Holland Familia has experienced the ups and downs of the job market since graduating from Mississippi State University four years ago.

Since last May, she’s worked as marketing director and regional manager for Material Girls, a women’s clothing boutique with three locations in the state.

She’s also had jobs that didn’t pan out, including one with an advertising agency that ended in a layoff.

But she says her alma mater’s career center has helped her consistently since graduating with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

“Even if they can’t find you a job, they can help,” Familia said. “A lot of alumni don’t know this resource exists.”

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