About the program

Are you interested in networking with seasoned veterans as well as emergent leaders in the corporate and government sectors, with artists and professionals, with entrepreneurs and IT experts from near and far? If you have questions and curiosity about life after graduation, come to Next Chapters: Career Networking with English Alumni. This two-day career advising and networking program designed specifically for English majors and minors will take place April 11 and April 12.

Co-sponsored by the UM Internship Experience, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of English, the program is also open to all students who are considering English as a major or minor and to all students of the College of Liberal Arts. During these two days you will have a chance to meet and learn from visiting UM English alumni who are movers and shakers in a wide variety of fields. Please note the following dates and times, and RSVP deadlines.

Dates

April 11 and April 12, 2019

Location

UM Ford Center and Bryant Hall Gallery

Schedule

April 11, 2019
Time Event Location RSVP
3:00-4:30 p.m.

ENGLISH ALUMNI AT WORK: PANEL DISCUSSION
Moderated by Linda Spargo, English alumna and Special Projects Coordinator for the Chancellor’s Office, this panel will feature six returning English alumni who are excited to share their professional stories and career advice:

  • Kimbrely Dandridge, Associate Counsel at Gap Inc., San Francisco
  • Kent Jackson, Senior Product Manager, Core Logic Inc., Oxford
  • Campbell McCool, Entrepreneur and Developer, Oxford
  • Lindsey Neyman, Production Talent Manager at FuseFX, Los Angeles
  • Nicole Tisdale, Subcommittee Staff Director, Homeland Security Committee of House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
  • Kayleigh Webb, Associate Publicist at HarperCollins, New York
Ford Center Studio Theater No RSVP required.
4:30-6:00 p.m.

NETWORKING RECEPTION
Meet and mingle with the panelists and other dynamic alumni. Refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres will be served—and of course there will be nametags! Feel free to bring your resumé.

Ford Center Lobby No RSVP required.
April 12, 2019
Time Event Location RSVP
9:00-10:30 a.m.

SPEED NETWORKING: ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS WITH ALUMNI
RSVP recommended but not required. Feel free to bring your resumé.
Enjoy coffee, tea and pastries and then start your engines: the speed networking begins. We’ll provide questions and set time limits, making it easy and fun to participate in these timed informational interviews. When the bell rings, it will be time to rotate seats and speak to another friendly alum. In addition to the panelists above, students will have the opportunity to network with English alumni from a variety of fields:

  • Tarah Butler, Art Director at Portico Magazine, Jackson
  • Winston Collier, Senior Counsel and Director of Public Affairs at ARcare/KentuckyCare/MississippiCare, Oxford
  • Scott Coopwood, Publisher of Delta Magazine and President of Coopwood Publishing Group, Cleveland
  • Kathryn Dilworth, Assistant Dean of Advancement and External Relations at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
  • Julie Fisher, Director of Information & Communications Technology at Medical Marketing Economics, LLC, Oxford
  • Duncan Gray, The Right Reverend, Episcopal Diocese of MS, Oxford
  • Virginia Kinnier, Business Writer and Founder of Side Hustle, New Orleans
  • Bishop Lewis, Crime Prevention Coordinator at the University of Mississippi Police Department, Oxford
  • Kate Porter, Territory Manager at Stanley Healthcare, Oxford
  • Taylor Sledge, Owner and President of Sledge & Company Financial, LLC, Jackson
  • Mariah Cole Williams, Director of Program Management Meharry Medical College’s Center for Health Policy, Nashville
  • Kimbrely Dandridge, Associate Counsel at Gap Inc., San Francisco
  • Kent Jackson, Senior Product Manager, Core Logic Inc., Oxford
  • Campbell McCool, Entrepreneur and Developer, Oxford
  • Lindsey Neyman, Production Talent Manager at FuseFX, Los Angeles
  • Nicole Tisdale, Subcommittee Staff Director, Homeland Security Committee of House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
  • Kayleigh Webb, Associate Publicist at HarperCollins, New York
Bryant Hall Farrington Gallery

RSVP by April 10, 2019

Contact Information

Jason Solinger, UM Associate Professor of English  solinger@olemiss.edu, (662) 832-6772
Laura Antonow, UM Director of College Programs  antonow@olemiss.edu, (662) 915-6511

About Outreach

The mission of the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education is to serve the University and the community by facilitating and providing high-quality learning experiences.

The Division values integrity, quality, and efficiency in the creation and implementation of innovative educational strategies to engage minds, to transform lives, and to serve others. We seek to inspire change and growth by building relationships and working collaboratively with University students, faculty, staff, alumni, and partners from the region, state, nation, and beyond.

Contact Outreach
(662) 915-7283

Fax: (662) 915-5138

Outreach Staff

outreach@olemiss.edu