester’s fair was the US Army Fires Center of Excellence. Resource Management Officer, Rob Krieg said their company already has partnerships with Oklahoma State University, Cameron University, and Langston University. MSU is their first Texas school and they are excited to tap into the Texas student market. 

In addition to hosting the largest number of employers, this fair was unique for another reason: multiple of the companies present were represented by MSU graduates. 

Enterprise Rent-A-Car was represented by December graduate Jacoby Thomas who says he is a success story from the job fairs. 

“I was actually recruited at this same event in the fall,” Thomas said. He started with Enterprise in January and is looking forward to building a career with them. 

Enterprise is seeking full-time employees and summer interns in management, customer service, and sales positions. 

Jhosten Miller, Regional Recruiter for The Buckle, graduated from MSU with a bachelor’s degree in marketing back in 2015. Since 2017 he has been attending job fairs on campus to find employees for not only the retail stores he represents, but also corporate positions as well. On average Miller recruits between nine and fifteen students each year that stay with the company for a substantial period of time. 

“I ask for two things when you come to work: an open mind and a positive attitude,” he said. “I can teach anyone past that: marketability, connection and communication.” 

For Miller, coming back to MSU is important. He said it is critical to give back to the establishment that gave so much to him and, although he settled in Wichita Falls, that other students are given the opportunity to branch out. 

“A lot of MSU students truly want to go on to somewhere else, or take on a different city or life and I think the one thing that’s really cool is I’ve been able to give a lot of people the opportunity not only to pay for their move, but also take on new places which has been really great to give back,” Miller said. 

In addition to job fairs, the CMC offers one-on-one assistance with resumes, interviews, networking and job search skills, preparation for graduate school entrance exams, and the Career Closet where students and alumni can borrow professional attire for interviews and career events. 

The CMC also hosts a variety of professional workshops and seminars throughout the semester including “Making the most of networking and top resume tips” from alumnus Marvin Arts Jr..