Career Services


“Developing Community Partnerships for Part-Time Student Employment”

What is the OkraWorks Program?
The OkraWorks program is a student employment partnership between Delta State University and employer participants from the greater Cleveland, MS community (known as OkraWorks Community Partners”, or “OCP”s).  While working part-time for an OCP, students will increase their workforce development skills and earn funds to cover university tuition costs.  Additionally, the program will facilitate and maintain town-and-gown relations via partnerships with community organizations, ultimately supporting student recruitment and retention through availability of part-time employment opportunities.

How do students benefit?
Whether a student needs extra funds to help pay for tuition, or simply wants some extra spending money, a part-time job is a great option.  Additionally, working off-campus is an excellent way to gain valuable work experience that will make one more marketable for full-time jobs post-graduation!

How do OkraWorks Community Partners (local employers) benefit?
Any local employer who posts their position to Statesmen Connect and/or attends the OkraWorks Part-Time Job Fair event in the fall, then subsequently hires a Delta State student (or students) part-time will become an “OkraWorks Community Partner”.  They will receive a door sticker indicating their status as an OkraWorks Community Partner and will be recognized annually by Delta State as such.  And these benefits on top of benefiting from services of the talented students enrolled at Delta State!

Want to know more?
Please feel free to reach out to Delta State Career Services to learn more!  662-846-4646 |