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Mercer to Hold Fresh Start Career Extravaganza at Douglas Center

July 18, 2011

Media Contact: Mark Vanderhoek, (478) 301-4037 or
Event Contact: Lornette Dunbar at (678) 547-6200 or

LITHIA SPRINGS – Mercer University’s Douglas County Regional Academic Center will hold a Fresh Start Career Extravaganza on Saturday, July 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The center is located at 975 Blairs Bridge Road. The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Mercer’s Jesse Mercer Stewards program and the Office of Career Services. Registration is required and should be submitted by Wednesday.

The Jesse Mercer Stewards, a student service group for the Regional Academic Centers, spearheaded the event in order to help fellow residents who might need career advice or assistance because of the recession. The event is designed to help attendees learn the skills necessary to survive in today’s job market, such as resume writing and job searches.

The extravaganza will include career seminars on such topics as resume and application development, the “do’s” and “don’ts” of professional interactions, managing finances through career change and how to start one’s own business.

For more information, contact Lornette Dunbar at (678) 547-6200 or

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Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,200 students in 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies – on major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah and at four regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is affiliated with two teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah and the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. The University operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit
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