The MU Career Center aims to support Latinx students through engagement with our services and one-on-one career consultations with Career Specialists. Below are carefully curated referrals and resources designed to support you in defining and pursuing your career goals
+ SUPPORT & WELLNESS
- Multicultural Center is a safe and comfortable space for students of all identities and backgrounds. The Center addresses the needs of underrepresented populations, providing a safe outlet and home away from home.
- Center for Academic Success & Excellence supports the academic achievement of underrepresented minority students through personal attention and outreach programs.
- Voz Latina is an organization dedicated to embrace the Latino community of MU and Columbia to lead and achieve academic, professional, and personal success.
- 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.
+ CAREER & MAJOR EXPLORATION
- Take the Focus 2 assessment to search for occupations and majors that fit with your interests, values, skills, and personality. Then speak with a Career Specialist about the results.
- To search MU majors, minors, and certificates, visit the Majors@Mizzou webpage.
- 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.
- Consider joining an academic student organization.
+ INVOLVEMENT & EXPERIENCE
- Create a profile on HireMizzouTigers.com (powered by Handshake) to apply for part-time jobs and internships.
- Get involved on campus and join organizations to meet new people and pursue your interests. Schedule a consultation with an Involvement Ambassador to learn more.
- Participate in residence hall programs, intramurals and campus activities.
- Attend academic lectures and activities to grow your knowledge and explore new subjects.
- Volunteer for one-time or ongoing service opportunities and consider enrolling in a service-learning course or program.
- Seek out research opportunities with faculty members.
- Look into studying abroad which is available online, in person and for short and long-term programs.
+ CAREER READINESS
- Discover your home career office and participate in professional development workshops sponsored by career services and employers.
- Search for internships and full-time jobs on HireMizzouTigers.com, powered by Handshake.
- Carefully read over the Guide to Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace as you prepare to enter the job market.
- We recommend students create a resume highlighting their strengths and experience and are prepared to draft cover letters and other employer communications.
- Take CliftonStrengths to learn about your natural talents and talk with a Career Specialist about how to leverage your strengths in and out of the classroom.
- Become familiar with employers’ definition of career readiness competencies.
- Build your interview skills by watching interview playbook videos and answering practice questions using Big Interview.
- Learn about networking and create a LinkedIn profile to make new contacts.
- Find mentors by through the MU Alumni Association’s Mizzou Mentoring Program and by making meaningful connections with upperclassmen, faculty and staff.
+ INCLUSION & EQUITY
- Assess the company’s true commitment to diversity and inclusion by evaluating several key factors using a DEI scorecard.
- Network with industry professionals on LinkedIn and join LinkedIn groups such as Global Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace or Latino Professionals For America for referrals, job leads and career advice.
- Research inclusive companies by reviewing “Best” lists such as Fortune and Forbes carefully looking at their methodology for rankings.
- When interviewing, prepare questions for the employer to inquire about their definition of and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- Get employee insights using web sites like Glassdoor or Chezie which provide job seekers with feedback and stories to connect them with workplaces that are a good cultural fit.
- Be prepared to face microaggressions in the workplace and how you might respond to them.
- If you are a student experiencing discrimination or harassment, please report that to the MU Civil Rights & Title IX office. Recent graduates in the workforce should contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to file a complaint.