Missouri Southern hosts “Community Day”

JOPLIN, Mo – Missouri Southern gives new and returning students the chance to connect with area businesses.

MSSU hosted its annual Community Day on the Oval. It returned to campus this year, after going virtual on zoom for the first time last year.

On Wednesday, around 140 vendors set up on campus. Students connected with a wide variety of businesses and organizations to find part-time jobs, internships and also volunteer opportunities.

Julia Barton, a new student from Arkansas told KOAM it’s her first semester at Missouri Southern State University. For her, this is a great way to connect, “Community day is really helpful to me because I come from a different state, so coming here I’m able to learn about what this community offers, and what neighboring states offer.”

More About Missouri Southern Community Day

Community Day has been going on now for 15 to 20 years, changing throughout time. But this year, organizers say it grew and spots sold out.

MSSU President Dean Van Galen says it’s a great tradition on campus as a way to connect students to the Joplin area.

Students can find more MSSU events here.

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