+ 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.
+ DECLARE A MAJOR & EXPLORE CAREERS
- Work with your academic advisor to declare your major.
- Search the What Can I Do With This Major? site to discover possible career options with your declared 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 and majors that fit with your interests, values, skills, and personality. Then speak with a Career Specialist about the results.
- Research MU majors, minors, and certificates by visiting Majors@Mizzou.
- Arrange an informational interview, learning about the real-life experience of someone working in a field or company that interests you, as well as asking a professional about his/her career path and occupation.
- 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.”
+ STAY INVOLVED & GAIN EXPERIENCE
- Deepen your involvement with student organizations and join clubs related to your chosen major or career field.
- Participate in campus events and attend academic activities to explore your interests and expand your knowledge.
- Volunteer for one-time or ongoing service opportunities and consider enrolling in a service-learning course or program.
- Pursue research opportunities with faculty members.
- Find ways to leverage your CliftonStrengths in and out of the classroom.
- Look into studying abroad which is available online, in person and for short and long-term programs.
- Attend a career fair to chat with employers about employment opportunities.
+ BECOME CAREER READY
- 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 and academic background.
- Be prepared to draft cover letters and other employer communications.
- Assess how you are progressing with your career readiness.
- 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. 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 upperclassmen, faculty and staff).
- Discover your home career office and participate in professional development workshops sponsored by career services and employers.