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Career Explorations for Girls Conference Nov. 2 on Hattiesburg Campus

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The Career Explorations for Girls Conference will be held on the Hattiesburg campus of The University of Southern Mississippi Saturday, Nov. 2. The registration deadline for the conference is Oct. 15, and there is no charge.

The event is co-hosted by the university’s Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies and the Spirit of Women at Forrest General Hospital. Lunch will be included.

The conference is open to all girls in grades 7-12, and each girl must be accompanied by her mother or another adult female. Girls do not need to be enrolled in gifted education to attend. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ann Blackwell, dean of the College of Education and Psychology. Her keynote address will be “Aim High for Success!”

Distinguished presenters will offer practical information to help girls plan for their education and entry into prospective careers. Careers to be discussed include business; science and technology; health care; social work; communication; education; nutrition; art; architecture; psychology; law; music; and sports.

To register for the conference, call The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at 601.266.5236 or visit