Published on May 24, 2017
Updated on Dec. 5, 2019
Working a part-time job during school can be a really rewarding experience both financially, socially, and professionally. Here are some helpful resources to help you land a great part-time job during your time at Mizzou!
HireMizzouTigers.com is a free service for all MU students and alumni, and with over 1,500 part-time and summer positions posted last year, it serves as a valuable resource! You can also use the site to register for upcoming career fairs and access several tutorial videos that show you how to maximize all the features of the site.
To get started, visit www.HireMizzouTigers.com and register. To complete your profile, you will be prompted to post a current resume. A Career Center staff member will review your resume and send back any comments or suggestions they may have. You may visit the Career Center in person for resume help as well.
Take advantage the annual part time job fair that takes place at the beginning of Fall semester each year. More than 60 employers from campus and the local community attended this year’s fair. Sport your business casual wear and bring copies of your resume and class schedule.
Don’t be afraid to talk directly to potential employers during your job search. An advertised job opening isn’t necessary in order to speak with a company!
Check out opportunities both on and off campus. Here are some places to look on campus:
Campus departments- ask about opportunities within your major or in specific departments as this can be a great way to connect with employers who are looking for someone with your interests and experience.
- Professors– speak with professors about possible undergraduate research or other opportunities.
- University Hospital– students must go to https://www.muhealth.org/jobseeker, register and upload a resume to apply for these jobs.
- Large campuhttp://jobs.missouri.edu/s employers– visit places like the Mizzou Store or Campus Dining Services which employee hundreds of students.
These are some good off campus options (FYI: just because a business is off campus, does not mean it is far from campus):
The District- also known as downtown Columbia, the District is within walking distance of the Mizzou campus and is full of retail stores, restaurants, and other venues.
- Shopping Malls– opportunities may be available in the Columbia Mall and other retail outlets in the area.
- Columbia Community– contact the Columbia Chamber of Commerce to review their directory of local businesses.
Don’t Forget! You can stop by the MU Career Center anytime Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm for resume help and to discuss job search strategies and resources.