Native American & Indigenous Peoples

Welcome! At the Career Center, we value the multitude of perspectives and stories that students of color bring to our campus.  We want you to thrive in and out of the classroom. Our staff can help you gain experience and build skills to help you define and pursue your career goals. Career Specialists are eager to help you become career ready and reflect on how to your unique experiences can benefit future employers.

The MU Career Center aims to support Native American and Indigenous 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.

    • 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.
    • 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. 
    • 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 getting involved with an academic club in your School or College.
    • 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 Native American Business Alliance 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.


Featured Articles


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 …

Diversity and Inclusion Strategist Daisy Auger-Domínguez invites us to consider why creating workplaces where everyone feels heard, valued and seen …

The employer scorecard provides guidance on what to look for in a company to assess its level of commitment to …

NativeHire was designed to streamline the job search process for its applicants by working with employers who are actively looking …

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