+ SUPPORT & WELLNESS
- 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.
+ EXPLORE CAREER OPTIONS
- Search the What Can I Do With This Major? site to discover possible career options with your major.
- Thinking about changing your major? Connect with the MU Career Center to discuss your interests, major options and MU degree programs.
- Take the Focus 2 assessment to search for occupations that fit with your interests, values, skills, and personality. Then speak with a Career Specialist about the results.
- 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.
- Consider job shadowing, spending time following and observing someone in a role you may want to do in the future.
- Research graduate school, fields of study, entrance exams and application deadlines. Discuss pursuing an advanced degree with faculty members and career advisors.
+ STAY INVOLVED & GAIN EXPERIENCE
- Update your Handshake account, research employers based on your career interests and apply for part time-jobs and for internships.
- We recommend you update your resume highlighting your strengths, skills, college involvement, work experience and academic background.
- Be prepared to draft cover letters and other employer communications.
- Join local chapters of national organizations related to your chosen field or career path.
- Attend career fairs and company information sessions to learn about your employment options.
- Research companies on Glassdoor, non-profits on Idealist, and follow employers’ social media accounts.
+ PURSUE CAREER READINESS
- Update your LinkedIn profile, request recommendations and endorsements and start joining groups related to your career interests.
- Participate in professional development workshops sponsored by career services and employers.
- Build your interview skills by watching interview playbook videos on Big Interview and sharing your recorded interview answers for feedback.
- Assess your career readiness by taking the Am I Career Ready? assessment on Focus 2. Discuss the results with a Career Specialist or advisor to determine how you can enhance any areas that need further development.
- Learn about networking and visit MangoConnect, a free tool that coaches you through how to craft your first networking messages.
- Stay connected with a mentor (through the MU Alumni Association’s Mizzou Mentoring Program or connections with peers, faculty and staff).