Pathways to Professionals

Welcome to the Pathways to Professionals Directory
where we connect our career professionals to our communities!

This valuable resource was compiled for teachers and students in the 17 Northeast Mississippi counties covered by the CREATE Foundation.  Our goal is to connect schools with career professionals within our area by providing a resource which identifies internship, externship, co-op, job-shadowing, training on the job, and apprenticeship opportunities for young adults.  The directory also provides guest speaker contacts for teachers to access when planning career days or talk to professionals in specific fields of interest.  We hope the result will be more students aware of careers and opportunities that are right here in Northeast Mississippi!

 The directory is separated by nineteen Pathways.  Click on each pathway to access contacts and opportunities by county.  

To be added to the directory, please fill out this questionnaire.

For questions or more information, please contact Albine Bennett at albine@createfoundation.com. 

AEROSPACE

Lee County
U.S. Air Force Recruiting
Opportunities Available: Internships, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Andrew Hayden, andrew.hayden@us.af.mil
Guest Speaker Contact: Andrew Hayden, andrew.hayden@us.af.mil

Oktibbeha County
Mississippi State University
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops , Job Shadowing , Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Angie Chrestman, achrestman@career.msstate.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Cathy Green, cgreen@career.msstate.edu

Pontotoc County
Three Rivers Planning and Development District
Opportunities Available: Internships , Job Shadowing, Training on the job , Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Bill Renick, brenick@trpdd.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Bill Renick, brenick@trpdd.com

AGRICULTURE, FOOD & NATURAL RESOURCES

Lee County
Mississippi State University – Extension
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Job Shadowing,
Age Requirement: High School Senior, High School Junior, College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Sherry Smith, sherry.smith@msstate.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Dr. Bill Burdine, bill.burdine@msstate.edu

National Park Service
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Melanie Sander, melanie_sander@nps.gov
Guest Speaker Contact: Melanie Sander, melanie_sander@nps.gov

Baldwyn School District
Opportunities Available: Co-ops, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum), Age 18 (minimum), High School Senior, High School Junior
Program Contact: Danny Ramsey, ramseyd@baldwynschools.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Danny Ramsey, ramseyd@baldwynschools.com

BBQ By Jim Smokehouse & Grill
Opportunities Available: Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Barbara Beane, bsbean@att.net
Guest Speaker Contact: Jordan Beane, Bbqbyjim@chdsl.net

North Mississippi Medical Center
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Training on the job
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Tawanda Johnson, tjohnson2@nmhs.net

Oktibbeha County
Mississippi State University
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Apprenticeships, Co-Ops, Undergraduate research, on-campus employment
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Angie Chrestman, achrestman@career.msstate.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Cathy Green, cgreen@career.msstate.edu

Pontotoc County
Three Rivers Planning and Development District
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Bill Renick, brenick@trpdd.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Bill Renick, brenick@trpdd.com

Union County
New Albany Schools
Opportunities Available: Co-ops, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: High School Senior, High School Junior
Program Contact: John Ferrell, jferrell@newalbany.k12.ms.us
Guest Speaker Contact: John Ferrell, jferrell@newalbany.k12.ms.us

ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION

Lee County
Baldwyn School District
Opportunities Available: Co-ops, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum), Age 18 (minimum), High School Senior, High School Junior
Program Contact: Danny Ramsey, ramseyd@baldwynschools.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Danny Ramsey, ramseyd@baldwynschools.com

City of Tupelo
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Cassandra Moore, cassandra.moore@tupeloms.gov
Guest Speaker Contact: Shane Hooper, shane.hooper@tupeloms.gov

Community Development Foundation
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Hunter Aycock, haycock@cdfms.org
Guest Speaker Contact: Maddin Hutto, mhutto@cdfms.org

J. Britt Lighting & Interiors
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum), High School Senior, College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Margaret McCollough or Katy McCully, margaret@jbrittlighting.com or katy@jbrittlighting.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Katy McCully, katy@jbrittlighting.com

JESCO, Inc.
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Tim Weston, tweston@jescoinc.net
Guest Speaker Contact: Tim Weston, tweston@jescoinc.net

Jordan Flooring
Opportunities Available: Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: High School Senior
Program Contact: Scott Brazile, scottbrazile@bellsouth.net
Guest Speaker Contact: Scott Brazile, scottbrazile@bellsouth.net

Lee County
Lynn Bryan Constuction
Guest Speaker Contact: Lynn Bryan, Lynn@lynnbryan.com

McCarty Architects
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum), Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Kurt Shettles or Sarah Hooper, kshettles@mccartycompany.com or shooper@mccartycompany.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Sarah Hooper, shooper@mccartycompany.com

Mississippi Land Bank, ACA
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Matthew Kimbrough , Matthew.Kimbrough@FarmCreditBank.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Matthew Kimbrough , Matthew.Kimbrough@FarmCreditBank.com

National Park Service
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Melanie Sander, melanie_sander@nps.gov
Guest Speaker Contact: Melanie Sander, melanie_sander@nps.gov

Susan Webb Design Resources (Interior Deisgner)
Guest Speaker Contact: Susan Webb, CID, susanwebbdesigns@gmail.com

Tupelo Public School District
(Tupelo Career-Technical Center)
Opportunities Available: Co-ops
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Evet Topp, setopp@tupeloschools.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Evet Topp, setopp@tupeloschools.com

U.S. Air Force Recruiting
Opportunities Available: Internships, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Andrew Hayden, andrew.hayden@us.af.mil
Guest Speaker Contact: Andrew Hayden, andrew.hayden@us.af.mil

Itawamba County
JESCO, Inc.
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Tim Weston, tweston@jescoinc.net
Guest Speaker Contact: Tim Weston, tweston@jescoinc.net

Oktibbeha County
Mississippi State University
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Apprenticeships, Co-Ops, Undergraduate research, on-campus employment
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Angie Chrestman, achrestman@career.msstate.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Cathy Green, cgreen@career.msstate.edu

Mississippi State University College of Architecture, Art, and Design (architecture, art, interior design, and building construction science)
Guest Speaker Contact: Laura Mitchell, lmitchell@caad.msstate.edu

Union County
New Albany Schools
Opportunities Available: Co-ops, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: High School Senior, High School Junior
Program Contact: John Ferrell, jferrell@newalbany.k12.ms.us
Guest Speaker Contact: John Ferrell, jferrell@newalbany.k12.ms.us

ARTS, AUDIO/VISUAL TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS

Lee County
El Centro, Inc
Guest Speaker Contact: Leticia.gassaway, gassawayi@aol.com

J. Britt Lighting and Interiors
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: High School Senior, College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Katy McCully , katy@jbrittlighting.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Katy McCully , katy@jbrittlighting.com

Journal, Inc.
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Rod Guajardo, Ellie Turner, Ashley Elkins, rod.guajardo@journalinc.com, ellie.turner@journalinc.com, ashley.elkins@journalinc.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Ashley Elkins, Richard Crenshaw, Danny Smith, ashley.elkins@journalinc.com, richard.crenshaw@journalinc.com

Lisa Browning Photography
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum), Age 18 (minimum), High School Senior, High School Junior, College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Lisa Browning, LisaBrowningPhotography@gmail.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Lisa Browning, LisaBrowningPhotography@gmail.com

ManCave Sound & Video
Opportunities Available: Internships, Training on the job
Age Requirement: High School Senior
Program Contact: Vance Perkins, vanceperkins@gmail.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Vance Perkins, vanceperkins@gmail.com

Momentum Consulting
Guest Speaker Contact: Hilary Hamblin, hilary@advertisingmomentum.com

Lee County
Po Boy Productions (Video, Filmmaking)
Guest Speaker Contact: Roy Turner, royturner52@gmail.com

Premium Productions
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Allen Pegues, info@premiumproductions.net
Guest Speaker Contact: Allen Pegues, allen@premiumproductions.net

SprintPrint
Opportunities Available: Internships, Training on the job
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), High School Senior, College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Rubye Del Harden, rubyedel@gmail.com

Stefany’s Vocal and Performance Training Studios
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: High School Senior, High School Junior, College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Stephanie Stubbs, Stefanysvptstudios@gmail.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Stephanie Stubbs, Stefanysvptstudios@gmail.com

Tupelo Community Theatre
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Tom Booth, 1tct@bellsouth.net
Guest Speaker Contact: Tom Booth, 1tct@bellsouth.net

U.S. Air Force Recruiting
Opportunities Available: Internships, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Andrew Hayden, andrew.hayden@us.af.mil
Guest Speaker Contact: Andrew Hayden, andrew.hayden@us.af.mil

WTVA
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Mike Raffaele, mraffaele@wtva.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Jerry Jones, jjones@wtva.com

Itawamba County
Itawamba County Development Council
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: High School Senior
Program Contact: Vaunita Martin, vmartin@itawambams.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Vaunita Martin, vmartin@itawambams.com

Lowndes County
The Commercial Dispatch
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum), Age 18 (minimum), High School Senior, High School Junior, College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Birney Imes, birney@cdispatch.com

Oktibbeha County
Mississippi State University
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Apprenticeships, Co-Ops, Undergraduate research, on-campus employment
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Angie Chrestman, achrestman@career.msstate.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Cathy Green, cgreen@career.msstate.edu

Union County
New Albany Schools
Opportunities Available: Co-ops, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: High School Senior, High School Junior
Program Contact: John Ferrell, jferrell@newalbany.k12.ms.us
Guest Speaker Contact: John Ferrell, jferrell@newalbany.k12.ms.us

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION

Alcorn County
Garrett Eye Clinic, PLLC
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Brett Garrett, bgarrett@garretteyeclinic.com

Magnolia Regional Health Center
Opportunities Available: Internships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Training on the job
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Ashley Jenkins or Tracy Johnson, ajenkins2@mrhc.org or tjohnson@mrhc.org
Guest Speaker Contact: Ashley Jenkins or Tracy Johnson, ajenkins2@mrhc.org or tjohnson@mrhc.org

Timber Products
Opportunities Available: Internships, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: David Mitchell, dmitchell@timberproducts.com
Guest Speaker Contact: David Mitchell, dmitchell@timberproducts.com

Itawamba County
Itawamba County Development Council
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: High School Senior
Program Contact: Vaunita Martin, vmartin@itawambams.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Vaunita Martin, vmartin@itawambams.com

JESCO, Inc.
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Tim Weston, tweston@jescoinc.net
Guest Speaker Contact: Tim Weston, tweston@jescoinc.net

Tremont Floral
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Scott Diaz, sdiaz@tremontfloral.com
Guest Speaker Contact: BJ Canup, bjcanup@tremontfloral.com

Lee County
Allstate Insurance, Dyson Agency
Guest Speaker Contact: Suzanne Hand, suzannehand@allstate.com

Baldwyn School District
Opportunities Available: Co-ops, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum), Age 18 (minimum), High School Senior, High School Junior
Program Contact: Danny Ramsey, ramseyd@baldwynschools.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Danny Ramsey, ramseyd@baldwynschools.com

BBQ By Jim Smokehouse & Grill
Opportunities Available: Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Barbara Beane, bsbean@att.net
Guest Speaker Contact: Jordan Beane, Bbqbyjim@chdsl.net

Busylad RentAll
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Buddy, Buddy@busylad.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Buddy Stubbs, Buddy@busylad.com

Hunter Douglas
Guest Speaker Contact: Kyle Finley, kyle.finley@hunterdouglas.com

Itawamba Community College
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job , Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Brad Gates, bsgates@iccms.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Joe Lowder, jclowder@iccms.edu

JESCO, Inc.
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Tim Weston, tweston@jescoinc.net
Guest Speaker Contact: Tim Weston, tweston@jescoinc.net

Kiwanis Club
Guest Speaker Contact: Norris Caldwell, ncaldwell5@comcast.net

Lisa Browning Photography
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum), Age 18 (minimum), High School Senior, High School Junior, College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Lisa Browning, LisaBrowningPhotography@gmail.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Lisa Browning, LisaBrowningPhotography@gmail.com

National Park Service
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Melanie Sander, melanie_sander@nps.gov
Guest Speaker Contact: Melanie Sander, melanie_sander@nps.gov

North Mississippi Medical Center
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Training on the job
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Tawanda Johnson, tjohnson2@nmhs.net

Office Furniture Warehouse
Guest Speaker Contact: Cheryl Reeves, cheryl@usedofficefurnituretupelo.com

Premium Productions
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Allen Pegues, info@premiumproductions.net
Guest Speaker Contact: Allen Pegues, allen@premiumproductions.net

Renasant Bank
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Mitch Waycaster, Mitchw@renasant.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Mitch Waycaster , Mitchw@renasant.com

Stefany’s Vocal and Performance Training Studios
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: High School Senior, High School Junior, College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Stephanie Stubbs, Stefanysvptstudios@gmail.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Stephanie Stubbs, Stefanysvptstudios@gmail.com

Tupelo Community Theatre
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Tom Booth, 1tct@bellsouth.net
Guest Speaker Contact: Tom Booth, 1tct@bellsouth.net

U.S. Air Force Recruiting
Opportunities Available: Internships, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Andrew Hayden, andrew.hayden@us.af.mil
Guest Speaker Contact: Andrew Hayden, andrew.hayden@us.af.mil

Lowndes County
The Dutch Group
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Deborah Junkin, djunkin@thedutchgroup.net
Guest Speaker Contact: Matt Bogue, mbogue@thedutchgroup.net

Oktibbeha County
Mississippi State University
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Apprenticeships, Co-Ops, Undergraduate research, on-campus employment
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Angie Chrestman, achrestman@career.msstate.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Cathy Green, cgreen@career.msstate.edu

Pontotoc County
Three Rivers Planning and Development District
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Bill Renick, brenick@trpdd.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Bill Renick, brenick@trpdd.com

Prentiss County
Northeast Mississippi Community College
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Jason Mattox, jlmattox@nemcc.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Jason Mattox, jlmattox@nemcc.edu

Union County
New Albany Schools
Opportunities Available: Co-ops, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: High School Senior, High School Junior
Program Contact: John Ferrell, jferrell@newalbany.k12.ms.us
Guest Speaker Contact: John Ferrell, jferrell@newalbany.k12.ms.us

Toyota Motor Manufacturing MS
Opportunities Available: Co-ops, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Bethanie Humphries, Bethanie.Humphries@Toyota.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Katherine Ragsdale, katherine.ragsdale@toyota.com

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Alcorn County
Garrett Eye Clinic, PLLC
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Brett Garrett, bgarrett@garretteyeclinic.com

Magnolia Regional Health Center
Opportunities Available: Internships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Training on the job
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Ashley Jenkins or Tracy Johnson, ajenkins2@mrhc.org or tjohnson@mrhc.org
Guest Speaker Contact: Ashley Jenkins or Tracy Johnson, ajenkins2@mrhc.org or tjohnson@mrhc.org

Northeast Mississippi Community College
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: David Goode or Jason Mattox, dtgoode@nemcc.edu or jlmattox@nemcc.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Ben Shappley, bshappley@nemcc.edu

Entire state of Mississippi
MS Public Education PAC
Guest Speaker Contact: Kate Farabaugh, kateotis@me.com

Itawamba County
Itawamba Community College
Guest Speaker Contact: Barry Emison, blemison@iccms.edu

Lee County
Baldwyn School District
Opportunities Available: Co-ops, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum), Age 18 (minimum), High School Senior, High School Junior
Program Contact: Danny Ramsey, ramseyd@baldwynschools.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Danny Ramsey, ramseyd@baldwynschools.com

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Angie Owen, aowen@bbbsms.org
Guest Speaker Contact: Angie Owen, aowen@bbbsms.org

El Centro Inc
Guest Speaker Contact: Leticia Gassaway, gassawayi@aol.com

Itawamba Community College
Opportunities Available: Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Joe Lowder, jclowder@iccms.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Stacy Stepp, sestepp@iccms.edu, Tzer Nan Waters, tswaters@iccms.edu

Itawamba Community College
Opportunities Available: Training on the job
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Rilla Jones, rkjones@iccms.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Barry Emison, blemison@iccms.edu

Kiwanis Club
Guest Speaker Contact: Norris Caldwell, ncaldwell5@comcast.net

Lee County School District
Guest Speaker Contact: Robert Byers, robert.byers@leecountyschools.us

National Center for Technology Planning
Guest Speaker Contact: Dr. Larry S. Anderson, nctplarry@me.com

National Park Service
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Melanie Sander, melanie_sander@nps.gov
Guest Speaker Contact: Melanie Sander, melanie_sander@nps.gov

North Mississippi Medical Center
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Training on the job
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Tawanda Johnson, tjohnson2@nmhs.net

Stefany’s Vocal and Performance Training Studios
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: High School Senior, High School Junior, College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Stephanie Stubbs, Stefanysvptstudios@gmail.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Stephanie Stubbs, Stefanysvptstudios@gmail.com

The Family Resource Center of North MS
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Christi Webb, cwebb@frcnms.org
Guest Speaker Contact: Stephanie Collier, scollier@frcnms.org

Tupelo Public School District
Guest Speaker Contact: Kristy Luse, krluse@tupeloschools.com

Tupelo Public School District
(Tupelo Career-Technical Center)
Opportunities Available: Co-ops
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Evet Topp, setopp@tupeloschools.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Evet Topp, setopp@tupeloschools.com

U.S. Air Force Recruiting
Opportunities Available: Internships, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Andrew Hayden, andrew.hayden@us.af.mil
Guest Speaker Contact: Andrew Hayden, andrew.hayden@us.af.mil

Oktibbeha County
Mississippi State University
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Apprenticeships, Co-Ops, Undergraduate research, on-campus employment
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Angie Chrestman, achrestman@career.msstate.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Cathy Green, cgreen@career.msstate.edu

Mississippi State University
Opportunities Available: Internships , Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Scott Maynard, Smaynard@career.msstate.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Kathy Gelston, kgelston@research.msstate.edu

Pontotoc County
Three Rivers Planning and Development District
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Bill Renick, brenick@trpdd.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Bill Renick, brenick@trpdd.com

Prentiss County
Baldwyn High School
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Jeff Palmer, Palmerj@baldwynschools.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Jeff Palmer, Palmerj@baldwynschools.com

Northeast Mississippi Community College
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: David Goode or Jason Mattox, dtgoode@nemcc.edu or jlmattox@nemcc.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Ben Shappley or Jason Mattox, bshappley@nemcc.edu or jlmattox@nemcc.edu

Tippah County
Northeast Mississippi Community College
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: David Goode or Jason Mattox, dtgoode@nemcc.edu or jlmattox@nemcc.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Ben Shappley, bshappley@nemcc.edu

Tishomingo County
Northeast Mississippi Community College
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: David Goode or Jason Mattox, dtgoode@nemcc.edu or jlmattox@nemcc.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Ben Shappley, bshappley@nemcc.edu

Union County
Northeast Mississippi Community College
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: David Goode or Jason Mattox, dtgoode@nemcc.edu or jlmattox@nemcc.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Ben Shappley, bshappley@nemcc.edu

Union County School District
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Windy Faulkner, wfaulkner@union.k12.ms.us

ENERGY

Lee County
Tennessee Valley Authority
Opportunities Available: Internships, Co-ops
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Megan Murden , careers@tva.gov
Guest Speaker Contact: Amy Tate, astate@tva.gov

Lee County
Retired nuclear engineer with over 40 years in the navy and civilian nuclear industry. manager of operations at Grand Gulf and held senior reactor operating license.
Guest Speaker Contact: Allen McCurdy, Allenmc100@hotmail.com

ENGINEERING

Itawamba County
JESCO, Inc.
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Tim Weston, tweston@jescoinc.net
Guest Speaker Contact: Tim Weston, tweston@jescoinc.net

Lee County
Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi (APMM)
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Terri Manning, tmanning@apmm-tab.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Terri Manning, tmanning@apmm-tab.com

Circadence
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Katie McCustion, kmccustion@circadence.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Katie McCustion, kmccustion@circadence.com

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Opportunities Available: Co-ops
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Denieta Cantrell, dscantrell@coopertire.com

JESCO, Inc.
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Tim Weston, tweston@jescoinc.net
Guest Speaker Contact: Tim Weston, tweston@jescoinc.net

Lee County
MTD Consumer Products
Opportunities Available: Internships, Co-ops, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Tab Cherry, tab.cherry@mtdproducts.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Tab Cherry, tab.cherry@mtdproducts.com

MTD Products Inc.
Opportunities Available: Internships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Tab Cherry, tab.cherry@mtdproducts.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Brad Glover, brad.glover@mtdproducts.com

Norbord Mississippi
Opportunities Available: Externships, Training on the job
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Dede Franks, dede.franks@norbord.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Dede Franks, dede.franks@norbord.com

Tennessee Valley Authority
Opportunities Available: Internships, Co-ops
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Megan Murden , careers@tva.gov
Guest Speaker Contact: Amy Tate, astate@tva.gov

Tupelo Public School District (Tupelo Career-Technical Center)
Opportunities Available: Co-ops
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Evet Topp, setopp@tupeloschools.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Evet Topp, setopp@tupeloschools.com

Lee County
U.S. Air Force Recruiting
Opportunities Available: Internships, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Andrew Hayden, andrew.hayden@us.af.mil
Guest Speaker Contact: Andrew Hayden, andrew.hayden@us.af.mil

Oktibbeha County
Mississippi State University
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Apprenticeships, Co-Ops, Undergraduate research, on-campus employment
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Angie Chrestman, achrestman@career.msstate.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Cathy Green, cgreen@career.msstate.edu

Oktibbeha County
MSU Bagley College of Engineering K12 Outreach
Guest Speaker Contact: Lydia Allison, lallison@bagley.msstate.edu

Union County
New Albany Schools
Opportunities Available: Co-ops, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: High School Senior, High School Junior
Program Contact: John Ferrell, jferrell@newalbany.k12.ms.us
Guest Speaker Contact: John Ferrell, jferrell@newalbany.k12.ms.us

Toyota Motor Manufacturing MS
Opportunities Available: Co-ops, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Bethanie Humphries, Bethanie.Humphries@Toyota.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Katherine Ragsdale, katherine.ragsdale@toyota.com

FINANCE

Alcorn County
Magnolia Regional Health Center
Opportunities Available: Internships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Training on the job
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Ashley Jenkins or Tracy Johnson, ajenkins2@mrhc.org or tjohnson@mrhc.org
Guest Speaker Contact: Ashley Jenkins or Tracy Johnson, ajenkins2@mrhc.org or tjohnson@mrhc.org

Regions Bank
Guest Speaker Contact: Rebecca Spence, rebecca.spence@regions.com

Chickasaw County
Byrne Zizzi CPA, PLLC
Opportunities Available: Internships, Training on the job
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum), High School Senior, High School Junior, College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Patricia Archer, CAO, patricia@byrnezizzi.com

Itawamba County
Itawamba County Development Council
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: High School Senior
Program Contact: Vaunita Martin, vmartin@itawambams.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Vaunita Martin, vmartin@itawambams.com

Lee County
AFLAC
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Christy Fisher, C_fisher@us.aflac.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Christy Fisher, c_fisher@us.aflac.com

Allstate Insurance, Dyson Agency
Guest Speaker Contact: Suzanne Hand, suzannehand@allstate.com

BancorpSouth
Guest Speaker Contact: Mark Burleson , mark.burleson@bxs.com

Haire Wealth Management
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Robin Haire , robin.haire@lpl.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Robin, robin.haire@lpl.com

Hardy Reed, LLC
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Ken Mathis, kmathis@hardyreed.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Scott Reed, sreed@hardyreed.com

Lee County
Modern Woodmen of America
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Wayne Averett, jerry.w.averett.jr@mwarep.org
Guest Speaker Contact: Wayne Averett, jerry.w.averett.jr@mwarep.org

Palmer Financial
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Butch Palmer, daabutcher@hotmail.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Butch Palmer, daabutcher@hotmail.com

Renasant Bank
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Mitch Waycaster, Mitchw@renasant.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Mitch Waycaster , Mitchw@renasant.com

Shawn King State Farm Agency
Opportunities Available: Internships, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: High School Senior, High School Junior, College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Shawn King, Shawn@ShawnKingTupelo.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Shawn King, Shawn@ShawnKingTupelo.com

Smith and Riles Agency, LLC
Guest Speaker Contact: Chris Riles, chris.riles0323@gmail.com

Tupelo Community Theatre
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Tom Booth, 1tct@bellsouth.net
Guest Speaker Contact: Tom Booth, 1tct@bellsouth.net

U.S. Air Force Recruiting
Opportunities Available: Internships, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Andrew Hayden, andrew.hayden@us.af.mil
Guest Speaker Contact: Andrew Hayden, andrew.hayden@us.af.mil

Watkins Uiberall, PLLC
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Amanda, aangle@wucpas.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Amanda, aangle@wucpas.com

Lowndes County
JTS & Co.
Opportunities Available: Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: High School Senior
Program Contact: Jeff Farnham, jfarnham@jts-co.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Joey Bragg, jbragg@jts-co.com

Oktibbeha County
Mississippi State University
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Apprenticeships, Co-Ops, Undergraduate research, on-campus employment
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Angie Chrestman, achrestman@career.msstate.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Cathy Green, cgreen@career.msstate.edu

Pontotoc County
First Choice Bank
Guest Speaker Contact: Rob Chittom, rob@firstchoice.bank

Tippah County
TARGET (Community Foundation)
Guest Speaker Contact: Bob Glover, bob.glover@tpbripley.com

The Peoples Bank
Guest Speaker Contact: Bob Glover, bob.glover@peoplesripley.com

Union County
Toyota Motor Manufacturing MS
Opportunities Available: Co-ops, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Bethanie Humphries, Bethanie.Humphries@Toyota.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Katherine Ragsdale, katherine.ragsdale@toyota.com

GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Clay County
Local Government
Opportunities Available: Externships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Amy Berry, aberry@claycounty.ms.gov

Entire state of Mississippi
MS Public Education PAC
Guest Speaker Contact: Kate Farabaugh, kateotis@me.com

Lafayette County
City of Oxford
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: High School Senior, High School Junior, College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Braxton Tullos, braxton@oxfordms.net

Lafayette Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum), High School Senior, High School Junior, College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Sherry Wall, swall@lafayettecoms.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Sherry Wall, swall@lafayettecoms.com

Lee County
City of Tupelo
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Cassandra Moore, cassandra.moore@tupeloms.gov
Guest Speaker Contact: Shane Hooper, shane.hooper@tupeloms.gov

Community Development Foundation
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Hunter Aycock, haycock@cdfms.org
Guest Speaker Contact: Maddin Hutto, mhutto@cdfms.org

Kiwanis Club
Guest Speaker Contact: Norris Caldwell, ncaldwell5@comcast.net

Lee County
Guest Speaker Contact: Camille Roberts Dulaney, camille368@hotmail.com

Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Carla Thornhill, carla.thornhill@sos.ms.gov
Guest Speaker Contact: Jeremy Martin, jeremy.martin@sos.ms.gov

National Park Service
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Melanie Sander, melanie_sander@nps.gov
Guest Speaker Contact: Melanie Sander, melanie_sander@nps.gov

U.S. Air Force Recruiting
Opportunities Available: Internships, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Andrew Hayden, andrew.hayden@us.af.mil
Guest Speaker Contact: Andrew Hayden, andrew.hayden@us.af.mil

Oktibbeha County
Mississippi State University
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Apprenticeships, Co-Ops, Undergraduate research, on-campus employment
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Angie Chrestman, achrestman@career.msstate.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Cathy Green, cgreen@career.msstate.edu

State of MS – Dept. of Ed.
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Ross Williams, rwilliams@starkville.k12.ms.us
Guest Speaker Contact: LeKreshia Crump, lcrump@mde.org.

Pontotoc County
Three Rivers Planning and Development District
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Bill Renick, brenick@trpdd.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Bill Renick, brenick@trpdd.com

Union County
Union County Development Association
Guest Speaker Contact: Phil Nanney, phil@ucda-newalbany.com

HEALTH SCIENCES

Alcorn County
Garrett Eye Clinic, PLLC
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Brett Garrett, bgarrett@garretteyeclinic.com

Magnolia Regional Health Center
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), High School Senior, College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Ashley Jenkins, Tracy Johnson, Gena Lindey, ajenkins2@mrhc.org, tjohnson@mrhc.org, glindsey@mrhc.org
Guest Speaker Contact: Ashley Jenkins, Tracy Johnson, Gena Lindey, ajenkins2@mrhc.org, tjohnson@mrhc.org, glindsey@mrhc.org

Lee County
Animal Care Center of Tupelo
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Shelley Russell, shelleyrusselldvm@gmail.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Shelley Russell, shelleyrusselldvm@gmail.com

Baldwyn School District
Opportunities Available: Co-ops, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum), Age 18 (minimum), High School Senior, High School Junior
Program Contact: Danny Ramsey, ramseyd@baldwynschools.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Danny Ramsey, ramseyd@baldwynschools.com

Itawamba Community College
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Brad Gates or Rilla Jones, bsgates@iccms.edu or rkjones@iccms.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Joe Lowder or Barry Emison, jclowder@iccms.edu or blemison@iccms.edu

Lifecore Health Group
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Chad Clardy , cclardy@lifecorehealthgroup.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Chad Clardy , cclardy@lifecorehealthgroup.com

Main Street Family Dentistry
Opportunities Available: Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Michael Monroe, mmmonroe31@gmail.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Michael Monroe , mmmonroe31@gmail.com

Lee County
Mississippi University for Women
Guest Speaker Contact: Dana Walker, dewalker@muw.edu

North Mississippi Health Services
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Laura Land, lmland@nmhs.net
Guest Speaker Contact: Laura Land, lmland@nmhs.net

North Mississippi Medical Center
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum), High School Senior, High School Junior, College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Shana Cummings (Nursing Admin) Externs & Interns; Rhonda Weaver (Volunteer Services) Summer Health Academy; Cora Polson (Student Experience Navigator) Job Shadowing Program & All clinical student placings, scummings@nmhs.net; rweaver@nmhs.net; capolson@nmhs.net
Guest Speaker Contact: Shana Cummings, Rhonda Weaver, Cora Polson, scummings@nmhs.net; rweaver@nmhs.net, capolson@nmhs.net

Sanctuary Hospice
Opportunities Available: Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: High School Senior
Program Contact: Harold Plunkett, harold@sanctuaryhospice.org
Guest Speaker Contact: harold plunkett, harold@sanctuaryhospice.org

Tupelo Public School District
Opportunities Available: Co-ops
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Tupelo Career-Technical Center, setopp@tupeloschools.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Evet Topp, setopp@tupeloschools.com

U.S. Air Force Recruiting
Opportunities Available: Internships, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Andrew Hayden, andrew.hayden@us.af.mil
Guest Speaker Contact: Andrew Hayden, andrew.hayden@us.af.mil

Lowndes County
Mississippi University For Women Music Therapy Program
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Job Shadowing , Training on the job
Age Requirement: High School Senior, High School Junior, College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Carmen Osburn, ceosburn@muw.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Carmen Osburn, ceosburn@muw.edu

The Dutch Group
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Deborah Junkin, djunkin@thedutchgroup.net
Guest Speaker Contact: Matt Bogue, mbogue@thedutchgroup.net

Oktibbeha County
Mississippi State University
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Apprenticeships, Co-Ops, Undergraduate research, on-campus employment
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Angie Chrestman, achrestman@career.msstate.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Cathy Green, cgreen@career.msstate.edu

Pontotoc County
Three Rivers Planning and Development District
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Bill Renick, brenick@trpdd.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Bill Renick, brenick@trpdd.com

Prentiss County
Northeast Mississippi Community College
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Jason Mattox, jlmattox@nemcc.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Jason Mattox, jlmattox@nemcc.edu

Tippah County
Duncan’s Pharmacy
Guest Speaker Contact: Jim Jackson or Amanda Wilburn, dpharmacy@comcast.net

Union County
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Tina Snyder or Nancy Kidd, tina.snyder@bmhcc.org or nancy.kidd@bmhcc.org
Guest Speaker Contact: Chad Fleener or Nancy Kidd, chad.fleener@bmhcc.org or nancy.kidd@bmhcc.org

New Albany Schools
Opportunities Available: Co-ops, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: High School Senior, High School Junior
Program Contact: John Ferrell, jferrell@newalbany.k12.ms.us
Guest Speaker Contact: John Ferrell, jferrell@newalbany.k12.ms.us

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM

Itawamba County
Itawamba County Development Council
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: High School Senior
Program Contact: Vaunita Martin, vmartin@itawambams.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Vaunita Martin, vmartin@itawambams.com

Lee County
BancorpSouth Arena & Conference Center
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Todd Hunt, thunt@bcsarena.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Courtney Holcomb, cholcomb@bcsarena.com

BBQ By Jim Smokehouse & Grill
Opportunities Available: Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Barbara Beane, bsbean@att.net
Guest Speaker Contact: Jordan Beane, Bbqbyjim@chdsl.net

Busylad RentAll
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Buddy, Buddy@busylad.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Buddy Stubbs, Buddy@busylad.com

Kiwanis Club
Guest Speaker Contact: Norris Caldwell, ncaldwell5@comcast.net

Tupelo Community Theatre
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Tom Booth, 1tct@bellsouth.net
Guest Speaker Contact: Tom Booth, 1tct@bellsouth.net

Oktibbeha County
Mississippi State University
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Apprenticeships, Co-Ops, Undergraduate research, on-campus employment
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Angie Chrestman, achrestman@career.msstate.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Cathy Green, cgreen@career.msstate.edu

Pontotoc County
Pontotoc County Chamber/Main Street Assn
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: High School Junior
Program Contact: Ellen Russell, ellenmsa@pontotocchamber.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Ellen Russell, ellenmsa@pontotocchamber.com

HUMAN SERVICES

Alcorn County
Magnolia Regional Health Center
Opportunities Available: Internships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Training on the job
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: HR, unknown
Guest Speaker Contact: unknown, unknown

Chickasaw County
CATCH Kids, Inc.
Opportunities Available: Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Valerie Long, vlongfnp@yahoo.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Valerie Long, vlongfnp@yahoo.com

Itawamba County
Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Helen Boerner, hboerner@frcnms.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: High School Senior
Program Contact: Michelle Rouse-Hopkins, mrousebbbsms@yahoo.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Michelle Rouse-Hopkins, mrousebbbsms@yahoo.com

Lee County
Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi (APMM)
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Terri Manning, tmanning@apmm-tab.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Terri Manning, tmanning@apmm-tab.com

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Angie Owen, aowen@bbbsms.org
Guest Speaker Contact: Angie Owen, aowen@bbbsms.org

CATCH Kids, Inc.
Opportunities Available: Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Valerie Long, vlongfnp@yahoo.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Valerie Long, vlongfnp@yahoo.com

Lee County
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Opportunities Available: Co-ops
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Denieta Cantrell, dscantrell@coopertire.com

East Main Family Medical Clinic
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: High School Senior
Program Contact: Lori Barrett, Mgrlori@yahoo.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Lori Barrett, Mgrlori@yahoo.com

Kiwanis Club
Guest Speaker Contact: Norris Caldwell, ncaldwell5@comcast.net

Lifecore Health Group
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Chad Clardy , cclardy@lifecorehealthgroup.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Chad Clardy , cclardy@lifecorehealthgroup.com

National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence of Northeast MS, Inc
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Dody Vail, ICADC, ICCS, APS, Executive Director, dodyvail@hotmail.com

North Mississippi Medical Center
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Training on the job
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Tawanda Johnson, tjohnson2@nmhs.net

S.A.F.E., Inc.
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: High School Senior, College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Deborah Yates, deborah_safe@comcast.net
Guest Speaker Contact: LaKesha Gamble, communityed_safe@comcast.net

Lee County
State Farm Insurance Agency
Guest Speaker Contact: Tillmon Calvert, tillmon@tillmoncalvert.com

The Family Resource Center of North Mississippi
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Christi Webb or Nakimia Agnew, cwebb@frcnms.org or nagnew@frcnms.org
Guest Speaker Contact: Sheila Davis or Stephanie Collier, sdavis@frcnms.org or scollier@frcnms.org

Tupelo Public School District (Career Technical)
Opportunities Available: Co-ops
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Evet Topp, setopp@tupeloschools.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Evet Topp, setopp@tupeloschools.com

Women First Resource Center, Inc.
Guest Speaker Contact: Sherry Abraham or Judy Hester, womenfirst@comcast.net

Monroe County
Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Helen Boerner, hboerner@frcnms.org

Oktibbeha County
Mississippi State University
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Apprenticeships, Co-Ops, Undergraduate research, on-campus employment
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Angie Chrestman, achrestman@career.msstate.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Cathy Green, cgreen@career.msstate.edu

Pontotoc County
CATCH Kids, Inc.
Opportunities Available: Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Valerie Long, vlongfnp@yahoo.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Valerie Long, vlongfnp@yahoo.com

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Alcorn County
Magnolia Regional Health Center
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Training on the job
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), High School Senior, College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Ashley Jenkins, Tracy Johnson, Gena Lindey, ajenkins2@mrhc.org, tjohnson@mrhc.org, glindsey@mrhc.org
Guest Speaker Contact: Ashley Jenkins, Tracy Johnson, Gena Lindey, ajenkins2@mrhc.org, tjohnson@mrhc.org, glindsey@mrhc.org

Lee County
C Spire
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Katherine Dehmer, kdehmer@cspire.com

Central Service Association
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Human Resource- Bruce Clark, Bclark@csa1.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Human Resources -Bruce Clark, bclark@csa1.com

Circadence
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Katie McCustion, kmccustion@circadence.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Katie McCustion, kmccustion@circadence.com

Itawamba Community College
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Brad Gates, bsgates@iccms.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Joe Lowder, jclowder@iccms.edu

North Mississippi Medical Center
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum), High School Senior, High School Junior, College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Shana Cummings (Nursing Admin) Externs & Interns; Rhonda Weaver (Volunteer Services) Summer Health Academy; Cora Polson (Student Experience Navigator) Job Shadowing Program & All clinical student placings, scummings@nmhs.net; rweaver@nmhs.net; capolson@nmhs.net
Guest Speaker Contact: Shana Cummings, Rhonda Weaver, Cora Polson, scummings@nmhs.net; rweaver@nmhs.net, capolson@nmhs.net

Southern Motion, Inc.
Opportunities Available: Internships, Training on the job
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Joe Vance, joev@southernmotion.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Joe Vance, joev@southernmotion.com

Southtec, Inc. (install/maintain security and surveillance systems as well as IT support and phone systems)
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Blake Marcy, blakem@southtec.com

U.S. Air Force Recruiting
Opportunities Available: Internships, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Andrew Hayden, andrew.hayden@us.af.mil
Guest Speaker Contact: Andrew Hayden, andrew.hayden@us.af.mil

Oktibbeha County
Mississippi State University
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Apprenticeships, Co-Ops, Undergraduate research, on-campus employment
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Angie Chrestman, achrestman@career.msstate.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Cathy Green, cgreen@career.msstate.edu

Pontotoc County
Three Rivers Planning and Development District
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Bill Renick, brenick@trpdd.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Bill Renick, brenick@trpdd.com

LAW, PUBLIC SAFETY, CORRECTIONS & SECURITY

Hinds County (Jackson, MS)
MDOT Law Enforcement
Guest Speaker Contact: David Gist, dgist@mdot.ms.gov

Lafayette County
Oxford MS Police Department
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: High School Senior, College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Libby Lytle, llytle@oxfordpolice.net
Guest Speaker Contact: Alan Ivy, aivy@oxfordpolice.net

Lee County
Lee County Sheriff’s Dept
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Sheri Hall, mississippidare@gmail.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Sheriff Jim Johnson, mississippidare@gmail.com

National Park Service
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Melanie Sander, melanie_sander@nps.gov
Guest Speaker Contact: Melanie Sander, melanie_sander@nps.gov

Phelps Dunbar LLP
Guest Speaker Contact: Julie Thorn, julie.thorn@phelps.com

Riley Caldwell Cork & Alvis
Guest Speaker Contact: Pat Caldwell, pcaldwell@rccalaw.com

Tupelo Fire Department (interested in teaching Leadership and Personal development skills)
Guest Speaker Contact: Jimmy Avery or Cathy Gault, Jimmy.Avery@tupeloms.gov or cathy.gault@tupeloms.gov

Tupelo Public School District
Opportunities Available: Co-ops
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Tupelo Career-Technical Center, setopp@tupeloschools.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Evet Topp, setopp@tupeloschools.com

U.S. Air Force Recruiting
Opportunities Available: Internships, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Andrew Hayden, andrew.hayden@us.af.mil
Guest Speaker Contact: Andrew Hayden, andrew.hayden@us.af.mil

Waits Law, PLLC
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Michelle Waits, mwaits@waitslaw.net
Guest Speaker Contact: Michelle Waits, mwaits@waitslaw.net

Oktibbeha County
Mississippi State University
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Apprenticeships, Co-Ops, Undergraduate research, on-campus employment
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Angie Chrestman, achrestman@career.msstate.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Cathy Green, cgreen@career.msstate.edu

MANUFACTURING

Alcorn County
Northeast Mississippi Community College
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: David Goode or Jason Mattox, dtgoode@nemcc.edu or jlmattox@nemcc.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Ben Shappley, bshappley@nemcc.edu

Timber Products
Opportunities Available: Internships, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: David Mitchell, dmitchell@timberproducts.com
Guest Speaker Contact: David Mitchell, dmitchell@timberproducts.com

Lee County
Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi (APMM)
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Terri Manning, tmanning@apmm-tab.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Terri Manning, tmanning@apmm-tab.com

Baldwyn School District
Opportunities Available: Co-ops, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum), Age 18 (minimum), High School Senior, High School Junior
Program Contact: Danny Ramsey, ramseyd@baldwynschools.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Danny Ramsey, ramseyd@baldwynschools.com

Hawkeye Industries, Inc (teacher’s manufacturing camp yearly)
Guest Speaker Contact: Bryan Hawkins, bryan@hawkeye.ws

Hunter Douglas
Guest Speaker Contact: Kyle Finley, kyle.finley@hunterdouglas.com

Itawamba Community College
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Brad Gates, bsgates@iccms.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Joe Lowder, jclowder@iccms.edu

Lee County
MTD Products
Opportunities Available: Internships, Co-ops, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Tab Cherry, tab.cherry@mtdproducts.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Brad Glover, Barry Smith, or Jerilynn Billinglsey, brad.glover@mtdproducts.com, barry.smith@mtdproducts.com, jbillingsley@mtdproducts.com

Norbord Mississippi
Opportunities Available: Externships, Training on the job
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Dede Franks, dede.franks@norbord.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Dede Franks, dede.franks@norbord.com

Southern Motion, Inc.
Opportunities Available: Internships, Training on the job
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Joe Vance, joev@southernmotion.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Joe Vance, joev@southernmotion.com

SprintPrint
Opportunities Available: Internships, Training on the job
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), High School Senior, College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Rubye Del Harden, rubyedel@gmail.com

Tupelo Public School District (Career Technical)
Opportunities Available: Co-ops
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Evet Topp, setopp@tupeloschools.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Evet Topp, setopp@tupeloschools.com

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirements: College Student
Program Contact: Greg Hinton, MGHinton@coopertire.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Nichole Williams, nbwilliams@coopertire.com

Oktibbeha County
Mississippi State University
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Apprenticeships, Co-Ops, Undergraduate research, on-campus employment
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Angie Chrestman, achrestman@career.msstate.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Cathy Green, cgreen@career.msstate.edu

Pontotoc County
Southern Motion, Inc.
Opportunities Available: Internships, Training on the job
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Joe Vance, joev@southernmotion.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Joe Vance, joev@southernmotion.com

Three Rivers Planning and Development District
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Bill Renick, brenick@trpdd.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Bill Renick, brenick@trpdd.com

Prentiss County
Northeast Mississippi Community College
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: David Goode or Jason Mattox, dtgoode@nemcc.edu or jlmattox@nemcc.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Ben Shappley or Jason Mattox, bshappley@nemcc.edu, jlmattox@nemcc.edu

Tippah County
Northeast Mississippi Community College
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: David Goode or Jason Mattox, dtgoode@nemcc.edu or jlmattox@nemcc.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Ben Shappley, bshappley@nemcc.edu

Tishomingo County
Northeast Mississippi Community College
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: David Goode or Jason Mattox, dtgoode@nemcc.edu or jlmattox@nemcc.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Ben Shappley, bshappley@nemcc.edu

Union County
Northeast Mississippi Community College
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: David Goode or Jason Mattox, dtgoode@nemcc.edu or jlmattox@nemcc.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Ben Shappley, bshappley@nemcc.edu

Toyota Motor Manufacturing MS
Opportunities Available: Co-ops, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Bethanie Humphries, Bethanie.Humphries@Toyota.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Kathryn Ragsdale, Kathryn.ragsdale@toyota.com

MARKETING

Alcorn County
Magnolia Regional Health Center
Opportunities Available: Internships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Training on the job
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), High School Senior, College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Ashley Jenkins, Tracy Johnson, Gena Lindey, ajenkins2@mrhc.org, tjohnson@mrhc.org, glindsey@mrhc.org
Guest Speaker Contact: Ashley Jenkins, Tracy Johnson, Gena Lindey, ajenkins2@mrhc.org, tjohnson@mrhc.org, glindsey@mrhc.org

Itawamba County
Itawamba County Development Council
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: High School Senior
Program Contact: Vaunita Martin, vmartin@itawambams.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Vaunita Martin, vmartin@itawambams.com

Lee County
AFLAC
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Christy Fisher, C_fisher@us.aflac.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Christy Fisher, c_fisher@us.aflac.com

Community Development Foundation
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Hunter Aycock, haycock@cdfms.org
Guest Speaker Contact: Maddin Hutto, mhutto@cdfms.org

Farmhouse Tupelo
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Bev Crossen, crossenbev@gmail.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Bev Crossen, crossenbev@gmail.com

Journal, Inc.
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Rod Guajardo, Ellie Turner, Ashley Elkins, rod.guajardo@journalinc.com, ellie.turner@journalinc.com, ashley.elkins@journalinc.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Ashley Elkins, Richard Crenshaw, Danny Smith, ashley.elkins@journalinc.com, ashley.elkins@journalinc.com, richard.crenshaw@journalinc.com

Kiwanis Club
Guest Speaker Contact: Norris Caldwell, ncaldwell5@comcast.net

Lisa Browning Photography
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum), Age 18 (minimum), High School Senior, High School Junior, College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Lisa Browning, LisaBrowningPhotography@gmail.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Lisa Browning, LisaBrowningPhotography@gmail.com

Lee County
McCarty Architects
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum), Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Sarah Hooper, shooper@mccartycompany.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Sarah Hooper, shooper@mccartycompany.com

Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Carla Thornhill, carla.thornhill@sos.ms.gov
Guest Speaker Contact: Jeremy Martin, jeremy.martin@sos.ms.gov

Momentum Consulting
Guest Speaker Contact: Hilary Hamblin, hilary@advertisingmomentum.com

Office Furniture Warehouse
Guest Speaker Contact: Cheryl Reeves, cheryl@usedofficefurnituretupelo.com

PPI
Guest Speaker Contact: Perry Whitaker, perry@ppims.com

Premium Productions
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Allen Pegues, info@premiumproductions.net
Guest Speaker Contact: Allen Pegues, allen@premiumproductions.net

Room to Room
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Lisa Hawkins, lisahawkins@comcast.net

Shawn King State Farm Agency
Opportunities Available: Internships, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: High School Senior, High School Junior, College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Shawn King, Shawn@ShawnKingTupelo.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Shawn King, Shawn@ShawnKingTupelo.com

Lee County
Smith and Riles Agency, LLC
Guest Speaker Contact: Chris Riles, chris.riles0323@gmail.com

Tupelo Community Theatre
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Tom Booth, 1tct@bellsouth.net
Guest Speaker Contact: Tom Booth, 1tct@bellsouth.net

Tupelo Public School District (Career Technical)
Opportunities Available: Co-ops
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Evet Topp, setopp@tupeloschools.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Evet Topp, setopp@tupeloschools.com

North Mississippi
Make-A-Wish Midsouth
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Allie Lindsey, ALindsey@midsouth.wish.org
Guest Speaker Contact: MarySusan Asters, Masters@midsouth.wish.org

Oktibbeha County
Mississippi State University
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Apprenticeships, Co-Ops, Undergraduate research, on-campus employment
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Angie Chrestman, achrestman@career.msstate.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Cathy Green, cgreen@career.msstate.edu

Pontotoc County
Pontotoc County Chamber/Main Street Assn
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: High School Junior
Program Contact: Ellen Russell, ellenmsa@pontotocchamber.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Ellen Russell, ellenmsa@pontotocchamber.com

Union County
New Albany Schools
Opportunities Available: Co-ops, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: High School Senior, High School Junior
Program Contact: John Ferrell, jferrell@newalbany.k12.ms.us
Guest Speaker Contact: John Ferrell, jferrell@newalbany.k12.ms.us

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Alcorn County
Magnolia Regional Health Center
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Tracy Johnson, tjohnson@mrhc.org
Guest Speaker Contact: Tracy Johnson, tjohnson@mrhc.org

The Alliance
Guest Speaker Contact: Clayton Stanley, clayton@corinthalliance.com

Calhoun County
Calhoun Economic Development Association, Inc.
Guest Speaker Contact: Sheila M. Freely, ceda@tds.net

Itawamba County
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum), High School Senior
Program Contact: Michelle Rouse-Hopkins or Angie Owen, mrousebbbsms@yahoo.com or aowen@bbbsms.org
Guest Speaker Contact: Michelle Rouse-Hopkins or Angie Owen, mrousebbbsms@yahoo.com or aowen@bbbsms.org

Itawamba County
Itawamba County Development Council
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: High School Senior
Program Contact: Vaunita Martin, vmartin@itawambams.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Vaunita Martin, vmartin@itawambams.com

Lee County
Autism Center of North MS
Guest Speaker Contact: Brittany Cuevas, brittany@autismcenternms.com

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum), High School Senior
Program Contact: Michelle Rouse-Hopkins or Angie Owen, mrousebbbsms@yahoo.com or aowen@bbbsms.org
Guest Speaker Contact: Michelle Rouse-Hopkins or Angie Owen, mrousebbbsms@yahoo.com or aowen@bbbsms.org

Boys & Girls Club of North MS
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Zell Long, zlong@bgcnms.org
Guest Speaker Contact: Tonny Oliver, toliver@bgcnms.org

Community Development Foundation
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Hunter Aycock, haycock@cdfms.org
Guest Speaker Contact: Gina Black or Maddin Hutto, gblack@cdfms.org or mhutto@cdfms.org

El Centro, Inc
Guest Speaker Contact: Leticia.gassaway, gassawayi@aol.com

Kiwanis Club
Guest Speaker Contact: Norris Caldwell, ncaldwell5@comcast.net

Lee County
Lifecore Health Group
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Chad Clardy , cclardy@lifecorehealthgroup.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Chad Clardy , cclardy@lifecorehealthgroup.com

Mississippi State Extension
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: High School Senior, High School Junior, College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Sherry Smith, sherry.smith@msstate.edu

Regional Rehabilitation Center
Opportunities Available: Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Robby Parman, Rparman@regionalrehabcenter.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Robby Parman, Rparman@regionalrehabcenter.com

The Family Resource Center of North Mississippi
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Nakimia Agnew or Christi Webb, nagnew@frcnms.org or cwebb@frcnms.org
Guest Speaker Contact: Sheila Davis or Stephanie Collier, sdavis@frcnms.org or scollier@frcnms.org

Tupelo Community Theatre
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Tom Booth, 1tct@bellsouth.net
Guest Speaker Contact: Tom Booth, 1tct@bellsouth.net

Tupelo Public School District
Guest Speaker Contact: Kristy Luse, krluse@tupeloschools.com

U.S. Air Force Recruiting
Opportunities Available: Internships, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Andrew Hayden, andrew.hayden@us.af.mil
Guest Speaker Contact: Andrew Hayden, andrew.hayden@us.af.mil

United Way of Northeast MS
Guest Speaker Contact: Russ Wilson, russ@unitedwaynems.org

Lee County
WoodmenLife
Opportunities Available: Training on the job
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Alicia Tesseneer, AGTesseneer@woodmen.org
Guest Speaker Contact: Alicia Tesseneer, AGTesseneer@woodmen.org

Marshall County
Marshall County IDA
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Justin Hall, jhall@marshallcoms.org

Lafayette County
Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Allen Kurr, allen@oxfordms.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Allen Kurr, allen@oxfordms.com

North Mississippi
Make-A-Wish Midsouth
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Allie Lindsey, ALindsey@midsouth.wish.org
Guest Speaker Contact: MarySusan Asters, Masters@midsouth.wish.org

Oktibbeha County
Mississippi State University
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Apprenticeships, Co-Ops, Undergraduate research, on-campus employment
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Angie Chrestman, achrestman@career.msstate.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Cathy Green, cgreen@career.msstate.edu

Oktibbeha County
SOAR (Community Foundation)
Guest Speaker Contact: Jan Eastman, jeastma1@bellsouth.net

Pontotoc County
Pontotoc County Chamber/Main Street Assn
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: High School Junior
Program Contact: Ellen Russell, ellenmsa@pontotocchamber.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Ellen Russell, ellenmsa@pontotocchamber.com

Tishomingo County
Helpful Samaritan Food Pantry
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Delta Datsis, hsfoodpantry12860@gmail.com

Union County
Baptist Memorial Hospital – Union County
Opportunities Available: Externships, Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Nancy Kidd, nancy.kidd@bmhcc.org
Guest Speaker Contact: Nancy Kidd, nancy.kidd@bmhcc.org

TRANSPORTATION, DISTRIBUTION & LOGISTICS

Hinds County
MDOT Law Enforcement
Guest Speaker Contact: David Gist, dgist@mdot.ms.gov

Itawamba County
Tremont Floral
Opportunities Available: Internships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Scott Diaz, sdiaz@tremontfloral.com
Guest Speaker Contact: BJ Canup, bjcanup@tremontfloral.com

Lee County
Hunter Douglas
Guest Speaker Contact: Kyle Finley, kyle.finley@hunterdouglas.com

Itawamba Community College
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Brad Gates, bsgates@iccms.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Joe Lowder, jclowder@iccms.edu

North Mississippi Medical Center
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Training on the job
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Tawanda Johnson, tjohnson2@nmhs.net

Tupelo Public School District (Career Technical)
Opportunities Available: Co-ops
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Evet Topp, setopp@tupeloschools.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Evet Topp, setopp@tupeloschools.com

U.S. Air Force Recruiting
Opportunities Available: Internships, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum), College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Andrew Hayden, andrew.hayden@us.af.mil
Guest Speaker Contact: Andrew Hayden, andrew.hayden@us.af.mil

Williams Transfer & Storage
Opportunities Available: Training on the job
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Kirk Phillips, kphillips@williamstransfer.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Kirk Phillips, kphillips@williamstransfer.com

Oktibbeha County
Mississippi State University
Opportunities Available: Internships, Externships, Co-ops, Job Shadowing, Apprenticeships, Co-Ops, Undergraduate research, on-campus employment
Age Requirement: College Student (Community and/or University)
Program Contact: Angie Chrestman, achrestman@career.msstate.edu
Guest Speaker Contact: Cathy Green, cgreen@career.msstate.edu

Pontotoc County
Three Rivers Planning and Development District
Opportunities Available: Internships, Job Shadowing, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 16 (minimum)
Program Contact: Bill Renick, brenick@trpdd.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Bill Renick, brenick@trpdd.com

Union County
Toyota Motor Manufacturing MS
Opportunities Available: Co-ops, Training on the job, Apprenticeships
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: Bethanie Humphries, Bethanie.Humphries@Toyota.com
Guest Speaker Contact: Katherine Ragsdale, katherine.ragsdale@toyota.com

Walmart Logistics
Opportunities Available: Job Shadowing
Age Requirement: Age 18 (minimum)
Program Contact: David Simmons, David.Simmons1.Walmart.com
Guest Speaker Contact: David Simmons, dsimmon61@yahoo.com

Key to Terms:
Internships – the position of a student or trainee who works in an organization, sometimes without pay, in order to gain work experience or satisfy requirements for a qualification.
Externships – a temporary training program in a workplace, especially one offered to students as part of a course of study.
Co-ops – Cooperative education (or co-operative education) – provides academic credit for structured job experience.
Job Shadowing – an opportunity for a student to observe or “shadow” someone doing their job.
Training on the job – hands-on training often supported by formal classroom training.
Apprenticeships – a combination of on-the-job training (OJT) and related classroom instruction under the supervision of a journey-level craft person or trade professional in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation.