Deciding & Exploring

Know exactly what you want to do after graduationGreat! Still exploring your options? That’s a-okay!  You don’t have to have it all figured out – the MU Career Center can help you get to where you want to be. 


How to Make a Career Choice When You Are Undecided

With thousands of options, how will you choose a career that’s right for you? If you don’t have any idea what you want to do, the task may seem insurmountable. Fortunately, it isn’t. Follow an organized process and you will increase your chances …

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How to Choose Your College Major: The Complete Guide

Some of us are lucky — we already know what we want to study before we go to college. If you’re the class math whiz, someone who’s been passionate about music or art for as long as you remember, or you …

By Ronald Watkins
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Which Careers are Right for Me? 4 Questions That Will Help You Decide

Answering these questions will help you find out which careers are right for you.

Choosing a career is definitely a big decision, and it may seem like you don’t know where to start. But the good news is, you don’t …

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Are college majors becoming a thing of the past?

Many colleges seem to be encouraging multidisciplinary concentrations and combinations of minors. Some institutions are phasing out the strict adherence to picking one single major. But why?

Until very recently, very, very few employers who hired more than a handful …

By Steven Rothberg - College Recruiter
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Uncertainty Common When Choosing a Major


Beyond completing general courses, students may find it difficult in selecting a major.

According to Laura Baudot, associate dean of arts and sciences and associate professor of English at Oberlin College in Oberlin; …

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Focus 2 Am I Career Ready?

Career readiness is a foundation of eight core competencies that broadly prepare college students for lifelong success in their careers …

Focus 2 Self Assessment

A free online assessment for occupations and majors specific to your personality, available remotely and at the Career Center.

Candid Career Videos

Explore career paths by accessing thousands of  videos! Short clips highlight industry professionals sharing job descriptions, backgrounds and career advice.

A resource highlighting occupations that provide the overwhelming majority of US jobs, including information on duties, pay, and more.


SSC 1150: College Success Seminar

This 2-credit hour course is intended to assist exploring students in making purposeful academic and life decisions that lead to…

SSC 2100: Career Explorations

 The goal of this course is to help students explore what to major in, what they can do with their…

Contact & Location


Student Success Center (lower level)
Lowry Mall
Columbia, MO 65211

Career Service Hours

M 9:00am - 4:00 pm
T 9:00am - 4:00 pm
W 9:00am - 4:00 pm
TH 9:00am - 4:00 pm
F 9:00am - 4:00 pm