The MU Career Center aims to support the MU student veterans and all students through engagement with our resources and one-on-one career consultations with Career Specialists. Below are carefully curated referrals and resources designed to support military veterans in navigating their post-service employment path and long-term career goals.
+ SUPPORT & WELLNESS
- Student Veterans Resource & Support Center is a one-stop shop with resources for mentoring, tutoring, housing, and financial and personal issues. The center also provides a network of social support groups and is staffed by employees who have worn, or are still wearing the uniform, aim to ensure a successful transition to and from military service, through mentoring, orientating, and/or befriending all University of Missouri veteran students.
- 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.
+ 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
- Learn how to translate your training into civilian credentials desired by employers with the COOL program (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line). There are unique resources for each military branch: Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Marines.
- Build your interview skills and practice answering questions using Big Interview (includes practice questions specifically for veterans).
- 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 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.
- Learn about networking and create a LinkedIn profile to make new contacts. Network with industry professionals on LinkedIn and join LinkedIn groups such as US Military Veterans Network and US Veterans for referrals, job leads and career advice.
- Find mentors by making meaningful connections with upperclassmen, faculty, staff and alumni.