First Year

Career services is eager to help new Tigers make a successful transition to college and build your Mizzou experience. We can assist you with career and major exploration, student employment and all your career-related questions. It’s not too early to connect with career services to explore your interests and goals!

      • Career Counseling  provides students the opportunity to discuss career, academic, and personal/social concerns.
      • Counseling Center offers individual and group counseling as well as crisis services available 24/7.
      • Student Health & Well-Being provides self-care resources and programs (like meditation) to help you stay balanced.
      • Learning Center offers academic help at no cost to students through The Writing Center, Tiger Tutors and Study Plan Consultants.
      • Office for Financial Success provides free consultations about financial matters such as loans, credit cards, credit scores, budgeting, saving, debt management and more.
      • Tiger Pantry allows students to receive non-perishable food and household items monthly as well as eggs, produce, and bread each week.
      • Truman’s Closet enables MU students to borrow business attire in an array of sizes free of charge.
      • Exploring students can visit the Discovery Center to learn about majors through individualized advising appointments.
      • Arrange an informational interview, learning about the real-life experience of someone working in a field or company that interests you.
      • Watch Candid Career videos to get honest career information and insight from professionals in hundreds of occupations.
      • Take a 1-credit hour Career Explorations course which is intended for those exploring majors and those unsure what to do with a major. Multiple sections are offered to students in any major at any point in their journey of self-exploration and career “decidedness.”
      • We recommend students create a resume highlighting their strengths, high school achievements, college involvement and academic background.


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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