Campus Career Week Preps University of Mobile Students to Pursue Professional Calling

Kathy Dean News

MOBILE, Ala. – Earning a college degree is just one part of landing a great job – career and professional development is also part of the process, says University of Mobile Career Services Coordinator Lawrencine Mason.  The University of Mobile is focusing on what it takes to be ready for the job market with Campus Career Week on Oct. 21-24.

Professionals from a wide variety of businesses and organizations will be in classrooms sharing their expertise and answering students’ questions on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 21-22. Seminars on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 23-24, will provide students with tips on everything from professional dress to the 21stcentury skills employers are looking for when hiring new employees.

Campus Career Week wraps up with a career fair and on-site job interviews Thursday afternoon. The full schedule and a link for current UM students to RSVP for sessions is at

Mason said Campus Career Week helps students envision life after college, and gives them insight into the skills and knowledge they need to develop while in school.

“Career and professional development is as much a part of education as attending classes and earning a degree,” she said.

Chelsey Sayasane, a 2019 UM graduate and co-anchor Studio 10 morning show on WALA Fox10, will be the keynote speaker on Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. in Weaver Auditorium. A professional dress runway starts at 2 p.m.

A professionals’ panel Q&A begins at 2:45 p.m. Panelists include Kesshia Davis, manager of governmental affairs, Spire Energy; Caresse Fincher, managing director/financial representative, Strategic Wealth Specialists; Anitra Henderson, director of civic engagement, City of Mobile; and Eugene A. Mosely Jr., financial advisor, The Mosely Group LLC.

The seminar concludes with a networking event at 3:15 p.m.

Sessions start at 8 a.m. Oct. 24 in Weaver Auditorium with the topic “Onboarding: What to Expect from Human Resources” presented by Guy Carter, senior vice president of human resources at Volunteers of America.

“21stCentury Soft Skills: What Employers Need from You” will be discussed at 9 a.m.

University of Mobile President Emeritus Mark Foley will speak at 10 a.m. Following a lunch break, the seminar continues with a career fair in Ram Hall from 1-4 p.m.

For more information, contact Mason at 251.442.2292 or


About the University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in over 75 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean is assistant vice president for university communications and has helped tell the University of Mobile story since 1993. She is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist. Her husband and daughter are UM graduates. She loves playing in the yard – planting flowers, picking blueberries, pulling weeds and petting her two mini-schnauzers.