The MU Career Center aims to support the career development needs of Mizzou women through direct service and engagement at the Center with our resources and one-on-one career consultations. Explore different topics below to learn about referrals and resources designed to support your career goals.
+ SUPPORT & WELLNESS
- The Women’s Center provides resources and an outlet for social justice education and community building. They serve women, men, transgender, and gender non-conforming individuals and offer social and cultural events throughout the year.
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides a platform to report discrimination cases that happen at workplace.
- 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
- Apply for Griffiths Leadership Society which connects undergraduates with influential and dynamic alumnae through mentorship and networking. Griffiths hosts two annual conferences focused on personal and professional development.
- 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.
- Connect with the Women of Mizzou, a Facebook group promoting equity in higher education. It’s a great source of networking contacts and possible mentors.
+ CAREER READINESS
- Women still lag behind men’s salary earning. For your first job make sure you are knowledgeable and comfortable negotiating your offer.
- 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.
- 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.
- Find mentors by through the MU Alumni Association’s Mizzou Mentoring Program and by making meaningful connections with upperclassmen, faculty and staff.
+ INCLUSION & DIVERSITY
- Network with industry professionals on LinkedIn and join LinkedIn groups such as Global Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace or National Association of Professional Women for referrals, job leads and career advice.
- Research inclusive companies by reviewing “Best” lists such as Fortune, Forbes and Working Mother, carefully looking at their methodology for rankings.
- 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.