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Hundreds of Gulf Coast high school and college transfer students turned out today for one of the University of Southern Mississippi's first career showcases.

Admissions Counselor Dr. Kimberly Sherlofsky says this is a chance for students to see what the campus has to offer.

"All of our students that registered indicated a field of profession or an area of study that they may be interested in," Sherlofsky said.

"We've broken them into groups so they can actually experience firsthand what they'd actually be doing if they came to school here."

Those with an interest in criminal justice watched a police dog in action. Aspiring nurses, like high school junior Jasmine Detwiler, experienced what her future might look like in the medical field.

"We came over here and they can make the mannequins have seizures and we can really see what we have to do help," Detwiler said.

"A lot of people don't realize the many opportunities that we now have on this campus to involve students. Not only in the academic part of their career, but also in the community services and student activities," Dr. Katherine Nugent said.

The goal of this day on campus was for students to find out how USM Gulf Coast can help them reach their career goals.

"There is a way to better yourself. There's a way that you can make yourself more marketable to employers and still be able to do it on the Gulf Coast," said business graduate student Joseph Holley.

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