Student Veterans

The transition from military to civilian life is varied and unique. Many student veterans have questions about how their military experience translates to civilian careers. The MU Career Center provides resources to help student veterans leverage their service, skills and education to determine and pursue their career goals.

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.

    • 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. 
    • 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. 


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Contact & Location


Student Success Center (lower level)
Lowry Mall
Columbia, MO 65211

Career Service Hours

Monday 9:00am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00am - 4:00 pm