While transfer students are academically skilled and enrich Mizzou campus community, navigating new college policies and transfer procedures while having a sense of belonging can be a challenge. Explore different topics below with highlighted resources and referrals that can be helpful for your academic and career path!
+ SUPPORT & WELLNESS
- The Transfer Center provides admissions coordinators to navigate your transition to Mizzou, advisors to guide you in your academics, and programming to keep you engaged in the Mizzou community. Connect with The Transfer Center through their official Instagram and Twitter sites.
- Consider becoming a TEAM mentee to be paired with a transfer student mentor and to join a community that meets weekly and sponsors supportive events.
- Counseling Center offers individual and group counseling as well as crisis services available 24/7.
- Learning Center offers academic help at no cost to students through The Writing Center, Tiger Tutors and Study Plan Consultants.
- Student Health & Well-Being provides self-care resources and programs (like meditation) to help you stay balanced.
- 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
- Exploring students can visit the Discovery Center to learn about majors through individualized advising appointments.
- 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.
- Arrange an informational interview, talking with a professional about her/his career path and occupation.
- Watch Candid Career videos to get honest career information and insight from professionals in hundreds of occupations.
+ 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.
- 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 (1-2 week) and long-term (semester or year-long) programs.
+ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & CAREER READINESS
- Create an account on the employment website HireMizzouTigers.com, powered by Handshake, to search for internships and full-time jobs.
- 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 become familiar with employer’s definition of 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 while keeping in touch with the connections at your former institution.
- Find mentors by through the MU Alumni Association’s Mizzou Mentoring Program and by making meaningful connections with upperclassmen, faculty and staff.